Top-5 Dividend Aristocrats statistics for September 2017

Dividend Aristocrats 2017 September update
C.R. Bard is the best performing Aristocrat in 2017
The average gain for a Dividend Aristocrat is 10.4 percent in 2017, based on Friday's closing prices.

C.R. Bard, S&P Global and AbbVie are the best performing stocks YTD. The biggest loser is W.W. Grainger.


Below we have listed the most recent stats for all 52 Dividend Aristocrats, with the top-5 gainers, losers and highest and lowest yielding stocks.

On the bottom you can find the full ex-dividend list for all Aristocrats. In September a total of 16 Aristocrats will trade ex-dividend, with 10 of them coming up the next couple of weeks.

We have also checked out the Dividend Aristocrats with the highest estimated (forward) PE's. Based on price to earnings ratios ADP is the most expensive stock with a FW PE of 38,6. Other Aristocrats with a PE ratio of 25 or higher are CINF, ECL, BCR and BF.B.

The cheapest Aristocrats based on forward PE are AT&T and Aflac (both 12). Other low PE stocks are Nucor (12,1), Target (12,9) and Cardinal Health (13,5).

TOP-5 DIVIDEND ARISTOCRATS 2017
Below you will find the five best performing Dividend Aristocrats year-to-date, led by C.R. Bard (BCR).

Company ticker Price YTD ex-date yield
C R Bard Inc BCR $323,91 44,6% 20-7-2017 0,3%
S&P Global Inc SPGI $151,93 42,5% 24-8-2017 1,1%
AbbVie ABBV $85,34 40,3% 12-10-2017 3,0%
Abbott Laboratories ABT $52,02 37,9% 12-7-2017 2,0%
McDonald's Corp MCD $159,71 33,8% 30-8-2017 2,4%

BOTTOM-5 DIVIDEND ARISTOCRATS 2017
Below you will find the five worst performing Dividend Aristocrats year-to-date, led by W.W. Grainger (GWW).

Company ticker Price YTD ex-date yield
W W Grainger Inc GWW $164,97 -27,6% 10-8-2017 3,1%
Target Corp TGT $57,27 -18,2% 14-8-2017 4,3%
AT&T Inc T $35,59 -13,2% 6-7-2017 5,5%
Exxon Mobil XOM $78,82 -10,2% 10-8-2017 3,9%
Genuine Parts Co GPC $85,35 -8,6% 7-9-2017 3,2%

TOP-5 HIGHEST YIELDING DIVIDEND ARISTOCRATS 2017
Below you will find the five Dividend Aristocrats with the highest dividend yield, led by AT&T (T).

Company ticker Price yield industry
AT&T Inc T $35,59 5,5%Telecom Services
Target Corp TGT $57,27 4,3% General Mer. Stores
Exxon Mobil XOM $78,82 3,9% Integrated Oil & Gas
Chevron Corp CVX $110,78 3,9% Integrated Oil & Gas
Kimberly-Clark Corp KMB $118,13 3,3% Household Products

TOP-5 LOWEST YIELDING DIVIDEND ARISTOCRATS 2017
Below you will find the five Dividend Aristocrats with the lowest dividend yield, led by C.R. Bard (BCR).

Company ticker Price yield industry
C R Bard Inc BCR $323,91 0,3% Health Care Equipment
Sherwin-Williams SHW $344,55 1,0% Specialty Chemicals
Cintas CTAS $133,72 1,0% Div.Support Services
S&P Global Inc SPGI $151,93 1,1% Financial Ex/Data
Ecolab Inc ECL $131,12 1,1% Specialty Chemicals

ARISTOCRATS EX-DIVIDEND DATES SEPTEMBER 2017
Below you can find the next Dividend Aristocrats that will trade ex-dividend. The first Aristocrat to trade ex-dividend is T. Rowe Price (TROW) on September 13, 2017.

ex-date Company ticker Price yield
13-9-2017 T. Rowe Price Group Inc TROW $82,13 2,8%
14-9-2017 Coca-Cola Co KO $46,30 3,2%
14-9-2017 Leggett & Platt Inc LEG $45,30 3,2%
18-9-2017 Ecolab Inc ECL $131,12 1,1%
21-9-2017 Federal Realty Investment Trust FRT $129,38 3,1%
21-9-2017 Cincinnati Financial Corp CINF $75,77 2,6%
28-9-2017 Illinois Tool Works ITW $140,04 2,2%
28-9-2017 Medtronic PLC MDT $82,03 2,2%
28-9-2017 Franklin Resources Inc BEN $41,04 1,9%
29-9-2017 Cardinal Health Inc CAH $68,36 2,7%
5-10-2017 General Dynamics GD $197,87 1,7%
5-10-2017 Sysco Corp SYY $52,92 2,5%
9-10-2017 Air Products and Chemicals APD $144,97 2,6%
12-10-2017 AbbVie ABBV $85,34 3,0%
24-10-2017 Lowe's Companies LOW $78,56 2,1%
7-12-2017 Wal-Mart Stores Inc WMT $78,88 2,6%


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