Dividend aristocrats

Top 10 Dividend Aristocrats according to analysts

The Dividend Aristocrats are selected companies in the S&P 500 that have increased their dividends year over year for at least 25 consecutive years. The Dividend Aristocrats list currently contains 53 companies diversified across the consumer staples, industrials, materials, health care, financials and consumer discretionary sectors. In 2018 the Dividend Aristocrats (-2.73%) also outperformed the…

Recession-Proof Dividend Aristocrats

Higher total returns with lower volatility are typical characteristics of the Dividend Aristocrats. The Dividend Aristocrats, have historically shown smaller draw-downs during recessions versus the S&P 500. For example in 2008 the Dividend Aristocrats Index declined 21.9%, compared to the S&P 500 declined by 37%. So outperforming the S&P 500 by 15 percentage points. Dividend…

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3M Company (MMM) Recession Performance

Updated January 4th, 2019 We analyzed each Dividend Aristocrat by looking at their earnings, dividends, maximum draw down (MDD) and stock price performance during the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Dividend Aristocrat 3M Company (MMM) is a diversified technology company. It manufactures a diverse array of industrial and consumer products. Its business segments are Industrial, Safety and Graphics,…