Dividend Aristocrats

Dividend Aristocrats are companies that are part of the S&P 500 and have increased their dividends in each of the past 25 years. Firms in this list have been able to grow their dividends through many different economic environments and through significant periods of recession. In historical testing conducted by Standard & Poors, these companies have produced outperformance over the S&P 500 as a whole.

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Dividend Aristocrats

Ticker Price Market Cap
($mil)
XOM $34.86 $147,396
T $28.28 $201,495
CVX $73.40 $141,298
FRT $75.29 $5,695
ABBV $84.31 $148,793
WBA $37.51 $32,480
BEN $23.18 $11,479
CAH $48.77 $14,262
ED $81.44 $27,241
LEG $44.18 $5,849
MMM $170.71 $98,332
GPC $96.78 $13,962
KO $50.68 $217,693
NUE $49.90 $15,065
GD $139.42 $40,004
CINF $76.74 $12,344
KMB $138.09 $47,095
AFL $37.51 $26,741
PEP $139.61 $192,935
EMR $69.76 $41,688
ADM $51.68 $28,716
JNJ $145.08 $381,970
SYY $65.21 $33,162
VFC $73.96 $28,818
TROW $146.36 $33,222
ADP $148.85 $63,983
CAT $169.66 $91,872
ITW $201.72 $63,776
MCD $229.15 $170,511
PG $141.45 $350,740
CL $79.29 $67,983
CLX $209.76 $26,425
MDT $111.84 $150,337
AOS $54.91 $8,863
HRL $49.33 $26,619
APD $292.25 $64,556
DOV $115.24 $16,606
GWW $362.02 $19,394
PPG $133.70 $31,581
SWK $178.01 $28,425
WMT $143.55 $406,785
PNR $51.68 $8,597
LOW $171.25 $129,420
MKC $194.63 $25,965
ECL $204.87 $58,467
SPGI $337.25 $81,277
SHW $678.00 $61,732
CTAS $338.50 $35,416

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