Dividend growth is one of the most important aspects for income investors. Companies that value their dividend highly will make a conscious effort to raise their payout each and every year. Some companies have much better track records than others for doing so.
The quiz below prompts you to choose which company you think has grown its annual dividend longer. That means that the correct answer is the company that has been growing its dividend on a yearly basis longer than the other.
1. AT&T or Verizon?
2. 3M or General Electric?
3. Sysco or Cisco?
4. Boeing or Lockheed Martin?
5. Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson?
6. American Express or Visa?
7. Tyson Foods or McDonald's?
8. IBM or Intel?
9. JP Morgan or Goldman Sachs?
10. ExxonMobil or Chevron?
11. Coca-Cola or PepsiCo?
12. Kimberly-Clark or Tootsie Roll?
13. Apple or Microsoft?
14. Wal-Mart or Target?
15. Procter & Gamble or DuPont?
Your Score: / 15
All About the Dividend
Some companies value their dividends more than other companies, ensuring that they raise it each year no matter what economic conditions may persist. It is also an important lesson to learn that just because a company is a big name, it does not necessarily mean its priority is its dividend payout. The same goes for smaller companies. Always take a look under the hood of a company's dividend history prior to investing.
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