To qualify as a Dividend Champion, a company must have increased its total dividends per share annually for a minimum of 25 consecutive years. Unlike the Dividend Aristocrats, however, Dividend Champions are not limited to S&P 500 stocks so the universe of stocks with 25+ years of dividend growth is a bit larger. In fact, the list of Dividend Champions is over twice the size of the Dividend Aristocrats list. To get the list down to a more manageable size, we selected companies with a dividend yield greater than 4% and a market cap greater than $10 billion — only 10 Dividend Champions made the cut. The following table lists these Top 10 Dividend Champions.
Dividend Champions List Description: The following table lists the Dividend Champions based on their dividend yield and market cap. 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 Champions list changes throughout the year due to corporate actions (e.g. dividend suspensions, dividend cuts, spin-offs, dividend policy changes, etc.). This live table is updated throughout the trading day. Don’t miss out on important revisions to the Dividend Champions. Get our free Dogs of the Dow Newsletter.
Dividend Champions List FAQ
What are the best Dividend Champions?
The best Dividend Champions based on dividend yield (and with a market cap greater than $10 billion) are Altria, Amcor, Enbridge, Enterprise Products Partners, ExxonMobil, Franklin Resources, IBM, Realty Income, Walgreens, and WP Carey.
What is the highest dividend yield on the best Dividend Champions list?
The number one dividend champion stock by yield on the Top 10 Dividend Champions list is the midstream energy company Enterprise Products Partners with a dividend yield above 7% at the time of selection.
Are any Dividend Champions also 2022 Dogs of the Dow?
Yes. IBM and Walgreens are both Top 10 Dividend Champions and 2022 Dogs of the Dow.
Are any Dividend Champions also Dividend Kings?
Altria is both a Dividend Champion and the top ranked Dividend King by yield on our Top 10 Dividend Kings list.
Are any of the Top 10 Dividend Champions on the Dividend Aristocrats list?
Yes, over half of them, are. Amcor, ExxonMobil, Franklin Resources, IBM, Realty Income, and Walgreens are Top 10 Dividend Champions that are also on the Dividend Aristocrats list.
Are any of the Top 10 Dividend Champions stocks REITs?
Realty Income, one of the Top 10 Dividend Champions, is a retail REIT.