The Aristocrats’ Dividends Seem Safe. Then There’s AT&T.

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Johnson & Johnson, which yields around 2.6%, is among the best rated Dividend Aristocrats for safety of its payout.

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One would think that the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats possess pretty safe dividends, considering that all 65 of the companies have paid out higher disbursements for at least 25 straight years.

Barron’s, however, wanted to add another layer of protection and included another factor: the dividend safety ranking conferred by Simply Safe Dividends, a website geared to individual investors.


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