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Eaton (ETN): Paying Dividends Every Year for Nearly a Century

While Eaton (ETN) won't show up on the list of dividend aristocrats, the company has one of the most impressive dividend streaks in the world.   Eaton has paid dividends every year for more than 90 years (dating back to 1923) and compounded its payout by more than 10% annually over the past decade.   [...]

August 31st, 2017|Dividend Stocks|

Pentair (PNR): 40 Years of Dividend Increases and Double-Digit Payout Growth Potential

With 40 straight years of dividend growth under its belt, Pentair (PNR) is a dividend aristocrat that is just a decade away from joining an even more elite club, the dividend kings.   Over the past three decades, Pentair shareholders have enjoyed dividend growth that's not only been remarkably consistent, but strong as well (8.9% [...]

August 30th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Cisco (CSCO): A High Yield Stock With a Fast-Growing Dividend and Low Expectations

Cisco (CSCO) is a rather unusual dividend stock because it offers a relatively high yield near 4% but has grown its payout at a fast clip, including a 12% boost earlier this year.   In fact, the company’s quarterly dividend payment has increased from 6 cents per share in 2011 to 29 cents most recently, [...]

August 25th, 2017|Dividend Stocks|

Air Products & Chemicals (APD): A Dividend Aristocrat With Improving Payout Growth Prospects

Air Products & Chemicals (APD), is one of the few (51 S&P 500 companies) to make it into the dividend aristocrat club, meaning that it's been raising its dividend for at least 25 consecutive years.   In fact, since 1983 Air Products has been growing its dividend at an annual rate of 9.6%, which has not [...]

August 24th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Sherwin-Williams (SHW): A Dividend Aristocrat With Nearly 40 Consecutive Years of Higher Payouts

Sherwin-Williams (SHW) is one of 51 dividend aristocrats and has annually increased dividends each year since 1979 while outperforming the market by more than 9% per year over the last decade.   While watching paint dry has been anything but boring with coatings producer Sherwin-Williams, past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.   Let's take a [...]

August 21st, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Dover (DOV): 62 Straight Years of Dividend Growth and Double-Digit Total Return Potential

Dividend Kings, companies with 50+ straight years of dividend growth, are the epitome of dependable long-term income growth investments.   Dover (DOV), an industrial blue chip, is even more impressive having grown its payout 9% annually over the past 30 years, and the company is about to announce its 62nd consecutive annual dividend increase.   [...]

August 21st, 2017|Dividend Kings|

McCormick (MKC): A Dividend Aristocrat With Double-Digit Total Return Potential

Dividend aristocrats, S&P 500 companies that have proven to have stable and resilient enough business models to raise dividends for 25+ consecutive years, can be a great place to go looking for new income growth ideas.   Let's take a look at McCormick (MKC), a dividend aristocrat whose wide moat business has allowed it to raise [...]

August 16th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Leggett & Platt (LEG): A Future Dividend King With Accelerating Payout Growth

With 46 straight years of dividend increases to its name, Leggett & Platt (LEG) is a dividend aristocrat and very close to becoming a dividend king, an even more exclusive club with members boasting 50+ consecutive years of payout increases.   What makes Leggett & Platt an even more interesting investment candidate is that over the past [...]

August 16th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Nucor (NUE): A Dividend Aristocrat That Could Benefit From the Trump Administration

Nucor (NUE) has increased its dividend for 44 consecutive years – every year since it first began paying dividends in 1973.   For a company operating in the cyclical steel market, this level of consistency is very impressive.   Nucor possesses a number of competitive advantages that have helped it navigate the many ups and [...]

August 11th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

American States Water (AWR): The Longest Dividend Growth Streak in America

Companies that have consistently increased their dividends over the course of several decades are often some of the most resilient businesses in the market.   Dividend kings are especially popular with income investors because they have boosted their payouts for at least 50 consecutive years.   American States Water (AWR) is a small cap and [...]

August 11th, 2017|Dividend Kings|

Clorox (CLX): An Industry Leader With 40 Straight Years of Dividend Growth

Dividend aristocrats, S&P 500 companies with 25+ years of consecutive dividend growth, can make a great starting point in the search high-quality income investments.   Among the dividend aristocrats, consumer products conglomerates are one of the most popular choices, thanks to their recession resistant business models and low volatility.   Warren Buffett owns a number [...]

August 9th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

S&P Global (SPGI): A Fast-Growing Dividend Aristocrat With a Wide Moat

With 30 consecutive years of dividend increases under its belt, S&P Global (SPGI) is a member of the dividend aristocrats.   S&P Global is one of the most unique companies in this group for a number of reasons, making it an interesting stock to keep an eye on for long-term dividend growth investors.   The [...]

August 9th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

ABM Industries (ABM): A Dividend King Improving Its Profitability and Dividend Growth Outlook

Dividend kings, companies with 50+ consecutive years of dividend growth under their belts, tend to be large, stable, and well-known businesses that are often a favorite among income investors.   However, occasionally small, lesser-known companies make it into this venerable group.   ABM Industries (ABM) is one example and has been a remarkably stable business over [...]

August 8th, 2017|Dividend Kings|

Cintas (CTAS): A Durable Dividend Aristocrat With 34 Consecutive Years of Payout Growth

Cintas (CTAS) has proven to be an extremely durable business with roots dating back nearly 90 years, and the company has rewarded its shareholders with higher dividend payments for more than 30 years.   Cintas is one of the most consistent sales and earnings growers around, and it operates in a very slow-changing industry where it [...]

August 8th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

PPG Industries (PPG): A High Quality Dividend Aristocrat With 46 Straight Dividend Increases

PPG Industries (PPG) has rewarded its shareholders with higher dividend payments for 46 consecutive years, making it a member of the dividend aristocrats list here.   The company's dividend growth has accelerated in recent years, and management boosted PPG's payout by 13% earlier this year.   PPG is arguably one of the highest quality dividend [...]

August 8th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|