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Dividend growth market leaders

Dividend growth market leaders

15.63k followers11 symbols Watchlist by The Motley Fool

Companies that not only tend to beat the market, but pay you as they do.

Curated by The Motley Fool


Dividend aristocrats are the model of consistency. To be a part of the club, a company must be a member of the S&P 500 index and have increased its annual dividend payment for the last 25 years. Many associate the group with income investing and dividend growth, but dividend aristocrats have beaten the broader market in total returns, notching better results over one, three, five and 10-year periods. Within this group of quality companies, our analysts like 10 in particular for investors looking for steady stable income (and some growth, too!).

How did we choose these stocks?

Each of these stocks is not only a dividend aristocrat but also an active recommendation of a Motley Fool premium investing service as of 31/8/2016.

Who made these selections?

The Motley Fool is dedicated to helping the world invest – better. Founded in 1993 by brothers Tom and David Gardner, The Motley Fool helps millions of people attain financial freedom through our website, podcasts, books, newspaper column, radio show, mutual funds and premium investing services.

How are these weighted?

This watchlist consists of equally weighted stocks.


WatchlistChange today1-month return1-year returnTotal return
Dividend growth market leaders+0.36%+1.48%+23.44%+14.86%

11 symbols

SymbolCompany nameLast priceChange% changeMarket timeVolumeAvg vol (3-month)Market cap
JNJJohnson & Johnson165.11-0.51-0.31%4:00 pm GMT-44.32M6.92M434.10B
XOMExxon Mobil Corporation99.12+3.85+4.04%4:03 pm GMT-433.62M19.54M413.10B
KOThe Coca-Cola Company56.24-0.54-0.95%4:00 pm GMT-413.71M12.84M243.22B
MCDMcDonald's Corporation239.09+0.59+0.25%4:00 pm GMT-42.81M2.50M172.46B
MDTMedtronic plc85.05+0.55+0.65%4:00 pm GMT-43.79M5.50M113.04B
SHWThe Sherwin-Williams Company217.37-2.14-0.97%4:00 pm GMT-41.33M1.54M56.34B
EMREmerson Electric Co.79.77+1.52+1.94%4:03 pm GMT-44.86M2.64M45.72B
CTASCintas Corporation411.94+0.92+0.22%4:00 pm GMT-4586.15k430.59k41.83B
AFLAflac Incorporated59.67-0.34-0.57%4:00 pm GMT-41.59M2.47M37.71B
MKCMcCormick & Company, Incorporated73.31-1.12-1.50%4:00 pm GMT-41.74M1.16M19.67B