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. The Dividend Aristocrats List is 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.
Dividend Aristocrats List FAQ
Which stocks are in the Dividend Aristocrats?
The 65 stocks that make up the Dividend Aristocrats are 3M, A.O. Smith, Abbott Labs, AbbVie, Aflac, Air Products, Albemarle, Amcor, Archer-Daniels, AT&T, Atmos Energy, Automatic Data, Becton Dickinson, Brown-Forman, Cardinal Health, Caterpillar, Chevron, Chubb, Cincinnati Financial, Cintas, Clorox, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Consol Edison, Dover, Ecolab, Emerson Electric, Essex Property, Expeditors, ExxonMobil, Federal Realty, Franklin Resources, General Dynamics, Genuine Parts, Hormel Foods, IBM, Illinois Tool Works, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, Leggett & Platt, Linde, Lowe’s, McCormick, McDonald’s, Medtronic, NextEra Energy, Nucor, Pentair, People’s United, PepsiCo, PPG, Procter & Gamble, Realty Income, Roper, S&P Global, Sherwin-Williams, Stanley B & D, Sysco, T. Rowe Price, Target, VF, W.W. Grainger, Walgreens, Walmart, and West Pharmaceutical.
How many Dividend Aristocrats are there?
65 stocks met the criteria required to be a Dividend Aristocrat in 2021.
What is the Dividend Aristocrats Index?
The Dividend Aristocrats Index in a compilation of companies that have increased dividends for 25 consecutive years.
When was the Dividend Aristocrats Index launched?
The Dividend Aristocrats Index was launched on May 2, 2005.
Which companies joined the Dividend Aristocrats List in 2021?
IBM, Next Era Energy, and West Pharmaceutical.
Which companies were removed from the Dividend Aristocrats List in 2021?
Carrier Global, Otis Worldwide, and Raytheon Technologies.