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Top Dividend Champions List September 2011

The 25 Highest-Yielding Dividend Champions By Fool. Below I highlight the 25 fastest-growing Dividend Champions ranked in order by dividend growth. I've also included the number of years that they've paid out a dividend and their yields:


Company
Yield
Number of Years
5-Year Dividend Growth Rate
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL  )
8.80%
37
63.90%
Nucor (NYSE: NUE  )
4.40%
38
32.80%
McDonald's (NYSE: MCD  )
2.90%
34
28.90%
Lowe's (NYSE: LOW  )
3.00%
49
27.40%
Brady Corp. (NYSE: BRC  )
2.80%
25
22.30%
Walgreen (NYSE: WAG  )
2.50%
36
21.90%
Target (NYSE: TGT  )
2.40%
44
20.10%
AFLAC (NYSE: AFL  )
3.50%
28
19.70%
Medtronic (NYSE: MDT  )
2.90%
34
17.80%
W.W. Grainger (NYSE: GWW  )
1.80%
40
17.70%
Weyco (Nasdaq: WEYS  )
3.00%
29
16.40%
Raven Industries (Nasdaq: RAVN  )
1.50%
25
16.30%
Franklin Resources (NYSE: BEN  )
0.90%
30
16.10%
Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT  )
2.80%
37
16.00%
Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW  )
3.40%
48
15.60%
Harleysville Group (Nasdaq: HGIC  )
5.80%
25
15.50%
Parker Hannifin (NYSE: PH  )
2.20%
54
15.40%
Automatic Data Processing(Nasdaq: ADP  )
3.00%
36
14.90%
Clorox (NYSE: CLX  )
3.60%
34
14.40%
Becton, Dickinson (NYSE: BDX  )
2.20%
38
14.20%
Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL  )
2.60%
48
12.80%
PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP  )
3.40%
39
12.60%
Eaton Vance (NYSE: EV  )
3.20%
30
12.50%
V.F. (NYSE: VFC  )
2.20%
38
12.20%
Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL  )
1.90%
45
12.10%




Average
3.07%
36.84
19.58%


Related Ticker:
CTL, NUE, MCD, LOW, BRC, WAG, TGT, AFL, MDT, GWW, WEYS, RAVN, BEN, WMT, ITW, HGIC, PH, ADP, CLX, BDX, CL, PEP, EV, VFC, HRL,


Source: Fool.com

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