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Sherwin-Williams Co (SHW): A Dividend Aristocrat Painting High Returns

Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) has annually increased dividends since 1979 and outperformed the market by nearly 14% per year over the last decade. Watching......(read more)
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Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD): A Dividend Aristocrat Distributing Higher Dividends for 38 Straight Years

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has rewarded shareholders with 38 consecutive years of dividend increases and is in the process of spinning......(read more)
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Pentair plc. Ordinary Share (PNR): 40 Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth

Pentair plc. Ordinary Share (NYSE:PNR) is a lesser known dividend aristocrat that most recently boosted its dividend by 5%, representing its 40th consecutive......(read more)
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Is BHP Billiton plc (ADR) (BBL)’s Dividend Safe? Dividend Cut Risk Examined

BHP Billiton plc (ADR) (NYSE:BBL) is the largest publicly traded mining corporation in the world.  The mining behemoth is one of Australia’s top dividend......(read more)
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4 Consistently High Paying Dividend Stocks With Growth Potential

The ‘holy grail’ of dividend growth investing is to find businesses that offer: – Growth potential – High dividend yields – Consistent......(read more)
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Dividend Cut Risk of The 6 Oil Super Majors

Oil prices have collapsed from highs of ~$120 per barrel to lows of ~$30 per barrel. Source: Finviz Tumbling oil prices have caused real problems for......(read more)
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PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG): A Free Cash Flow Machine With 44 Straight Dividend Increases

PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) has warded its investors with higher dividend payments for 44 consecutive years. The company’s dividend appears to......(read more)
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Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG): 44 Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases and a 3.1% Yield

Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE:LEG) is a blue chip dividend stock that has rewarded investors with 44 consecutive dividend increases. With operations......(read more)
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Warren Buffett’s 3 Cornerstones of Sound Investing

Warren Buffett is worth over $60 billion. He knows a thing or two about investing. True geniuses tend to make things simpler, not more confusing. Buffett......(read more)
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ConocoPhillips (COP) Cuts its Dividend: How to Avoid These Riskier Stocks

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is one of the biggest oil producers in the world and the newest case study regarding the dangers of chasing yield (the stock......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 50: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

The image below shows the 10 year cumulative returns of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and the S&P 500 (SPY): Source: Data from Yahoo! Finance $......(read more)
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McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC): Uninterrupted Dividends Since 1925 and a 30 Year Growth Streak

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) has increased its dividend for 30 consecutive years and paid uninterrupted dividends since 1925. While......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 52: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) generated revenues of $484 billion over the last 12 months. If Wal-Mart were a country (assuming revenue is about equal......(read more)
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Cintas Corporation (CTAS): 32 Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) is one of the highest scoring dividend stocks in our database for Dividend Safety (98) and Dividend Growth (99). The......(read more)
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Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF): Over 50 Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth and a 3.4% Yield

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CINF) has increased its dividend for 54 consecutive years, an impressive streak that only eight U.S. public companies......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 51: AT&T Inc. (T)

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is the largest telecommunications company in North America based on its $281 billion market cap. The company’s high dividend......(read more)
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Hormel Foods Corp (HRL): The Newest Dividend King

Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) is the most recent dividend king to be crowned. The company recently raised its dividend by 16%, marking its 50th consecutive......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 49: The Coca-Cola Co (KO)

Reading headlines about The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO), you would think the company will be shutting its doors soon. Articles Like: – The End of the......(read more)
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Nordson Corporation (NDSN): Dispensing Higher Dividends for 52 Straight Years

Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) has the 14th longest dividend growth streak among U.S. public companies with 52 consecutive years of increases, but......(read more)
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Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK): 139 Consecutive Years of Dividend Payments and Powerful Brands

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) has paid its dividend for 139 consecutive years and increased it for the past 48 consecutive years. In two......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 48: 3M Co (MMM)

3M Co (NYSE:MMM) has paid dividends for 99 years without interruption. The company has paid increasing dividends for 57 consecutive years. The company......(read more)
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Dover Corp (DOV): A Cheap Dividend King Hit by Energy Market Weakness

Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) has increased its dividend for 60 consecutive years, trades at a dividend yield of 3.2%, and has a relatively low payout ratio of......(read more)
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Nucor Corporation (NUE): A Dividend Aristocrat Yielding 4.3%

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) has increased its dividend for 43 consecutive years – every year since it first began paying dividends in 1973. For a company......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 47: AbbVie Inc (ABBV)

AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) ranks very highly using The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing. The company’s stock has: – A 3.9% dividend yield – An......(read more)
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W W Grainger Inc (GWW): Counter-Cyclical Cash Flow and 44 Straight Years of Dividend Growth

W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) is a time-tested business that has rewarded investors with 44 consecutive years of dividend increases. Like many other industrial......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 46: PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP)

PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) is the second most valuable beverage company in the world based on its market capitalization of nearly $140 billion. You can......(read more)
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Clorox Co (CLX): A Reliable Dividend Aristocrat for any Economic Environment

Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX) has increased its dividend for nearly 40 straight years and owns some of the most well-known and recession-resistant consumer brands......(read more)
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Ecolab Inc. (ECL): A High Quality Dividend Aristocrat With Great Growth Potential

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) is one of the most reliable businesses that money can buy. Although its dividend yield is low (1.4%), the ompany’s long-term......(read more)
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Genuine Parts Company (GPC): Dividend King With a Safe 3.1% Yield

Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) has grown its sales in 63 of the last 65 years and increased its profit in 50 of the last 54 years. How many of your......(read more)
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VF Corp (VFC): A Beaten Down Dividend Aristocrat With Strong Brands

VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) has been in business for more than 115 years and owns some of the most famous consumer apparel brands in the world (e.g. The North......(read more)
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Why Baxalta Inc (BXLT) Is A Sell Now For Dividend Growth Investors

Back in July of 2015, Baxalta Inc (NYSE:BXLT) was recommended as a buy to readers of the Sure Dividend newsletter. Shares of Baxalta closed for $31.71......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 45: Dover Corp (DOV)

Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) is a diversified global manufacturer with a market cap of $8.6 billion. The company has the second longest consecutive dividend......(read more)
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Parker-Hannifin Corp (PH): 59 Straight Dividend Increases and Plenty of Runway for Growth

Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) is a high quality industrial business with entrenched market positions and excellent cash flow generation. The company......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 44: T. Rowe Price Group Inc (TROW)

T. Rowe Price Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) was founded in 1937. Today, the company has a market cap of $16.3 billion and manages over $700 billion in assets......(read more)
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General Motors Company (GM) Raises Dividend by 6%, Increases Earnings Outlook for 2016

Favorable macro trends and company-specific improvement have helped General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) remain a strong performing holding in the Conservative......(read more)
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Paychex, Inc. (PAYX): Safe 3.5% Dividend Yield, No Debt, and Excellent Business Consistency

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) has paid uninterrupted dividends since going public in 1988. While the company held its dividend flat during the financial......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 43: Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) was founded in 1949 in Patterson, New Jersey. The company provides businesses of all sizes with payroll, tax, and......(read more)
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Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (SU): Warren Buffett’s Big Oil Bet Has a Safe 3.7% Dividend Yield

Warren Buffett only owns two stocks in the energy sector, and they both pay a dividend – Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE:SU) and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 42: Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA)

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) has experienced decades of growth by providing customers with a convenient location for medicine and grocery......(read more)
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Diageo plc (ADR) (DEO): A Safe 3.2% Dividend Yield in the Alcoholic Beverage Market

Diageo plc (ADR) (NYSE:DEO) is a leading player in the alcoholic beverages market. Up until the last few years, the company enjoyed great success. However......(read more)
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Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP): 12 Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth, 3.6% Yield, and Recession-Resistant Demand

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) has increased its dividend every year since going public in 2003 and boasts an operating history dating......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 41: Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) is the global leader in toothpaste and manual toothbrushes. Colgate-Palmolive was founded in 1806 and has increased......(read more)
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Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI): 22 Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth and a Safe 3.6% Yield

Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI) has raised its dividend for 22 straight years and is one of the most consistent free cash flow generators around. The......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 40: Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) is an industry leader. The company is the largest supplier of hydrogen and helium gas in the world. Air......(read more)
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SYSCO Corporation (SYY): A Dependable Dividend Aristocrat for Retirement Income

SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) is a holding in our Conservative Retirees dividend portfolio. The company is a dividend aristocrat that has paid dividends......(read more)
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Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX): A Healthcare Dividend Aristocrat With Consistent Double-Digit Dividend Growth

Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) is a world leader in medication management and patient safety solutions. The company has been in operation for more......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 37: Cintas Corporation (CTAS)

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS)’s primary business is creating and servicing corporate uniform plans. The company also sells business products......(read more)
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Waste Management, Inc. (WM): An Excellent Moat and 13 Years of Consecutive Dividend Increases

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) is not widely known by dividend investors, but its moat and consistency are remarkable. As the largest integrated waste......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 39: Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB)

Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) average stock price standard deviation over the last decade is 17.3%. Only 5 stocks with 25+ years of dividend payments......(read more)
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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW): 50+ Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has paid a dividend each quarter since going public in 1961. Even more impressive, the company has raised its......(read more)
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