Dividends4Life: 3 Favorite Dividend Aristocrats to Protect Against High Inflation

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Inflation is a pressing issue for investors. Core inflation in the United States reached a 31-year high in October, which means investors should position their portfolios to make sure their purchasing power remains intact. One of the ways investors can combat rising inflation is by investing in quality dividend growth stocks that can increase their dividend payouts above the rate of inflation. For investors looking to protect their portfolios from inflation, we recommend the Dividend Aristocrats, a group of 65 stocks in the S&P 500 Index with 25+ consecutive years of dividend increases.

The following three stocks represent our top-ranked Dividend Aristocrats today based on their dividend growth, high yields and strong expected returns over the coming years. AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a telecommunications giant, as its core Communications segment provides mobile, broadband and video to 100 million U.S. consumers and 3 million businesses. Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA) is the largest retail pharmacy in both the United States and Europe. The company has more than 13,000 stores in the United States, Europe and Latin America. Our final Dividend Aristocrat is Becton, Dickinson & Company (NYSE: BDX), a giant medical device manufacturer. It operates in 190 countries, with annual sales above $19 billion. The company operates three core segments: Medical, Life Sciences and Intervention.

Source: Dividend Investor

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