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8 of the Most Dependable Dividends

Posted by D4L | Saturday, August 04, 2018 | | 0 comments »

The World Cup format brings in 32 teams from around the globe who square off until only one remains. After the first round, 16 teams are eliminated, then 8 more bite the dust. We figured that would be a good place to start. With that in mind, here is a look at the the World Cup of dividend stocks. It’s the eight toughest, strongest dividend titans out there, and they’re all vying for a piece of investors’ funds. These companies have not only paid out a dividend for many consecutive years, they’ve also raised that dividend for many consecutive years...

With its increase in January, 3M (NYSE:MMM) has not only paid a dividend for 60 years, but it’s consistently raised its payout for six decades. Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) is next, as it has paid out and raised its dividend for 61 straight years. Dover (NYSE:DOV) is up next, with its 62 consecutive years of a pay-and-raise dividend. I hate to spoil the fun, but the next several names are also tied at 62 consecutive years. In February, Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) gave a 6.7% hike to its quarterly dividend, making it to 62 consecutive years. Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) has raised its dividend for 62 consecutive years and will likely do so later this year, in October. Like 3M, Industrial equipment maker Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH) has been beaten down so far this year. A name like Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is usually first in investors’ mind. American States Water (NYSE:AWR). What it lacks in market cap though it makes up for in consistency, leading all U.S. stocks with 63 consecutive years of dividend increases.

Source: InvestorPlace

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