S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

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Every year Standards and Poors comes out with its S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats. This is a listing of the best dividend stocks from the S&P 500 index. The minimum requires to make the Dividend Aristocrats list are:
  • The company must have a minimum market capitalization of $3 billion.
  • The stock's average trading volume must be at least $5 million.
  • The company must have increased its dividend every year for at least the last 25-years.
There are currently 42 Dividend Stocks in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats:

ABT Abbott Laboratories
APD Air Products & Chemicals Inc
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Co
ADP Automatic Data Processing
BCR Bard, C.R. Inc
BDX Becton, Dickinson & Co
BMS Bemis Co Inc
BF/B Brown-Forman Corp B
CTL CenturyLink Inc
CB Chubb Corp
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corp
CTAS Cintas Corp
CLX Clorox Co
KO Coca-Cola Co
ED Consolidated Edison Inc
DOV Dover Corp
EMR Emerson Electric Co
XOM Exxon Mobil Corp
FDO Family Dollar Stores Inc
GWW Grainger, W.W. Inc
TEG Integrys Energy Group Inc
JNJ Johnson & Johnson
KMB Kimberly-Clark
LEG Leggett & Platt
LLY Lilly, Eli & Co
LOW Lowe's Cos Inc
MCD McDonald's Corp
MHP McGraw-Hill Cos Inc
PPG PPG Industries Inc
PEP PepsiCo Inc
PBI Pitney Bowes Inc
PG Procter & Gamble
SHW Sherwin-Williams Co
SIAL Sigma-Aldrich Corp
SWK Stanley Black & Decker
SVU Supervalu Inc
TGT Target Corp
WMT Wal-Mart Stores
WAG Walgreen Co

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