We often steer income investors toward the Dividend Aristocrats. Investors looking for high-quality dividend stocks to buy and hold for the long-run, can find many attractive stocks on this prestigious list.
The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of 65 stocks in the S&P 500 Index, with 25+ consecutive years of dividend increases.
We typically rank stocks based on their five-year expected annual returns, as stated in the Sure Analysis Research Database.
But for investors primarily interested in income, it is also useful to rank the Dividend Aristocrats according to their dividend yields.
Here are the 20 highest-yielding Dividend Aristocrats today:
- #20: The Coca-Cola Company (KO)
- #19: Chevron Corporation (CVX)
- #18: The Clorox Company (CLX)
- #17: Consolidated Edison (ED)
- #16: ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM)
- #15: Kimberly-Clark (KMB)
- #14: Medtronic plc (MDT)
- #13: AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)
- #12: Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT)
- #11: Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)
- #10: Amcor plc (AMCR)
- #9: T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)
- #8: Essex Property Trust (ESS)
- #7: Franklin Resources (BEN)
- #6: International Business Machines (IBM)
- #5: Walgreens-Boots Alliance (WBA)
- #4: 3M Company (MMM)
- #3: Realty Income (O)
- #2: Leggett & Platt (LEG)
- #1: V.F. Corp (VFC)
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