From Dividend Growth Stocks:
The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats is the most recognized list of dividend stocks. The Dividend Aristocrats index is designed to measure the performance of S&P 500 constituents that have followed a policy of consistently increasing dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years.
Dividend Aristocrats exhibits the following characteristics:
– It is a member of the S&P 500.
– The index is equally weighted, with constituents re-weighted quarterly.
– List is reviewed and updated annually in December.
Make no mistake, the Dividend Aristocrats are the blue-blood of dividend growth stocks. When building your core portfolio, this list is where you want to start your evaluation. If you want dividend growth, these stocks have been there and done that – for decades.
This week, I screened my dividend growth stocks database for Dividend Aristocrats with a yield greater than 3% that have increased their dividends for at least 35 consecutive years. The results are presented below...
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