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Compare the dividend stocks in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index by dividend yield, payout ratio, Price/Earnings, earnings per share (EPS), dividend per share (DPS).

Dividend Aristocrats are companies in the S&P 500 that have increased dividend payouts to shareholders every year for the last 25 years. The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats is the most prestigious list of dividend stocks, the top dividend stocks S&P 500. The Dividend Aristocrats index is a member of the S&P Dividend Aristocrats index series.
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 ongoing basis.


Beware of stocks with an extremely high dividend yield! This can be caused by a stock price that is extremely low, compared to the trailing twelve months (ttm) dividend. Or it can be caused by a special, one-time only super dividend.



Last updated: 2017/10/17 00:34:45 CET
Stock name Dividend yield
Bard, C.r. 0.32

Articles featuring Dividend Aristocrat Bard, C.r. (BCR):

Dividend Income Update August 2017

It's dividend income update time. One of my favorite times of the month as I get to review my previous month of passive income received from my dividend income portfolios. Without rehashing the wild ride we experienced in the market last month, I could find comfort in one thing, my dividends. As we all know, the market may move up and down irrationally and seemingly on a whim while our dividends remain much more stable, reliable and predictable. Sure, dividends may not increase every... Read more

Ranking The Dividend Aristocrats By Risk-Adjusted Returns

The goal of any investor is to either: Maximize returns given a fixed level of risk Minimize risk given a fixed level of desired returns Investors in the accumulation phase tend to fall under the first constraint, while retired investors invest with the second criterion in mind. There is a third approach: maximizing risk-adjusted returns. This means that an investor has no cap on the amount of risk they will assume, as long as they are adequately compensated for this risk by excess... Read more

How To Harden Your Dividend Growth Portfolio Against Dividend Cuts

In a recent article, I looked at how an investor's income would have suffered during the financial crisis, after many dividend aristocrats cut their dividends. In this article, I'll show how a safer income focused portfolio, consisting of dividend aristocrats, could have been built. The list of dividend aristocrats in 2007 looked like this: Abbott Labs (NYSE: ABT) Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM) Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ: ADP) Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) Bank of... Read more

Stocks Going Ex-Dividend The Third Week Of July

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called "Buying Dividends," also commonly referred to as "Dividend Capture." This is the process of buying stocks before the ex-dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex-date at about the same price, yet being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid using it during bear markets. The key to being successful... Read more

Should Retirees Worry About Dividend Cuts From Dividend Aristocrats?

Many retirees and other investors that rely on income from their investments put a big portion of their wealth into dividend growth stocks, especially those characterized as the so called dividend aristocrats. Due to the fact that the current list only includes those stocks that did not cut their dividends in the last 25 years, it looks like dividend cuts do happen very rarely, if at all. When we look at what companies made up that list before the financial crisis, we see that dividend cuts, at... Read more

Summer Doldrums Bring Mostly Mid-Single-Digit Dividend Increases

My regular followers know that I track the dividend increases of a variety of long-term dividend growth companies. Back at the end of May, I provided predictions for 11 dividend growth companies that have historically announced annual payout increases in June. As it turns out, one of those companies announced its annual increase at the end of May and I missed two other companies that also announced its annual dividend increases: aerospace and defense company United Technologies Corporation... Read more

Bard Declares Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 26 cents per share on Bard's common stock. The current indicated annual dividend rate is $1.04 per share. The dividend is payable on August 4, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 24, 2017.... Read more

Dividend Income Update: May 2017

It’s dividend income update time. One of my favorite times of the month as I get to review my previous month of passive income received from my dividend income portfolios. Without rehashing the wild ride we experienced in the market last month, I could find comfort in one thing, my dividends. As we all know, the market may move up and down irrationally and seemingly on a whim while our dividends remain much more stable, reliable and predictable. Sure, dividends may not increase every... Read more

The Most Undervalued And Overvalued Dividend Champions - June 2017

In June of 2015, I started a series of articles in which I highlight the stocks from the Dividend Champions list that have the highest and the lowest Percent Above Average Yield (PAAY) over the past year and over the past five years. PAAY is a measure of how much a stock is above (high PAAY, undervalued) or below (low PAAY, overvalued) its usual yield, and can be an indication that the stock is mispriced. Please see my previous article for the April 2017 list to refresh your memory of what the... Read more

2 Of 11 Dividend Increases In June Expected To Be In The Double Digits

My regular followers know that I track the dividend increases of a variety of long-term dividend growth companies. Back at the end of April, I provided predictions for 15 dividend growth companies that have historically announced annual payout increases in May. Unfortunately, I missed one other company that also announced its annual dividend increases: furniture manufacturer Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) announced a 6% increase in its dividend to an annualized $1.44. The company has a forward... Read more

The Tao of Warren Buffett: Warren Buffett’s Words of Wisdom

In The Tao of Warren Buffett, Mary Buffett joins noted Buffetologist and international lecturer David Clark to bring you Warren Buffett’s smartest, funniest and most memorable sayings, with an eye towards revealing the life philosophies and the investment strategies that have made him the world’s most successful investor -- and the world’s richest man.
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