Dividend Aristocrats are S&P 500 issues that have either paid increasing annual cash dividends for the past ten years or increased cash dividends for 20 of the last 25 years.
S&P also identifies those that have increased their dividends for 25 straight years. And have earnings at least twice their dividend rate.
The following are those that qualify in all categories.
Bard (C.R.) Inc
Grainger (W.W.) Inc
Johnson & Johnson
Procter & Gamble
State Street Corp