Dividend Contenders

This is the current list of Dividend Contenders. These are companies that have increased their dividend payment for 10-24 consecutive years. The only requirement to being a dividend contender is the number of consecutive years that these companies have increased their dividend. Learn why dividend contenders can help investors avoid a yield trap.

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Consensus Rating
CompanyCurrent PriceDividend YieldAnnual PayoutPayout Ratio3-Year Dividend GrowthYears of Dividend GrowthEx-Dividend Date
Accenture plc stock logo
ACN
Accenture
$383.00
-0.2%
1.35%$5.1647.82%24.67%19N/A
Air Lease Co. stock logo
AL
Air Lease
$41.92
+0.1%
2.00%$0.8416.31%9.91%123/14/2024
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. stock logo
ARE
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
$125.66
-0.3%
4.04%$5.08940.76%5.37%14N/A
Allegion plc stock logo
ALLE
Allegion
$128.28
-0.4%
1.40%$1.8029.41%12.04%103/14/2024
ALLETE, Inc. stock logo
ALE
ALLETE
$58.19
+0.6%
4.85%$2.8265.58%3.14%14N/A
Alliant Energy Co. stock logo
LNT
Alliant Energy
$48.92
+0.8%
3.92%$1.9269.06%5.99%21N/A
Alliant Energy Co. stock logo
LNT
Alliant Energy
$48.92
+0.8%
3.92%$1.9269.06%5.99%21N/A
Amdocs Limited stock logo
DOX
Amdocs
$93.41
+1.3%
1.86%$1.7437.26%9.92%133/27/2024
Ameren Co. stock logo
AEE
Ameren
$73.18
+0.7%
3.44%$2.5257.67%8.01%113/12/2024
American Electric Power Company, Inc. stock logo
AEP
American Electric Power
$84.95
0.0%
4.14%$3.5282.82%5.87%14N/A
American Electric Power Company, Inc. stock logo
AEP
American Electric Power
$84.95
0.0%
4.14%$3.5282.82%5.87%14N/A
American Financial Group, Inc. stock logo
AFG
American Financial Group
$127.54
+0.1%
2.23%$2.8428.26%12.01%18N/A
American Tower Co. stock logo
AMT
American Tower
$205.77
-0.2%
3.30%$6.80213.84%12.50%12N/A
American Water Works Company, Inc. stock logo
AWK
American Water Works
$122.07
+0.3%
2.32%$2.8357.87%8.91%16N/A
Ameriprise Financial, Inc. stock logo
AMP
Ameriprise Financial
$413.52
+0.3%
1.31%$5.4022.78%9.02%19N/A
Amgen Inc. stock logo
AMGN
Amgen
$280.61
+0.4%
3.21%$9.0072.06%10.01%12N/A
Amphenol Co. stock logo
APH
Amphenol
$111.52
-0.4%
0.79%$0.8828.30%17.80%123/18/2024
Analog Devices, Inc. stock logo
ADI
Analog Devices
$194.66
-0.3%
1.77%$3.4461.54%11.52%22N/A
Aon plc stock logo
AON
AON
$315.43
-0.2%
0.78%$2.4619.71%10.55%12N/A
Apogee Enterprises, Inc. stock logo
APOG
Apogee Enterprises
$56.05
-0.8%
1.78%$1.0021.23%8.58%13N/A
Apple Inc. stock logo
AAPL
Apple
$171.05
-2.3%
0.56%$0.9614.95%5.57%12N/A
Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. stock logo
AIT
Applied Industrial Technologies
$185.36
-0.5%
0.80%$1.4815.53%3.03%15N/A
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. stock logo
ABR
Arbor Realty Trust
$12.51
+0.1%
13.75%$1.7297.73%10.95%12N/A
Arrow Financial Co. stock logo
AROW
Arrow Financial
$23.63
-0.9%
4.57%$1.0860.87%4.30%22N/A
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. stock logo
AJG
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
$242.16
-0.1%
0.99%$2.4054.05%6.92%14N/A
Associated Banc-Corp stock logo
ASB
Associated Banc
$20.63
+0.0%
4.27%$0.8877.88%5.69%12N/A
Assurant, Inc. stock logo
AIZ
Assurant
$177.82
-0.1%
1.62%$2.8824.04%3.41%20N/A
Assured Guaranty Ltd. stock logo
AGO
Assured Guaranty
$90.60
-0.2%
1.24%$1.129.03%11.87%133/5/2024
Avery Dennison Co. stock logo
AVY
Avery Dennison
$215.85
+0.2%
1.50%$3.2452.17%10.45%133/5/2024
Avista Co. stock logo
AVA
Avista
$33.06
-1.2%
5.75%$1.9085.20%4.34%22N/A
Balchem Co. stock logo
BCPC
Balchem
$155.91
-0.7%
0.51%$0.7923.58%10.85%15N/A
Best Buy Co., Inc. stock logo
BBY
Best Buy
$75.20
-3.0%
4.89%$3.6864.67%18.71%213/20/2024
BlackRock, Inc. stock logo
BLK
BlackRock
$836.59
+0.3%
2.39%$20.0054.78%11.26%153/6/2024
BOK Financial Co. stock logo
BOKF
BOK Financial
$84.56
-0.7%
2.60%$2.2027.50%1.91%19N/A
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. stock logo
BAH
Booz Allen Hamilton
$148.99
0.0%
1.37%$2.0465.81%14.88%13N/A
Bristol-Myers Squibb stock logo
BMY
Bristol-Myers Squibb
$51.00
+0.2%
4.71%$2.4062.18%8.20%154/4/2024
Broadcom Inc. stock logo
AVGO
Broadcom
$1,393.75
-0.6%
1.51%$21.0063.75%12.58%14N/A
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. stock logo
BR
Broadridge Financial Solutions
$204.99
-0.3%
1.56%$3.2055.75%11.00%173/14/2024
Brookfield Asset Management Ltd. stock logo
BAM
Brookfield Asset Management
$41.54
+0.0%
3.66%$1.52134.51%21.14%13N/A
Brunswick Co. stock logo
BC
Brunswick
$87.58
-0.8%
1.92%$1.6828.24%17.35%12N/A
Casey's General Stores, Inc. stock logo
CASY
Casey's General Stores
$314.75
+0.3%
0.55%$1.7213.31%8.17%23N/A
Cass Information Systems, Inc. stock logo
CASS
Cass Information Systems
$43.11
-9.8%
2.78%$1.2055.05%2.70%22N/A
CDW Co. stock logo
CDW
CDW
$246.67
-0.3%
1.01%$2.4830.62%15.78%10N/A
Chemed Co. stock logo
CHE
Chemed
$635.42
+0.5%
0.25%$1.608.93%5.73%15N/A
Chesapeake Utilities Co. stock logo
CPK
Chesapeake Utilities
$104.26
+0.8%
2.26%$2.3649.89%10.14%203/14/2024
ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. stock logo
COFS
ChoiceOne Financial Services
$26.01
-1.2%
4.15%$1.0838.30%8.59%123/14/2024
Churchill Downs Incorporated stock logo
CHDN
Churchill Downs
$115.66
-0.7%
0.33%$0.386.97%7.09%13N/A
Cisco Systems, Inc. stock logo
CSCO
Cisco Systems
$49.03
-0.2%
3.18%$1.5647.42%2.72%134/3/2024
City Holding stock logo
CHCO
City
$102.31
+0.5%
2.80%$2.8637.58%5.34%11N/A
CME Group Inc. stock logo
CME
CME Group
$218.67
-1.2%
2.01%$4.4049.61%8.97%143/7/2024
CNO Financial Group, Inc. stock logo
CNO
CNO Financial Group
$26.67
-0.1%
2.25%$0.6024.90%7.87%113/7/2024
Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc. stock logo
CCOI
Cogent Communications
$71.80
+0.8%
5.32%$3.8214.28%10.66%123/14/2024
Cohen & Steers, Inc. stock logo
CNS
Cohen & Steers
$73.30
-0.5%
3.22%$2.3690.77%13.48%15N/A
Comcast Co. stock logo
CMCSA
Comcast
$41.92
+0.2%
2.77%$1.1631.18%8.20%174/2/2024
Comfort Systems USA, Inc. stock logo
FIX
Comfort Systems USA
$322.42
+0.7%
0.31%$1.0011.11%25.99%113/7/2024
Corning Incorporated stock logo
GLW
Corning
$33.13
-0.7%
3.38%$1.12167.16%8.37%13N/A
Costco Wholesale Co. stock logo
COST
Costco Wholesale
$769.18
+1.3%
0.53%$4.0827.81%12.92%20N/A
CSG Systems International, Inc. stock logo
CSGS
CSG Systems International
$53.90
-0.2%
2.08%$1.1251.14%6.01%113/14/2024
CSX Co. stock logo
CSX
CSX
$38.54
+0.4%
1.25%$0.4826.09%8.27%20N/A
CubeSmart stock logo
CUBE
CubeSmart
$44.54
-0.1%
4.58%$2.04112.71%14.18%14N/A
Cummins Inc. stock logo
CMI
Cummins
$271.97
+0.2%
2.47%$6.72129.73%7.15%18N/A
D.R. Horton, Inc. stock logo
DHI
D.R. Horton
$151.43
-0.7%
0.79%$1.208.63%13.14%10N/A
Delek Logistics Partners, LP stock logo
DKL
Delek Logistics Partners
$44.28
+0.5%
9.53%$4.22145.52%4.84%11N/A
DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. stock logo
XRAY
DENTSPLY SIRONA
$33.28
+0.0%
1.68%$0.56-90.32%11.87%123/27/2024
Discover Financial Services stock logo
DFS
Discover Financial Services
$120.39
+0.3%
2.33%$2.8024.89%15.33%13N/A
Domino's Pizza, Inc. stock logo
DPZ
Domino's Pizza
$448.76
-0.3%
1.08%$4.8432.99%15.76%123/14/2024
Donegal Group Inc. stock logo
DGICA
Donegal Group
$13.86
-0.1%
4.91%$0.68485.71%4.29%10N/A
Douglas Dynamics, Inc. stock logo
PLOW
Douglas Dynamics
$24.80
-0.4%
4.76%$1.18122.92%1.75%143/15/2024
DTE Energy stock logo
DTE
DTE Energy
$110.31
+0.5%
3.70%$4.0860.36%-2.02%153/15/2024
Duke Energy Co. stock logo
DUK
Duke Energy
$92.69
+0.3%
4.42%$4.10115.49%2.05%19N/A
EastGroup Properties, Inc. stock logo
EGP
EastGroup Properties
$179.42
-0.6%
2.83%$5.08115.19%17.84%12N/A
Eastman Chemical stock logo
EMN
Eastman Chemical
$87.57
-0.7%
3.70%$3.2443.26%6.00%143/14/2024
Eaton Co. plc stock logo
ETN
Eaton
$295.00
-0.5%
1.17%$3.4442.89%5.61%153/8/2024
Edison International stock logo
EIX
Edison International
$67.93
+0.7%
4.59%$3.12100.00%5.14%213/27/2024
Elevance Health, Inc. stock logo
ELV
Elevance Health
$502.67
-0.3%
1.18%$5.9223.52%15.93%133/7/2024
Eli Lilly and Company stock logo
LLY
Eli Lilly and Company
$785.40
-0.9%
0.66%$5.2089.66%15.15%10N/A
Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. stock logo
ELS
Equity LifeStyle Properties
$67.25
+0.0%
2.66%$1.79106.55%9.32%193/27/2024
Evercore Inc. stock logo
EVR
Evercore
$191.05
+0.1%
1.59%$3.0447.95%8.48%15N/A
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Co. stock logo
AGM
Federal Agricultural Mortgage
$194.79
+0.0%
2.26%$4.4027.83%11.20%133/14/2024
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. stock logo
FNF
Fidelity National Financial
$51.02
-0.1%
3.76%$1.92100.52%10.67%123/14/2024
Fifth Third Bancorp stock logo
FITB
Fifth Third Bancorp
$35.44
-0.1%
3.95%$1.4043.34%7.99%13N/A
Financial Institutions, Inc. stock logo
FISI
Financial Institutions
$18.45
+0.5%
6.50%$1.2037.97%4.89%133/14/2024
First American Financial Co. stock logo
FAF
First American Financial
$57.87
-0.2%
3.66%$2.12101.92%5.67%143/7/2024
First Business Financial Services, Inc. stock logo
FBIZ
First Business Financial Services
$33.61
-1.4%
2.98%$1.0022.99%11.30%12N/A
First Financial Bankshares, Inc. stock logo
FFIN
First Financial Bankshares
$31.04
+0.5%
2.32%$0.7251.43%11.66%133/14/2024
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. stock logo
FR
First Industrial Realty Trust
$53.01
-0.1%
2.41%$1.2861.84%8.58%113/27/2024
First Merchants Co. stock logo
FRME
First Merchants
$34.04
+0.1%
4.00%$1.3636.36%8.82%12N/A
First Savings Financial Group, Inc. stock logo
FSFG
First Savings Financial Group
$16.90
+0.5%
3.31%$0.5662.22%35.19%103/14/2024
Flowers Foods, Inc. stock logo
FLO
Flowers Foods
$22.53
+0.4%
4.08%$0.92158.62%4.83%22N/A
Franco-Nevada Co. stock logo
FNV
Franco-Nevada
$110.72
+1.1%
1.23%$1.3638.42%9.71%113/13/2024
GATX Co. stock logo
GATX
GATX
$127.80
-0.3%
1.82%$2.3232.45%4.64%14N/A
German American Bancorp, Inc. stock logo
GABC
German American Bancorp
$32.71
-0.9%
3.30%$1.0836.99%9.58%12N/A
Getty Realty Corp. stock logo
GTY
Getty Realty
$27.10
+0.1%
6.64%$1.80156.52%5.07%123/27/2024
Gladstone Land Co. stock logo
LAND
Gladstone Land
$13.15
+0.2%
4.26%$0.56-207.41%1.00%103/20/2024
Globe Life Inc. stock logo
GL
Globe Life
$126.32
+0.0%
0.71%$0.908.93%6.29%18N/A
Griffon Co. stock logo
GFF
Griffon
$69.70
-0.6%
0.86%$0.6044.78%17.91%12N/A
Hawkins, Inc. stock logo
HWKN
Hawkins
$70.48
-0.4%
0.91%$0.6418.39%10.06%19N/A
Hillenbrand, Inc. stock logo
HI
Hillenbrand
$47.25
-0.4%
1.88%$0.8911.53%1.16%173/14/2024
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) stock logo
HOMB
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)
$23.17
+0.2%
3.11%$0.7236.92%10.75%13N/A
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) stock logo
HOMB
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)
$23.17
+0.2%
3.11%$0.7236.92%10.75%13N/A
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) stock logo
HOMB
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)
$23.17
+0.2%
3.11%$0.7236.92%10.75%13N/A
Honeywell International Inc. stock logo
HON
Honeywell International
$198.55
-0.3%
2.18%$4.3251.00%4.73%13N/A
Honeywell International Inc. stock logo
HON
Honeywell International
$198.55
-0.3%
2.18%$4.3251.00%4.73%13N/A
Horace Mann Educators Co. stock logo
HMN
Horace Mann Educators
$35.50
-0.3%
3.72%$1.32122.22%3.23%153/14/2024
HP Inc. stock logo
HPQ
HP
$28.93
-0.4%
3.80%$1.1032.16%13.74%143/12/2024
Hubbell Incorporated stock logo
HUBB
Hubbell
$382.45
-1.4%
1.28%$4.8834.73%7.27%16N/A
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. stock logo
HII
Huntington Ingalls Industries
$297.09
+0.2%
1.75%$5.2030.41%5.87%12N/A
IDACORP, Inc. stock logo
IDA
IDACORP
$88.77
+0.2%
3.74%$3.3264.59%5.57%12N/A
IDEX Co. stock logo
IEX
IDEX
$237.62
-0.8%
1.08%$2.5632.65%8.01%14N/A
Independent Bank Co. stock logo
IBCP
Independent Bank
$23.84
-1.7%
4.03%$0.9634.41%4.77%10N/A
Ingredion Incorporated stock logo
INGR
Ingredion
$117.46
+0.1%
2.66%$3.1232.50%5.47%13N/A
Insperity, Inc. stock logo
NSP
Insperity
$98.53
-0.3%
2.31%$2.2851.12%11.70%133/6/2024
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. stock logo
ICE
Intercontinental Exchange
$138.24
+0.1%
1.22%$1.6840.00%11.87%103/14/2024
Intuit Inc. stock logo
INTU
Intuit
$661.41
-1.0%
0.54%$3.6036.73%14.12%124/9/2024
ITT Inc. stock logo
ITT
ITT
$127.47
-0.4%
0.91%$1.1623.39%19.72%123/7/2024
J&J Snack Foods Corp. stock logo
JJSF
J&J Snack Foods
$142.92
0.0%
2.06%$2.9471.53%7.66%193/18/2024
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. stock logo
JBHT
J.B. Hunt Transport Services
$199.93
-0.7%
0.86%$1.7224.68%15.87%21N/A
Kadant Inc. stock logo
KAI
Kadant
$322.85
-1.1%
0.36%$1.1611.72%5.95%10N/A
KLA Co. stock logo
KLAC
KLA
$717.81
+0.0%
0.81%$5.8029.46%15.19%14N/A
L3Harris Technologies, Inc. stock logo
LHX
L3Harris Technologies
$218.09
+1.0%
2.09%$4.5670.81%10.28%233/7/2024
Lakeland Financial Co. stock logo
LKFN
Lakeland Financial
$64.94
+0.0%
2.96%$1.9252.60%15.31%13N/A
Landstar System, Inc. stock logo
LSTR
Landstar System
$185.41
-0.7%
0.71%$1.3217.96%16.84%10N/A
LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. stock logo
LMAT
LeMaitre Vascular
$67.24
-1.0%
0.83%$0.5641.79%13.80%123/13/2024
Lennox International Inc. stock logo
LII
Lennox International
$474.96
-0.6%
0.93%$4.4026.60%12.28%14N/A
Lindsay Co. stock logo
LNN
Lindsay
$119.82
-0.6%
1.17%$1.4022.36%2.81%21N/A
Lithia Motors, Inc. stock logo
LAD
Lithia Motors
$295.39
-0.6%
0.68%$2.005.51%16.32%143/7/2024
Littelfuse, Inc. stock logo
LFUS
Littelfuse
$238.47
-0.4%
1.09%$2.6025.15%9.20%14N/A
Lockheed Martin Co. stock logo
LMT
Lockheed Martin
$434.96
+0.7%
2.90%$12.6045.74%7.43%21N/A
Logitech International S.A. stock logo
LOGI
Logitech International
$86.70
+0.4%
N/AN/A0.00%10.96%10N/A
Magna International Inc. stock logo
MGA
Magna International
$54.19
+0.3%
3.51%$1.9045.02%4.77%15N/A
ManpowerGroup Inc. stock logo
MAN
ManpowerGroup
$73.46
-0.4%
4.00%$2.94176.05%9.16%13N/A
MarketAxess Holdings Inc. stock logo
MKTX
MarketAxess
$212.99
-0.8%
1.39%$2.9643.21%6.27%16N/A
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. stock logo
MMC
Marsh & McLennan Companies
$201.70
-0.1%
1.41%$2.8437.72%12.22%14N/A
Masco Co. stock logo
MAS
Masco
$77.25
-0.8%
1.50%$1.1628.93%27.89%11N/A
Materion Co. stock logo
MTRN
Materion
$136.62
+0.8%
0.38%$0.5211.35%N/A11N/A
Matson, Inc. stock logo
MATX
Matson
$107.55
-0.6%
1.19%$1.2815.27%11.87%12N/A
McKesson Co. stock logo
MCK
McKesson
$535.44
+0.2%
0.46%$2.4811.24%11.80%16N/A
Mercantile Bank Co. stock logo
MBWM
Mercantile Bank
$38.11
-0.9%
3.67%$1.4027.29%6.16%13N/A
Merck & Co., Inc. stock logo
MRK
Merck & Co., Inc.
$124.00
0.0%
2.48%$3.082,200.00%6.08%133/14/2024
Microchip Technology Incorporated stock logo
MCHP
Microchip Technology
$86.01
-1.0%
2.09%$1.8042.06%29.30%23N/A
Microsoft Co. stock logo
MSFT
Microsoft
$412.46
-0.6%
0.73%$3.0027.12%10.11%22N/A
Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. stock logo
MAA
Mid-America Apartment Communities
$129.02
-0.2%
4.56%$5.88124.84%23.13%14N/A
MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. stock logo
MOFG
MidWestOne Financial Group
$22.15
+0.1%
4.38%$0.9773.48%3.30%13N/A
Mondelez International, Inc. stock logo
MDLZ
Mondelez International
$71.99
+0.7%
2.36%$1.7046.83%10.52%123/27/2024
Moody's Co. stock logo
MCO
Moody's
$381.47
-0.3%
0.89%$3.4038.95%11.20%15N/A
Motorola Solutions, Inc. stock logo
MSI
Motorola Solutions
$334.51
-0.4%
1.17%$3.9239.48%11.24%123/14/2024
Mplx Lp stock logo
MPLX
Mplx
$39.67
+0.4%
8.57%$3.4089.24%4.91%10N/A
MSCI Inc. stock logo
MSCI
MSCI
$570.00
+2.1%
1.12%$6.4044.44%23.65%10N/A
Nasdaq, Inc. stock logo
NDAQ
Nasdaq
$56.79
-0.3%
1.55%$0.8841.71%9.97%123/13/2024
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. stock logo
NXST
Nexstar Media Group
$155.67
-0.3%
4.34%$6.7670.20%34.09%11N/A
NextEra Energy Partners, LP stock logo
NEP
NextEra Energy Partners
$28.58
-0.2%
12.32%$3.52165.26%14.28%10N/A
NIKE, Inc. stock logo
NKE
NIKE
$98.95
-0.6%
1.50%$1.4843.27%11.23%21N/A
NiSource Inc. stock logo
NI
NiSource
$26.70
+0.3%
3.97%$1.0672.11%5.98%13N/A
Northrop Grumman Co. stock logo
NOC
Northrop Grumman
$464.30
+0.9%
1.61%$7.4855.49%8.99%20N/A
NorthWestern Energy Group, Inc. stock logo
NWE
NorthWestern Energy Group
$48.61
+0.4%
5.27%$2.5679.50%2.17%193/14/2024
NorthWestern Energy Group, Inc. stock logo
NWE
NorthWestern Energy Group
$48.61
+0.4%
5.27%$2.5679.50%2.17%193/14/2024
OGE Energy Corp. stock logo
OGE
OGE Energy
$33.53
+2.1%
4.98%$1.6780.68%1.99%174/5/2024
ONE Gas, Inc. stock logo
OGS
ONE Gas
$60.63
+1.9%
4.35%$2.6463.77%6.38%10N/A
Open Text Co. stock logo
OTEX
Open Text
$39.50
-0.1%
2.53%$1.00212.77%10.81%10N/A
Otter Tail Co. stock logo
OTTR
Otter Tail
$89.44
-0.4%
2.09%$1.8726.71%5.74%11N/A
Paychex, Inc. stock logo
PAYX
Paychex
$122.42
+0.1%
2.91%$3.5679.11%11.74%13N/A
Perrigo Company plc stock logo
PRGO
Perrigo
$26.74
+1.9%
4.08%$1.09-1,090.00%6.66%223/7/2024
Pfizer Inc. stock logo
PFE
Pfizer
$25.95
+0.2%
6.47%$1.68466.67%12.89%14N/A
Philip Morris International Inc. stock logo
PM
Philip Morris International
$89.90
-0.5%
5.78%$5.20103.59%2.74%16N/A
Phillips 66 stock logo
PSX
Phillips 66
$143.93
-0.2%
2.92%$4.2027.15%5.27%12N/A
Pinnacle West Capital Co. stock logo
PNW
Pinnacle West Capital
$69.23
+0.5%
5.08%$3.5279.82%3.03%12N/A
PNM Resources, Inc. stock logo
PNM
PNM Resources
$38.20
+0.8%
4.06%$1.55150.49%6.12%124/25/2024
Pool Co. stock logo
POOL
Pool
$401.32
-0.2%
1.10%$4.4033.03%23.37%133/13/2024
Portland General Electric stock logo
POR
Portland General Electric
$41.07
+0.7%
4.63%$1.9081.55%5.81%183/21/2024
Primerica, Inc. stock logo
PRI
Primerica
$249.35
+0.0%
1.20%$3.0018.89%17.57%15N/A
Prologis, Inc. stock logo
PLD
Prologis
$133.30
-0.2%
2.61%$3.48105.78%14.47%113/15/2024
Prudential Financial, Inc. stock logo
PRU
Prudential Financial
$107.29
+0.2%
4.85%$5.2077.73%4.35%16N/A
Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated stock logo
PEG
Public Service Enterprise Group
$64.03
+1.1%
3.56%$2.2844.44%5.17%133/7/2024
Quaker Chemical Co. stock logo
KWR
Quaker Chemical
$195.81
-0.6%
0.93%$1.8229.07%4.33%164/15/2024
QUALCOMM Incorporated stock logo
QCOM
QUALCOMM
$164.61
-1.2%
1.94%$3.2046.38%7.02%21N/A
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated stock logo
DGX
Quest Diagnostics
$125.31
+0.5%
2.27%$2.8437.92%8.08%134/5/2024
Regency Centers Co. stock logo
REG
Regency Centers
$63.02
+0.2%
4.25%$2.68131.37%3.25%103/12/2024
Regency Centers Co. stock logo
REG
Regency Centers
$63.02
+0.2%
4.25%$2.68131.37%3.25%103/12/2024
Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated stock logo
RGA
Reinsurance Group of America
$177.41
+0.5%
1.92%$3.4025.32%5.63%15N/A
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. stock logo
RS
Reliance Steel & Aluminum
$321.27
-0.2%
1.25%$4.0017.69%16.96%143/7/2024
Republic Bancorp, Inc. stock logo
RBCAA
Republic Bancorp
$47.93
-1.2%
3.13%$1.5032.61%9.35%233/14/2024
Republic Services, Inc. stock logo
RSG
Republic Services
$184.61
-0.2%
1.16%$2.1439.12%7.46%214/1/2024
ResMed Inc. stock logo
RMD
ResMed
$180.82
+0.1%
1.06%$1.9231.74%5.66%12N/A
Robert Half Inc. stock logo
RHI
Robert Half
$81.50
-0.3%
2.60%$2.1254.78%20.84%21N/A
Rockwell Automation, Inc. stock logo
ROK
Rockwell Automation
$284.54
-1.3%
1.76%$5.0047.57%5.07%14N/A
Royal Gold, Inc. stock logo
RGLD
Royal Gold
$111.97
+1.5%
1.43%$1.6043.96%10.23%234/4/2024
Ryder System, Inc. stock logo
R
Ryder System
$112.86
-0.2%
2.52%$2.8432.53%5.90%19N/A
Selective Insurance Group, Inc. stock logo
SIGI
Selective Insurance Group
$104.75
+0.8%
1.34%$1.4024.01%9.97%10N/A
Sempra stock logo
SRE
Sempra
$71.19
+0.6%
3.34%$2.3849.69%4.43%213/20/2024
Service Co. International stock logo
SCI
Service Co. International
$73.79
+0.2%
1.57%$1.1632.95%12.82%143/14/2024
ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. stock logo
SFBS
ServisFirst Bancshares
$60.37
-1.8%
1.99%$1.2031.66%16.28%10N/A
Shoe Carnival, Inc. stock logo
SCVL
Shoe Carnival
$32.20
-0.8%
1.49%$0.4816.55%32.82%12N/A
Silgan Holdings Inc. stock logo
SLGN
Silgan
$43.24
-0.3%
1.67%$0.7224.16%14.47%203/13/2024
Silgan Holdings Inc. stock logo
SLGN
Silgan
$43.24
-0.3%
1.67%$0.7224.16%14.47%203/13/2024
Simmons First National Co. stock logo
SFNC
Simmons First National
$18.96
+1.0%
4.22%$0.8057.97%5.57%133/14/2024
Snap-on Incorporated stock logo
SNA
Snap-on
$283.71
-0.3%
2.62%$7.4439.68%14.56%14N/A
SouthState Co. stock logo
SSB
SouthState
$82.03
-0.3%
2.54%$2.0832.20%2.76%12N/A
SpartanNash stock logo
SPTN
SpartanNash
$20.78
+0.6%
4.14%$0.8657.33%3.75%13N/A
Spire Inc. stock logo
SR
Spire
$61.12
+0.3%
4.94%$3.0281.40%5.01%213/8/2024
Standex International Co. stock logo
SXI
Standex International
$176.42
-0.3%
0.68%$1.2010.33%8.20%13N/A
Starbucks Co. stock logo
SBUX
Starbucks
$92.22
-0.3%
2.47%$2.2860.96%8.74%14N/A
State Street Co. stock logo
STT
State Street
$74.15
+0.2%
3.72%$2.7650.27%8.27%123/28/2024
Steel Dynamics, Inc. stock logo
STLD
Steel Dynamics
$128.20
-1.6%
1.33%$1.7011.65%19.35%113/27/2024
STERIS plc stock logo
STE
STERIS
$233.73
+0.2%
0.89%$2.0836.43%8.74%19N/A
Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. stock logo
SYBT
Stock Yards Bancorp
$45.06
-0.5%
2.66%$1.2032.70%3.00%143/15/2024
Terreno Realty Co. stock logo
TRNO
Terreno Realty
$65.19
-0.2%
2.76%$1.8099.45%14.92%123/27/2024
Texas Instruments Incorporated stock logo
TXN
Texas Instruments
$171.20
-0.7%
3.04%$5.2073.65%10.51%20N/A
The Aaron's Company, Inc. stock logo
AAN
Aaron's
$7.20
-1.6%
6.94%$0.50625.00%44.71%133/13/2024
The AES Co. stock logo
AES
AES
$16.10
+0.2%
4.29%$0.69209.10%5.00%114/30/2024
The Allstate Co. stock logo
ALL
Allstate
$156.95
+0.4%
2.34%$3.68-296.77%18.12%14N/A
The Bank of New York Mellon Co. stock logo
BK
Bank of New York Mellon
$55.65
+0.3%
3.02%$1.6842.32%8.41%13N/A
The Ensign Group, Inc. stock logo
ENSG
The Ensign Group
$126.39
+0.3%
0.19%$0.246.56%4.71%17N/A
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. stock logo
THG
The Hanover Insurance Group
$128.09
-0.1%
2.65%$3.40361.71%7.37%193/14/2024
The Hershey Company stock logo
HSY
Hershey
$185.76
+1.0%
2.95%$5.4860.55%12.21%15N/A
The Home Depot, Inc. stock logo
HD
Home Depot
$380.00
-0.1%
2.20%$8.3655.36%11.69%153/6/2024
The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. stock logo
IPG
Interpublic Group of Companies
$31.95
+0.0%
4.13%$1.3246.32%6.73%12N/A
The Kroger Co. stock logo
KR
Kroger
$49.73
+0.7%
2.33%$1.1645.14%17.39%18N/A
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. stock logo
PNC
The PNC Financial Services Group
$153.99
+0.2%
4.03%$6.2048.48%9.86%13N/A
The Southern Company stock logo
SO
Southern
$68.50
+0.4%
4.09%$2.8077.14%3.06%23N/A
The Toro Company stock logo
TTC
Toro
$94.19
-0.3%
1.53%$1.4446.01%10.87%20N/A
The Travelers Companies, Inc. stock logo
TRV
Travelers Companies
$219.01
0.0%
1.83%$4.0031.27%5.26%193/7/2024
THOR Industries, Inc. stock logo
THO
THOR Industries
$127.70
+0.5%
1.50%$1.9235.49%4.71%14N/A
TowneBank stock logo
TOWN
TowneBank
$26.55
-1.3%
3.77%$1.0048.31%10.82%123/27/2024
Tractor Supply stock logo
TSCO
Tractor Supply
$252.90
-0.1%
1.74%$4.4043.61%40.05%15N/A
Trinity Industries, Inc. stock logo
TRN
Trinity Industries
$24.49
-0.7%
4.57%$1.1288.89%11.02%14N/A
Tyson Foods, Inc. stock logo
TSN
Tyson Foods
$53.14
-0.4%
3.69%$1.96-79.35%4.22%125/31/2024
U.S. Bancorp stock logo
USB
U.S. Bancorp
$42.55
-0.4%
4.61%$1.9659.76%4.73%13N/A
UDR, Inc. stock logo
UDR
UDR
$37.24
-0.1%
4.51%$1.68125.37%4.86%13N/A
United Parcel Service, Inc. stock logo
UPS
United Parcel Service
$149.88
-0.5%
4.35%$6.5283.70%17.06%15N/A
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated stock logo
UNH
UnitedHealth Group
$481.62
-0.1%
1.56%$7.5231.54%14.71%143/8/2024
Unitil Co. stock logo
UTL
Unitil
$52.64
+0.3%
3.23%$1.7060.28%2.60%10N/A
Unum Group stock logo
UNM
Unum Group
$49.81
+0.4%
2.93%$1.4622.50%6.83%15N/A
Verizon Communications Inc. stock logo
VZ
Verizon Communications
$40.39
+0.2%
6.59%$2.6696.38%1.98%194/9/2024
Visa Inc. stock logo
V
Visa
$280.80
+0.1%
0.74%$2.0823.94%15.30%16N/A
Vulcan Materials stock logo
VMC
Vulcan Materials
$266.52
-0.5%
0.69%$1.8426.36%8.14%11N/A
W. R. Berkley Co. stock logo
WRB
W. R. Berkley
$83.86
+0.3%
0.52%$0.448.70%11.13%22N/A
WaFd, Inc stock logo
WAFD
WaFd
$26.86
-0.5%
3.87%$1.0430.50%4.35%14N/A
Waste Management, Inc. stock logo
WM
Waste Management
$206.88
+0.0%
1.35%$2.8049.47%8.70%213/14/2024
Watsco, Inc. stock logo
WSO
Watsco
$395.52
-0.5%
2.48%$9.8071.74%12.27%10N/A
WD-40 stock logo
WDFC
WD-40
$266.09
-0.8%
1.32%$3.5269.29%7.40%15N/A
WEC Energy Group, Inc. stock logo
WEC
WEC Energy Group
$80.20
+0.6%
4.16%$3.3479.15%7.24%21N/A
WesBanco, Inc. stock logo
WSBC
WesBanco
$28.37
-0.5%
5.08%$1.4457.37%3.28%133/7/2024
Westlake Co. stock logo
WLK
Westlake
$138.97
-0.8%
1.44%$2.0054.05%17.19%20N/A
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. stock logo
WSM
Williams-Sonoma
$236.57
-0.5%
1.52%$3.6024.98%20.88%18N/A
Wintrust Financial Co. stock logo
WTFC
Wintrust Financial
$96.65
0.0%
1.86%$1.8018.79%12.62%11N/A
Xcel Energy Inc. stock logo
XEL
Xcel Energy
$51.16
+0.2%
4.07%$2.0864.80%6.54%213/14/2024
Xylem Inc. stock logo
XYL
Xylem
$127.35
-0.4%
1.13%$1.4452.94%8.27%12N/A
Zoetis Inc. stock logo
ZTS
Zoetis
$187.71
-0.1%
0.92%$1.7334.12%23.31%124/18/2024

Dividend contenders are a group of stocks that consist of companies that have increased their dividends for at least 10-24 consecutive years. As of June 2022, there are 348 companies that belong to this club.

Dividend contenders fall between dividend challengers which have increased their dividend for five to nine years and dividend champions that have increased their dividend for at least 25 years. What all of these companies have in common is that the only requirement to achieve their particular status is that they have raised their divided for the required amount of time.

In this article we’ll explain the significance of dividends and why dividend contenders are an appealing option for investors.

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.

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.

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 yield is the amount of company’s current annual dividend per share divided by its current stock price. If a company has a stock price of $150 and pays an annual dividend per share of $3 it has a dividend yield of 2%.

A common mistake that investors make is to believe that a dividend yield by itself is an indicator of a good dividend stock. But a company’s dividend yield reflects the current dividend payout and the current share price. Both of those variables can change.

Sometimes a company’s stock price drops based on short-term challenges. But sometimes it indicates more fundamental problems with the company. In these cases, investors may find themselves in a yield trap in which they bought shares of a company that is destined to underperform the market.

A better way to evaluate the security of a dividend is to monitor its dividend payout. Ideally investors want to see a payout ratio that is staying the same or growing. Dividend contenders have increased their dividend payout for at least 10 years. Once a company makes that kind of commitment it is likely to continue to prioritize its dividend.

Identifying dividend contenders 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, there are times when a dividend contender will underperform or outperform the market. Therefore, getting the most out of dividend contender requires a willingness to hold on to these stocks over time.

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