Top 25 Dividend Growth Stocks With Income Growth

We are launching a new series of blog posts this week that highlight the best dividend growth stocks. Today’s list reveals the top 25 stocks that yield 2% or more and have increased their dividend for 15 consecutive years. The stocks are ranked by their 3 year income growth percentage.

Dividend growth is a key driver for stock performance and ROI. Income growth is of course the fuel that drives dividend growth. Without it companies have to cut their way to growth.

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NameSymbolYrs of Div
IndustryYield5yr Div
Growth %
3yr Income
Growth %
Cardinal Health Inc.CAH20Healthcare2.2815.0162.2740.48
Tanger Factory OutletSKT23REIT3.87.258.342.3
RPM International Inc.RPM43Chemicals2.225.3853.2370.75
Telephone & Data Sys.TDS42Telecom26.3838.83136.05
WGL Holdings Inc.WGL40Utilities2.364.5627.4658.16
Vector Group Ltd.VGR18Tobacco6.95524.57262.99
Tompkins Financial Corp.TMP30Banks2.034.5623.1446.56
AT&T Inc.T33Telecom4.72.2622.4881.36
Eversource EnergyES18Utilities3.210.2618.6562.37
United Bankshares Inc.UBSI43Banks3.011.4618.6467.35
Conn. Water ServiceCTWS47Utilities2.122.6818.6149.77
Cincinnati FinancialCINF56Insurance2.712.9614.6248.84
Polaris IndustriesPII21Vehicles2.621.5213.3955.05
NextEra EnergyNEE22Utilities2.819.0212.9364.02
Atmos EnergyATO33Utilities2.274.3212.9149.7
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ54Healthcare2.786.9312.3954.39
Middlesex Water Co.MSEX44Utilities2.241.4511.6354.45
National Retail PropertiesNNN27REIT4.12.511.6139
Flowers FoodsFLO15Food3.110.511.670.11
Federal Realty Inv. TrustFRT49REIT2.66.311.4126.6
Bemis CompanyBMS33Packaging2.394.0111.2547.52
Archer Daniels MidlandADM41Agricultural2.7312.6910.3845.04
UGI Corp.UGI29Utilities2.026.469.4644.71
Leggett & Platt Inc.LEG45Home2.763.529.4150.97
Sonoco Products Co.SON34Packaging2.664.38.662.07