Dividend Champions List

25 or More Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases

Dividend Champions are companies which have increased their dividend for 25 or more consecutive years. Unlike the the Dividend Aristocrats , Dividend Champions are not necessarily members of the S&P 500 index.

The Dividend Champions List was created by Dave Fish (deceased 2018) and now maintained by Justin Law. More information is available at The DRiP Investing Resource Center , a non-profit organization.

The Dividend Champions list (currently 133) is much larger than the Dividend Aristocrats list (currently 65). The goal of the Champions list is to identify all U.S. companies that have increased their dividends paid for 25+ consecutive years regardless of their size.

There are 133 companies on the 2021 Dividend Champions List:

Company (Symbol) – Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases

(sorted by consecutive years highest to lowest)

Amer. States Water (AWR)  –  67

Dover (DOV)  –  66

Northwest Natrl (NWN)  –  65

Genuine Parts (GPC)  –  65

Procter & Gamble (PG)  –  65

Parker-Hannifin (PH)  –  65

Emerson Electric (EMR)  –  64

3M (MMM)  –  63

Cincinnati Fin. (CINF)  –  61

Coca-Cola (KO)  –  59

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)  –  59

Lowe’s Companies (LOW)  –  59

Lancaster Colony (LANC)  –  59

Colgate-Palmolive (CL)  –  58

Nordson (NDSN)  –  58

Hormel Foods (HRL)  –  55

ABM Industries (ABM)  –  54

California Water Service (CWT)  –  54

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT)  – 54

SJW (SJW)  –  54

Tootsie Roll (TR)  –  52

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)  –  54

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT)  – 52

Stepan Company (SCL) – 53

Commerce Bancshares (CBSH)  –  53

H.B. Fuller (FUL) – 52

Sysco (SYY)  –  51

Natural Fuel Gas (NFG)  –  51

Black Hills Corp. (BKH)  –  51

Target (TGT)  –  50

W.W. Grainger (GWW)  –  50

Universal Corp. (UVV)  –  50

MSA Safety (MSA)  –  50

W.W. Grainger (GWW)  –  50

Leggett & Platt (LEG)  –  50

PPG Industries (PPG)  –  50

Computer Services (CSVI)  –  49

Becton Dickinson (BDX)  –  49

Tennant (TNC)  –  49

Kimberly-Clark (KMB)  –  49

PepsiCo (PEP)  –  49

Nucor (NUE)  – 48

S&P Global Inc. (SPGI)  –  48

Wal-Mart (WMT)  –  48

RPM International (RPM)  –  47

Consolidated Edison (ED)  –  46

Telephone & Data Systems (TDS)  –  47

Illinois Tool Works (ITW)  –  46

United Bankshares (UBSI)  –  46

Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)  –  46

RLI Corp. (RLI)  –  46

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)  –  46

MGE Energy (MGEE)  –  46

McDonald’s (MCD)  –  46

Automatic Data Processing (ADP)  –  46

Carlisle Companies (CSL)  –  45

Medtronic (MDT)  –  44

Clorox (CLX)  –  44

Sherwin-Williams (SHW)  –  43

Franklin Resources (BEN)  –  41

Community Trust Bancorp (CTBI)  –  41

Old Republic International (ORI)  –  40

Eaton Vance (EV)  –  39

Weyco Group (WEYS)  –  39

Aflac (AFL)  –  39

Air Prod. & Chem. (APD)  –  39

Sonoco Products (SON)  –  39

Cintas (CTAS)  –  38

Exxon Mobil (XOM)  –  38

Atmos Energy (ATO)  –  37

Brown-Forman Class B (BF-B)  –  37

AT&T (T)  –  36

Nacco Industries (NC)  –  36

Brady (BRC)  –  36

Univ. Health Realty Trust (UHT)  –  36

Donaldson Company (DCI)  –  35

McCormick & Company (MKC.V) – 35

Tompkins Financial Corp. (TMP) – 35

T. Rowe Price (TROW)   –  35

Chevron (CVX)  –  34

Mercury General (MCY)  –  34

UGI (UGI)  –  34

1st Source (SRCE)  –  34

First Financial Corp. (THFF)  –  33

National Retail  Properties (NNN)  –  32

Erie Indemnity Company (ERIE)  –  31

Jack Henry & Assoc. (JKHY)  –  31

SEI Investments (SEIC)  –  30

General Dynamics (GD)  –  30

Essential Utilities (WTRG) – 30

Community Bank System (CBU)  –  29

Ecolab inc. (ECL) – 29

Franklin Electric Co.  (FELE)  – 29

McGrath Rentcorp (MGRC)  –  29

People’s United Financial (PBCT)  –  29

Badger Meter (BMI)  –  29

Artesian Resources (ARTNA) – 29

UMB Financial Corp. (UNBF) – 29

A.O. Smith Corp. (AOS) – 28

Arrow Financial Corp. (AROW) – 28

AptarGroup, Inc. (ATR) – 28

BankFirst Corporation (BANF) – 28

Chubb Limited (CB) – 28

Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (CFR) – 28

John Wiley & Sons , Inc. (JW.A) – 28

Linde PLC  (LIN) – 28

Realty Income Corporation (O) – 28

Roper Technologies, Inc. (ROP) – 28

Raytheon Technologies (RTX)  –  28

Stryker Corporation (SYK) – 28

Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI) – 28

Westamerica Bancorporation (WABC) – 28

West Pharmaceutical Services (WST) – 28

Albemarie Corporation (ALB) – 27

Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO) – 27

Caterpillar (CAT)  –  27

Enterprise Bancorp Inc. (EBTC)  –  27

Essex Property Trust (ESS)  –  27

Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD)  –  27

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) – 27

Southside Bancshares (SBSI)  –  27

Cardinal Health (CAH) – 26

Canadian National Railway Company (CNI) – 26

Enbridge Inc. (ENB) – 26

International Business Machines (IBM)  –  26

Lincoln Electric Holdings (LECO) – 26

Matthews International Corporation (MATW) – 26

New Jersey Resources Corporation (NJR) – 26

Polaris Inc. (PII) – 26

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR) – 26

Church & Dwight Co. (CHD) – 25

The First of Long Island Corporation (FLIC) – 25

Bank OZK (OZK) – 25

(updated June 2021)

 

Dividend Champions & Stock Picking

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While Arbor Investment Planner has used reasonable efforts to obtain information from reliable sources, we make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of third-party information presented herein. The sole purpose of this analysis is information. Nothing presented herein is, or is intended to constitute investment advice. Consult your financial advisor before making investment decisions.

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