Defensive dividend aristocrats still out-perform

Also in August the Defensive dividend aristocrats outperformed the NOBL- S&P 500 dividend aristocrats benchmark. Year-to-date the performance is +8.02% versus 5.04% for NOBL. See below the data per month.   Year Month Defensive Aristocrats Return ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Return Defensive Aristocrats Balance ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Balance 2018 1 3.13% 3.59%…

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Dividend aristocrats changes

The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of currently (2018) 53 S&P 500 stocks with 25+ years of consecutive dividend increases.These dividend paying stocks are large, US companies that have historically provided (slightly) better performance and (slightly) lower volatility than the S&P 500 as a whole. S&P applies the following criteria to construct the Dividend…

Procter & Gamble raises dividend

The Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) declared an increase in the quarterly dividend to 71.72 cents a share.  This is a 4% increase compared with the previous quarterly dividend ($0.69). P&G has increased its dividend for the 62nd straight year and the company expects total dividend payments to shareholders of nearly $7.5 billion in fiscal…

Dividend Aristocrats yearly performance

Higher total returns with lower volatility are typical characteristics of the Dividend Aristocrats. The Dividend Aristocrats, have historically shown smaller draw-downs during recessions versus the S&P 500. For example in 2008 the Dividend Aristocrats Index declined 21.9%, compared to the S&P 500 declined of 37%. Also the in 2002 the dividend aristocrats declined by -9.9%…

Dividend Aristocrats List 2017

The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of 51 S&P 500 stocks with 25+ years of consecutive dividend increases.These 51 are large, US companies that have historically provided (slightly) better performance and (slightly) lower volatility than the S&P 500 as a whole. In 2017, the following stocks were added to the Dividend Aristocrats Index: General…

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Change to Dividend Aristocrats holdings

S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the dividend aristocrats as the companies included in the benchmark S&P 500 (SPX) that have raised their dividend payouts every year for at least 25 years. A high dividend yield is not required. These are large, blue chip companies that have historically provided (slightly) better performance and (slightly) lower volatility…