13 Dividend Stocks That Have Paid Investors for 100+ Years

Here are 13 dividend stocks that each boast a rich history of uninterrupted payouts to shareholders that stretch back at least a century.

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When it comes to investing in dividend stocks, it's patience that results in the real payday for shareholders.

The most obvious measure of a company's income potential, its dividend yield, is calculated on an annualized basis using 12 months of distributions. That typically is spread across four payments, with one dividend paid out each quarter, meaning you can hold a stock for about 12 weeks without seeing a penny in dividends if you wind up selling at an inopportune time.


Data is as of May 20. Dividend yields are calculated by annualizing the most recent payout and dividing by the share price. Stocks ordered by longevity of dividend program.

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Jeff Reeves
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Jeff Reeves writes about equity markets and exchange-traded funds for Kiplinger. A veteran journalist with extensive capital markets experience, Jeff has written about Wall Street and investing since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous respected finance outlets, including CNBC, the Fox Business Network, the Wall Street Journal digital network, USA Today and CNN Money.