Dividend Achievers Definition: To qualify as a Dividend Achiever, a company must have increased its total dividends per share annually for a minimum of 10 consecutive years and meet certain liquidity requirements as determined by Nasdaq. The list of Dividend Achievers is actually quite long (300+ stocks) with a wide range of dividend yields and market caps. So to get the list down to a more manageable size, only companies with a market cap greater than $5 billion and the highest dividend yield were included.
Top 10 Dividend Achievers List Description: The following table lists the top 10 Dividend Achievers based on their dividend yield and market cap. The table includes and can be sorted on: company name, dividend yield, market cap, price, as well as the current trading day stock price percent change. Keep in mind that the Dividend Achievers list can change during the year due to corporate actions (e.g. dividend suspensions, dividend cuts, spin-offs, etc.). This live table is updated throughout the trading day. Don’t miss out on important revisions to the Dividend Achievers. Get our free Dogs of the Dow Newsletter.
Top 10 Dividend Achievers List FAQ
What are the best Dividend Achievers?
The best Dividend Achievers based on dividend yield as of September 19, 2022 (and with a market cap greater than $5 billion) are 3M, Altria, Enterprise Products, IBM, LyondellBasell, Magellan Midstream, Philip Morris, Prudential Financial, Verizon, and Walgreens.
How many Dividend Achievers are there?
There are currently 371 Dividend Achievers.
Where are the Dividend Achievers listed?
Dividend Achievers are included in the Nasdaq US Broad Dividend Achievers Index (DAA) launched on December 5, 2003. Most Dividend Achievers companies must be included in the Nasdaq US Benchmark Index (NQUSB). However, companies that have a Limited Partnership structure can be listed on Nasdaq, NYSE, or CBOE.
How often are Dividend Achievers updated?
Dividend Achievers are reviewed annually in March. However, periodic additions or deletions can occur during the year. In fact, in 2021, 2 companies – CoreSite Realty and Hill-Rom – were removed due to acquisitions. In 2020, 7 companies cut their dividends so they were also removed from the Dividend Achievers list before the annual update. These ex-Dividend Achievers were Helmerich Payne, Occidental, Macerich, Maxim Integrated, Ross Stores, Tanger Outlet, and Urstadt Biddle Properties.
Are any of the Top 10 Dividend Achievers also Dividend Kings?
Yes. 3M and Altria are Dividend Kings and Top 10 Dividend Achievers. In fact, both 3M and Altria also made our Top 10 Dividend Kings List.
Are any of the Top 10 Dividend Achievers REITs?
No. Three REITs on the 2021 Top 10 Dividend Achievers 2021 did not make the 2022 Top 10 Dividend Achievers List. In fact, two of them (Iron Mountain and Omega Healthcare) were removed by Nasdaq from the Nasdaq US Broad Dividend Achievers Index.
Are any of the Top 10 Dividend Achievers also Dividend Aristocrats?
Yes. 3M, IBM and Walgreens are Dividend Aristocrats and Top 10 Dividend Achievers.
Are any of the Top 10 Dividend Achievers also one of the 2022 Dogs of the Dow?
Yes, three of them are. 3M, IBM and Walgreens are Top 10 Dividend Achievers and 2022 Dogs of the Dow.