Sunday, March 08, 2009

"Safe" Dividend Aristocrats

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.

3M
Abbott Laboratories
Aflac
Archer-Daniel Midland
Bard (C.R.) Inc
Becton Dickinson
Chubb Corp
Dover Corp
Emerson Electric
Exxon Mobil
Family Dollar
Grainger (W.W.) Inc
Johnson & Johnson
Lowe's Companies
McGraw-Hill
Pepsico
Procter & Gamble
Questar
Sherwin-Williams
Sigma-Aldrich
State Street Corp
Target
VF Corp
Walgreen
Wal-Mart

[via chucks_angels]

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