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 140 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)  –  58

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp (FMCB) – 58

Colgate-Palmolive (CL)  –  58

Nordson (NDSN)  –  58

Hormel Foods (HRL)  –  54

ABM Industries (ABM)  –  54

California Water Service (CWT)  –  54

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT)  – 54

SJW (SJW)  –  54

Target (TGT)  –  54

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)  –  54

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT)  – 54

Stepan Company (SCL) – 53

Commerce Bancshares (CBSH)  –  53

Tootsie Roll (TR)  –  52

H.B. Fuller (FUL) – 52

Altria Group Inc.  – 52 

Sysco (SYY)  –  51

Universal Corp. (UVV)  –  51

Natural Fuel Gas (NFG)  –  51

Black Hills Corp. (BKH)  –  50

W.W. Grainger (GWW)  –  50

MSA Safety (MSA)  –  50

W.W. Grainger (GWW)  –  50

Leggett & Platt (LEG)  –  50

PPG Industries (PPG)  –  50

Computer Services (CSVI)  –  50

Becton Dickinson (BDX)  –  49

Tennant (TNC)  –  49

Kimberly-Clark (KMB)  –  49

PepsiCo (PEP)  –  49

Middlesex Water Company (MSEX) – 48

Gorman-Rupp Company (GRC) – 48

V.F. Corporation (VFC) – 48

Nucor (NUE)  – 48

S&P Global Inc. (SPGI)  –  48

Wal-Mart (WMT)  –  48

RPM International (RPM)  –  47

Consolidated Edison (ED)  –  47

Telephone & Data Systems (TDS)  –  47

Illinois Tool Works (ITW)  –  47

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)  –  45

Pentair PLC (PNR) – 45

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)  –  39

Exxon Mobil (XOM)  –  38

Atmos Energy (ATO)  –  37

Brown-Forman Class B (BF-B)  –  37

Nacco Industries (NC)  –  36

Brady (BRC)  –  36

Univ. Health Realty Trust (UHT)  –  36

Donaldson Company (DCI)  –  35

Eagle Financial Services (EFSI) – 35

Tompkins Financial Corp. (TMP) – 34

T. Rowe Price (TROW)   –  35

Chevron (CVX)  –  34

Mercury General (MCY)  –  34

McCormick & Company (MKC) – 34

UGI (UGI)  –  34

1st Source (SRCE)  –  34

First Financial Corp. (THFF)  –  32

National Retail  Properties (NNN)  –  32

Calvin B. Taylor Bankshares, Inc. (TYCB) – 31

Erie Indemnity Company (ERIE)  –  31

Jack Henry & Assoc. (JKHY)  –  31

First Farmers Financial Corporation (FFMR) – 31

SEI Investments (SEIC)  –  30

Chesapeake Financial Services (CPKF) – 30

General Dynamics (GD)  –  30

Community Bank System (CBU)  –  30

Artesian Resources Corporation (ARTNA) – 29

Westamerica Bancorporation (WABC) – 29

MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) – 29

Ecolab inc. (ECL) – 29

Franklin Electric Co.  (FELE)  – 29

McGrath Rentcorp (MGRC)  –  29

Enterprise Bancorp, Inc. (EBTC) – 29

People’s United Financial (PBCT)  –  29

Essential Utilities, Inc. (WTRG) – 29

Badger Meter (BMI)  –  29

UMB Financial Corp. (UNBF) – 29

West Pharmaceutical Services (WST) – 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

PSB Holdings (PSBQ) – 28

Linde PLC  (LIN) – 28

Realty Income Corporation (O) – 28

A.O. Smith Corp. (AOS) – 28

Roper Technologies, Inc. (ROP) – 28

Stryker Corporation (SYK) – 28

Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI) – 28

Caterpillar (CAT)  –  28

Albemarie Corporation (ALB) – 27

Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO) – 27

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) – 27

Essex Property Trust (ESS)  –  27

Southside Bancshares (SBSI)  –  27

Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD)  –  27

Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc. (NIDB) – 26

Matthews International Corporation (MATW) – 26

Lincoln Electric Holdings (LECO) – 26

Polaris Inc. (PII) – 26

Canadian National Railway Company (CNI) – 26

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR) – 26

International Business Machines (IBM)  –  26

The First of Long Island Corporation (FLIC) – 26

New Jersey Resources Corporation (NJR) – 26

Enbridge, Inc. (ENB) – 25

Church & Dwight Co. (CHD) – 25

Cardinal Health (CAH) – 25

Bank OZK (OZK) – 25

(updated October 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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