Here are the 2022 changes to the Dividend Aristocrats Index made by S&P Global based on the annual rebalancing results.
On February 1st, 2022 Brown & Brown (BRO) and Church & Dwight (CHD) were added to the Dividend Aristocrats Index. AT&T (T) was removed. This means that the number of constituents will increase to 66.
Looking back at 2020 and 2021, here is what happened to the Dividend Aristocrats Index.
Early 2020, Amcor (AMCR), Atmos Energy (ATO), Realty Income (O), Essex Property Trust (ESS), Ross Stores (ROST), Albemarle (ALB), and Expeditors International (EXPD) were added to the Dividend Aristocrats Index which brought the total number of Dividend Aristocrats to 64 (from 57).
On March 31st, 2020, United Technologies merged with Raytheon to Raytheon Technologies, changed its ticker to RTX, and spun off Carrier Global (CARR) and Otis Worldwide (OTIS) to bring the total Dividend Aristocrat to 66.
Ross Stores (ROST), added in January announced it is suspending its dividend on May 21st, 2020, and has been removed from The Dividend Aristocrats Index prior to the market open on July 1st, bringing the total members down to 65.
As of February 2021, IBM (IBM), Nextra Energy (NEE), and West Pharmaceutical Services (WST) were added to the index as new members. Carrier Global Corp (CARR), Otis World Corp (OTIS), and Raytheon Technologies Corp (RTX) lost their status.
This meant that the number of constituents remained at 65.
See all Dividend aristocrats changes since 2009.