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Parker-Hannifin (PH): 59 Straight Dividend Increases and Plenty of Runway for Growth

Parker-Hannifin (PH) is a high quality industrial business with entrenched market positions and excellent cash flow generation. The company has increased its dividend for 59 consecutive years, making it a Dividend King, and offers a 2.8% dividend yield today. Its dividend has also compounded at a double-digit annual rate over the last decade and should [...]

Paychex (PAYX): Safe 3.5% Dividend Yield, No Debt, and Excellent Business Consistency

Paychex (PAYX) has paid uninterrupted dividends since going public in 1988. While the company held its dividend flat during the financial crisis, it has otherwise increased its dividend every year since the mid-1990s and currently yields 3.5%.   PAYX has a very durable business model that throws off predictable free cash flow. We believe its [...]

January 11th, 2016|Dividend Stocks, High Safety, Retirement Income|

Suncor (SU): Warren Buffett’s Big Oil Bet Has a Safe 3.7% Dividend Yield

Published on 1/9/2016 Warren Buffett only owns two stocks in the energy sector, and they both pay a dividend – Suncor (SU) and Phillips 66 (PSX). SU’s dividend yield is 3.7%, and it has increased its dividend for 13 consecutive years.   Buffett first bought into SU in 2013, investing around $500 million at the [...]

Compass Minerals (CMP): 12 Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth, 3.6% Yield, and Recession-Resistant Demand

Published on 1/8/2016 Compass Minerals (CMP) has increased its dividend every year since going public in 2003 and boasts an operating history dating back to 1844. Its businesses are simple to understand, largely uncorrelated with the economy, and meaningfully advantaged by a unique set of assets that is, in many cases, practically impossible to replicate. [...]

Thomson Reuters (TRI): 22 Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth and a Safe 3.6% Yield

Published on 1/7/2016 Thomson Reuters (TRI) has raised its dividend for 22 straight years and is one of the most consistent free cash flow generators around. The company’s business benefits from significant amounts of recurring revenue (87% of sales),   While TRI’s rate of dividend growth is modest, we believe the company’s 3.6% dividend yield [...]

January 7th, 2016|Dividend Stocks, High Safety, Retirement Income|

Sysco (SYY): A Dependable Dividend Aristocrat for Retirement Income

Sysco (SYY) is a holding in our Conservative Retirees dividend portfolio. The company is a dividend aristocrat that has paid dividends since 1970 and appears to offer a very safe 3% yield today.   While SYY’s growth rate is very moderate, the company’s durability has been noteworthy. The pace of change in the foodservice distribution [...]

Becton Dickinson (BDX): A Healthcare Dividend Aristocrat With Consistent Double-Digit Dividend Growth

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) is a world leader in medication management and patient safety solutions. The company has been in operation for more than 115 years and has increased its dividend for 44 consecutive years.   With a diverse portfolio of medical products, meaningful exposure to emerging markets and a large acquisition under its [...]

Diageo (DEO): A Safe 3.2% Dividend Yield in the Alcoholic Beverage Market

Diageo (DEO) is a leading player in the alcoholic beverages market. Up until the last few years, the company enjoyed great success.   However, consumer trends have started to shift in DEO’s most profitable region – North America. The company has struggled to grow volumes and is now in a bit of a transitional period [...]

January 4th, 2016|Dividend Stocks, High Safety|