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The 64 Dividend Aristocrats Ranked By Quality Score

Published Mon, 09 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Dividend Aristocrats are S&P 500 stocks that have increased their dividend payouts for 25 consecutive years or more.
In January, S&P Dow Jones Indices announced the annual rebalancing of the Dividend Aristocrats, adding seven stocks to the index.
This article ranks the 64 Dividend Aristocrats using DVK Quality Snapshots.
A table presents quality indicators, key metrics, and fair value estimates.

This article ranks the 64 Dividend Aristocrats by quality score.
I use DVK Quality Snapshots to assess the quality of the Dividend Aristocrats. Devised by SA author David Van Knapp [DVK], the system employs five quality indicators and assigns 0-5 points to each quality indicator, for a maximum of 25 points. To rank stocks, I sort them by quality score and break ties by considering up to three factors, in turn.
The Dividend Aristocrats
The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index is a list of companies in the S&P 500 that have increased their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years. The list is maintained by Standards & Poor's Dow Jones Indices, which updates the index every January.
To qualify, a stock must be a member of the S&P 500, must have increased its dividend payouts for a minimum of 25 consecutive years, and must have a minimum market capitalization of $3 billion. There are other eligibility and diversification criteria.
If a stock is deleted from the S&P 500 index or if its dividend is cut, the stock is automatically dropped from the list of Dividend Aristocrats as well.
Recently, the S&P Dow Jones Indices announced the annual rebalancing of the Dividend Aristocrats, adding seven stocks to the index:

Source: New Dividend Aristocrats For 2020

With no deletions, the number of Dividend Aristocrats increased to 64. (Last year I ranked 57 Dividend Aristocrats).
The Dividend Aristocrats are high-quality, blue-chip stocks of companies with strong and durable competitive advantages. They... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ABBVIE 70.83   26.0 2.72 4.28 6.28
AT&T 38.38   16.1 2.38 2.04 5.43
EXXON MOBIL 71.98   17.3 4.15 3.48 4.83
PEOPLE'S UNITED FINANCIAL 16.06   12.3 1.31 0.71 4.52
CARDINAL HEALTH 48.48   10.8 4.51 1.92 4.01
CHEVRON 121.42   15.7 7.72 4.76 3.91
LEGGETT PLATT 42.18   19.6 2.15 1.60 3.82
REALTY INCOME 74.49   56.9 1.31 2.72 3.69
FRANKLIN RESOURCES 29.79   11.0 2.70 1.04 3.66
ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND 41.45   17.8 2.33 1.40 3.47
3M 170.58   20.6 8.28 5.76 3.41
CONSOLIDATED EDISON 90.19   21.4 4.21 2.96 3.31
WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE 55.56   10.9 5.10 1.83 3.22
CATERPILLAR 131.75   12.3 10.74 4.12 3.16
GENUINE PARTS 97.52   18.1 5.38 3.05 3.14
NUCOR 53.69   7.6 7.09 1.60 3.04
EMERSON ELECTRIC 64.71   18.4 3.52 1.96 3.02
FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST 135.76   40.4 3.36 4.20 3.00
COCA-COLA 55.11   33.6 1.64 1.60 2.94
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 130.43   21.6 6.03 3.80 2.93
PEPSICO 137.29   15.2 9.02 3.82 2.81
CLOROX 160.20   25.3 6.34 4.24 2.68
T. ROWE PRICE GROUP 118.12   14.9 7.95 3.04 2.58
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 159.85   21.5 7.45 4.28 2.54
PROCTER & GAMBLE 122.77   90.3 1.36 2.98 2.49
ESSEX PROPERTY TRUST 324.02   52.2 6.21 7.80 2.43
TARGET 108.94   18.0 6.04 2.64 2.43
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 72.29   27.5 2.63 1.72 2.38
MCDONALDS 212.15   27.9 7.61 4.64 2.21
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES 137.46   22.4 6.13 2.94 2.20
AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS 220.67   28.6 7.72 4.64 2.17
GENERAL DYNAMICS 189.41   16.8 11.25 4.08 2.17
ALBEMARLE 69.28   13.5 5.12 1.47 2.15
AFLAC 51.47   12.6 4.10 1.08 2.12
SYSCO 77.72   24.3 3.20 1.56 2.03
DOVER 99.67   24.4 4.08 1.96 2.02
MEDTRONIC 110.38   33.8 3.27 2.16 2.01
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL 113.24   15.3 7.41 2.24 2.00
GRAINGER, W.W. 293.60   20.0 14.65 5.76 1.98
ATMOS ENERGY 109.44   25.9 4.23 2.10 1.93
ADP 160.41   30.6 5.24 3.16 1.92
HORMEL FOODS 44.00   24.3 1.81 0.84 1.92
LOWES COMPANIES 113.88   35.6 3.20 2.20 1.91
PENTAIR 37.75   17.7 2.13 0.72 1.90
CHUBB 160.10   19.6 8.15 3.00 1.88
STANLEY BLACK & DECKER 147.12   31.3 4.70 2.76 1.87
WAL-MART STORES 116.92   26.3 4.44 2.12 1.83
AO SMITH 51.71   20.8 2.49 0.88 1.77
PPG INDUSTRIES 118.21   23.3 5.08 2.04 1.74
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 85.21   52.3 1.63 1.28 1.54
MCCORMICK 157.81   30.8 5.13 2.28 1.46
EXPEDITORS INT 75.21   20.8 3.62 1.00 1.32
BECTON DICKINSON 262.15   92.0 2.85 3.08 1.18
ROSS STORES 109.36   24.8 4.40 1.02 0.94
ECOLAB 197.77   38.8 5.10 1.84 0.93
BROWN-FORMAN 68.83   36.0 1.92 0.63 0.91
S&P GLOBAL 251.88   32.0 7.87 2.28 0.90
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS 538.95   43.3 12.44 4.52 0.87
CINTAS 246.51   30.9 7.98 2.05 0.82
ROPER INDUSTRIES 358.48   33.4 10.74 1.85 0.52

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