When you are building your dividend investing strategy and potentially a monthly dividend portfolio or dividend investing strategy, you need to look at many of the available stocks. One group of stocks to take a closer look at are the Dividend Kings because they have a long history of consistently paying and increasing their dividends.
What are the Dividend Kings
The Dividend Kings are companies with at least 50 years of continuous dividend increases. These are companies that pay dividends and annually increase their dividends. The list isn’t officially tracked by a rating company so you may seen a few differences in stocks included.
And don’t forget there are no 100% guaranties the dividend payments will continue forever. This spreadsheet is a helpful place to start looking for ideas investing in the stock market or building a monthly dividend portfolio.
What is the Dividend Kings Spreadsheet
The Dividend Kings spreadsheet is a listing of the US-based companies with a 50+ year history of increasing their dividend payments.The spreadsheet also includes a few additional pieces of information that is useful to dividend investors and those looking to build a monthly dividend portfolio.
If you decide to copy the spreadsheet or refer back to the current version, always make sure you do your own research prior to making a stock purchase. This list shouldn’t be taken as a recommendation of what to buy and while I am aim to provide current information, it’s always possible the company announces a change that’s not reflected here.
What is included in the spreadsheet of Dividend Kings?
The Dividend Kings spreadsheet is a listing of the current stocks commonly accepted as the US Dividend Kings. It’s built using Google Sheets because Google provides a several useful financial formulas to show recent prices and stats about the stocks.
A few pieces of information need to be updated manually as they’re not available from Google, including the current Annual Dividend Payment. You can easily calculate additional metrics by combing the manually updated information with the Google Finance information.
Starting with this spreadsheet you can create a useful calculator to help you build your monthly dividend portfolio.
The Dividend Kings Spreadsheet includes:
- Ticker Symbol
- Company Name
- Payment Pattern
- Payout Increase
- Recent Price (Provided by Google)
- Annual Dividend Payment FWD
- Dividend Yield (Calculated from the Recent Price and Annual Dividend Payment FWD)
The payment pattern is the months the stock usually pays its dividends.
The payout increase column shows the month the dividend increase usually takes effect. sometimes this changes and is estimated based on the dividend history.
The Annual Dividend Payment FWD column shows the recently reported annual dividend for the stock. This is the expected total per share for the year. If you want to see how much the stock pays each payment, divide the number by the number of payments per year (usually 4).
The payment pattern, payout increase, and annual dividend payment FWD columns need to manually watched and updated based on researching the stock’s dividend history.
The list of Dividend Kings will updated as it’s something I’m using to build my dividend income strategy. The calculated columns and Google provided data columns are highlighted.
And one more reminder to always do your own research prior to making a stock purchase. It’s possible there’s been a change since the spreadsheet was last updated. This list shouldn’t be taken as a recommendation of what to buy and changes will occur throughout the year.
Wrapping up. Are you also creating your own Dividend Kings Spreadsheet?
The spreadsheet of Dividend Kings helps you start filtering through the US-based stocks that have increased their dividend payments for at least 50 years.
What other data would you like to see on the spreadsheet to help you build your watchlist?
Get Started with the Roadmap
If you’re thinking about building a monthly dividend portfolio, check out my 5 step roadmap PLUS 5 tips are also included to help you start planning your journey.
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