Dividends4Life: 3 Dividend Aristocrats With A Wide Moat And Low Payout Ratios

Dividend Aristocrats are companies that are time-tested on their abilities to pay dividends. The sheer number of years they have increased dividends stands testimony to their ability to keep moving up irrespective of whether the economy moves up and down. The obvious investment angle here is to take advantage of that dividend growth and assure yourself of long-term returns. But is this always true?

Obviously, all dividend aristocrats were not created equal; some of them are more susceptible to disruption. Therefore, for true long-term returns, it's necessary to look at how wide a moat certain companies have built around themselves, and factor that into your investment decision. After having studied several aristocrats, I've identified three that have wide moats and plenty of room to grow dividends whether or not the economy supports their top lines at any given point in time: Lowe's (LOW), Colgate-Palmolive (CL) and Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA).

Source: Seeking Alpha

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