Tina Turner had a big hit in the late ’80s with a song called “The Best.” The lyrics to the great R&B singer’s tune included the line: “You’re simply the best. Better than all the rest.”
It’s not always a simple task to identify “the best” in every category, though. For example, there are nearly 70 Dividend Aristocrats. These are members of the S&P 500 that have increased their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years. As you might expect, the list includes a lot of solid, well-run companies that are household names.
I set out to determine which of these stocks is better than all the rest. Here’s the best Dividend Aristocrat on the market right now.