Dividend Aristocrats lose 5.1% in 2022 | Exxon top performer, VF big loser
The average return for all 64 Dividend Aristocrats in 2022 was -5.1%. With that all major US indices were outperformed. The biggest gainer was oil major Exxon Mobil, benefiting from increased oil and gas prices in 2022. The worst performer was VF Corp, being pulled down in the negative sentiment for consumer stocks.
The year 2022 showed some surprising winners with oil companies doing back to back strong years, with Exxon and Chevron also being up big time in 2021. Below we have listed all 64 Aristocrats (source: dividendhike).
|Exxon was the best and VF Corp the worst performing Aristocrat in 2022.|
Other interesting stats about the dividend aristocrats in 2022 show that the average dividend yield was 2.6% as of December 30, 2022. The highest yielding Aristocrat was VF Corp, of course as a result of the massive 60% stock price drop in 2022.
Lowe's (LOW) announced the biggest dividend in 2022 with a 31.3% increase. For Lowe's this marked the 61st consecutive year of dividend growth. The Average dividend hike for all 64 Aristocrats in 2022 was 6.5% with Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announcing the smallest increase of 0.5% in 2022.