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Dividend Kings List Update - Dividend Growth For Over 50 Years
Dividend kings are a rare breed of companies that have raised their dividend for more than 50 consecutive years. Dividend kings have survived periods of inflation, oil booms, technology busts, rising interest rates, economic recessions, terrorist attacks, market crashes, evolving consumer tastes, major technology advancements, and more. Any business that has made it through every environment imaginable while maintaining regular dividend increases is worth analyzing. Dividend kings are outstanding businesses that have demonstrated resiliency, consistent free cash flow generation, stable returns on capital, and (of course) predictable dividend growth. Many of them are included in the list of our favorite blue chip dividend stocks. While there are 51 stocks in the S&P Dividend Aristocrats Index, which includes companies in the S&P 500 Index that have raised their dividend for at least 25 consecutive years, there are fewer than 25 dividend kings. Here are 18 Dividend Kings presented in alphabetical order. Each stock has increased its annual dividend 50 or more consecutive years.