What are Dividend Kings? Definition and Updated List (May 2022)

Dividend Kings are stocks that are members of the S&P 500, at the same time these stocks have increased dividends for at least 50 consecutive years.

Note that, there is no official tracking of the dividend kings. This is very different from Dividend Aristocrats, which can be found on the SP Global Website. The following list combines information from SureDividend.com and the Motley Fool (as of May 3, 2022). I also check whether they are still an SP 500 Company (as of May 3, 2022). Note that the list of SP 500 keeps changing and some published lists have not reflected these changes. (All the information on this post is as of May 3, 2022. Also, please read the disclaimer below and the disclaimer of this website.)

Selected Dividend King List (SP 500 Company Only)

The following is the selected, updated list of dividend kings, as of May 3, 2022. The thing that you might want to pay attention to is Nucor (NUE). It seems that it has paid dividends for 49 years, which is mentioned by the Motley Fool and this Nasdaq article (as of May 3, 2022).

CompanyTickerSectorConsecutive Years
Abbott LabsABTHealthcare50
Altria GroupMOConsumer staples52
Becton, Dickinson & Co.BDXHealthcare50
Cincinnati FinancialCINFFinancial services62
Coca-ColaKOConsumer staples60
Colgate-PalmoliveCLConsumer staples60
Dover Corporation DOVIndustrials66
Emerson ElectricEMRIndustrials65
Federal Realty Investment TrustFRTReal estate54
Genuine PartsGPCConsumer cyclical66
Hormel FoodsHRLConsumer staples56
Illinois Tool WorksITWIndustrials51
Johnson & JohnsonJNJHealthcare59
Kimberly ClarkKMBConsumer staples50
Lowe'sLOWConsumer cyclical59
NucorNUEBasic materials49
Parker Hannifin PHIndustrials65
PepsiCoPEPConsumer staples50
PPG IndustriesPPGBasic materials50
Procter & GamblePGConsumer staples65
Stanley Black & DeckerSWKIndustrials54
SyscoSYYConsumer staples52
TargetTGTConsumer cyclical50
W.W. GraingerGWWIndustrials50

Potential Stocks

CompanyTickerSectorConsecutive YearsMotleyFoolSureDividendSP500 Company
Abbott LabsABTHealthcare50YesYesYes
ABM IndustriesABMIndustrials54YesYesNo
Altria GroupMOConsumer staples52YesYesYes
American States Water AWRUtilities67YesYesNo
Becton, Dickinson & Co.BDXHealthcare50YesYesYes
Black Hills Corp.BKHUtilities51YesYesNo
California Water Service GroupCWTUtilities55YesYesNo
Cincinnati FinancialCINFFinancial services62YesYesYes
Coca-ColaKOConsumer staples60YesYesYes
Colgate-PalmoliveCLConsumer staples60YesYesYes
Commerce BancsharesCBSHFinancial services54YesYesNo
Computer ServicesCSVITechnology50NoYesNo
Dover Corporation DOVIndustrials66YesYesYes
Emerson ElectricEMRIndustrials65YesYesYes
Farmers & Merchants BancorpFMCBFinancial services58YesYesNo
Federal Realty Investment TrustFRTReal estate54YesYesYes
Genuine PartsGPCConsumer cyclical66YesYesYes
H.B. FullerFULBasic materials52YesYesNo
Hormel FoodsHRLConsumer staples56YesYesYes
Illinois Tool WorksITWIndustrials51NoYesYes
Johnson & JohnsonJNJHealthcare59YesYesYes
Kimberly ClarkKMBConsumer staples50YesYesYes
Lancaster Colony LANCConsumer staples59YesYesNo
Leggett & PlattLEGConsumer cyclical50NoYesNo
Lowe'sLOWConsumer cyclical59YesYesYes
MSA SafetyMSAIndustrials50YesYesNo
National Fuel GasNFGEnergy51YesYesNo
Northwest Natural HoldingNWNUtilities66YesYesNo
NucorNUEBasic materials49UpcomingNoYes
Parker Hannifin PHIndustrials65YesYesYes
PepsiCoPEPConsumer staples50UpcomingYesYes
PPG IndustriesPPGBasic materials50YesYesYes
Procter & GamblePGConsumer staples65YesYesYes
SJW GroupSJWUtilities54YesYesNo
Stanley Black & DeckerSWKIndustrials54NoYesYes
StepanSCLBasic materials55YesYesNo
SyscoSYYConsumer staples52YesYesYes
TargetTGTConsumer cyclical50YesYesYes
Tootsie Roll IndustriesTRConsumer staples53NoYesNo
Universal CorporationUVVConsumer staples51YesYesNo
W.W. GraingerGWWIndustrials50YesYesYes

Note that, the lists on this post are not intended to be exhaustive, but rather just to provide related information. Such lists are NOT intended for any investment advice! Accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed, and please double-check with other sources for confirmation.

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