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Which Dividend King Wins the Race to the Top, P&G or Colgate-Palmolive?

- By Ben Reynolds

(Published March 9 by Bob Ciura)

Consumer products companies have been among the most rewarding dividend stocks to own over long periods of time.

Take industry behemoths Procter & Gamble (PG) and Colgate-Palmolive (CL) as prime examples.

Procter & Gamble has paid a dividend for 127 years and has increased its dividend for 60 years in a row.