The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats were launched in 2005. This is the group of companies from S&P 500 which is increasing their dividends every year for at least 25 years. Currently it has 66 stocks.
The main eligibility criteria for selecting these stocks are –
✦ Membership of S&P 500 Companies.
✧ The dividend must be increased for 25 consecutive years or more.
✦ Must have a minimum FMC (float market capitalization) of at least $ 3 billion, and
✧ The average daily trading value should be $5 million for the first three months.
The Interesting thing is that, in the last 10 years (March 2010 – March 2020) the dividend aristocrats returns have been higher than the S&P 500 index returns –
S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats List
For Investment purpose, we are sharing the list of all 66 companies which are included in the S&P 500 dividend aristocrats, so that you can easily check some of their important data, such as –
- Dividend Yield
- Dividend Safety
- Industry and also
- Consecutive Dividend Years
✦ Dividend Aristocrats Top Sectors
The highest weightage in the Dividend Aristocrats comes from the Industrials sector, where it is at the top with 25.8%, while the Communication services sector with 1.4% weightage is at the bottom –
✦ Dividend Aristocrats Top 10 Companies in S&P 500
Apart from this if you want to know dividends aristocrats stocks which have highest weightage in the S&P 500 , then the list is here –