Air Products leads Dividend Aristocrats in 2019

Air Products and Chemicals Inc (APD) is the best performing Dividend Aristocrat in 2019 as of June 10.

No less than 8 Aristocrats have gained at least 30.0 percent Year-to-date.

The 2019 is a very good year for US Stocks, including the Dividend Aristocrats, with an average total return of 14.5 percent on June 10, 2019.

Best performing Aristocrat YTD is industrial gases maker Air Products and Chemicals (ticker APD) with a 40.2 percent Total Return in 2019. Seven other stocks gain at least 30 percent this year, including Cintas and newcomer Roper Technologies.

TOP-10 ARISTOCRATS 2019 (TOTAL RETURNS)
  1. Air Products +40.2%
  2. Cintas Corp +38.5%
  3. Roper Technologies +37.5%
  4. Dover Corp +36.8%
  5. Ecolab +35.2%
  6. Target +33.7%
  7. Cincinnati Financial +33.5%
  8. S&P Global +32.9%
  9. Bemis +28.0%
  10. ADP +28.0%
Of all 57 Aristocrats, ten are losing in 2019, led by Walgreens Boots Alliance with a 22.8 percent loss. In our next blog we will look at the worst performers YTD.

The highest yielding Aristocrat is AT&T with a 6.3% yield.

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