From Dividends Value:
In every field there are winners and there are champions. The difference is subtle, but very real.
A champion is driven for success and will not let anything stand in its way. Some dividend stocks can be classified as champions.
Not surprisingly, I went to the Dividend Champions list to find these ten dividend stocks that stand alone with 50+ years of consecutive dividend increases. They are presented here in descending rank:
#10. Integrys Energy Group (TEG) – 51 Years
This utility holding company serves about 485,000 regulated electric and 1,674,000 regulated gas customers. The company also operates an unregulated energy supply and services business. Yesterday, TEG increased its quarterly dividend 1.5% to $0.68. The current yield is 6.81%.
#9. 3M Company (MMM) – 51 Years
This diversified global company has operations…
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