10 Warren Buffett Stocks With the Fastest-Growing Dividends

Many investors are familiar with some of the iconic businesses Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) has held stakes in for many years, or even decades.

WASHINGTON - MARCH 13:Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., participates in a panel discussion, "Framing the Issues: Markets Perspectives," at Georgetown University Mar
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Many investors are familiar with some of the iconic businesses Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B (opens in new tab)) has held stakes in for many years, or even decades. From Coca-Cola (KO (opens in new tab)) to Wells Fargo (WFC (opens in new tab)), a lot of these dividend stocks have now reached a more mature stage in their lifecycle, providing predictable income, but far from stellar payout growth.

However, Berkshire Hathaway isn’t just invested in sleepy blue chips. It also holds a group of dividend-paying stocks that have potential to continue raising their payouts at a fast clip going forward.

These companies tend to have lower payout ratios (the percentage of earnings paid out as dividends), faster long-term earnings growth and management teams who are committed to returning higher amounts of capital to shareholders each year.

Let’s take a closer look at 10 Warren Buffett stocks with the fastest-growing dividends, many of which should continue rising at a double-digit pace.

Data is as of March 9, 2018. Dividend yields are calculated by annualizing the most recent quarterly payout and dividing by the share price. Click on ticker-symbol links in each slide for current share prices and more.

Brian Bollinger
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Brian Bollinger is President of Simply Safe Dividends, a company that provides online tools and research designed to help investors generate safe retirement income from dividend stocks without the high fees associated with many other financial products.