The first sector-based watch list I published on Seeking Alpha was for the utilities sector. For that list, I decided to concentrate strictly on the electric and gas companies, while leaving the water utility companies off. However, it didn’t take long before I got a request from a reader to perform similar coverage on the water utilities.
Never one to disappoint readers, I obliged, and created a new watch list of the 9 dividend paying water companies found on David Fish’s U.S. Dividend Champions List.
Much like their electric and gas brethren, the water companies are also excellent sources of reliable dividend income. Of the 9 companies on the list, 7 of them have produced dividend growth streaks of 20 years or more, and the other two are also well on their way to meeting that distinction.
These companies don’t have quite the yield as some other stocks in the market, but you’d be hard pressed to find another sector with such track records of dividend growth.
Here is the watch list:
A PDF of this watch list can be downloaded HERE.
The document above contains the historical dividend growth as well as the current dividends and yields. In addition to this information, my article from last January also included analyst earnings estimates and my dividend growth forecasts and total return projections for each company.
This article can be found in the link below:
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