S&P US Dividend Aristocrats

dividend aristocratsThe US Dividend Aristocrats is the best list for filtering US dividend stocks. This should be your starting point to create your core portfolio. Why should it be part of your core portfolio? It’s simple, the companies in the list must have increased their dividends every year for 25 years.

Many of those companies also exhibit consistent growth in value which is what you want along with dividend growth. Dividend investing can be many things and when I started, I looked for high yields but I have since adapted my strategy to look for dividend growth stocks with a double digit dividend growth history. There are many other reasons why my filtering start with dividend companies, see my post on why I chose dividend investing.

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.
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S&P US Dividend Aristocrats List

The constituents are sorter by market capitalization from largest to smallest.

See the Dividend Ambassadors for the best dividend growth aristocrats as not all dividend aristocrats grow their dividends at the same rate.

JNJ - Small

Jonhson & Johnson

NYSE:JNJ

Market Trend

XOM - Small

Exxon Mobile

NYSE:XOM

Market Trend

WMT - Small

Walmart

NYSE:WMT

Market Trend

T - AT&T - Small

AT&T

NYSE:T

Market Trend

PG - Small

Procter & Gamble

NYSE:PG

Market Trend

CVX - Small

Chevron

NYSE:CVX

Market Trend

KO - Small

Coca-Cola

NYSE:KO

Market Trend

PEP - Small

Pepsi Co.

NYSE:PEP

Market Trend

MCD - Small

McDonald

NYSE:MCD

Market Trend

MMM - Small

3M

NYSE:MMM

Market Trend

MDT - Small

Medtronics

NYSE:MDT

Market Trend

ABBV - Small

AbbVie

NYSE:ABBV

Market Trend

WBA - Small

Walgreens Boots Alliance

NYSE:WBA

Market Trend

ABT - Small

Abbott Laboratories

NYSE:ABT

Market Trend

Lowe’s Companies

NYSE:LOW

Market Trend

CL - Small

Colgate-Palmolive

NYSE:CL

Market Trend

GD - Small

General Dynamics

NYSE:GD

Market Trend

ADP - Small

Automatic Data Processing

NASDAQ:ADP

Market Trend

ITW - Small

Illinois Tool Works

NYSE:ITW

Market Trend

BDX - Small

Becton Dickinson & Co

NYSE:BDX

Market Trend

KMB - Small

Kimberley-Clark

NYSE:KMB

Market Trend

S&P Global Inc

NYSE:SPGI

Market Trend

EMR - Small

Emerson Electric

NYSE:EMR

Market Trend

ECL - Small

Ecolab Inc.

NYSE:ECL

Market Trend

AFL - Small

Aflac

NYSE:AFL

Market Trend

APD - Small

Air Products & Chemicals

NYSE:APD

Market Trend

SHW - Small

Sherwin-Williams

NYSE:SHW

Market Trend

TGT - Small

Target

NYSE:TGT

Market Trend

SYY - Small

Sysco Corporation

NYSE:SYY

Market Trend

PPG - Small

PPG Industries

NYSE:PPG

Market Trend

ED - Small

Consolidated Edison

NYSE:ED

Market Trend

VFC - Small

V.F. Corporation

NYSE:VFC

Market Trend

BEN - Small

Franklin Resources

NYSE:BEN

Market Trend

BCR - Small

Bard C.R. Inc

NYSE:BCR

Market Trend

ADM - Small

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co

NYSE:ADM

Market Trend

SWK - Small

Stanley Black & Decker

NYSE:SWK

Market Trend

CAH - Small

Cardinal Health

NYSE:CAH

Market Trend

TROW - Small

T. Rowe Price Group

NASDAQ:TROW

Market Trend

BF.B - Small

Brown-Forman Corporation

NYSE:BF.B

Market Trend

HRL - Small

Hormel Foods

NYSE:HRL

Market Trend

NUE - Small

Nucor

NYSE:NUE

Market Trend

CLX - Small

Clorox

NYSE:CLX

Market Trend

CTAS - Small

Cintas Corp

NASDAQ:CTASMarket Trend

DOV - Small

Dover Corp

NYSE:DOV

Market Trend

CINF - Small

Cincinnati Financial Corp

NASDAQ:CINF

Market Trend

MKC - Small

McCormick & Company

NYSE:MKC

Market Trend

GPC - Small

Genuine Parts

NYSE:GPC

Market Trend

PNR - Small

Pentair

NYSE:PNR

Market Trend

GWW - Small

W.W. Grainger

NYSE:GWW

Market Trend

 FRT - Small

Federal Realty Investment Trust

NYSE:FRT

Market Trend

LEG - Small

Legget & Plat

NYSE:LEG

Market Trend

 

DISCLAIMER: Please note that I may have a position in one or many of the holdings listed. For a complete list of my holdings, please see my Dividend Portfolio.

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