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W.W. Grainger (GWW): 46 Straight Years of Dividend Growth and an All-Time High Yield

Industrial component wholesaler W.W. Grainger (GWW), with 46 consecutive years of rising dividends, is one of the venerable dividend aristocrats.   Even more impressive is that Grainger has rewarded long-term dividend investors with impressive 11.5% annual dividend growth over the last three decades.   Let's take a closer look at this dividend aristocrat to see whether [...]

September 8th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Chubb (CB): A Conservative Dividend Grower in the Insurance Industry

Chubb (CB) is one of the best managed insurance companies in the world and has increased its dividend for more than 20 consecutive years.   Prior to the 2016 merger of Chubb and ACE (the largest merger ever in the history of the insurance industry), these companies had raised their dividends for 33 and 22 [...]

September 5th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

V.F. Corp (VFC): A Fast-Growing Dividend Aristocrat That Could Be On Sale

Dividend aristocrats, those 51 companies in the S&P 500 that have raised payouts for 25+ consecutive years, often make excellent starting places to look for high-quality, long-term investments.   However, a common problem is that many dividend aristocrats are very large, slow growing blue chips that are so well known that they often trade at premium valuations. [...]

August 1st, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK): 140 Consecutive Years of Dividend Payments and Powerful Brands

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) has paid dividends for 140 consecutive years and increased its payout for the past 49 consecutive years.   Next year, Stanley Black & Decker will join the exclusive dividend kings list, which consists of companies that have raised their dividend for at least 50 straight years.   These businesses are [...]

July 26th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|

Tootsie Roll Industries (TR): A Dividend King With a Safe Payout and Iconic Brands

Dividend kings, stocks with 50+ consecutive years of dividend growth, are a rare and prized collection of generally low risk income growth investments.   Many of these companies have established leadership positions in the markets they serve through some combination of economies of scale, intellectual property, and customer relationships.   In the case of Tootsie [...]

July 26th, 2017|Dividend Aristocrats|