The S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats List 2017

The S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats® Index measure the performance of S&P 500 companies that have increased dividends every year for the last 25 consecutive year or more. Companies achieveing the aristrocrats desingation are unique since increasing dividends for many years is not an easy. Invstors looking for consistent dividend payers among the S&P 500 companies can consider looking into these aristocrats.

The list of S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats for this year are shown in the table below:

S.No.Company/TickerSectorNumber of Years of Dividend Increase
1Dover (DOV)Industrials61
2Emerson Electric (EMR)Industrials60
3Genuine Parts (GPC)Consumer Cyclical60
4Procter & Gamble (PG)Consumer Defensive60
53M (MMM)Industrials58
6Cincinnati Fin. (CINF)Financial Services56
7Johnson &Johnson (JNJ)Healthcare54
8Coca-Cola (KO)Consumer Defensive54
9Lowe’s Companies (LOW)Consumer Cyclical54
10Colgate-Palmolive (CL)Consumer Defensive53
11Hormel Foods (HRL)Consumer Defensive51
12Stanley Blk&Dckr (SWK)Industrials49
13Target (TGT)Consumer Defensive49
14Sysco (SYY)Consumer Defensive47
15CR Bard (BCR)Healthcare45
16Becton Dickinson (BDX)Healthcare45
17W W Grainger (GWW)Industrials45
18Leggett & Platt (LEG)Consumer Cyclical45
19PPG Industries (PPG)Basic Materials45
20Kimberly-Clark (KMB)Consumer Defensive44
21Nucor (NUE)Basic Materials44
22PepsiCo (PEP)Consumer Defensive44
23VF (VFC)Consumer Cyclical44
24AbbVie (ABBV)Healthcare43
25Abbott Laboratories (ABT)Healthcare43
26S&P Global Inc. (SPGI)Industrials43
27Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)Consumer Defensive43
28Automatic Data (ADP)Industrials42
29Consolidated Edison (ED)Utilities42
30Illinois Tool Works (ITW)Industrials42
31Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)Consumer Defensive41
32McDonald’s (MCD)Consumer Cyclical41
33Pentair (PNR)Industrials41
34Walgreens Boots (WBA)Consumer Defensive41
35Clorox (CLX)Consumer Defensive39
36Medtronic (MDT)Healthcare39
37Sherwin-Williams (SHW)Basic Materials38
38Franklin Resources (BEN)Financial Services37
39Aflac (AFL)Financial Services34
40Air Products & ChemicalsBasic Materials34
41Cintas (CTAS)Industrials34
42Exxon Mobil (XOM)Energy34
43Brown-Forman (BF.B)Consumer Defensive33
44AT&T (T)Communications33
45Cardinal Health (CAH)Healthcare31
46HCP (HCP)Real Estate31
47McCormick & Co. (MKC)Consumer Defensive31
48T. Rowe Price (TROW)Financial Services30
49Chevron (CVX)Energy29
50MDU Resources Group (MDU)Basic Materials26
51SEI Investments (SEIC)Financial Services26
52Ecolab (ECL)Basic Materials25
53General Dynamics (GD)Industrials25

Source: S&P and Dividend Builder

Download: The S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats 2017 (in Excel)

Of the companies listed above 26% ocompanies from the consumer staples sector. Just 2% are in the tech sector.

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