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Dividend King

To be considered a dividend king, you need to meet a few criteria’s. Start off by being a company in the S&P 500 index, have consistent dividend payout over the course of 50 years and have consistent dividend growth each year. Large and established companies tend to be a factor when joining this prestigious club. Stocks under this category are good picks as they are generally recession proof, providing stead profits and growth in dividend income during good and bad times.

There is not much difference between a dividend king and aristocrat. The main difference is a king has 50 years of consistent growth in dividends each year compared to 25 for aristocrats.  Like the other, Kings belong to large established companies that are generally recession proof. These are solid picks to add to any portfolio.

TickerNameIndustryDiv Yield
VFCV.F. CorporationApparel, Accessories and Luxury Goods7.89%
LEGLeggett & PlattHome Furnishings5.51%
CDUAFCanadian UtilitiesMulti-Utilities5.16%
MMM3MIndustrial Conglomerates5.04%
SWKStanley Black & DeckerIndustrial Machinery4.43%
FRTFederal RealtyRetail REITs4.29%
NWNNorthwest NaturalGas Utilities4.10%
BKHBlack HillsMulti-Utilities3.56%
KMBKimberly-ClarkHousehold Products3.40%
NFGNational Fuel GasGas Utilities2.97%
TGTTargetGeneral Merchandise Stores2.96%
GRCGorman-Rupp CompanyIndustrial Machinery2.78%
KOCoca-ColaSoft Drinks2.77%
CINFCincinnati FinancialProperty and Casualty Insurance2.69%
JNJJohnson & JohnsonPharmaceuticals2.56%
SYYSyscoFood Distributors2.55%
PEPPepsiCoSoft Drinks2.53%
HRLHormel FoodsPackaged Foods and Meats2.42%
PGProcter & GambleHousehold Products2.40%
CLColgate-PalmoliveHousehold Products2.39%
ITWIllinois Tool WorksIndustrial Machinery2.38%
EMREmerson ElectricElectrical Components and Equipment2.18%
LOWLowe’sHome Improvement Retail2.10%
GPCGenuine Parts CompanyDistributors2.04%
ABMABM Industries IncorporatedEnvironmental and Facilities Services2.00%
PPGPPG IndustriesSpecialty Chemicals2.00%
ABTAbbott LaboratoriesHealth Care Equipment1.89%
PHParker-HannifinIndustrial Machinery1.85%
TNCTennant CompanyIndustrial Machinery1.77%
SJWSJW GroupWater Utilities1.74%
LANCLancasterPackaged Foods and Meats1.70%
AWRAmerican States WaterWater Utilities1.69%
FMCBFarmers & Merchants BancorpRegional Banks1.65%
CWTCalifornia Water Service GroupWater Utilities1.63%
CBSHCommerce BancsharesRegional Banks1.52%
DOVDoverIndustrial Machinery1.52%
MSEXMiddlesex Water CompanyWater Utilities1.51%
BDXBecton, Dickinson and CompanyHealth Care Equipment1.44%
SCLStepan CompanySpecialty Chemicals1.38%
MSAMSA Safety IncorporatedOffice Services and Supplies1.31%
GWWW.W. GraingerTrading Companies and Distributors1.24%
NDSNNordson CorporationIndustrial Machinery1.11%
FULH.B. FullerSpecialty Chemicals1.05%
TRTootsie RollPackaged Foods and Meats0.84%


Hello, my name is David and I have a passion for making money. But then again, who doesn't? I love the stock market because it gives you a chance to better yourself and your situation. My goal is to be financially free by the age of 55 so I can enjoy myself. Join me on my journey and learn a little bit along the way. Thanks for reading! DISCLAIMER – I am not a licensed tax advisor, lawyer or stock broker. I am simply a person who loves investing. Please consult a professional.

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