Dividend Aristocrats List 2012

by Mike

The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats is the most well-known list of dividend paying stocks. To be listed on the Dividend Aristocrats list, a company must be listed on the S&P index and it must increase its annual dividend payout every year for 25 consecutive years.  Investors who prefer stocks that pay dividends keep a close eye on the Dividend Aristocrats list because each of the companies listed have demonstrated a consistent policy of dividend growth.

The list is updated each December as new members are added and old ones are dropped.  A stock can be dropped from the Dividend Artisocrats for one of two reasons.  First, they will be deleted if they are de-listed from the S&P 500 index due to a buyout or to make room for new stocks to join the index.  The other reason a stock would be dropped from the Dividend Aristocrats would be if they failed to increase their dividend from the previous year.

On December 1, 2011 S&P announced that:

For index eligibility purposes, only regular dividend payments will be considered when determining the calendar year total dividend payments of a company.  Special cash dividends will not be considered for eligibility purposes on a historical and on-going basis when determining the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrat Index universe.

This year, 10 new stocks have been added to the Dividend Aristocrats list for 2012.  The new additions are AT&T (T), HCP Inc (HCP), Sysco Corp (SYY), Nucor Corp (NUE), Illinois Tool Works Inc (ITW), Genuine Parts Co (GPC), Medtronic Inc (MDT), Colgate-Palmolive Co (CL), T Rowe Price Group Inc (TROW), Franklin Resources (BEN).

Only one stock was dropped from the list: CenturyLink Inc (CTL).

Dividend Aristocrats for 2012

Company Name Stock Symbol
AT&T Inc T
Abbott Laboratories ABT
Air Products & Chemicals Inc APD
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co ADM
Automatic Data Processing ADP
Bard, C.R. Inc BCR
Becton, Dickinson & Co BDX
Bemis Co Inc BMS
Brown-Forman Corp B BF/B
Chubb Corp CB
Cincinnati Financial Corp CINF
Cintas Corp CTAS
Clorox Co CLX
Coca-Cola Co KO
Colgate-Palmolive Co CL
Consolidated Edison Inc ED
Dover Corp DOV
Ecolab Inc ECL
Emerson Electric Co EMR
Exxon Mobil Corp XOM
Family Dollar Stores Inc FDO
Franklin Resources Inc BEN
Genuine Parts Co GPC
Grainger, W.W. Inc GWW
Hormel Foods Corp HRL
Illinois Tool Works Inc ITW
Johnson & Johnson JNJ
Kimberly-Clark KMB
Leggett & Platt LEG
Lowe’s Cos Inc LOW
McCormick & Co MKC
McDonald’s Corp MCD
McGraw-Hill Cos Inc MHP
Medtronic Inc MDT
Nucor Corp NUE
PPG Industries Inc PPG
PepsiCo Inc PEP
Pitney Bowes Inc PBI
Procter & Gamble PG
Sherwin-Williams Co SHW
Sigma-Aldrich Corp SIAL
Stanley Black & Decker SWK
Sysco Corp SYY
T Rowe Price Group Inc TROW
Target Corp TGT
Wal-Mart Stores WMT
Walgreen Co WAG

GD Star Rating
a WordPress rating system
Dividend Aristocrats List 2012, 4.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

{ 2 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post:

Copyright 2009-2012 - SavingMoneyToday.net - Multiverse Media LLC