Best and worst performing Dividend Aristocrats in 2021

S&P500 Dividend Aristocrats

In 2021, as of November 29, the average Dividend Aristocrat has gained 21.5% with the best performers being steel maker Nucor Corp and lithium manufacturer Albemarle. The biggest loser YTD is Clorox with a 14.2% drop in share price.

Below we have displayed stats for the currently 64 Dividend Aristocrats including actual dividend yields, last price (closing stock price of November 29, 2021), the latest of next ex-dividend date that has been announced and the year-to-date return for all Dividend Aristocrats.

As you can see Nucor leads all US Dividend Aristocrats in 2021 with a stock price gain of 113.5%. This is not with the dividend, currently yielding 1,4%, included. Other high flying Aristocrats in 2021 are Albemarle, Exxon Mobil, West Pharmaceutical and Lowe's. Of these stocks Lowe's has announced the biggest dividend hike in 2021.

Dividend Aristocrats statistics 2021
Nucor and Albemarle are the best performing Aristocrats in 2021

The worst performing Dividend Aristocrat in 2021 YTD is Clorox, notably one of the biggest gainers in 2020 during the covid pandemic. This year the stock drops 14.3% as the biggest loser. Another big loser in 2021 is VF Corporation, the company behind brands such as Vans and The North Face and Timberland.

Dividend Aristocrats losers in 2021
Clorox, AT&T and VF Corp are down double digits YTD

All together the average return of 21.5 percent does not mean a great outperformance compared to the S&P500-index. The average dividend yield for the Dividend Aristocrats now is 2.5% versus 1.74% for the S&P500-index. For all track records and latest dividend hikes by the Dividend Aristocrats please check and keep coming back to

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