Stock Quotes in this Article: CLX, ED, WMT

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Over 20 stocks have increased dividends more than 30 years in a row, more than half a dozen have increased dividends in excess of 40 years, and two companies have raised dividends for more than 50 years. Investors who are looking for dividend payers for a long term hold should take a look at some of these stocks.

According to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, which has posted a list of these stocks that have increased dividends for over 30 years in a row, and several of them are in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, such as Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) which has increased dividends for over 35 years in a row, and yields 2.9%. Quarterly earnings for the company were up 5.7% on a 5.4% increase in revenue. It trades at 10.8 times current earnings.

The consumer products company Clorox (CLX) is another long-term dividend increaser that pays a decent dividend of 3.5%. The stock has had dividend increases for over 30 years, and currently trades at 14.9 times forward earnings. Earnings and revenue were off slightly for the latest quarter.

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    Another high-yielder is Consolidated Edison (ED) paying 4.5%, and has a history of bumping up its dividend for 36 years in a row. The forward price to earnings ratio is 15.2. For the latesst quarter, revenue were flat but earnings were down 9.8%.

    To see the entire list of dividend increasers, which can be downloaded, sorted and updated, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

     

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