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20 High Yield S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

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The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index is an index created by the well-known credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s. The index measures the performance of large cap, blue chip companies within the S&P 500 that have followed a policy of increasing dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years. In total, 51 companies are included in the index and are covered by several exchange traded funds (ETFs). If you have a bit cash on your trading account, you don’t need to look for a cheap index copy via ETF. You can buy these stocks directly and benefit from these wonderful dividend growth stocks for one trading fee.

Below is an overview of the 20 best yielding Dividend Aristocrats of which ten are currently recommended to buy.

McDonald's (MCD) has a market capitalization of $84.45 billion. The company employs 420,000 people, generates revenue of $27.006 billion and has a net income of $5.503 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $9.766 billion. The EBITDA margin is 36.16 percent (the operating margin is 31.58 percent and the net profit margin 20.38 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 37.89 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 86.87 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 37.92 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $5.31. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.53 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.85, the P/S ratio is 3.13 and the P/B ratio is finally 5.97. The dividend yield amounts to 3.66 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.41.

Long-Term Stock History Chart Of McDonald's
Long-Term Stock History Chart Of McDonald's


Long-Term Dividends History of McDonald's (MCD)
Long-Term Dividends History of McDonald's (MCD)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of McDonald's (NYSE MCD)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of McDonald's (NYSE MCD)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has a market capitalization of $191.74 billion. The company employs 117,900 people, generates revenue of $65.030 billion and has a net income of $9.672 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $15.993 billion. The EBITDA margin is 24.59 percent (the operating margin is 19.01 percent and the net profit margin 14.87 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.27 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 34.39 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 17.02 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.04. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.25 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 22.73, the P/S ratio is 2.95 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.30. The dividend yield amounts to 3.53 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.55.

Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Johnson & Johnson
Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Johnson & Johnson


Long-Term Dividends History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Long-Term Dividends History of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE JNJ)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE JNJ)

Air Products & Chemicals (APD) has a market capitalization of $16.94 billion. The company employs 18,500 people, generates revenue of $9.611 billion and has a net income of $1.025 billion. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2.037 billion. The EBITDA margin is 21.20 percent (the operating margin is 13.34 percent and the net profit margin 10.67 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 31.23 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 81.83 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.30 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.65. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.50 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.19, the P/S ratio is 1.76 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.62. The dividend yield amounts to 3.20 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.16.

Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Air Products & Chemicals
Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Air Products & Chemicals


Long-Term Dividends History of Air Products & Chemicals (APD)
Long-Term Dividends History of Air Products & Chemicals (APD)


Long-Term Dividends History of Air Products & Chemicals (APD
Long-Term Dividends History of Air Products & Chemicals (APD

Take a closer look at the full table of the best yielding Dividend Aristocrats. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.29 and forward P/E ratio is 14.38. The dividend yield has a value of 4.21 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.89 and price to sales ratio 2.01. The operating margin amounts to 14.01 percent. The average stock has a debt to equity ratio of 0.72.

Here is the full table with some fundamentals (TTM):

High Yielding S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats List
High Yielding S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats List

Related stock ticker symbols:
PBI, T, HCP, ED, LEG, CINF, SYY, NUE, MCD, JNJ, KMB, CLX, WAG, EMR, PG, GPC, ABT,
APD, ADP, PEP

*I am long SYY, MCD, JNJ, KMB, WAG, PG, PEP. I receive no compensation to write about these specific stocks, sector or theme. I don't plan to increase or decrease positions or obligations within the next 72 hours.

For the other stocks: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector or theme.
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