2013 S&P US Dividend Aristocrats

Questrade Democratic Pricing - 1 cent per share, $4.95 min / $9.95 maxLast week, I shared the list for the Canadian Dividend Aristocrats of 2013 and today, it’s time to share the 2013 S&P US Dividend Aristocrats list.

S&P US Dividend Aristocrats Requirements

The following criteria must be met to become a U.S. Dividend Aristocrat:

  1. Universe: Member of the S&P 500
  2. Financial Viability: Must have increased dividends for 25 consecutive years
  3. Size: Have at least 3B$ in market capitalization
  4. Liquidity: Must have an average trading volume of US$ 5 million in the past 6 months
Here are specifics about the list itself:
  1. Reconstitution: The index is reviewed annually
  2. Stock Diversification: At each review, there must be at least 40 companies
  3. Sector Diversification: No more than 30% of a sector weight in the index
Many of the companies you are going to see have paid dividends for longer the 25 years and some have increased dividends for more than 25 years as well. That’s quite a commitment to shareholders.
Disclaimer: I do own some of the companies listed in the list. See my Dividend Income for my list of holdings.

S&P US Dividend Aristocrats Performance

In 2012, the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index had a return of 15.66%. Much better than the Canadian Dividend Aristocrats. How did your investment do?

The strength of many of the US Dividend Aristocrats is incredible. After proving they can pay dividend consistently for 25 years, even through the 2008 economic downturn, these companies can really generate income for a portfolio and when effectively re-investing the dividend, you create a major compounding machine!

If you take the time to buy at a good valuation, your can really build a portfolio to generate income for your financial freedom 🙂 It takes time and patience to benefit from the dividend growth over time so it’s important to start early and stay focused.

S&P US Dividend Aristocrats List

Company NameTickerPriceDividendYieldMarket Cap (B$)P/ESector
Pitney Bowes IncPBI$11.91$0.3812.76%2.396.56Industrials
Brown-Forman Corp BBF.B$62.94$0.261.62%13.4424.22Consumer Staples
Cintas CorpCTAS$42.58$0.646.01%5.2517.64Industrials
T Rowe Price Group IncTROW$69.54$1.005.75%17.7221.65Financials
AT&T IncT$34.27$0.455.25%194.6544.46Telecommunication Services
McGraw-Hill Cos IncMHP$53.87$0.261.89%14.9619.5Consumer Discretionary
Consolidated Edison IncED$55.91$0.614.36%16.3714.69Utilities
HCP IncHCP$46.00$0.504.35%20.8030.55Financials
Leggett & PlattLEG$28.00$0.294.14%3.9622.52Consumer Discretionary
Cincinnati Financial CorpCINF$41.26$0.413.97%6.7118.55Financials
Sysco CorpSYY$30.91$0.283.62%18.1716.44Consumer Staples
Kimberly-ClarkKMB$85.10$0.743.48%33.3017.93Consumer Staples
Clorox CoCLX$75.68$0.643.38%9.8718.26Consumer Staples
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ$72.35$0.613.37%200.5023.77Health Care
McDonald’s CorpMCD$91.73$0.773.36%92.0917.28Consumer Discretionary
Nucor CorpNUE$45.43$0.373.26%14.4328.71Materials
Procter & GamblePG$69.22$0.563.24%189.2622.58Consumer Staples
Genuine Parts CoGPC$65.04$0.503.08%10.0916.36Consumer Discretionary
PepsiCo IncPEP$70.88$0.543.05%109.6418.88Consumer Staples
Emerson Electric CoEMR$55.04$0.412.98%39.8320.56Industrials
Automatic Data ProcessingADP$59.42$0.442.96%28.8521.03Information Technology
Air Products & Chemicals IncAPD$88.37$0.642.90%18.4518.99Materials
Bemis Co IncBMS$34.64$0.252.89%3.5823.35Materials
Walgreen CoWAG$39.10$0.282.81%36.9517.53Consumer Staples
Coca-Cola CoKO$36.91$0.262.76%165.5519.26Consumer Staples
AFLAC IncAFL$52.93$0.352.65%24.828.77Financials
Stanley Black & DeckerSWK$75.21$0.492.61%12.6922Industrials
Exxon Mobil CorpXOM$89.61$0.572.54%408.569.46Energy
3M CoMMM$96.28$0.592.45%66.6215.4Industrials
Illinois Tool Works IncITW$62.56$0.382.43%28.9915.26Industrials
Becton Dickinson & CoBDX$81.76$0.502.42%16.0115.35Health Care
Archer-Daniels-Midland CoADM$28.34$0.172.40%18.6619.86Consumer Staples
Target CorpTGT$60.07$0.362.40%39.0913.31Consumer Discretionary
Medtronic IncMDT$44.07$0.262.36%44.5714.19Health Care
VF CorpVFC$149.00$0.872.34%16.4116.54Consumer Discretionary
Wal-Mart StoresWMT$68.63$0.402.33%229.5814.12Consumer Staples
Colgate-Palmolive CoCL$107.09$0.622.32%50.6020.98Consumer Staples
Chubb CorpCB$77.78$0.412.11%20.3711.29Financials
McCormick & CoMKC$65.07$0.342.09%8.6222.35Consumer Staples
Dover CorpDOV$67.07$0.352.09%12.0114.48Industrials
Hormel Foods CorpHRL$34.49$0.171.97%9.0918.55Consumer Staples
Lowe’s Cos IncLOW$35.83$0.161.79%40.3021.32Consumer Discretionary
Abbott LaboratoriesABT$33.37$0.141.68%52.758.11Health Care
PPG Industries IncPPG$142.10$0.591.66%21.7923.74Materials
Grainger W.W. IncGWW$204.63$0.801.56%14.2221.82Industrials
Family Dollar Stores IncFDO$56.44$0.211.49%6.5415.71Consumer Discretionary
Ecolab IncECL$72.81$0.231.26%21.3337.78Materials
Sigma-Aldrich CorpSIAL$76.40$0.201.05%9.1920.62Materials
Sherwin-Williams CoSHW$161.28$0.390.97%16.6329.3Materials
Franklin Resources IncBEN$135.66$0.290.86%28.8015.19Financials
Bard C.R. IncBCR$103.13$0.200.78%8.4917.37Health Care


All content posted on this blog represents my opinion and views and should never be considered professional advice. You should do your own research and consult with a professional financial advisor before making any investment decisions. Make your decision at your own risk – see my full disclaimer for more details.



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