Ideas

Aristocrats [Aristocrat], US Broad Dividend Achievers [Achiever], International Dividend Achievers [Intl. Achiever] and U.S. Dividend Champions [Champion]. The duplications have been eliminated and stocks are crossed out when I learn that they have either cut their dividend or fail to raise it. For additional information on each of the above lists, please click here.
Not every stock listed here is a great dividend investment, but virtually all great dividend investments are on this list.

ABM Industries Inc. (ABM) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Abbott Laboratories (ABT) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | $ Analysis]
Abbvie Inc. (ABBV) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | $ Analysis]
Ace Limited (ACE) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Automatic Data Processing (ADP) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
AFLAC Inc. (AFL) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Albemarle Corp. (ALB) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
The Andersons, Inc. (ANDE) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
A.O. Smith Corp. (AOS) - [Achiever
| $ Analysis]
Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (APD) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Arrow Financial Corp. (AROW) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Alliance Resource Partners LP (ARLP) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Atlantic Tele-Network Inc. (ATNI) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Atmos Energy Corp. (ATO) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
AptarGroup Inc. (ATR) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Avista Corporation (AVA) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
American States Water Co. (AWR) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
BancFirst Corp. (BANF) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
C.R. Bard Inc. (BCR) - [Aristocrat] - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Becton Dickinson and Co. (BDX) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN) -
[Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Brown-Forman Corp. (BF.B) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Black Hills Corporation (BKH) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Badger Meter, Inc. (BMI) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Bemis Inc. (BMS) - [Aristocrat] - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Buckeye Partners LP (BPL) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Brady Corp.  (BRC) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Bowl America Class A (BWL-A) - [Champion | $ Analysis]
Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | $ Analysis]
Cass Information Systems (CASS) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Casey's General Stores Inc. (CASY) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Chubb Corp. (CB) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (CBSH) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Community Bank System Inc. (CBU) - [Achiever] 
Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc. (CFR) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Robinson (C.H.) Worldwide, Inc. (CHRW) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL) -
[Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Clarcor Inc. (CLC) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Clorox Company (CLX) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
ConocoPhillips Co. (COP) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
CARBO Ceramics Inc. (CRR) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Carlisle Companies Inc. (CSL) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Cintas Corporation (CTAS) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Community Trust Bancorp Inc. (CTBI) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Conn. Water Service (CTWS) - [Champion
| $ Analysis]
Chevron Corp. (CVX) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
California Water Service Group (CWT) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Diebold Inc. (DBD) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Donaldson Co. Inc. (DCI) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Dover Corp. (DOV) - [Aristocrat] - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Ecolab Inc. (ECL) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | $ Analysis]
Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Energen Corp. (EGN) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Emerson Electric (EMR) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Eog Res Inc (EOG) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Erie Indemnity Co. (ERIE) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Essex Property Trust (ESS) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Eaton Vance Corp. (EV) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (EXPD) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Fastenal Co. (FAST) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Factset Resh Sys Inc. (FDS) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (FELE) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) - [$ Analysis]
Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
H.B. Fuller Company (FUL) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
AGL Resources, Inc. (GAS) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
General Dynamics Corp. (GD) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Graco Inc. (GGG) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) -
[Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Gorman-Rupp Co. (GRC) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Grainger (W.W.) Inc. (GWW) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (HCC) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
HCP, Inc. (HCP) -
[Aristocrat | Achiever | $ Analysis]
Helmerich & Payne Inc. (HP) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Harris Corporation (HRS) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (JKHY) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
John Wiley & Sons Inc. (Cl A) (JW.A) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. (KMP) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Coca Cola Co. (KO) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Lancaster Colony Corp. (LANC) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Lincoln Electric Inc. (LECO) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Leggett & Platt Inc. (LEG) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Linear Technology Corp. (LLTC) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Lindsay Corporation (LNN) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Lowe's Cos. Inc. (LOW) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Matthews International Corp. (MATW) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
McDonald's Corp. (MCD) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Mercury General Corp. (MCY) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Meredith Corp. (MDP) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Medtronic, Inc. (MDT) -
[Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
MDU Resources Group Inc. (MDU) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
MGE Energy Inc (MGEE) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
McGrath RentCorp (MGRC) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (MHFI) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
McCormick & Co. Inc. (MKC) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | $ Analysis]
3M Company (MMM) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Magellan Midstream Partners LP (MMP) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Altria Group Inc (MO) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Monsanto Co. (MON) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Mine Safety Appliances Co. (MSA) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Middlesex Water Co. (MSEX) - [Champion | $ Analysis]
Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
NACCO Industries Inc. (NC) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Nordson Corp. (NDSN) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
National Fuel Gas (NFG) - [Champion | $ Analysis]
New Jersey Resources Corp. (NJR) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Nike, Inc. (NKE) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
National Retail Properties Inc. (NNN) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Northeast Utilities (NU) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Nucor Corp. (NUE) -
[Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NUS) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Northwest Natural Gas Co. (NWN) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Realty Income Corp. (O) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
ONEOK, Inc. (OKE) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Owens & Minor, Inc. (OMI) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Old Republic International Corp. (ORI) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (OZRK) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
People's United Financial Inc. (PBCT) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Parker-Hannifin Corp. (PH) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Polaris Industries Inc. (PII) - [Achiever]
Pentair, Ltd. (PNR) - [Aristocrat | Champion | $ Analysis]
Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc. (PNY) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
PPG Industries Inc. (PPG) - [Aristocrat] - [Achiever] - [Champion]
PPL Corporation (PPL) - [Achiever]
Praxair Inc. (PX) - [Achiever]
Raven Industries, Inc. (RAVN) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Royal Gold, Inc. (RGLD) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
RLI Corp. (RLI) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Rollins, Inc. (ROL) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Roper Industries Inc. (ROP) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
RPM International Inc. (RPM) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Southside Bancshares Inc. (SBSI) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
SCANA Corp. (SCG) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Stepan Co. (SCL) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
SEI Investments Co. (SEIC) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
StanCorp Financial Group Inc. (SFG) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Sherwin-Williams Co. (SHW) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
South Jersey Industries, Inc. (SJI) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
SJW Corp. (SJW) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (SKT) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Southern Company (SO) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Sonoco Products Co. (SON) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
1St Source Corporation (SRCE) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Questar Corp.. (STR) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Stanley Works (SWK) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Stryker Corp. (SYK) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Sysco Corp. (SYY) -
[Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
AT&T Inc. (T) -
[Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Telephone & Data Sys. (TDS) - [Champion | $ Analysis]
Target Corp. (TGT) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Tiffany & Co. (TIF) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Tompkins Financial (TMP) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Tennant Co. (TNC) - [Achiever] - [Champion | $ Analysis]
Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. (TR) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
T Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW) -
[Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. (UBA) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
United Bankshares, Inc. (UBSI) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
UGI Corp. (UGI) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
UMB Financial Corp (UMBF) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
United Technologies Corp. (UTX) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Universal Corp. (UVV) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Valspar Corp. (VAL) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
V.F. Corp. (VFC) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Vector Group Ltd. (VGR) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Vectren Corp (VVC) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
WestAmerica Bancorporation (WABC) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Walgreen Co. (WAG) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Weyco Group Inc. (WEYS) - [Champion | $ Analysis]
WGL Holdings Inc. (WGL) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Westwood Holdings Inc. (WHG) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
Westwood Holdings Inc. (WHG) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) - [Aristocrat | Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
W. P. Carey & Co. LLC (WPC) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Watsco, Inc. (WSO) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (WST) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Aqua America Inc. (WTR) - [Achiever | $ Analysis]
Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) - [Achiever | Champion | $ Analysis]
The York Water Co. (YORW) - [Aristocrat | $ Analysis]

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