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9 Dividend Aristocrats Reward Investors

By Lowell Herr:

As an experiment I set out to test the SHY cutoff model with a group of Dividend Aristocrat stocks. The SHY model is explained in detail in this Seeking Alpha article. In the software I used for this experiment I had spots for nine stocks plus SHY. To fill those nine openings I pulled down a list of Dividend Aristocrat securities and selected the first nine that showed yields of 2% or higher. Those nine stocks are the following and there was no additional identifying metric other than yield.

  1. PG – The Procter & Gamble Company
  2. GPC – Genuine Parts Company
  3. MMM – 3M Company
  4. JNJ – Johnson & Johnson
  5. CB – The Chubb Corporation
  6. SWK – Stanley Black and Decker, Inc.
  7. FRT – Federal Realty Investment Trust
  8. TGT – Target Corporation
  9. GWW – W.W. Grainger, Inc. (On another list I see where GWW now has a yield below

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