7/18/2011

25 Best Dividend Aristocrats For Your Dividend Portfolio

2011's Top Dividend Aristocrats By Fool. When searching for great dividend stocks, it makes a lot of sense to start with companies that have been playing the dividend game the longest. Standard & Poor's culls the dividend winners from the also-rans in a list it calls the "dividend aristocrats." These companies have paid and increased their dividend for at least 25 years.

Standard & Poor's announced its annual adjustment to the dividend aristocrats in December, so this is the latest version of the popular list. Below are the 25 highest-yielding constituents:


Here is the table of the 25 top Dividend Aristocrats:

Company
Yield
5-Year Average Annualized Dividend Growth Rate



CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL  )
7.50%
64.30%
Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI  )
6.70%
3.20%
Cincinnati Financial (Nasdaq:CINF  )
5.80%
5.00%
Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG  )
4.60%
10.80%
Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED  )
4.50%
0.90%
Kimberly Clark (NYSE: KMB  )
4.20%
7.80%
Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT  )
3.60%
9.90%
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ  )
3.40%
10.40%
Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG  )
3.20%
11.50%
Clorox (NYSE: CLX  )
3.20%
14.10%
PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP  )
3.00%
13.10%
McDonald's (NYSE: MCD  )
2.90%
28.20%
Bemis (NYSE: BMS  )
2.80%
5.00%
Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO  )
2.80%
9.30%
Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT  )
2.70%
15.60%
Automatic Data Processing (NYSE:ADP  )
2.70%
15.50%
AFLAC (NYSE: AFL  )
2.60%
20.30%
PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG  )
2.50%
3.10%
Chubb (NYSE: CB  )
2.50%
10.80%
Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR  )
2.50%
9.60%
Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD  )
2.50%
9.50%
Lowe's (NYSE: LOW  )
2.40%
29.70%
McGraw-Hill (NYSE: MHP  )
2.40%
7.10%
Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK  )
2.40%
4.30%
Target (NYSE: TGT  )
2.30%
20.10%



Related Stock Ticker:
CTL,PBI, CINF, LEG, ED, KMB, ABT, JNJ, PG, CLX, PEP, MCD, BMS, KO, WMT, ADP, AFL, PPG, CB, EMR, APD, LOW, MHP, SWK, TGT

Source: Fool.com


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