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Dividend Aristocrats 2018

Updated May 30th, 2018 The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of currently 53 S&P 500 stocks with 25+ years of consecutive dividend increases.These 53 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 500 applies the following criteria to construct…

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 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…

Performance dividend aristocrats 2013

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index Outperforms S&P 500 with Lower Volatility Data as of 12/31/2013 Index Annual Total Return Annualized Standard Deviation Since inception (5/2/05) 5-Yr 3-Yr 1-Yr Since inception (5/02/05) 5-Yr 3-Yr 1-Yr S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats 10.59% 20.40% 18.76% 32.27% 20.25% 18.17% 14.67% 10.97% S&P 500 7.75% 17.93% 16.16% 32.39% 21.48% 19.47% 16.60%…