Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) develops and distributes anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements worldwide.
Inergy (NYSE:NRGY) engages in the retail marketing, sale and distribution of propane to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers in the United States.
Delphi Financial Group (NYSE:DFG), a financial services company, together with its subsidiaries, provides specialty insurance and insurance-related services in the United States.
Valmont Industries (NYSE:VMI) produces and sells fabricated metal products, pole and tower structures, and mechanized irrigation systems in the United States and internationally.
Watsco (NYSE:WSO), together with its subsidiaries, distributes air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment, and related parts and supplies in the United States.
Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM), an integrated poultry processing company, engages in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh, frozen and prepared chicken products in the United States.
1st Source (NASDAQ:SRCE) operates as the bank holding company for 1st Source Bank that provides commercial and consumer banking services to individuals and businesses in the United States.
Tompkins Financial (AMEX:TMP), through its banking subsidiaries, Tompkins Trust Company, The Bank of Castile and The Mahopac National Bank, provides banking and financial services to individuals, corporations and other services to business clients in New York.
Republic Bancorp (NASDAQ:RBCAA) operates as the holding company for Republic Bank & Trust Company and Republic Bank, which provides banking, tax refund solutions, and mortgage banking services to individuals and businesses in the United States.
Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) operates as the holding company for Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company, and Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company that offer various commercial and consumer banking, and financial products in the United States.
Cass Information Systems (NASDAQ:CASS) provides payment and information processing services to large manufacturing, distribution and retail enterprises in the United States.
Connecticut Water Service (NASDAQ:CTWS), through its subsidiaries, operates as a regulated water company in Connecticut.
The average yield of the new additions is 3.5%. There are a few companies on this list which I have observed for several years as they have been approaching dividend achiever status.
I plan on further researching these new additions by analyzing the historical performance and determining whether there are any competitive advantages that will protect future profits.