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14 Dividend Stocks with Dividend Growth Potential



July 15, 2010 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: PG , JNJ , KO

Over the past 80 years, stocks have returned almost 10% annually. Dividends have accounted for approximately 40% of average annual returns. At the same time inflation has averaged 3% annually. These numbers are all averages however – investors cannot expect to generate 10% per year in total returns every single year. Stock returns fluctuate over time. While stock prices gyrate wildly up and down dividends provide a more stable component of total returns.

The relative stability of dividend payments makes them an ideal source of retirement income for individuals looking to live off their investments. Not only are dividend payment stable however, but they also tend to rise faster than the rate of inflation over time. Over the past 80 years, dividends have increased by ... Continue Reading...


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#1) On July 15, 2010 at 10:20 AM, sagitarius84 (41.82) wrote:

Stocks like JNJ,PG, PEP and others mentioned in the article I linked to offer great dividend growth potential. What other stocks do you think are positioned for strong dividend growth over time?

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#2) On July 15, 2010 at 1:02 PM, JoeandChuckP (83.28) wrote:

I'm fond of 3 - Smuckers (SJM), Meridian Bio (VIVO) and Starbuck (SBUX).  All offer good yields now, and potential for raising dividends for quite a while.


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#3) On July 15, 2010 at 5:55 PM, sagitarius84 (41.82) wrote:

Starbucks (SBUX) does have the characteristics to become a dividend growth stock. I would also research Smuckers and Meridian Bio for more info. Thanks for the comment.

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