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Dividend Kings

Dividend kings are companies that have raised their dividend for at least 50 consecutive years.

Dividend kings have survived periods of inflation, commodity booms and busts, rising interest rates, economic recessions, terrorist attacks, market crashes, evolving consumer tastes, major technology advancements, and more.

Any business that has made it through every environment imaginable while maintaining regular dividend increases is worth analyzing.

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Dividend kings are outstanding businesses that have demonstrated durability, consistent free cash flow generation, stable returns on capital, and (of course) predictable dividend growth.

While there are over 50 stocks in the S&P Dividend Aristocrats Index, which contains companies in the S&P 500 Index that have raised their dividend for at least 25 consecutive years, there are fewer than 30 dividend kings.

The latest companies to join the dividend kings list are food distributor Sysco and adhesives manufacturer H.B. Fuller. Most dividend kings are found in the industrials and consumer staples sectors, and none are in the communications, information technology, or energy sectors.

Here is a look at all of the dividend kings by sector and the number of consecutive years each king has paid higher dividends.
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