Dividend Royalty With a Common Touch

Sometimes aristocrats hide in plain sight. In the July issue of Utility Forecaster, which will be posted to our website later today, we set out to identify the next Dividend Aristocrats.

Dividend Aristocrats are companies that have increased their dividend every year for at least 25 years.

But there’s a catch.

Even if a company has grown its dividend for 25 consecutive years, it doesn’t get to be an official Dividend Aristocrat unless it’s part of the S&P 500.

That means there’s unofficial dividend royalty quietly lurking our there with little to no fanfare from Wall Street.

Our exhaustive search for long-term dividend growers uncovered 39 names in our coverage universe. And 18 of these companies have grown their dividends every year for at least 20 years.

That still wasn’t good enough for us. So we subjected these 39 super dividend growers to the intensive scrutiny necessary to uncover the best of the best.

The resulting list of 11 names includes one company that’s increased its payout every year for the past 30 years. And more is on the way.

Wall Street doesn’t care because it’s not a member of the S&P 500. But we bet that doesn’t matter to you.

We’ve written an in-depth profile of this company for Sunday’s edition of Income Without Borders.

But only subscribers to Utility Forecaster get to see the other 10 fundamentally superior super dividend growers.