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 137) is much larger than the Dividend Aristocrats list (currently 66). 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 137 companies on the 2020 Dividend Champions List:

Company (Symbol) – Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases

(sorted by consecutive years highest to lowest)

Amer. States Water (AWR)  –  66

Dover (DOV)  –  64

Northwest Natrl (NWN)  –  64

Genuine Parts (GPC)  –  64

Procter & Gamble (PG)  –  64

Parker-Hannifin (PH)  –  63

Emerson Electric (EMR)  –  63

3M (MMM)  –  62

Cincinnati Fin. (CINF)  –  60

Coca-Cola (KO)  –  58

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)  –  58

Lowe’s Companies (LOW)  –  57

Lancaster Colony (LANC)  –  57

Colgate-Palmolive (CL)  –  57

Farmers & Merchants (FMCB) – 57

Nordson (NDSN)  –  56

ABM Industries (ABM)  –  53

Hormel Foods (HRL)  –  53

California Water Service (CWT)  –  53

SJW (SJW)  –  53

Tootsie Roll (TR)  –  52

Target (TGT)  –  53

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)  –  53

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT)  – 52

Stepan Company (SCL) – 52

Commerce Bancshares (CBSH)  –  52

H.B. Fuller (FUL) – 51

Altria Group (MO)  –  51

Sysco (SYY)  –  50

Natural Fuel Gas (NFG)  –  50

Black Hills Corp. (BKH)  –  49

Universal Corp. (UVV)  –  49

MSA Safety (MSA)  –  49

W.W. Grainger (GWW)  –  49

PPG Industries (PPG)  –  49

Computer Services (CSVI)  –  49

Becton Dickinson (BDX)  –  48

Tennant (TNC)  –  48

Leggett & Platt (LEG)  –  48

Becton Dickinson & Co.  – 48

Kimberly-Clark (KMB)  –  48

PepsiCo (PEP)  –  48

Middlesex Water (MSEX)  –  47

Gorman-Rupp (GRC)   –  47

VF (VFC)  –  47

Nucor (NUE)  – 47

S&P Global Inc. (SPGI)  –  47

Wal-Mart (WMT)  –  47

RPM International (RPM)  –  46

Consolidated Edison (ED)  –  46

Telephone & Data Systems (TDS)  –  46

Illinois Tool Works (ITW)  –  45

United Bankshares (UBSI)  –  45

Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)  –  45

RLI Corp. (RLI)  –  45

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)  –  45

MGE Energy (MGEE)  –  45

McDonald’s (MCD)  –  44

Automatic Data Processing (ADP)  –  44

Pentair (PNR)  –  44

Carlisle Companies (CSL)  –  43

Medtronic (MDT)  –  43

Clorox (CLX)  –  43

Sherwin-Williams (SHW)  –  42

Franklin Resources (BEN)  –  40

Community Trust Bancorp (CTBI)  –  40

Eaton Vance (EV)  –  39

Old Republic Intl (ORI)  –  39

Weyco Group (WEYS)  –  38

Aflac (AFL)  –  39

Air Prod. & Chem. (APD)  –  38

Cintas (CTAS)  –  37

Sonoco Products (SON)  –  37

Exxon Mobil (XOM)  –  37

Atmos Energy (ATO)  –  36

Brown-Forman Class B (BF-B)  –  36

AT&T (T)  –  36

Nacco Industries (NC)  –  35

Brady (BRC)  –  34

Univ. Health Realty Trust (UHT)  –  35

T. Rowe Price (TROW)   –  34

Donaldson Company (DCI)  –  33

Eagle Financial Services (EFSI)  –  33

Thompkins Financial Corp. (TMP)  – 33 

Mercury General (MCY)  –  33

McCormick & Co. (MKC)  –  33

Chevron (CVX)  –  33

UGI (UGI)  –  33

1st Source (SRCE)  –  32

First Financial (THFF)  –  31

Erie Indemnity (ERIE)  –  29

National Retail  Properties (NNN)  –  31

Erie Indemnity Company (ERIE)  –  30

Jack Henry & Assoc. (JKHY)  –  30

SEI Investments (SEIC)  –  29

General Dynamics (GD)  –  29

Westamerica Bancorp (WABC)  –   28

Community Bank System (CBU)  –  28

Chesapeake Financial (CPKF)  –  28

MDU Resources (MDU)  –  28

UMB Financial (UMBF)  –  28

Ecolab (ECL)  – 28

Franklin Electric Co.  (FELE)  – 28

McGrath Rentcorp (MGRC)  –  28

People’s United Financial (PBCT)  –  28

Essential Utilities (WTRG)  –  27

Badger Meter (BMI)  –  27

West Pharaceutical Services (WST) – 27

Artesian Resources (ARTNA) – 27

Roper Technologyies (ROP)  –  27

Stryker (SYK)  –  27

Thompson Reuters Corp. (TRI)  –  27

Linde PLC (LIN)  –  27

Realty Income Corp. (O)  –  27

Chubb Limited (CB)  –  27

John Wiley & Sons (JW-A)  –  27

PSB Holdings (PSBQ)  –  27

Arrow Financial Corp. (AROW)  –  26

Raytheon Technologies (RTX)  –  26

Aptar Group (ATR)  –  26

Cullens/Frost Bankers (CFR)  –  26

Caterpillar (CAT)  –  26

BancFirst Corp OK  (BANF) – 26

A.O. Smith (AOS) – 26

Brown & Brown (BRO) – 26

Enterprise Bancorp Inc. (EBTC)  –  26

NextEra Energy (NEE)  –  26

Albemarie Corp. (ALB)  –  26

Essex Property Trust (ESS)  –  26

Expeditors International (EXPD)  –  26

Southside Bancshares (SBSI)  –  25

Northeast Indiana Bancorp (NIDB)  –  25

Matthews International (MATW)  –  25

Lincoln Electric Holdings (LECO)  –  25

Polaris Industries (PII)  –  25

Canadian National Railway (CNI)  – 25

RenaissanceRe Holdings (RNR)  –  25

International Business Machines (IBM)  –  25

(updated August  2020)

 

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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