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Saturday, January 23, 2021

The Dividend Kings Ranked By Quality Score Summary

This article ranks the Dividend Kings by quality score. These are stocks of companies that have increased their dividend payouts for at least 50 consecutive years, even through economic recessions, market crashes, technological revolutions, and shifting consumer tastes.

Unlike the Dividend Aristocrats, membership of the Dividend Kings is not maintained by a specific organization. Rather, membership is defined loosely based on dividend increase streak. Unsurprisingly, there is no consensus on what constitutes the Dividend Kings. Of the eight sources I consulted, only two concur!

For this article, I decided to use Dividend Radar as my source. Dividend Radar is a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 

As a consequence of using Dividend Radar, three stocks that appeared in my March 2020 article are not included in the main ranking tables. The excluded stocks are, Altria (MO), Tootsie Roll Industries (TR), and Farmers & Merchants Bancorp (FMCB).

On the other hand, there are four new Dividend Kings included in this article:
  1. Black Hills Corporation (BKH) - Dividend King since 27 October 2020.
  2. MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) - Dividend King since 12 May 2020.
  3. National Fuel Gas Company (NFG) - Dividend King since 11 June 2020.
  4. Universal Corporation (UVV) - Dividend King since 27 May 2020.
Please read this article at Seeking Alpha for an updated ranking of the Dividend Kings.

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  1. Thank you for openly sharing your investment strategies. Great information for dividend investors. I’m retired now and not doing much active dividend investing, so paying the fee on Seeking Alpha doesn’t make much sense. I will miss your investing insight and knowledge. You provide great information for dividend investors, keep doing what you’re doing. Thanks

    1. You're welcomoe, Simple Wealth -- sorry the changes at SA is affecting you in this way... all the best and happy retirement-living!


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