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Lancaster Colony (LANC): A Small Cap Dividend King Worth Reviewing

Despite growing its dividend every year since 1963, Lancaster Colony (LANC) is a relatively unknown company with most income investors.   Lancaster Colony is one of the dividend kings here thanks to its 50+ consecutive years of payout growth, but it is unlike many of the other kings, which are generally large and relatively slow-growing companies.   [...]

July 12th, 2017|Dividend Kings|

Colgate-Palmolive (CL): A Dividend King That Hasn’t Missed a Payment in 122 Years

While dividend growth investing is arguably one of the best ways for people to build long-term income and wealth over time, that doesn't necessarily mean that selecting quality companies is easy.   After all, the key to long-term success involves finding companies with strong management teams, consistent and growing cash flows, safe debt levels, and dividend-friendly corporate [...]

July 12th, 2017|Dividend Kings|

Parker-Hannifin (PH): 60 Straight Years of Dividend Increases and a Strong Growth Runway

In the world of income investing dividend aristocrats, S&P 500 companies that have raised payouts for 25+ consecutive years, are often relied upon for creating the bedrock of a safe, long-term portfolio.   However, there is another group of dividend growth stocks that is even more highly prized and rarer (there are only 22).   These are [...]

June 27th, 2017|Dividend Kings|

Hormel Foods (HRL): A Beaten-Down Dividend King That’s Worth a Closer Look

Hormel Foods (HRL) is one of the truly elite stocks when it comes to consistent dividend growth and shareholder value creation.   Thanks to 51 straight years of dividend increases Hormel is now a dividend king, a group of stocks that have historically been some of the most successful at growing investor income and wealth.   Best [...]

June 14th, 2017|Dividend Kings|

Emerson Electric (EMR): A Dividend King With 60 Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases

When it comes to world class long-term wealth compounders, often the best choice isn’t the next great hyper-growth tech stock, but something far duller.   Take, for example, industrial companies such as 3M (MMM), which have legendary track records of consistent outperformance and dividend growth that span over half a century.   Emerson Electric (EMR) is [...]

January 27th, 2017|Dividend Kings|

3M (MMM): A Buy and Hold Forever Dividend King

When it comes to dividend growth stocks, there are few better core holdings for one’s portfolio than the legendary dividend kings, companies that have raised their dividend for 50+ straight years. Investors can view all of the dividend kings here.   These are companies that have not just proven to have an ability to steadily [...]

January 9th, 2017|Dividend Kings, High Growth|

Coca-Cola (KO): A Safe Dividend King Trading at Its 52-Week Low

When it comes to long-term blue chip investing, it’s hard to go wrong with dividend aristocrats.   Of course, the only thing better than a company that has grown its dividend 25 or more consecutive years is a dividend king, like Coca-Cola (KO), which has one of the best payout growth track records in America [...]

November 24th, 2016|Dividend Kings, Dividend Stocks|

Coca-Cola (KO): Excellent Historical Dividend Growth, But What Does the Future Hold?

Coca-Cola (KO) is one of Warren Buffet’s dividend stocks that has paid a consistent dividend since 1920 and  increased its payout for the past 54 years.   More recently Coke has grown its dividend at a 9% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the last 10 years. Its extraordinary track record and stable business model put [...]

August 8th, 2016|Dividend Kings, High Safety|

Cincinnati Financial (CINF): Over 50 Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth and a 3.4% Yield

Cincinnati Financial (CINF) has increased its dividend for 54 consecutive years, an impressive streak that only eight U.S. public companies can match.   With a 3.4% dividend yield, a large base of recurring revenue, and excellent free cash flow generation, CINF is the type of stock we like to own in our Top 20 Dividend [...]

Hormel (HRL): The Newest Dividend King

Hormel (HRL) is the most recent dividend king to be crowned. The company recently raised its dividend by 16%, marking its 50th consecutive dividend increase.   Any company that manages such an accomplishment is worth becoming familiar with, and HRL is no exception. The company has one of the safest dividends around and has grown [...]

Nordson (NDSN): Dispensing Higher Dividends for 52 Straight Years

Nordson (NDSN) has the 14th longest dividend growth streak among U.S. public companies with 52 consecutive years of increases, but many investors have never heard of this dividend king.   The company has sticky customer relationships, a large base of recurring revenue, extremely diversified end markets, low payout ratios, and even trades at about 15 [...]

January 25th, 2016|Dividend Kings, Dividend Stocks, High Growth|

Dover (DOV): A Cheap Dividend King Hit by Energy Market Weakness

Dover (DOV) has increased its dividend for 60 consecutive years, trades at a dividend yield of 3.2%, and has a relatively low payout ratio of 30%. The stock also trades for just 13.5x forward earnings guidance. Why is this high quality industrial business looking so cheap? Energy markets.   DOV generated over 30% of its [...]

Genuine Parts Company (GPC): Dividend King With a Safe 3.1% Yield

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has grown its sales in 63 of the last 65 years and increased its profit in 50 of the last 54 years. How many of your holdings can make those claims?   GPC also has a 3.1% dividend yield and has steadily increased its dividend for 59 consecutive years with dividend [...]

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 [...]