McGraw Hill Financial best performing Dividend Aristocrat in Q1 2015
The best performing Dividend Aristocrat in 2015 is McGraw Hill Financial with a 16,2% in Q1. This Dividend Aristocrat has been increasing its dividend for 42 years. In February the dividend was hikes by 10%.
The worst performing Dividend Aristocrat after Q1 is Genuine Parts Co. with a 12.6% loss. Genuine Parts has been increasing its dividend for 59 years. In February the dividend was increased by 7%.
The biggest dividend increase so far this year came from Sherwin-Williams, with a 22% dividend boost in February. Check out the top-5 below.
Top-5 of dividend increases for Dividend Aristocrats so far in 2015:
1. Sherwin-Williams +22%
2. T. Rowe Price +18%
3. Archer Daniels Mid. +17%
4. Chubb +14%
5. McGrawHill F. +10%
Wal-Mart hiked its dividend by just 2% in 2015 and sits at the bottom of the table.
AT&T has the highest dividend yield with 5.8% as of March 31st. Real Estate Investment Trust HCP is the only other stock with a yield higher than 5% (5.2% at the end of Q1).
The best dividend trackrecord is held by two industrial stocks: Both Dover (NYSE:DOV) and Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) now have increased their dividend for 59 consecutive years.