Dividend aristocrats for 2012

The S&P 500 list of dividend aristocrats declined from 52 companies in 2009 to 42 in 2010 as many companies cut their dividend payouts. It then held steady in 2011, with three companies being dropped and three added. For 2012, one company has been removed from the index while ten companies have being added. So…

Dividend aristocrats 2011

The list of dividend aristocrats declined from 52 companies in 2009 to 42 in 2010 as many companies cut their dividend payouts. It then held steady in 2011, with three companies being dropped and three added. 2011 changes Stocks Removed: Integrys Energy Group Inc – (TEG) Lilly, Eli & Co – (LLY) Supervalu Inc –…

What is the S&P 500 dividend aristocrats index

About the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index (inception 5/2/2005) selects companies in the S&P 500 that have increased their dividends year over year for at least 25 consecutive years. It currently contains 54 companies diversified across the consumer staples, industrials, materials, health care, financials and consumer discretionary sectors. The…