In this article, we discuss the 10 dividend aristocrats to buy for 2022. If you want to skip our detailed analysis of these stocks, go directly to the 5 Dividend Aristocrats to Buy for 2022.
Dividend aristocrats are some of the most lucrative investment options, since these stocks have raised their dividends consistently for more than 25 years and these companies have long-term stable performance.
The global COVID-19 pandemic influenced company earnings significantly, which compelled many businesses to slash their dividends, or lower them significantly, impacting dividend investors all over the world.
However, as economic recovery is underway in 2021, income investing is gaining its mojo back. The highest yielding industries are the oil and gas sectors, with average yields over 5%. Attractive dividend opportunities are also seen in the banking sector, utilities with exposure to solar and wind energy, as well as the property and casualty insurance industries.
Legendary value investor Warren Buffett is considered the greatest investor of all time, and much of his investment strategy relies on collecting dividend payments. A large amount of profits flowing into Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK-A) is attributed to dividend investments. In 2021 alone, the company is expected to collect $3.8 billion in dividend payments.
Dividend investing will never truly fall out of favor, especially for passive income investors who have long term investment horizons. Retirees, people who are switching employment, and individuals who run into unexpected financial trouble always fall back on their dividend stock portfolio as a reliable income source.
Some of the notable dividend aristocrats from 2021 include AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV), Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), and The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), among others discussed in detail below.
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For selecting the 10 best dividend aristocrats to buy for 2022, we focused on companies that offer more than 3% dividend yield, have mostly positive analyst ratings, strong growth catalysts, and solid company fundamentals.
We have ranked the companies according to their dividend yield, mentioning the number of years of consecutive dividend growth, and the hedge fund sentiment around each stock.
Dividend Aristocrats to Buy for 2022
10. Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT)
Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 21
Dividend Yield: 3.28%
Number of Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth: 49
Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) is a Maryland-based real estate investment trust that invests in retail centers and mixed-use neighborhoods in the Northeastern United States, …….