The list of the UK Dividend aristocrats has been updated, see the full article on the UK dividend aristocrats 2019.
High Yield Dividend in the UK
The top-5 of the highest UK dividend aristocrats yields are well above 5% (as of 01/28/2019):
- SSE Plc, 8.40% (dividend yield)
- BAT, 8.22%
- Imperial Brands, 7.95%
- Hammerson, 7.06%
- WPP, 6.88%
The UK Dividend Aristocrats are based (by S&P) on the 40 highest dividend-yielding UK companies within the S&P Europe Broad Market Index (BMI) and a managed dividends policy of increasing or stable dividends for at least seven consecutive years.
True UK dividend aristocrats
If you are more interested in the UK companies with +25 years of consecutive dividends and don’t care about marketcap., here you go:
|Company||Years of dividend increase|
|Caledonia Investments plc||41|
|City of London Investment Trust plc||35|
|PZ Cussons plc||29|
|Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc||29|
|Spectris Group plc||28|
|Young & Co’s Brewery plc||28|
|RPC Group plc||25|
|Croda International plc||25|
Other Sources of Dividend Investment Ideas
The Dividend Aristocrats list is not the only way to quickly screen for businesses that regularly pay rising dividends.
- The Dividend Kings List is even more exclusive than the Dividend Aristocrats. It is comprised of less than 20 businesses with 50+ years of consecutive dividend increases.
- The MoneyInvestExpert Defensive Aristocrats is a performance-based top-10 selection of the Dividend Aristocrats to outperform the market on the long-term.
- Portfolio lists like the Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio or Bill Gates’stock portfolio can be a source.
- For the European focused investors there is also the list of European Dividend Aristocrats.
- Dividend Champions are not necessarily members of the S&P 500 index, have increased their dividend for 25 or more consecutive years.
- 100+ years of dividend, the list of stocks that pay over 100 year of dividend can be an list of inspiration.
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