Dividend Kings Definition: Dividend Kings have just one criteria. To qualify as a Dividend King, a company must increase its total dividend per share annually for a minimum of 50 consecutive years. You will find that some Dividend Kings are also Dividend Aristocrats but Dividend Kings are selected from a larger pool of companies so you will discover some other dividend payers not included in the Dividend Aristocrats List. Indeed, while Dividend Aristocrats have to be part of the S&P 500 and meet some liquidity and market cap minimums, the Dividend Kings don’t have to meet these requirements. Nonetheless, it is rare to find companies that have consistently increased their dividends for over 50 years. As a result, the Dividend Kings list tends to be a smaller/more select list that of the Dividend Aristocrats.
Dividend Kings List Description: The following table lists the current Dividend Kings. This table also shows some valuable metrics for dividend investors to assess both the dividend level and dividend sustainability of these consistent dividend payers over the past 50 years. 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 Kings list can change throughout the year due to corporate actions (e.g. spinoffs, buyouts, etc.). This live table is updated throughout the trading day. Don’t miss out on important revisions to the Dividend Kings. Get our free Dogs of the Dow Newsletter.
Dividend Kings List FAQ
Which stocks are in the Dividend Kings?
The 29 stocks that make up the Dividend Kings are 3M, ABM Industries, Altria, American Water, CA Water Service, Cincinnati Financial, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Commerce Bank, Dover, Emerson Electric, F & M Bancorp, Federal Realty, Genuine Parts, H.B. Fuller, Hormel Foods, Johnson & Johnson, Lancaster Colony, Lowe’s, Nordson, MSA Safety, NW Natural, Parker-Hannifin, Procter & Gamble, SJW Group, Stanley B & D, Stepan, Sysco, Tootsie Roll.
How many Dividend Kings are there?
Currently, the Dividend Kings are comprised of 29 stocks.
What is required to be on the Dividend Kings List?
There is only one criteria to be included among the Dividend Kings: a company must increase its total dividend per share payout annually for a minimum of 50 consecutive years.
What’s the difference between Dividend Kings and Dividend Aristocrats?
One of the biggest differences between Dividend Kings and Dividend Aristocrats is the minimum number of consecutive years a company must increase its dividend payouts. In the case of the Dividend Aristocrats, it’s 25 years. For the Dividend Kings, it’s 50 years. In addition, Dividend Kings are not limited to the S&P 500 companies as are the Dividend Aristocrats.