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Dividend Aristocrats: Medtronic vs. Becton, Dickinson & Company

- By Ben Reynolds

(Published by Bob Ciura on March 17)

The healthcare sector is a great place to look for high-quality dividend stocks. There are many healthcare stocks with long track records of raising dividends each year.

Two such companies are Medtronic (MDT) and Becton, Dickinson & Company (BDX). They are both Dividend Aristocrats, a group of companies in the S&P 500 that have raised dividends for at least 25 years.