When Do The Dividend Aristocrats Increase Their Dividends?

I received a question from one of my readers about when during the year we can expect the S&P Dividend Aristocrats to announce their annual dividend increases, so I went ahead an compiled the table you see below.

If you want to sort the companies in chronological or alphabetical order, you can do so by clicking on the appropriate column header.

A caveat to note before you use the table: I pulled this data from historical trends.  I can’t (and I’m not) guaranteeing that a company will announce or increase its dividend in a given month.  Companies will do whatever they want with their dividend payments.  They may decide to increase their dividend at a different time of the year, twice in one year or not at all.  Also, the announcement, ex-dividend or payout dates may slip by a day or two and move into a different month.  Use the table below as a guideline, not a set of ironclad rules.

That being said, please let me know if you find this useful or would like to see something added by leaving a comment below.  Thanks!

TickerCompanyAnnounces Dividend Increase InStock Goes Ex-Dividend Inincreased Dividend Paid In
ABBVAbbVie Inc.10-October01-January02-February
ABTAbbott Laboratories02-February04-April05-May
ADMArcher Daniels Midland Company12-December02-February03-March
ADPAutomatic Data Processing, Inc.11-November12-December01-January
AFLAFLAC Inc.10-October11-November12-December
APDAir Products & Chemicals Inc.03-March03-March05-May
BCRCR Bard Inc.06-June07-July08-August
BDXBecton, Dickinson and Company11-November12-December12-December
BENFranklin Resources Inc.12-December12-December01-January
BF-BBrown-Forman Corporation11-November12-December12-December
CAHCardinal Health, Inc.05-May06-June07-July
CBThe Chubb Corporation12-December12-December01-January
CINFCincinnati Financial Corp.01-January03-March04-April
CLColgate-Palmolive Co.03-March04-April05-May
CLXThe Clorox Company05-May07-July08-August
CTASCintas Corporation10-October11-November12-December
CVXChevron Corporation04-April05-May06-June
DOVDover Corp.08-August08-August09-September
ECLEcolab Inc.12-December12-December01-January
EDConsolidated Edison Inc.01-January02-February03-March
EMREmerson Electric Co.11-November11-November12-December
FDOFamily Dollar Stores Inc.03-March03-March04-April
GPCGenuine Parts Company02-February03-March04-April
GWWW.W. Grainger, Inc.04-April05-May06-June
HCPHCP, Inc.01-January02-February02-February
HRLHormel Foods Corp.11-November01-January02-February
ITWIllinois Tool Works Inc.08-August09-September10-October
JNJJohnson & Johnson04-April05-May06-June
KMBKimberly-Clark Corporation02-February03-March04-April
KOThe Coca-Cola Company02-February03-March04-April
LEGLeggett & Platt, Incorporated08-August09-September10-October
LOWLowe's Companies Inc.05-May07-July08-August
MCDMcDonald's Corp.09-September11-November12-December
MDTMedtronic, Inc.06-June07-July07-July
MHFIMcGraw Hill Financial, Inc.01-January02-February03-March
MKCMcCormick & Co. Inc.11-November12-December01-January
MMM3M Co.12-December02-February03-March
NUENucor Corporation12-December12-December02-February
PEPPepsico, Inc.05-May06-June06-June
PGProcter & Gamble Co.04-April04-April05-May
PNRPentair, Inc.05-May07-July08-August
PPGPPG Industries Inc.04-April05-May06-June
SHWThe Sherwin-Williams Company02-February02-February03-March
SIALSigma-Aldrich Corporation02-February02-February03-March
SWKStanley Black & Decker, Inc.07-July09-September09-September
SYYSysco Corp.11-November12-December01-January
TAT&T, Inc.12-December01-January02-February
TGTTarget Corp.06-June08-August09-September
TROWT. Rowe Price Group, Inc.02-February03-March03-March
VFCV.F. Corporation10-October12-December12-December
WAGWalgreen Co.07-July08-August09-September
WMTWal-Mart Stores Inc.02-February03-March04-April
XOMExxon Mobil Corporation04-April05-May06-June

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  1. DivHut says:

    Thanks for compiling this list. Always convenient to see when stocks increase their dividends. The aristocrat list is a great list for any dividend growth investor to start with. A lot of those names are in my portfolio and are my core holdings. Increasing dividend… it’s what we’re all about.

    • Jason says:

      Thanks for the comment, DivHut! I’m glad that you find the list useful. I agree, these stocks are great core holdings for any investor. If you don’t need the income right now, just reinvest the dividends. When you do need the dividends, just have them sent to you. A easy way to grow wealth long term.