2021 Dividend Aristocrats List — What Companies Made This Year’s List?

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Since the end of 2008, the Dividend Aristocrats Index has been the benchmark of dividend-paying stocks. The Dividend Aristocrats Index is a list of 50 companies in the S&P 500 Index, with 25+ years of consecutive dividend increases. The stocks in the Dividend Aristocrats Index are predominantly found in the consumer staples, food, financial, healthcare and insurance sectors. The companies in the Dividend Aristocrats Index are usually considered to be mature, steady companies — perfect for investors looking for income.

The Dividend Aristocrats has been a top performer, and has well outperformed the S&P 500 over the last few decades.

When you think of dividend-paying companies, who tops your list? AT&T? Johnson & Johnson? Coca-Cola? Well, they’re all here in the 2021 Dividend Aristocrats List.

Have you ever wondered who’s leading the 2021 Dividend Aristocrats List? Or which companies aren’t on the list? Or which stocks are on the downside of the list? All these questions and more are answered in the 2021 Dividend Aristocrats List.

Index Changes

Ten companies were added to the 2021 Dividend Aristocrats List and four were removed. The companies added to the list are:

AXP, BBL, C, CVX, EBAY, HRS, NGL, RAX, RDS-A, and SPG

Additionally, four companies were removed from the 2019 Dividend Aristocrats List: