The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats were launched in 2005. This is the group of companies from the S&P 500 which is increasing their dividends every year for at least 25 years. Currently, it has 66 stocks.
(Some Aristocrats may be Dividend Kings)
The main eligibility criteria for selecting these stocks are –
✦ Membership of S&P 500
✧ 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 returns –
S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats List
For Investment purposes, we are sharing the list of all 66 companies which are included in the S&P 500 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 Divid. Aristocrats come 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 the highest weightage in the S&P 500, then the list is here –