/Dividend Aristocrats

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) was founded in 1843 and has grown into a diversified global provider of power and hand tools, engineered fastening products, and commercial security and monitoring systems.   The company sells over 500,000 products including power drills, saws, toolboxes, wrenches, fasteners, measuring tools, compressors, nail guns, outdoor power equipment, sanders, lamps, [...]

June 16th, 2018|Dividend Aristocrats|

Brown-Forman (BF_B)

Brown-Forman (BF.B) was founded in 1870 in Louisville, Kentucky. The company was started by George Garvin Brown, a pharmaceutical salesman, and his accountant friend George Forman, with $5,500 in savings and debt.   Brown-Forman has since grown to become one of the world’s dominant spirits and liquor producers, marketing numerous premium alcohol products in over [...]

June 16th, 2018|Dividend Aristocrats|

Pentair (PNR)

Founded in 1966 in London (with roots going back to 1859), Pentair (PNR) is one of the world’s leading liquid pump, valve, and control system manufacturers with operations in over 30 countries. On May 1, 2018, the company completed the spin-off of its electrical business from its water business (which made up 57% of sales [...]

June 16th, 2018|Dividend Aristocrats|

Nordson (NDSN)

Nordson (NDSN) was founded in 1954 and manufactures products used to dispense, apply, and control adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants, biomaterials, and other fluids, to test and inspect for quality, and to treat and cure surfaces. Approximately 47% of Nordson’s revenue is recurring in the form of parts and consumables (tips, connectors, cartridges, valves, tubing, etc.), [...]

June 16th, 2018|Dividend Aristocrats|

PPG Industries (PPG)

PPG Industries (PPG) was founded in 1883. Today the company is a leading supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials to customers in construction, industrial, marine, automotive, refinishing, packaging, and aerospace markets. Coatings provide protection, performance, and decoration for a wide range of products, improving their durability and marketability.   Approximately 60% of PPG’s sales [...]

June 16th, 2018|Dividend Aristocrats|

Air Products and Chemicals (APD)

Founded in 1940, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) is one of the world’s largest providers of atmospheric gases (oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases), as well as process and specialty gases (hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, syngas). The company sells to over 170,000 clients operating in more than 30 industries around the world. To [...]

June 16th, 2018|Dividend Aristocrats|

A.O. Smith (AOS)

A.O. Smith (AOS) was founded in 1874 and manufactures residential and commercial gas and electric water heaters, boilers, and water treatment products that are sold in over 60 countries around the world.   The company's water heaters are sold to residences, restaurants, hotels, office buildings, laundromats, car washes, and other small businesses. It also produces [...]

June 16th, 2018|Dividend Aristocrats|

Sherwin-Williams (SHW)

Sherwin-Williams (SHW) was founded in 1866 and is the world's largest paint and coatings company, selling its products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers in over 120 countries. The firm's well known brands include Sherwin-Williams, Valspar, Dutch Boy, HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams, Krylon, Minwax, Cabot, and Thompson’s Water Seal.   Sherwin-Williams primarily serves the [...]

June 16th, 2018|Dividend Aristocrats|

Roper Technologies (ROP)

Founded in 1981, Roper Technologies (ROP) is a diversified industrial firm specializing in high-tech software and engineering solutions for the global healthcare, food, energy, water, education, construction, and legal industries.   The company operates in four segments: RF Technology (40% of revenue, 35% of operating profit): radio frequency identification or RIFD communication technology and subscription [...]

June 16th, 2018|Dividend Aristocrats|

AT&T (T): Is The Highest-Yielding Dividend Aristocrat A Value Trap Or A Bargain?

When it comes to safe and consistent dividend growth, few companies have done it better than the dividend aristocrats, S&P 500 companies with 25+ consecutive years of payout increases under their belt.   Of these impressive dividend growers, AT&T (T) stands tall above all the rest with a 5.9% dividend yield. When combined with the [...]

November 3rd, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats, High Yield|

General Dynamics (GD): A Wide Moat Dividend Aristocrat With Double-Digit Payout Growth Potential

With its 25th straight annual dividend increase, General Dynamics (GD) has finally joined the dividend aristocrats list here.   However, even more impressive than the length of this streak is the torrid pace of payout growth GD investors have enjoyed.   Specifically, the company has grown its dividend at 14.1% annually since 1992, helping General Dynamics' shares [...]

October 13th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Cardinal Health (CAH): A Dividend Aristocrat Trading Near Its All-Time High Yield

Dividend aristocrats, such as Cardinal Health (CAH), have long been a staple in dividend growth investors' portfolios, and for very good reason.   Nothing says "stable, growing, and healthy business" like 25+ years of consecutive dividend growth. With 30 straight years of very impressive 19.7% average annual payout increases, Cardinal Health has proven itself as [...]

September 18th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA): A Dividend Aristocrat Held by Bill Gates

With 41 straight years of dividend increases, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is a favorite among many dividend growth investors and a member of the select group of 51 dividend aristocrats in the S&P 500.   The stock is even a holding in Bill Gates' dividend portfolio here.   Let's take a closer look at what has made Walgreens [...]

September 15th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Brown-Forman (BF-B): America’s Whiskey King Is a Fast-Growing Dividend Aristocrat

Iconic brands can often make for solid long-term dividend growth investments, thanks to the wide competitive moats and strong pricing power that are created by brand loyalty.   In fact, Warren Buffett's dividend portfolio consists of a number of companies with extremely well-known brands, from Apple to Heinz, Pampers, and Coca-Cola.   Another great example of [...]

September 14th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Franklin Resources (BEN): A Cheap Dividend Aristocrat or Value Trap?

When it comes to low-risk dividend investing, it's usually hard to go wrong with dividend aristocrats, those 51 S&P 500 companies that have managed to grow their payouts for at least 25 consecutive years.   After all, such consistent growth generally requires that a company operate in a stable, growing, and wide moat business.   [...]

September 11th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|