Paid Dividends Since: 1893
Current Dividend Yield: 2.8%
It’s one of the most iconic brand names ever, and it can be found in more countries than just about any other product.
That brand is Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), and it has been paying shareholders dividends since 1893.
Just think about how impressive it is for a company to thrive like this for the past 119 years. What’s even more impressive is that over the past 49 years, KO shareholders have seen their payout increase each and every year — more than enough to qualify as a Dependable Dividend Stock.
Now I ask you: Is there any reason to believe Coca-Cola won’t be a stalwart dividend payer for the next 50 years? With a current dividend yield of 2.8%, Coke should be a part of your dividend table.