Dividend Aristocrats Definition: Dividend Aristocrats are determined by Standard & Poor’s and are included in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index launched on May 2nd 2005. Dividend Aristocrats are reviewed annually in January. To qualify as a Dividend Aristocrat, a company must meet all of the following four criteria:
1. Be listed on the S&P 500
2. Increased its total dividend per share annually for a minimum of 25 consecutive years
3. Minimum float-adjusted market capitalization of $3 billion as of the rebalancing date
4. Minimum three-month average daily value traded of $5 million as of the rebalancing date
Dividend Aristocrats List Description: The following table lists the current Dividend Aristocrats. This table also shows some valuable metrics for dividend investors to assess both the dividend level and dividend sustainability of these consistent dividend payers. The table includes and can be sorted on: company name, dividend yield, payout ratio (a measure of dividend sustainability), market cap, beta (a measure of stock volatility), as well as the current trading day stock price percent change. Keep in mind that the Dividend Aristocrats list can change mid-year due to corporate actions (e.g. spin-offs, stock splits, special dividends, etc.). This live table is updated throughout the trading day. Don’t miss out on important revisions to the Dividend Aristocrats. Get our free Dogs of the Dow Newsletter.