Every year, S&P Dow Jones Indices updates its list of Dividend Aristocrats, a group of stocks in the S&P 500 with 25+ consecutive years of dividend growth. On January 24, four companies were added to the list. There are now 57 Dividend Aristocrats.
New dividend aristocrats
On January 24th, 2019, the following stocks were added to the Dividend Aristocrats Index:
- Chubb (CB),
- Caterpillar (CAT),
- People’s United Financial (PBCT),
- United Technologies (UTX)
All 4 stocks now increased its dividend for 25 consecutive years, qualifying them as a new Dividend Aristocrats.
Source: S&P News Release
See also an overview of all changes since 2009