Dividend Kings List
50 + Consecutive Years of Increasing Dividends
Dividend Kings are S&P 500 companies who have increased their dividend for 50+ consecutive years. That is an amazing record of consistency. That is why there are only 33 companies that qualify for the Dividend Kings List.
Think about it; 50 years is a long time. Booms and busts, inflation and deflation, high interest rates and low interest rates; these companies have survived and prospered through it all. In other words, you have at least found a company that has been able to move forward over many different environments and cycles.
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There are 34 Companies on the 2021 Dividend Kings List:
Company (Symbol) – Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases
(sorted by consecutive years highest to lowest)
Dover (DOV) – 66
Genuine Parts (GPC) – 65
Northwest Nat. (NWN) – 65
Parker Hannifin (PH) – 65
3M (MMM) – 63
Cincinnati Fin. (CINF) – 61
Coca-Cola (KO) – 59
Lowe’s (LOW) – 59
F&M Bank (FMCB) – 58
Lancaster Colony (LANC) – 58
Nordson (NDSN) – 58
ABM Industries (ABM) – 54
California Water Services (CWT) – 54
Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) – 54
Hormel Foods (HRL) – 54
SJW Group (SJW) – 54
Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) – 54
Target (TGT) – 54
Commerce Bancshares (CBSH) – 53
Stepan Co. (SCL) – 53
H.B. Fuller Co. (FUL) – 52
Tootsie Roll Industries (TR) – 52
Altria Group (MO) – 52
National Fuel Gas (NFG) – 51
Sysco Corp (SYY) – 51
Universal Corporation (UVV) – 51
Black Hills Corporation (BKH) – 50
W.W. Grainger (GWW) – (50)
PPG Industries (PPG) – 50
(Updated: October 2021)
A Word of Caution About the Dividend Kings
Humans, and investors in particular, tend to think in a linear fashion. In other words, we view the past and assume it will continue without sufficient analysis of what could change.
Just because a company has increased its dividend for 50 years does not mean it will continue forever. Companies frequently stumble and drop off dividend lists. In addition these stocks carry higher than average valuations most of the time. After all, they are Dividend Kings!
The Dividend Value Builder provides a time saving approach to discover, compare, and evaluate dividend stocks without emotional bias. We select dividend stocks by using fundamental quantitative analysis to estimate an intrinsic value. This provides us with a margin of safety estimate and estimate of forward returns if the company stock gravitates toward its intrinsic value over time.
My point is you shouldn’t just take a list and stop there. We need to dig in and analyze the companies. Using a quantitative analysis such as the Dividend Value Builder allows investors to compare stocks without letting emotions or behavioral biases influence their choices in picking stocks. We want to find the stocks that offer a bargain (or at least a fair) price for the value of the company.
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