The Dividend Kings are the best in class with respect to dividend endurance. A Dividend King is a stock with 50 or more consecutive years of dividend increases. The Dividend Kings list can be a good source for selecting dividend stocks.
While the S&P Dividend Aristocrats Index consists of over 60 stocks, which includes companies in the S&P 500 Index that have raised their dividend for at least 25 consecutive years, there are only 28 dividend kings in 2020.
As a follow-up on our article on the Dividend Aristocrats performance during the Corona/Covid-19 crisis, below you will find the performance of the dividend king members.
The table lists the dividend king’s performance since the all-time-high (ATH) of the S&P500 (2/19/2020), till 3/24/2020. The average drop for all dividend kings is -27.39% which is in line with the S&P500 and slightly better than the Dividend Aristocrats.