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MarketWatch: The 5 Top Dividend Stocks for Long-Term Returns

By    |   Monday, 28 April 2014 01:06 PM

As shares of companies that consistently increase their dividends tend to outperform, MarketWatch calculated which companies that consistently raise their dividends have generated the best long-term total returns.

It found 43 stocks in the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 that have raised their dividends in each of the past 29 years. That includes 28 large-cap stocks, nine mid-cap stocks and six small-cap stocks.

So which stocks had the best total returns during the past decade?

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1. Stepan
, a specialty chemical maker based in Northfield, Ill., returned 569 percent. Its five-year return is 253 percent.

2. V.F. Corp., a clothing manufacturer based in Greensboro, N.C., has returned 551 percent during 10 years and 296 percent during 5 years.

3. W.W. Grainger, a wholesale supply distributor based in Lake Forest, Ill, has a 10-year return of 445 percent and a five-year return of 235 percent.

4. Questar, a natural gas distributor based in Salt Lake City, has a 10-year return of 398 percent and a five-year return of 169 percent.

5. Nordson
, a machinery maker based in Westlake, Ohio, has a 10-year return of 364 percent and a five-year return of 333 percent.

Interestingly, none of the five has a high dividend yield. It ranges from 0.97 percent for Nordson to 3.07 percent for Questar.

"But these stocks aren't really income plays. The point of the data dive is to highlight the correlation between consistent dividend increases and long-term growth for investors," MarketWatch explains.

Morningstar analyst Bridget Weishaar has positive things to say about V.F.

Its "slightly better-than-expected 7 percent revenue growth and 12 percent earnings growth in the first quarter show the continued power of its brands in driving both top-line increases and pricing power," she writes on Morningstar.com.

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