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Dividend Aristocrats For 2018 Revealed

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January 26, 2018 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: JNJ , BDX , NOBL

 The S&P Dividend Aristocrats index tracks companies in the S&P 500 that have increased dividends every year for at least 25 years in a row. The index is equally weighted, and rebalanced every quarter. 

To qualify for membership in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index, a stock must satisfy the following criteria:

1. Be a member of the S&P 500
2. Have increased dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years
3. Meet minimum float-adjusted market capitalization and liquidity requirements defined in the index inclusion and index exclusion rules below.

The group of companies in the Dividend Aristocrats index tend to generate reliable dividend income, and provide the potential for strong total returns. The list is well diversified across sectors.

There are 53 companies in the Dividend Aristocrats index, after the committee dropped C.R. Bard (BCR) from the list. The company is being acquired by Becton Dickinson (BDX). 

The three new additions include Praxair (PX), A.O. Smith (AOS) and Roper Technologies (ROP)

The 2018 Dividend Aristocrats are listed below...

 

 

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