Dividends4Life: Stocks With Decades of Dividend Growth

Stocks With Decades of Dividend Growth

Posted by D4L | Friday, March 22, 2013 | | 0 comments »

Longevity and consistency are the hallmarks of many a good investment, and these traits are especially important when it comes to dividend stocks. There’s nothing income investors love more than Steady Eddie stocks that not only deliver payouts quarter after quarter, but increase those payouts like clockwork, too. What do these companies have in common? Generally speaking, stocks that are able to keep up — and grow — dividends for a very long time are market leaders with products that have stood and will continue to stand the test of time. they are market leaders with products that can stand the test of time.

Here’s a quick look at 10 such stocks that have been able to provide and improve upon payouts annually for at least 30 consecutive years — and unsurprisingly, all are members of our list of Dependable Dividend Stocks: Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), 59 years of increases; Dover (NYSE:DOV), 57 years; Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC), 56 years; 3M (NYSE:MMM), 54 years; Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 50 years; Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL), 50 years; Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 50 years; W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 48 years; McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD), 36 years and Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), 30 years.

Source: InvestorPlace

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