Dividend Achievers

This is the current list of Dividend Achievers. These are companies that have increased their dividend payment for at least 10 consecutive years. Additionally, to be a dividend achiever a company must have a minimum three-month average daily trading volume of at least $1 million. Learn how dividend achievers take the guesswork out of dividend investing.

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Market Cap
Stock Type
Consensus Rating
CompanyCurrent PriceDividend YieldAnnual PayoutPayout Ratio3-Year Dividend GrowthYears of Dividend GrowthEx-Dividend Date
MMM
3M
$148.48
+0.7%
4.01 %$5.9683.24 %2.86 %65N/A
AOS
A. O. Smith
$61.50
+1.5%
1.82 %$1.1234.36 %11.73 %30N/A
ABT
Abbott Laboratories
$109.00
-0.2%
1.72 %$1.8839.25 %16.20 %50N/A
ABM
ABM Industries
$44.70
+0.5%
1.74 %$0.7836.62 %2.76 %55N/A
ACN
Accenture
$310.33
+0.3%
1.25 %$3.8837.63 %N/A18N/A
ATVI
Activision Blizzard
$81.00
+0.6%
0.58 %$0.4719.58 %N/A13N/A
AFL
Aflac
$59.58
+0.3%
2.69 %$1.6024.13 %10.15 %398/23/2022
APD
Air Products and Chemicals
$261.77
-0.3%
2.48 %$6.4863.16 %10.89 %419/30/2022
ALB
Albemarle
$244.84
+2.8%
0.65 %$1.5871.17 %5.20 %299/15/2022
ARE
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
$162.52
+1.7%
2.90 %$4.72255.14 %6.30 %13N/A
ALE
ALLETE
$61.31
+0.2%
4.24 %$2.6071.82 %4.00 %138/12/2022
LNT
Alliant Energy
$61.05
-0.4%
2.80 %$1.7161.73 %6.31 %20N/A
MO
Altria Group
$44.22
+0.3%
8.14 %$3.60371.13 %5.47 %13N/A
AEP
American Electric Power
$100.08
+0.6%
3.12 %$3.1261.30 %5.84 %138/9/2022
AEL
American Equity Investment Life
$36.24
+0.3%
0.94 %$0.344.60 %N/A18N/A
AFG
American Financial Group
$127.71
-0.3%
1.75 %$2.2418.51 %84.75 %17N/A
AWR
American States Water
$87.70
-0.1%
1.66 %$1.4665.47 %9.72 %698/12/2022
AWK
American Water Works
$155.15
+0.1%
1.69 %$2.6236.64 %9.81 %148/8/2022
AMP
Ameriprise Financial
$270.17
+0.4%
1.85 %$5.0018.01 %7.86 %18N/A
ABC
AmerisourceBergen
$140.62
-0.5%
1.31 %$1.8421.10 %4.95 %188/12/2022
ADI
Analog Devices
$175.86
-0.8%
1.73 %$3.0486.12 %N/A21N/A
AIT
Applied Industrial Technologies
$104.79
+1.3%
1.30 %$1.3622.37 %3.23 %148/12/2022
ATR
AptarGroup
$107.27
+1.5%
1.42 %$1.5244.31 %4.35 %29N/A
ADM
Archer-Daniels-Midland
$82.49
-0.3%
1.94 %$1.6025.20 %3.37 %498/16/2022
ASH
Ashland Global
$103.72
-0.1%
1.29 %$1.348.43 %6.42 %2N/A
AIZ
Assurant
$158.07
+1.8%
1.72 %$2.7213.26 %5.27 %188/26/2022
T
AT&T
$18.00
-1.9%
6.17 %$1.1140.81 %1.15 %N/AN/A
AUB
Atlantic Union Bankshares
$33.58
+0.8%
3.34 %$1.1239.16 %N/A138/11/2022
ATO
Atmos Energy
$114.60
+0.6%
2.37 %$2.7249.28 %8.92 %388/19/2022
ADP
Automatic Data Processing
$248.61
+0.6%
1.67 %$4.1659.34 %N/A479/8/2022
AVY
Avery Dennison
$197.10
+1.9%
1.52 %$3.0032.79 %9.79 %139/6/2022
AVA
Avista
$42.54
+1.1%
4.14 %$1.7685.44 %4.29 %218/18/2022
AXS
AXIS Capital
$50.97
+0.8%
3.37 %$1.7235.54 %2.49 %19N/A
BMI
Badger Meter
$97.12
+1.0%
0.82 %$0.8036.53 %10.72 %30N/A
BCPC
Balchem
$127.77
+0.2%
0.50 %$0.6419.16 %N/A12N/A
BANF
BancFirst
$110.83
+1.7%
1.30 %$1.4430.44 %N/A29N/A
OZK
Bank OZK
$40.70
+0.4%
3.14 %$1.2829.84 %12.52 %27N/A
BDX
Becton, Dickinson and
$255.97
+0.7%
1.36 %$3.4860.00 %3.62 %509/8/2022
BBY
Best Buy
$78.54
+2.8%
4.48 %$3.5239.07 %15.87 %20N/A
BKH
Black Hills
$74.66
+0.3%
3.19 %$2.3857.35 %5.87 %528/17/2022
BLK
BlackRock
$696.27
+0.0%
2.80 %$19.5251.46 %11.18 %149/6/2022
BOKF
BOK Financial
$88.48
-0.4%
2.40 %$2.1228.96 %N/A178/15/2022
BRC
Brady
$46.87
+0.3%
1.92 %$0.9034.22 %1.95 %37N/A
BMY
Bristol-Myers Squibb
$73.80
+2.3%
2.93 %$2.1671.76 %N/A16N/A
AVGO
Broadcom
$545.53
-1.1%
3.01 %$16.4081.31 %N/A13N/A
BR
Broadridge Financial Solutions
$167.57
-0.2%
1.53 %$2.5654.94 %12.65 %15N/A
BIP
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners
$40.76
-0.6%
3.53 %$1.44208.70 %2.76 %N/A8/30/2022
BRO
Brown & Brown
$65.28
+0.6%
0.63 %$0.4118.98 %7.60 %288/9/2022
CHRW
C.H. Robinson Worldwide
$111.19
+1.3%
1.98 %$2.2026.47 %N/A19/1/2022
CWT
California Water Service Group
$59.90
+0.2%
1.67 %$1.0060.61 %7.05 %56N/A
CATC
Cambridge Bancorp
$83.32
+0.8%
3.07 %$2.5633.68 %N/A25N/A
CAH
Cardinal Health
$61.49
0.0%
3.22 %$1.9830.18 %1.17 %36N/A
CSL
Carlisle Companies
$302.70
+0.7%
0.71 %$2.1614.93 %11.42 %478/17/2022
CASY
Casey's General Stores
$207.84
+0.2%
0.73 %$1.5216.72 %N/A24N/A
CAT
Caterpillar
$185.81
+0.2%
2.58 %$4.8038.40 %9.07 %29N/A
CHE
Chemed
$479.28
+0.2%
0.30 %$1.448.01 %6.47 %148/12/2022
CPK
Chesapeake Utilities
$132.72
flat
1.61 %$2.1442.54 %9.42 %209/14/2022
CVX
Chevron
$153.41
-0.1%
3.70 %$5.6837.89 %5.83 %358/18/2022
CB
Chubb
$186.56
+0.7%
1.78 %$3.3220.02 %3.12 %30N/A
CHD
Church & Dwight
$87.63
+0.7%
1.20 %$1.0533.33 %5.10 %278/12/2022
CHDN
Churchill Downs
$209.87
-0.1%
0.32 %$0.675.34 %N/A11N/A
CINF
Cincinnati Financial
$98.34
+1.1%
2.81 %$2.7685.71 %5.93 %62N/A
CTAS
Cintas
$425.61
+0.5%
0.89 %$3.8032.62 %18.37 %408/12/2022
CME
CME Group
$201.46
-0.3%
1.99 %$4.0049.63 %N/A139/8/2022
CMS
CMS Energy
$68.21
+0.9%
2.70 %$1.8440.44 %6.76 %17N/A
CNS
Cohen & Steers
$75.80
+1.4%
2.90 %$2.2051.64 %-7.23 %148/12/2022
CL
Colgate-Palmolive
$80.81
+0.5%
2.33 %$1.8881.39 %2.55 %59N/A
CMCSA
Comcast
$38.59
+0.8%
2.80 %$1.0835.29 %N/A1610/4/2022
CMA
Comerica
$78.49
+0.4%
3.47 %$2.7239.71 %13.92 %N/A9/14/2022
CBSH
Commerce Bancshares
$71.02
-0.3%
1.49 %$1.0627.39 %N/A1N/A
CBU
Community Bank System
$67.99
-0.2%
2.53 %$1.7253.42 %5.69 %139/14/2022
ED
Consolidated Edison
$98.50
+1.3%
3.21 %$3.1669.15 %2.72 %488/16/2022
GLW
Corning
$35.90
+0.3%
3.01 %$1.0846.35 %10.06 %138/30/2022
COST
Costco Wholesale
$541.90
+0.2%
0.66 %$3.6028.35 %N/A19N/A
CSX
CSX
$32.82
-0.9%
1.22 %$0.4022.47 %N/A18/30/2022
CUBE
CubeSmart
$48.10
+1.2%
3.58 %$1.72160.75 %N/A139/30/2022
CFR
Cullen/Frost Bankers
$131.26
-0.2%
2.29 %$3.0046.08 %4.45 %308/30/2022
CMI
Cummins
$219.51
-0.2%
2.64 %$5.8040.62 %8.04 %188/18/2022
DLR
Digital Realty Trust
$130.98
+1.2%
3.73 %$4.88107.02 %4.72 %19N/A
DDS
Dillard's
$258.59
+7.6%
0.31 %$0.801.64 %239.84 %11N/A
DFS
Discover Financial Services
$102.88
+0.5%
2.33 %$2.4015.63 %7.82 %128/24/2022
DCI
Donaldson
$54.72
+0.2%
1.68 %$0.9236.65 %5.07 %378/15/2022
PLOW
Douglas Dynamics
$32.96
-1.0%
3.52 %$1.1692.80 %2.45 %13N/A
DEI
Douglas Emmett
$21.91
-0.6%
5.11 %$1.12228.58 %3.51 %N/AN/A
DOV
Dover
$134.50
+0.3%
1.49 %$2.0025.45 %1.55 %678/30/2022
DTE
DTE Energy
$129.75
+0.5%
2.73 %$3.5490.31 %9.87 %N/A9/16/2022
DUK
Duke Energy
$109.04
-0.1%
3.61 %$3.9479.76 %2.37 %198/11/2022
EMN
Eastman Chemical
$95.88
+0.8%
3.17 %$3.0433.01 %7.16 %139/14/2022
ECL
Ecolab
$164.71
-1.1%
1.24 %$2.0453.13 %4.89 %309/19/2022
EIX
Edison International
$67.70
-0.8%
4.14 %$2.80212.12 %3.45 %19N/A
EMR
Emerson Electric
$90.03
-0.4%
2.29 %$2.0643.10 %1.44 %658/11/2022
EPD
Enterprise Products Partners
$25.95
+1.0%
7.32 %$1.9085.59 %1.63 %26N/A
ELS
Equity LifeStyle Properties
$74.54
+1.1%
2.20 %$1.64107.90 %9.65 %199/29/2022
WTRG
Essential Utilities
$50.69
-0.1%
2.11 %$1.0762.94 %N/A318/11/2022
ESS
Essex Property Trust
$280.83
+0.7%
3.13 %$8.80148.90 %3.96 %29N/A
EVR
Evercore
$101.33
+0.3%
2.84 %$2.8817.12 %11.73 %178/25/2022
EVRG
Evergy
$68.64
+1.2%
3.34 %$2.2964.51 %32.55 %198/18/2022
ES
Eversource Energy
$90.93
+0.6%
2.80 %$2.5566.58 %6.06 %25N/A
EXPD
Expeditors International of Washington
$103.10
-0.4%
1.30 %$1.3414.77 %N/A29N/A
XOM
Exxon Mobil
$88.95
+0.6%
3.96 %$3.5238.51 %2.61 %388/11/2022
FDS
FactSet Research Systems
$423.55
+0.1%
0.84 %$3.5634.94 %9.21 %258/30/2022
FAST
Fastenal
$53.67
+1.3%
2.31 %$1.2469.27 %13.30 %24N/A
FRT
Federal Realty Investment Trust
$107.12
+1.3%
4.00 %$4.28123.70 %1.78 %559/21/2022
FITB
Fifth Third Bancorp
$34.49
-0.5%
3.48 %$1.2036.25 %N/A11N/A
FFIN
First Financial Bankshares
$44.48
-0.4%
1.53 %$0.6842.24 %N/A139/14/2022
THFF
First Financial
$46.40
+0.4%
2.33 %$1.0822.69 %N/A1N/A
FLO
Flowers Foods
$27.69
+0.0%
3.18 %$0.8886.28 %5.34 %21N/A
FELE
Franklin Electric
$92.29
+0.7%
0.85 %$0.7820.97 %N/A31N/A
BEN
Franklin Resources
$27.85
+0.7%
4.17 %$1.1634.52 %-34.11 %41N/A
GATX
GATX
$98.52
-2.3%
2.11 %$2.0841.85 %N/A139/14/2022
GD
General Dynamics
$225.79
-1.3%
2.23 %$5.0442.64 %8.56 %3210/6/2022
GNTX
Gentex
$27.76
+1.3%
1.73 %$0.4835.56 %N/AN/AN/A
GPC
Genuine Parts
$151.90
+0.6%
2.36 %$3.5846.37 %4.22 %67N/A
GL
Globe Life
$98.15
+0.3%
0.85 %$0.8311.81 %N/A18N/A
GGG
Graco
$67.80
+0.4%
1.24 %$0.8433.07 %11.49 %25N/A
FUL
H.B. Fuller
$64.38
+0.8%
1.18 %$0.7622.96 %25.39 %N/AN/A
HAS
Hasbro
$78.10
+0.2%
3.59 %$2.8072.16 %N/A110/31/2022
HWKN
Hawkins
$41.84
+4.0%
1.34 %$0.5621.62 %N/A198/18/2022
HCSG
Healthcare Services Group
$14.18
+1.6%
5.99 %$0.85212.50 %N/A208/18/2022
HEI
HEICO
$157.71
+0.1%
0.11 %$0.187.41 %N/A17N/A
HI
Hillenbrand
$45.20
-0.6%
1.92 %$0.8730.74 %1.19 %14N/A
HNI
HNI
$34.42
+0.5%
3.72 %$1.2876.65 %1.82 %13N/A
HEP
Holly Energy Partners
$17.43
+3.0%
8.03 %$1.4074.87 %N/AN/AN/A
HOMB
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)
$24.09
+0.9%
2.74 %$0.6647.48 %N/A128/16/2022
HON
Honeywell International
$193.97
+0.9%
2.02 %$3.9253.48 %7.26 %128/11/2022
HMN
Horace Mann Educators
$35.29
+0.3%
3.63 %$1.2891.43 %2.84 %14N/A
HRL
Hormel Foods
$49.02
+0.2%
2.12 %$1.0459.43 %8.80 %56N/A
HPQ
HP
$33.45
-0.4%
2.99 %$1.0017.99 %12.88 %139/13/2022
HUBB
Hubbell
$214.14
+0.3%
1.96 %$4.2043.34 %N/A158/30/2022
IEX
IDEX
$211.13
-0.4%
1.14 %$2.4035.82 %7.89 %2N/A
ITW
Illinois Tool Works
$209.32
-0.7%
2.33 %$4.8857.89 %9.86 %529/29/2022
INDB
Independent Bank
$84.27
-0.1%
2.42 %$2.0455.28 %N/A13N/A
INGR
Ingredion
$90.86
-1.0%
2.86 %$2.6035.71 %N/A12N/A
NSP
Insperity
$109.27
-0.1%
1.90 %$2.0857.46 %67.36 %13N/A
IBM
International Business Machines
$132.61
+0.1%
4.98 %$6.60107.14 %1.79 %288/9/2022
IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances
$127.66
+0.7%
2.48 %$3.16144.95 %3.18 %20N/A
IP
International Paper
$42.48
+1.6%
4.35 %$1.8538.46 %1.28 %N/A8/12/2022
IRM
Iron Mountain
$53.99
+3.1%
4.57 %$2.47196.03 %1.39 %N/A9/14/2022
ITT
ITT
$78.86
+0.6%
1.34 %$1.0626.63 %17.97 %109/1/2022
JJSF
J&J Snack Foods
$140.03
-1.2%
1.81 %$2.5399.61 %N/A18N/A
JBHT
J.B. Hunt Transport Services
$187.07
+1.9%
0.86 %$1.6018.04 %N/A20N/A
JKHY
Jack Henry & Associates
$210.93
-0.1%
0.93 %$1.9640.16 %N/A33N/A
JNJ
Johnson & Johnson
$170.20
-0.5%
2.66 %$4.5265.79 %5.78 %618/22/2022
K
Kellogg
$74.68
-0.5%
3.11 %$2.3253.58 %1.64 %198/31/2022
KEY
KeyCorp
$18.15
+0.5%
4.30 %$0.7834.21 %9.90 %118/29/2022
KMB
Kimberly-Clark
$134.29
+0.7%
3.46 %$4.6487.71 %4.46 %519/8/2022
KLAC
KLA
$387.68
-2.1%
1.08 %$4.2019.18 %N/A138/12/2022
LHX
L3Harris Technologies
$231.75
-1.2%
1.93 %$4.4846.14 %N/A229/1/2022
LBAI
Lakeland Bancorp
$15.76
+0.6%
3.68 %$0.5837.42 %N/A13N/A
LANC
Lancaster Colony
$139.09
+0.9%
2.30 %$3.2095.81 %N/A60N/A
LAZ
Lazard
$37.59
+0.9%
5.00 %$1.8839.41 %N/A1N/A
LEG
Leggett & Platt
$40.51
0.0%
4.34 %$1.7661.97 %3.44 %52N/A
LII
Lennox International
$246.58
+1.0%
1.72 %$4.2432.79 %13.25 %148/30/2022
LECO
Lincoln Electric
$141.90
-0.5%
1.58 %$2.2436.78 %N/A279/29/2022
LNC
Lincoln National
$46.39
+1.0%
3.88 %$1.8037.50 %7.93 %13N/A
LNN
Lindsay
$160.57
-0.1%
0.82 %$1.3227.22 %12.50 %218/16/2022
LAD
Lithia Motors
$273.42
+0.3%
0.61 %$1.683.92 %6.06 %138/11/2022
LFUS
Littelfuse
$252.00
-0.8%
0.84 %$2.1215.20 %N/A118/24/2022
LMT
Lockheed Martin
$423.86
-0.6%
2.64 %$11.2064.81 %8.93 %208/31/2022
LOW
Lowe's Companies
$201.84
+1.4%
2.08 %$4.2034.23 %17.49 %48N/A
MMP
Magellan Midstream Partners
$49.88
-0.1%
8.32 %$4.1588.87 %2.80 %20N/A
MAN
ManpowerGroup
$77.58
-0.1%
3.51 %$2.7235.05 %N/A13N/A
MKTX
MarketAxess
$268.91
+1.7%
1.04 %$2.8043.89 %N/A14N/A
MMC
Marsh & McLennan Companies
$166.97
+0.8%
1.41 %$2.3635.60 %8.17 %14N/A
MATW
Matthews International
$25.69
+0.2%
3.43 %$0.88-123.94 %N/A27N/A
MKC
McCormick & Company, Incorporated
$89.18
+1.0%
1.66 %$1.4858.50 %9.28 %36N/A
MCD
McDonald's
$256.80
-0.9%
2.15 %$5.5267.98 %7.81 %468/31/2022
MCK
McKesson
$347.38
+0.2%
0.54 %$1.8819.87 %6.83 %168/31/2022
MDU
MDU Resources Group
$29.07
-0.4%
2.99 %$0.8754.04 %2.45 %26N/A
MDT
Medtronic
$93.58
+0.3%
2.91 %$2.7272.92 %8.01 %46N/A
MRK
Merck & Co., Inc.
$88.49
+1.2%
3.12 %$2.7642.27 %9.88 %129/14/2022
MGEE
MGE Energy
$82.07
-0.1%
1.89 %$1.5553.82 %N/A47N/A
MCHP
Microchip Technology
$70.90
-0.8%
1.55 %$1.1040.44 %5.41 %208/18/2022
MSFT
Microsoft
$280.32
-0.9%
0.88 %$2.4825.73 %N/A208/17/2022
MAA
Mid-America Apartment Communities
$179.54
flat
2.78 %$5.0098.04 %3.75 %14N/A
MSEX
Middlesex Water
$92.13
-0.5%
1.26 %$1.1651.79 %N/A188/11/2022
MCO
Moody's
$312.85
+0.6%
0.89 %$2.8030.24 %12.11 %148/18/2022
MSA
MSA Safety
$127.63
+1.0%
1.44 %$1.84180.39 %5.51 %528/15/2022
MSM
MSC Industrial Direct
$82.32
+0.3%
3.64 %$3.0055.66 %N/AN/AN/A
NFG
National Fuel Gas
$70.06
-1.7%
2.71 %$1.9035.32 %2.31 %53N/A
NHI
National Health Investors
$63.91
+1.3%
5.63 %$3.60195.65 %-1.67 %N/AN/A
NNN
National Retail Properties
$46.57
+1.0%
4.72 %$2.20129.41 %2.50 %34N/A
NJR
New Jersey Resources
$44.88
+0.4%
3.23 %$1.4563.32 %7.15 %279/23/2022
NEE
NextEra Energy
$87.52
-0.5%
1.94 %$1.70129.77 %11.53 %288/29/2022
NKE
NIKE
$114.00
+0.1%
1.07 %$1.2232.45 %11.28 %219/2/2022
NDSN
Nordson
$232.35
+0.3%
0.88 %$2.0424.79 %N/A59N/A
NOC
Northrop Grumman
$470.05
-1.6%
1.47 %$6.9219.26 %9.44 %20N/A
NWBI
Northwest Bancshares
$14.20
+0.3%
5.63 %$0.8080.81 %N/A13N/A
NWN
Northwest Natural
$52.33
-0.4%
3.69 %$1.9377.51 %0.53 %66N/A
NWE
NorthWestern
$54.89
+0.7%
4.59 %$2.5277.30 %N/A189/14/2022
NUS
Nu Skin Enterprises
$44.30
+2.1%
3.48 %$1.5469.37 %1.35 %238/25/2022
NUE
Nucor
$136.55
-0.1%
1.46 %$2.006.14 %3.65 %49N/A
OXY
Occidental Petroleum
$60.04
+1.7%
0.87 %$0.525.13 %-76.55 %19/9/2022
OGE
OGE Energy
$40.47
+0.5%
4.05 %$1.6435.65 %5.22 %17N/A
ORI
Old Republic International
$22.47
-0.4%
4.09 %$0.9228.57 %45.04 %42N/A
OHI
Omega Healthcare Investors
$32.90
+2.8%
8.15 %$2.68141.80 %0.50 %N/AN/A
OKE
ONEOK
$59.21
+1.1%
6.32 %$3.74110.98 %4.85 %N/AN/A
ORCL
Oracle
$76.47
-1.2%
1.67 %$1.2853.33 %N/A13N/A
PKG
Packaging Co. of America
$137.97
+2.0%
3.62 %$5.0046.25 %10.06 %1N/A
PAYX
Paychex
$130.90
+1.0%
2.41 %$3.1682.29 %6.05 %138/10/2022
PEP
PepsiCo
$173.85
-0.4%
2.65 %$4.6069.28 %5.79 %519/1/2022
PRGO
Perrigo
$42.58
-0.9%
2.44 %$1.04-160.00 %N/A219/1/2022
PETS
PetMed Express
$21.99
+2.9%
5.46 %$1.20125.00 %N/A138/11/2022
PFE
Pfizer
$49.57
+0.6%
3.23 %$1.6031.31 %4.39 %12N/A
PM
Philip Morris International
$97.64
+0.0%
5.12 %$5.0085.91 %2.96 %14N/A
PII
Polaris
$117.03
+1.7%
2.19 %$2.5659.53 %1.64 %288/31/2022
POOL
Pool
$381.67
+2.1%
1.05 %$4.0020.80 %N/A138/10/2022
POR
Portland General Electric
$53.02
+1.0%
3.41 %$1.8167.54 %5.94 %179/23/2022
PPG
PPG Industries
$128.29
+0.7%
1.84 %$2.3651.75 %6.71 %518/9/2022
PPL
PPL
$28.15
+0.3%
3.20 %$0.9091.84 %0.40 %N/AN/A
PRI
Primerica
$129.06
+0.4%
1.70 %$2.2024.53 %23.42 %13N/A
PFG
Principal Financial Group
$68.79
+0.8%
3.72 %$2.5643.91 %5.13 %14N/A
PB
Prosperity Bancshares
$73.10
-1.2%
2.85 %$2.0837.82 %10.13 %249/14/2022
PRU
Prudential Financial
$97.30
+0.8%
4.93 %$4.8088.89 %8.51 %15N/A
KWR
Quaker Chemical
$186.44
-0.3%
0.89 %$1.6635.70 %3.41 %1610/14/2022
QCOM
QUALCOMM
$147.81
-1.6%
2.03 %$3.0026.57 %N/A218/31/2022
RJF
Raymond James
$101.96
-0.3%
1.33 %$1.3619.37 %12.18 %10N/A
RTX
Raytheon Technologies
$91.20
-2.0%
2.41 %$2.2073.58 %N/A308/18/2022
O
Realty Income
$73.26
+0.7%
4.05 %$2.97280.19 %2.54 %28N/A
RGA
Reinsurance Group of America
$122.80
-0.5%
2.38 %$2.9273.55 %9.14 %138/15/2022
RS
Reliance Steel & Aluminum
$187.91
-0.4%
1.86 %$3.5011.56 %11.20 %138/18/2022
RNR
RenaissanceRe
$127.70
+1.9%
1.16 %$1.48-6.81 %2.94 %289/14/2022
RSG
Republic Services
$142.84
+0.7%
1.29 %$1.8442.20 %7.12 %209/30/2022
RGP
Resources Connection
$20.62
-1.6%
2.72 %$0.5628.00 %N/AN/A8/23/2022
RLI
RLI
$109.96
+0.8%
0.95 %$1.0427.96 %16.93 %48N/A
RHI
Robert Half International
$78.56
-0.4%
2.19 %$1.7227.92 %10.72 %188/24/2022
ROK
Rockwell Automation
$250.56
-0.7%
1.79 %$4.4878.18 %5.91 %138/12/2022
ROP
Roper Technologies
$431.01
-0.2%
0.58 %$2.489.23 %10.72 %29N/A
RGLD
Royal Gold
$104.72
+2.0%
1.34 %$1.4033.41 %N/A21N/A
RPM
RPM International
$89.69
+1.0%
1.78 %$1.6042.22 %5.54 %48N/A
R
Ryder System
$79.78
+1.9%
2.91 %$2.3216.61 %2.45 %188/19/2022
SPGI
S&P Global
$378.12
+0.4%
0.90 %$3.4025.34 %N/A508/25/2022
SASR
Sandy Spring Bancorp
$40.51
+0.0%
3.36 %$1.3631.19 %N/A138/9/2022
SEIC
SEI Investments
$55.89
+0.5%
1.43 %$0.8019.18 %N/A31N/A
SRE
Sempra
$160.96
+0.7%
2.85 %$4.58128.29 %7.12 %19N/A
SCI
Service Co. International
$65.02
+0.5%
1.54 %$1.0021.60 %8.97 %129/14/2022
SLGN
Silgan
$43.39
+1.6%
1.47 %$0.6419.34 %N/A198/31/2022
SJW
SJW Group
$65.40
+0.1%
2.20 %$1.4482.76 %6.69 %56N/A
SNA
Snap-on
$224.42
+0.6%
2.53 %$5.6835.63 %14.43 %138/18/2022
SON
Sonoco Products
$61.72
+1.0%
3.18 %$1.9645.79 %3.57 %418/9/2022
SJI
South Jersey Industries
$34.26
-0.7%
3.62 %$1.24N/A2.59 %239/8/2022
SBSI
Southside Bancshares
$39.52
-0.9%
3.44 %$1.3640.72 %N/A298/17/2022
SWX
Southwest Gas
$77.65
+1.7%
3.19 %$2.4883.50 %4.59 %178/12/2022
SPTN
SpartanNash
$32.37
+0.1%
2.59 %$0.8441.18 %N/A13N/A
SR
Spire
$73.42
+1.5%
3.73 %$2.7469.90 %4.94 %199/9/2022
SXI
Standex International
$95.42
-0.4%
1.09 %$1.0420.55 %9.82 %128/10/2022
SWK
Stanley Black & Decker
$96.93
+1.0%
3.26 %$3.1651.13 %4.92 %559/2/2022
SBUX
Starbucks
$85.72
0.0%
2.29 %$1.9655.21 %N/A128/11/2022
STT
State Street
$70.30
-0.5%
3.24 %$2.2831.58 %6.99 %129/30/2022
STE
STERIS
$213.42
+0.7%
0.81 %$1.7246.11 %8.49 %189/6/2022
SYBT
Stock Yards Bancorp
$67.92
-0.6%
1.65 %$1.1237.58 %N/A12N/A
SYK
Stryker
$217.32
+0.7%
1.28 %$2.7851.20 %10.23 %299/29/2022
SYY
Sysco
$86.74
+0.6%
2.26 %$1.96101.03 %8.16 %54N/A
TROW
T. Rowe Price Group
$127.77
+2.1%
3.76 %$4.8046.33 %37.76 %369/14/2022
TGT
Target
$166.97
+0.5%
2.16 %$3.6029.85 %7.84 %528/16/2022
TEL
TE Connectivity
$132.92
-0.2%
1.69 %$2.2429.24 %12.97 %148/18/2022
TDS
Telephone and Data Systems
$17.08
+5.4%
4.22 %$0.7282.76 %3.03 %49N/A
TXN
Texas Instruments
$182.80
-0.8%
2.52 %$4.6050.33 %N/A19N/A
ALL
Allstate
$118.29
+1.1%
2.87 %$3.40118.47 %N/A138/30/2022
ANDE
Andersons
$37.90
-0.1%
1.90 %$0.7218.95 %N/A25N/A
BK
Bank of New York Mellon
$43.08
-1.0%
3.44 %$1.4837.56 %7.72 %12N/A
CLX
Clorox
$144.58
+3.9%
3.26 %$4.72126.88 %6.13 %54N/A
KO
Coca-Cola
$62.97
-0.7%
2.79 %$1.7679.64 %2.50 %619/15/2022
ENSG
The Ensign Group
$85.89
+1.2%
0.26 %$0.226.13 %N/A15N/A
FLIC
First of Long Island
$19.13
+1.0%
4.18 %$0.8041.67 %N/A26N/A
GRC
Gorman-Rupp
$27.95
-1.0%
2.43 %$0.6880.95 %-36.75 %168/12/2022
THG
The Hanover Insurance Group
$127.48
+0.5%
2.35 %$3.0033.33 %-25.78 %18N/A
HSY
Hershey
$226.34
-0.3%
1.59 %$3.6045.80 %7.36 %148/18/2022
SJM
J. M. Smucker
$133.16
+0.1%
2.97 %$3.9667.92 %5.06 %268/11/2022
KR
Kroger
$47.09
-0.3%
1.78 %$0.8428.97 %13.75 %178/12/2022
PNC
The PNC Financial Services Group
$166.04
-0.6%
3.61 %$6.0046.95 %12.18 %12N/A
PG
Procter & Gamble
$145.27
+0.4%
2.51 %$3.6562.82 %6.17 %66N/A
SMG
Scotts Miracle-Gro
$82.77
+2.4%
3.19 %$2.64-54.66 %5.83 %138/25/2022
SHW
Sherwin-Williams
$240.49
+1.4%
1.00 %$2.4036.09 %24.26 %448/18/2022
SO
Southern
$77.19
-0.1%
3.52 %$2.7295.77 %3.25 %228/12/2022
TTC
Toro
$87.83
+0.6%
1.37 %$1.2035.82 %9.65 %19N/A
TRV
Travelers Companies
$159.98
+0.6%
2.33 %$3.7225.82 %4.82 %219/8/2022
THO
Thor Industries
$88.36
+3.9%
1.95 %$1.728.79 %3.39 %14N/A
TSCO
Tractor Supply
$191.93
+1.3%
1.92 %$3.6840.62 %N/A148/19/2022
TT
Trane Technologies
$155.99
+1.1%
1.72 %$2.6842.81 %N/A39/1/2022
TRN
Trinity Industries
$26.40
+0.9%
3.48 %$0.9253.18 %18.26 %12N/A
TFC
Truist Financial
$49.75
-0.7%
3.86 %$1.9243.54 %N/A18/11/2022
USB
U.S. Bancorp
$46.95
-0.9%
3.92 %$1.8442.30 %9.51 %11N/A
UDR
UDR
$47.11
+0.7%
3.23 %$1.52316.67 %3.97 %14N/A
UGI
UGI
$39.99
-0.2%
3.60 %$1.4423.00 %9.84 %369/14/2022
UMBF
UMB Financial
$92.81
-0.4%
1.59 %$1.4817.31 %N/A189/9/2022
UNP
Union Pacific
$227.86
-0.3%
2.28 %$5.2048.46 %N/A178/30/2022
UBSI
United Bankshares
$38.11
-0.8%
3.78 %$1.4455.81 %1.21 %47N/A
UPS
United Parcel Service
$196.09
-0.3%
3.10 %$6.0848.84 %3.88 %148/12/2022
UNH
UnitedHealth Group
$536.60
+0.3%
1.23 %$6.6034.46 %N/A14N/A
UNM
Unum Group
$35.93
+0.1%
3.67 %$1.3224.18 %6.08 %14N/A
VFC
V.F.
$45.58
-0.2%
4.39 %$2.0077.82 %1.39 %489/9/2022
VZ
Verizon Communications
$44.54
-0.9%
5.75 %$2.5651.30 %2.05 %18N/A
V
Visa
$213.32
-1.2%
0.70 %$1.5022.12 %N/A148/11/2022
WPC
W. P. Carey
$85.31
+0.8%
4.97 %$4.24154.18 %0.93 %26N/A
WRB
W. R. Berkley
$62.05
+0.4%
0.64 %$0.408.42 %12.99 %22N/A
GWW
W.W. Grainger
$562.29
+1.1%
1.22 %$6.8827.14 %6.03 %52N/A
WBA
Walgreens Boots Alliance
$39.48
+1.2%
4.84 %$1.9130.81 %N/A478/18/2022
WMT
Walmart
$127.61
+0.8%
1.76 %$2.2448.17 %1.89 %498/11/2022
WAFD
Washington Federal
$34.35
-0.1%
2.79 %$0.9631.58 %N/A13N/A
WASH
Washington Trust Bancorp
$53.40
flat
4.04 %$2.1650.23 %N/A12N/A
WM
Waste Management
$169.50
+0.4%
1.53 %$2.6050.78 %N/A20N/A
WDFC
WD-40
$186.36
+4.5%
1.67 %$3.1270.43 %N/A13N/A
WBS
Webster Financial
$46.20
-0.8%
3.46 %$1.6051.78 %N/AN/AN/A
WEC
WEC Energy Group
$103.97
+0.8%
2.80 %$2.9167.21 %15.22 %198/11/2022
WSBC
WesBanco
$34.08
-0.1%
3.99 %$1.3648.40 %N/A12N/A
WST
West Pharmaceutical Services
$339.36
-0.7%
0.21 %$0.727.99 %-3.57 %29N/A
WABC
Westamerica Bancorporation
$58.95
-0.2%
2.85 %$1.6849.27 %1.03 %29N/A
WLK
Westlake
$96.18
+1.9%
1.24 %$1.195.38 %N/A18N/A
WHR
Whirlpool
$164.83
-2.2%
4.25 %$7.0062.95 %N/A13N/A
WSM
Williams-Sonoma
$154.76
+5.0%
2.02 %$3.1220.25 %14.77 %17N/A
WOR
Worthington Industries
$52.24
+1.3%
2.14 %$1.1215.09 %7.56 %139/14/2022
XEL
Xcel Energy
$73.90
+0.1%
2.64 %$1.9564.78 %6.38 %20N/A

Dividend achievers are a group of stocks that consist of companies that have increased their dividends for at least 10 consecutive years. Investing in these companies is an efficient way for income-oriented investors to build wealth over time. These companies demonstrate a commitment to building shareholder value by prioritizing raising the payout on their dividend. As of June 2022, there are approximately 347 companies that are dividend achievers.

To achieve the status of dividend aristocrat a company must meet the following criteria:

  1. They must have at least 10 consecutive years of dividend increases
  2. They must meet have a minimum three-month average trading volume of at least $1 million.

In this article we’ll explain the significance of dividends and why dividend achievers can be an attractive option for investors.

What is a Dividend?

When you buy stock in a company, you take an ownership stake in the company. A dividend takes that one step further by distributing a percentage of its profits (known as the payout ratio) to investors as a dividend for owning the stock.

Many companies pay a dividend every three months (i.e. a quarterly dividend). That means that investors earn this dividend on a regular schedule no matter what is happening with the company’s stock price.

Why Do Companies Pay a Dividend?

Companies that pay a dividend usually do so because they are at a point in their business cycle that puts some upside limit on their growth. This doesn’t mean that the companies are in financial trouble. Many of these companies are large-cap companies that generate billions in revenue and have consistent earnings. They have sound balance sheets and generate significant free cash flow (FCF).

The downside of this consistency is that the companies don’t deliver the same growth as companies that are involved in sectors that deliver disruptive technology. And for that reason the stock price of these companies tends to underperform the overall market.

To help offset this relative lack of stock price appreciation, these companies will help increase their shareholders total return by issuing a dividend.

Dividends Help Increase Total Return

The total return on an investment includes interest, capital gains, dividends and other distributions that an investment generates over a period of time. If a company doesn’t issue a dividend, the total return of that investment is almost exclusively limited to capital gains. When the market is going up, these stocks can outperform the market. However when the market is in a correction or a bear market, the total return on these stocks can be significantly lower than broader market.

By contrast, dividend stocks offer investors a dividend in addition to the opportunity for capital gains. This has a smoothing effect on many portfolios. While these stocks may not outperform the market in terms of capital gains, the dividends can help move them closer. But these stocks really shine in times of market downturns. In this case, the stocks tend to perform “less badly” than growth stocks. In addition, the “rent” that investors collect from the dividend can help trim losses even more.

That’s because in most cases, investors have the ability to reinvest their dividends. This increases the amount of stock an investor owns which increases their capital gains as well as increasing their dividend payout. This creates a wealth-building cycle.

Dividend Achievers are Ideal for Fund Investors

Many investors enjoy selecting individual stocks with which to build their portfolio. However, other investors prefer to invest index funds. An index fund is designed to track the performance of a specific group of stocks. And because there are over 200 stocks to choose from, there is an index fund that tracks the performance of dividend achievers.

The NASDAQ Dividend Achievers index is correlated to the performance of more than 250 companies that meet the requirements to be a dividend achiever. The index is weighted based on market capitalization meaning that the companies in the index with the largest market capitalization have the most weight on the overall price of the index.

Fund-oriented investors can invest in one of several exchange-traded funds (ETF) that track the Dividend Achievers Index. The overall price of the index will closely approximate the value of all the companies in the index.

In addition to smoothing out the volatility that comes from investing in individual stocks, a dividend achiever ETF receives all the dividends paid from the individual companies and distributes them proportionately to the shareholders in the fund. Two of the most popular dividend achiever ETFs are the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA:VIG) and the Invesco Dividend Achievers ETF (NASDAQ:PFM).

Some Final Thoughts on Dividend Achievers

Identifying dividend achievers is a sound strategy for building the income side of your portfolio. Not only do these companies have reliable, growing dividends but they’re likely to be companies that will offer some stock price appreciation that will boost an investor’s total return.

However, like any stock, a dividend achiever can be overvalued or undervalued at a given time. Therefore, getting the most out of dividend achievers requires a willingness to hold on to these stocks over time. To take the guesswork out of choosing individual dividend achievers, investors can buy shares in an exchange-traded fund that includes only stocks of companies that are dividend achievers.

Find out why slow and steady wins the race with DividendStocks.com.