June 2015 Dividend Aristocrats Spreadsheet List by Sure Dividend
The Dividend Aristocrats Index is comprised of 53 businesses with 25 or more years of consecutive dividend increases. To qualify as a Dividend Aristocrat, a business must be listed in the S&P 500, have paid increasing dividends each year for at least 25 years, and meet certain size and liquidity requirements.
The Dividend Aristocrats Index is one of the most exclusive and high quality indexes available. In it considerably more exclusive than the Dividend Achievers Index, but less exclusive than the Dividend Kings.
Why does being a Dividend Aristocrat matter? The Dividend Aristocrats Index has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 2.47 percentage points a year over the last decade according to S&P. The image below shows this outperformance:
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Complete List of All 53 June 2015 Dividend Aristocrats
Download the full list of June 2015 Dividend Aristocrats by clicking the link below.
The free spreadsheet includes several metrics that you can sort by including:
- Stock price
- Dividend yield
- 10 year growth rate
- Price-to-earnings ratio
- 10 year standard deviation
The links below include historical information in Dividend Aristocrats for investors looking to compare the current month’s list to prior months (and years)
- May 2015 Dividend Aristocrats List
- April 2015 Dividend Aristocrats List
- March 2015 Dividend Aristocrats List
- August 2014 Dividend Aristocrats List
- July 2014 Dividend Aristocrats List
- June 2014 Dividend Aristocrats List
- May 2014 Dividend Aristocrats List
- April 2014 Dividend Aristocrats List
- List of Dividend Aristocrats from 1989 to 2014
Explanation of Financial Metrics
The financial metrics used in the Dividend Aristocrats spreadsheet above all play a key role in both The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing and the Sure Dividend Premium Newsletter. A brief explanation of each metric is below.
Dividend yield is calculated as 4 x most recent dividend / current price. This is the standard calculation for dividend yield. Dividend yield shows the income return you can expect on your invested capital.
Standard deviation is a commonly used proxy of risk for stocks. Here, standard deviation refers to movement in a stock’s price. The higher the standard deviation, the more the stock price moves. The lower the stock price standard deviation, the more stable the stock’s price. The spreadsheet above uses 10 years of price data (when available) to calculate price standard deviation. Low standard deviation stocks have historically outperformed the market by 0.83 percentage points a year over the last decade according to S&P.
Growth rate is calculated as the lower of 10 year revenue-per-share growth or 10 year dividend-per-share growth for non-financial stocks. Book-value-per-share growth rate is used in place of revenue-per-share growth for some financial stocks. In cases where spin-offs or divestitures obscure 10 year growth rate calculations, either fewer years are used to calculate the growth rate, or an estimate of growth is used.
The price-to-earnings ratio is the price of a stock divided by its trailing-twelve-month earnings-per-share. Adjusted earnings are used in place of GAAP earnings when applicable. The price-to-earnings ratio is a good proxy for value. The lower the price-to-earnings ratio is, the better. The less you pay for the earnings of a business, the more value you are getting for your investment.
Highest Ranked Dividend Aristocrats
The Sure Dividend database includes over 160 stocks with 25 or more years of dividend payments without a reduction. Every Dividend Aristocrat is included in the Sure Dividend database.
There are currently 9 Dividend Aristocrats that rank in the Top 20 Sure Dividend stocks using The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing. These 9 are listed below, in no particular order:
- Chubb (CB)
- Abbott (ABT)
- AFLAC (AFL)
- PepsiCo (PEP)
- Coca-Cola (KO)
- Wal-Mart (WMT)
- ExxonMobil (XOM)
- Kimberly-Clark (KMB)
- Becton Dickinson (BDX)