HRL - Hormel Foods Corporation

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
-0.33 (-0.81%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT
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Previous Close40.72
Bid40.38 x 4000
Ask40.38 x 900
Day's Range40.25 - 40.89
52 Week Range34.12 - 46.26
Avg. Volume2,721,385
Market Cap21.636B
Beta (3Y Monthly)-0.11
PE Ratio (TTM)23.21
EPS (TTM)1.74
Earnings DateMay 22, 2019 - May 28, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.84 (1.88%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-04-12
1y Target Est39.75
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  • The Makers of Hormel® Natural Choice® Deli Meats Announce New National Ad Campaign Inspiring Others to Choose Good
    PR Newswire2 days ago

    The Makers of Hormel® Natural Choice® Deli Meats Announce New National Ad Campaign Inspiring Others to Choose Good

    AUSTIN, Minn., April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of Hormel® Natural Choice® deli meats announced today the launch of the Good Feeds Us All national advertising campaign, created to inspire people to choose good whether it's in the food they eat or the actions they take. "Whether it's choosing no artificial ingredients and no artificial flavors, or choosing to be more imaginative, generous, kind or loving, there can never be too much good in our world," said Beth Fehrenbacher, senior brand manager for Hormel® Natural Choice® deli meats.

  • Hormel Foods Refines Portfolio, Completes CytoSport Sale
    Zacks4 days ago

    Hormel Foods Refines Portfolio, Completes CytoSport Sale

    Post the sale of CytoSport, the Evolve and Muscle Milk brands are no longer part of Hormel Foods' (HRL) business.

  • PepsiCo Closes CytoSport Buyout, Fortifies Nutrition Portfolio
    Zacks4 days ago

    PepsiCo Closes CytoSport Buyout, Fortifies Nutrition Portfolio

    PepsiCo (PEP) buys the CytoSport business from Hormel Foods for $465 million. Muscle Milk and Evolve brands are likely to enhance PepsiCo's nutrition portfolio.

  • Hormel Foods Donates more than 6,000 Pounds of Food to Fisher Houses Across the Nation, Helping to Feed Military & Veterans' Families this Easter
    PR Newswire4 days ago

    Hormel Foods Donates more than 6,000 Pounds of Food to Fisher Houses Across the Nation, Helping to Feed Military & Veterans' Families this Easter

    AUSTIN, Minn., April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continued effort to support the U.S. military, the makers of Hormel® Cure 81® hams donated care packages full of Hormel Foods products to 42 Fisher Houses throughout the United States, feeding more than 1,500 military and veterans' family members for the Easter holiday. "We are proud to partner with the Fisher House Foundation again this year to help provide a delicious meal for veterans, service members and their families to celebrate together," said Stephanie Postma, Hormel® Cure 81® brand manager. "This is the sixth year that we have been able to donate care packages to Fisher Houses across the country.

  • PR Newswire5 days ago

    Hormel Foods Finalizes the Sale of CytoSport to PepsiCo

    AUSTIN, Minn. , April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) today announced it has completed the sale of its CytoSport business to PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP). The transaction purchase ...

  • InvestorPlace5 days ago

    3 Big Stock Charts for Monday: Metlife, Wells Fargo and Hormel Foods

    Another week, another win. That's the third winning week in a row for the S&P 500, thanks to Friday's 0.66% advance. The close at 2,907.41 wasn't the best ever, but it puts the index within sight of the record high of 2,940.91 hit in September of last year.Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) led the way with its 11% gain, as investors celebrated the release of pricing details regarding its streaming service that will compete with Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX). The service will only cost $6.99 per month, which handily beats even the lowest-cost option Netflix offers.Netflix shares fell more than 4% on the same news, though that still wasn't as bad as the near-5% setback Chevron (NYSE:CVX) suffered on Friday. The oil giant announced a bid to acquire Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) at a $33 billion price tag some investors feel may be too high.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHeaded into this week's action, the stock charts of Metlife (NYSE:MET), Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) have worked their way to the top of traders' watchlists. Here's why. Wells Fargo (WFC)At first glance, the 3% tumble Wells Fargo shares took on Friday is uncomfortable, but not devastating. Stocks have survived worse. * 7 Marijuana Companies: Which Pot Stocks Should You Buy? Sometimes, though, there's more to the story. This is one of those times. In this case, the fact that WFC stock tried to rally its way out of trouble on the final day of last week and then failed -- miserably -- at the first pitfall underscores how little support there is for this fragile name; Click to Enlarge • The shape of Friday's bar is the key. The open was more or less even, but the intraday rally only had to approach the blue 20-day moving average line before being completely upended. The bears tipped their hand.• Friday's big volume behind the selloff is another red flag, but if you look closely, you'll see that the bearish volume was slowly building all week. The sellers may have had Friday's rout planned.• Last week's setback also largely confirms a head-and-shoulders pattern that has been taking shape since the beginning of 2017. The pattern roughly puts WFC stock on a path towards the a key floor around $43.40, plotted with a red dashed line on the weekly chart. Metlife (MET)It's a bit difficult to see through all the volatility, but Metlife shares have been working on a breakout. Last year was relatively disappointing, but not a terribly well-deserved headwind.A major line in the sand has been drawn and verified as of Friday though, not because of what MET did, but because of what it wasn't able to do. That failed effort IS the verification of where the big technical ceiling now lies, though there's another, smaller one also coming into view. Click to Enlarge • The $46.28 level is the key, plotted in yellow on both stock charts. After bumping into that resistance four times since November, Friday's fifth effort ultimately fizzled as well.• Although not making any net progress, the higher low since December's bottom is underscored by a rising Chaikin line that says there are more buyers than sellers here.• Should the $46.28 level be hurdled, the next likely ceiling is $48.70, plotted with a red dashed line on both stock charts. That's were Metlife shares peaked several times last year. Hormel Foods (HRL)The bulls have been trying to shake Hormel Foods out of a rut for weeks now, with each effort ultimately failing. Still, those bulls held the line, keeping HRL shares within striking distance of a renewal of last year's rally.As of Friday, though, the stock is dangerously close to breaking below a major support line and has broken below another technical floor. Even worse, the sellers haven't been shy here. Click to Enlarge • The line in question is $40.97, plotted with a red dashed line on the daily chart. That's where, as of the end of last week, Hormel has made a low for the third time since December.• Although not yet below the $40.97 level, on Friday HRL stock did fall under the white 200-day moving average line.• Zooming out to the weekly chart, we can see the rising support line that has tagged all the key lows going back to late-2017 is also close to being broken.• The bearish volume bars are starting to steadily grow.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site,, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Internet Stocks to Watch * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives * 10 Dow Jones Stocks Holding the Blue Chip Index Back Compare Brokers The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Monday: Metlife, Wells Fargo and Hormel Foods appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Hormel Lawsuit Reveals What ‘Natural’ Meat Really Means
    Bloomberg10 days ago

    Hormel Lawsuit Reveals What ‘Natural’ Meat Really Means

    American shoppers are reaching for healthier, more environmentally and animal-friendly meat products, with 39 percent saying “all-natural” is the most important claim when purchasing red meat, according to a recent survey by Mintel. It doesn’t mean anything when it comes to antibiotics, hormones or preservatives. Companies such as Tyson Foods Inc., Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. and Hormel Foods Corp. have been snapping up smaller, outwardly progressive competitors in the burgeoning organic food space, seeking to capitalize on changing consumer tastes.

  • Hormel Foods to become Powered by nearly 50 Percent Renewable Energy
    PR Newswire10 days ago

    Hormel Foods to become Powered by nearly 50 Percent Renewable Energy

    Signs Virtual Power Purchase Agreement for Wind Power AUSTIN, Minn. , April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), maker of SKIPPY ® , SPAM ® , Hormel ® Natural Choice ® , Hormel ...

  • Is Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) As Strong As Its Balance Sheet Indicates?
    Simply Wall St.18 days ago

    Is Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) As Strong As Its Balance Sheet Indicates?

    Want to participate in a research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and earn a $60 gift card! With a market capitalization of US$23b, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) is a large-cap stock, which is considered by mo...

  • Inaugural Small Change Big Impact Food Summit To Bring Together Industry Leaders At Harvard University April 3-4, 2019
    PR Newswire18 days ago

    Inaugural Small Change Big Impact Food Summit To Bring Together Industry Leaders At Harvard University April 3-4, 2019

    Hormel Foods and Harvard University Dining Services to Convene Summit of Institutions, Culinary Leaders, Nonprofits and Food Companies to Collaborate on a More Transparent, Secure and Sustainable Food ...

  • SPAM® Baked French Toast Wins National Recipe Contest
    PR Newswire18 days ago

    SPAM® Baked French Toast Wins National Recipe Contest

    Minnesota Local Awarded Top Prize Out of 26 Entries; Wins Trip to 2019 SPAM JAM® Waikiki Festival AUSTIN, Minn. , April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Great American SPAM® Championship announced S PAM ® Baked ...

  • 3 Positive Charts for Food and Beverage Stocks
    Investopedia18 days ago

    3 Positive Charts for Food and Beverage Stocks

    Bullish price patterns and nearby support levels on charts across the food and beverage sector have active traders ready to buy.

  • Which Wich® Project PB&J® Partners with Hormel Foods and its SKIPPY® Brand for April "Spread The Love" Campaign to Help Fight Hunger
    PR Newswire19 days ago

    Which Wich® Project PB&J® Partners with Hormel Foods and its SKIPPY® Brand for April "Spread The Love" Campaign to Help Fight Hunger

    DALLAS, April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Which Wich's philanthropic foundation, Project PB&J, was created five years ago with a vision of making the world a better place one PB&J sandwich at a time. This year, with National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day on Tuesday, April 2, Which Wich is teaming up with Hormel Foods and its SKIPPY® peanut butter brand to host a month-long virtual spreading party throughout April to benefit hunger relief efforts in local communities. Both companies are encouraging everyone to join the campaign by making PB&J sandwiches that can be donated to local hunger relief organizations.

  • 12 Stocks to Rise on Debt Diet as Economy Slows
    Investopedia19 days ago

    12 Stocks to Rise on Debt Diet as Economy Slows

    These companies are slashing their debt loads, putting them at an advantage to rivals that remain highly leveraged, Goldman Sachs says.

  • Hormel Foods Stock Is Making a Move Up As Brands Top Grocery Categories
    InvestorPlace20 days ago

    Hormel Foods Stock Is Making a Move Up As Brands Top Grocery Categories

    Eclectic might be the word to describe the packaged food products owned by Minnesota-based Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL). Spam, Skippy peanut butter and Muscle Milk nutritional supplements are just a few of the brands that have fueled HRL stock's 34% gain over the past 12 months.Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified)Still, when it comes to food companies, it usually takes a comment from a large fund manager -- Warren Buffett publicly stating that he has "…absolutely no intention of selling [Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC)]" -- or from the FDA, or a lawsuit [Dan Loeb of Third Point sues Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB)], to get them into the headlines.So, it's easy to overlook the food category. Some might even call it boring. There are no shiny widgets to unveil and no digital assets in the FAANG sense. Boring, though in this case, means steady and stable, which can be exceptionally good from an investment standpoint.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Tech Stocks That Transformed Their Business HRL stock has benefited from being boring: 52 consecutive years of dividend increases. Earnings growth in 28 of the last 32 years. Recent reaffirmation of 2019 sales and earnings guidance amidst a sea of companies lowering guidance. These are all reasons to be excited about Hormel stock. Hormel Basics (Beyond Spam)Hormel is a global branded food company, with a portfolio that includes more than 30 products that consumers routinely find throughout the supermarket. In the refrigerated beverage aisle, there's Muscle Milk. Stopping through the rapidly growing natural and organics section, you'll find Applegate, Wholly Guacamole, and others. Looking through dried/canned goods, you'll find their all-stars: Skippy, Justin's nut butters, Hormel Chili and, of course, Spam.What's most impressive is that Hormel takes the number one or two spot in 35 grocery categories.For those who feel that the world is shifting toward all things natural and fresh, HRL does have significant exposure to that category, but the perhaps-surprising fact is that their retail brands continue to post growth.In terms of total dollar sales, the three-year CAGR for Gatherings Hard Salami is up 5% , Hormel Pepperoni is up 2%, Dinty Moore Beef Stew is up 3%, Spam is up 2%, and Black Label meat sales are up 5%. To be sure, these are not high-flying double-digit numbers, but the story and management's execution is intact. Consistency in growth. Expert Brand BuildersAs experts in building global food brands, the next stage of Hormel's growth as a broader food company is just beginning to unfold. They have acquired new brands like Columbus (craft meats) and Fontanini to enhance their offerings. The expansion of Hormel's portfolio allows them to appeal to everyone from Gen X to Millennials to Baby Boomers.Investors can also expect less earnings volatility, which is part of the game in commodity-based businesses. Jim Snee, president and chief executive officer, has made a commitment to "shifting our mix toward branded, value-added products" in Hormel's domestic and international businesses that management expects will more than offset significant declines in the commodity businesses. * 7 Reasons to Buy Housing Stocks in 2019 Although, with $513 million of cash on the balance sheet, investors have little to worry about. What will be important to keep an eye on is the deployment of that cash into future accretive acquisitions. HRL Stock Technical PictureThe technical picture is playing out as expected with a move higher since the beginning of last week after a triangle pattern. Additionally, the 10- and 20-day moving averages are converging with the 50-day around that $44 mark, and there should be a move higher above that key resistance level. The trendlines headed up are a positive sign, as they affirm HRL stock direction.This simple technical picture can help investors better choose an entry point in a stock they already like from a fundamental standpoint. From here, Hormel stock should see a bounce higher toward the high $40's.As of this writing, Luce Emerson is long Hormel stock. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 8 Genomic Testing Stocks That Can Ease the Sting of Theranos * 4 Pot Stocks That Could Be Fizzling Out * 7 Mid-Cap Growth Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon or Netflix Compare Brokers The post Hormel Foods Stock Is Making a Move Up As Brands Top Grocery Categories appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL)
    Insider Monkey22 days ago

    Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL)

    Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) investors should pay attention to an increase in activity from the world's largest hedge funds of late. HRL was in 18 hedge funds' portfolios at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018. There were 12 hedge funds in our database with HRL positions at the end of the previous quarter. […]

  • Jose Luis Prado Elected To Hormel Foods Board Of Directors
    PR Newswire26 days ago

    Jose Luis Prado Elected To Hormel Foods Board Of Directors

    AUSTIN, Minn., March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL), a global branded food company, announced today that Jose Luis Prado, chairman and CEO of Evans Food Group, has been elected to the Hormel Foods Board of Directors, effective March 25, 2019. "Jose Luis is an accomplished leader in the packaged food and snacks industry," said Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer at Hormel Foods.

  • Hormel Foods Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend
    PR Newswire26 days ago

    Hormel Foods Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend

    AUSTIN, Minn. , March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a global branded food company, announced today that its quarterly dividend on the common stock, authorized by the Board ...

  • Hormel (HRL) Up 3.8% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?
    Zacks28 days ago

    Hormel (HRL) Up 3.8% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

    Hormel (HRL) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • 9 Super-Safe-Growth Stocks for Long-Lasting Dividends
    InvestorPlace29 days ago

    9 Super-Safe-Growth Stocks for Long-Lasting Dividends

    [Editor's note: This story was previously published in February 2019. It has since been updated and republished.]When the stock market marches higher, it pushes the prices of many companies higher along with it. But as investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, that can make it hard to discern which companies are the best dividend stocks for long-term investors. That's especially true in the world of dividends.In this income-centric world, income-starved investors face great temptation to reach for high-dividend stocks that offer juicy yields. Fortunately, Simply Safe Dividends identified the nine best dividend growth stocks that investors can rely on for secure, fast-growing income.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThese companies all have very healthy Dividend Safety Scores, which measure a firm's most important financial metrics to gauge how likely it is to cut its dividend in the future. * 7 Beaten-Up Stocks to Buy as They Reverse Course Let's take a look at nine of the safest dividend stocks in the market. These dividend-paying companies generate excellent free cash flow, maintain safe payout ratios, are committed to rewarding shareholders with healthy dividend increases and have bright long-term outlooks.Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (modified) Lowe's (LOW)Dividend Yield: 1.81% 5-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 21.70% Year-to-Date Gain: 14.21%Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) is the world's second-largest home improvement retailer.With more than 65 years of existence, this dividend stock has gained recognition as one of the trusted national brands. Over the years, Lowe's has developed an extensive line of thousands of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling and decorating across lumber and building materials, tools and hardware, lawn and garden, paint, kitchens, outdoor power equipment and home fashion categories.The company serves a wide spectrum of "do-it-yourself" and "do-it-for-me" customers, including homeowners, renters and professional contractors from different construction trades.A large footprint of conveniently located stores across the U.S., an extensive range of products, a well-known brand and a diversified customer base are Lowe's key competitive advantages.The home improvement industry is also poised to grow as consumer confidence remains high, employment continues rising and home prices climb higher. This should lead to better growth prospects for the company and its dividend.Lowe's has an impeccable record of not only paying but also increasing its dividend since 1961, growing it by over 20% annually in the last five years. Lowe's forward price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 25.85 seems reasonable for a company of this quality.Source: Becky Wetherington via Flickr (modified) Honeywell (HON)Dividend Yield: 2.07% 5-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 12.5% YTD Gain: 20.61%Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) is a diversified global technology and manufacturing company supplying industrial products, software and services to a diversified set of customers.Honeywell operates through four segments: aerospace; home and building technologies; performance materials and technologies and safety and productivity solutions .The company serves customers through a wide variety of products and services in aerospace, control, sensing and security. It also sells specialty chemicals and advanced materials as well as energy efficiency products.Simply put, Honeywell has invented key technologies that address some of the world's most critical challenges around energy, safety, security, productivity and urbanization. With a broad portfolio of physical products and software, the company has uniquely positioned itself to sell comprehensive solutions for homes and businesses across many industries.A broad portfolio of technology, extensive products and services, a global distribution network, and a presence in growing areas like the Internet of Things and energy efficiency are Honeywell's key strengths. * 10 Stocks on the Rise Heading Into the Second Quarter A track record of strong financial performance and a healthy payout ratio have enabled the company to grow its dividend by 11.5% per year over the last five years. Honeywell has paid uninterrupted dividends for more than two decades.The company's earnings per share are expected to rise nearly 10% this year. It should, therefore, continue its impressive dividend growth streak with high-single to low-double-digit annual payout growth in the future as well.Source: Shutterstock Apple (AAPL)Dividend Yield: 1.5% 3-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 11.20% YTD Gain: 20.25%Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is one of the world's most valuable companies and one of the largest positions in Warren Buffett's dividend stock portfolio.Apple is the world's second-largest smartphone company, accounting for more than 10% of the global market share. The iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV are Apple's key products, with the iPhone representing over the majority of its 2018 sales. These products are globally recognized for their high quality, premium brand and ease-of-use, allowing Apple to enjoy substantial pricing power.In addition, the company also owns a portfolio of consumer and professional software such as iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS operating systems that act as key differentiators. Apple's products and solutions are known for their innovative design, user-friendly experience and seamless integration. All these innovative products have established Apple's supremacy in the mobile space, and the company invests around 5% of its revenues on R&D activities to stay ahead of competitors.Moreover, only Apple devices run iOS, which means that if customers want to remain within the Apple ecosystem, they must continue buying iOS devices. This results in sticky customer relationships. Its sales of games, music and other digital content through the iTunes store is another high-margin cash flow stream that keeps growing every year.A leading brand name, global geographical presence, impressive product portfolio and super-sticky customer relationships have helped form a huge moat around Apple's business.Apple started paying dividends again in 2012 and it has seen its payout grow by approximately 13.5% annually over the last three years. It last raised its payout by 16%.Given Apple's leading market share, loyal customers, innovative products and hoard of cash on the balance sheet, the company should continue raising its dividend at a strong pace in the future as well.Source: U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine via Flickr (Modified) Medtronic (MDT)Dividend Yield: 2.14% 5-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 13.30% YTD Gain: 4.3%Medtronic plc. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:MDT) is a leading medical technology, services and solutions company serving hospitals, physicians, clinicians and patients worldwide. It owns a portfolio of medical products, therapies and procedures for a wide range of medical disciplines.Medtronic's operating segments are classified into cardiac and vascular, minimally invasive therapies, restorative therapies and diabetes groups. The U.S. is Medtronic's largest market, followed by Western Europe, Japan and emerging markets.With nearly seven decades of existence, Medtronic has developed a strong reputation globally and claims to improve the lives of two people every second. Some of Medtronic's key innovations include the world's smallest pacemaker and artificial pancreas.As a leader in medical technology and solutions, Medtronic stands to benefit from growing healthcare needs as the global population ages. The business also benefits from meaningful barriers to entry created by various regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other government agencies. * Top 7 Service Sector Stocks That Will Pay You to Own Them Thanks to its product innovation and conservative management, the company has increased its dividend for 40 years in a row and last raised its dividend by 8.7% in 2018.Given the company's technology leadership and unmatched breadth and scale, Medtronic should be able to continue its dividend growth streak at a high-single-digit rate going forward. Investors can learn more about Medtronic's competitive advantages and business profile here.Source: Shutterstock Texas Instruments (TXN)Dividend Yield: 2.74% 3-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 57.50% YTD Gain: 19%Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) is one of the largest designers and sellers of semiconductors globally. It develops analog integrated circuits and embedded processors that are subsequently sold to electronics manufacturers. The company's product portfolio consists of tens of thousands of products that are used to accomplish many different things, such as converting and amplifying signals, interfacing with other devices and managing and distributing power.Texas Instruments' focus on these segments provides a combination of stability and strong cash generation, owing to the products' long product life cycles and low capital-intensive manufacturing.Leading industry products, a diverse portfolio, unique technologies and manufacturing scale and a strong reputation enable Texas Instruments to generate stable and recurring cash flows.As a result, Texas Instruments has paid uninterrupted dividends since 1962 and it has recorded an impressive annual dividend growth rate of approximately 34.2% over the last three years.Last year marked the company's 14th consecutive year of dividend increases, wherein Texas Instruments raised its dividend by nearly 25%.Given its predictable cash flow generation, impressive dividend track record and reasonable payout ratio,, the company should be able to continue rewarding shareholders with double-digit dividend growth in the years ahead.Source: Shutterstock Costco (COST)Dividend Yield: 0.95% 5-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 12.8% YTD Gain: 17.1%Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) is a membership warehouse club with more than 500 U.S. store locations that provide merchandise at low prices to its members. Costco sells a wide range of products, including packaged foods, groceries, appliances, cleaning supplies, clothing and electronics.The company is the world's second-largest retailer by sales and it generates the majority of its sales in North America. Costco's membership base is growing with a renewal rate of over 90% as of its December 2018 quarter.Over its 35 years of existence, Costco has succeeded in providing a great customer experience by blending together the convenience of specialty departments and a selection of wide merchandise at affordable prices. It has become a trusted name owing to its low cost and quality merchandise. * 7 Small-Cap Stocks That Make the Grade The company buys directly from many producers of national brand-name merchandise and sends products directly to its warehouses, eliminating multi-step distribution costs. High sales volumes, rapid inventory turnover, efficient distribution and self-service warehouse facilities also ensure high operational efficiency.A large and loyal customer base, economies of scale, a diverse mix of merchandise, and strategically-located warehouses are Costco's major competitive advantages.Analysts expect Costco's sales growth to sit in the mid-single-digits range over the long-term, which could result in 8%-9% annual earnings growth in the coming years. Costco could, therefore, continue its solid pace of dividend growth.Source: Shutterstock American Tower (AMT)Dividend Yield: 1.85% 3-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 23.20% YTD Gain: 24.35%American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) is a leading owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate. The company was formed in 1995 as a unit of American Radio Systems and it was spun off in 1998 when that company merged with CBS Corporation.American Tower reports its results in five segments U.S. (59% of 2016 sales), Asia (14%), EMEA (9%) and Latin America (17%) property, and services (1%). It owns a portfolio of over 170,000 communications sites.American Tower leases space on its communications sites to wireless service providers, radio and television broadcast companies, government agencies and tenants in a number of industries. Its top tenants include well-known names like AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), T-Mobile Us Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS) and Sprint Corp (NYSE:S).The real estate investment trust derives most of its revenue from tenant leases, which typically have an initial non-cancellable term of ten years with multiple renewal terms, as well as provisions for annual price increases. It is difficult for tenants to find suitable alternative sites and as such the lease renewal rates are generally high.Moreover, the incremental operating costs associated with adding new tenants to an existing communications site are relatively low and annual capital expenditures to maintain communications sites are also not high. All these factors provide high cash-flow visibility and excellent profitability for American Tower.American Tower should keep growing its earnings as demand for wireless services and data grows in the coming years. A global asset base, recession-proof demand for its sites, long-standing relationships with customers and low cash-flow volatility provide a moat around American Tower's business.Simply put, wireless tower companies possess many attractive qualities. That's probably why Crown Castle International (CCI), one of American Tower's peers, is a position in Bill Gates' dividend stock portfolio.Given American Tower's history of double-digit growth in property revenue and the near-tripling of its dividend in just the past five years, shareholders can likely expect at least 20% annual dividend growth in the years ahead.Source: Shutterstock Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX)Dividend Yield: 1.25% 3-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 29.10% YTD Gain: 8.8%Becton, Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) is a global medical technology company engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. The company uses independent distribution channels to distribute its products both in the U.S. and internationally.Europe, EMA, Greater Asia, Latin America and Canada are Becton Dickinson's major international markets. Becton Dickinson is also growing its presence in emerging markets.The company has major R&D facilities located in North America, China, France, India, Ireland and Singapore. BDX's customer base is also quite diverse, ranging from healthcare institutions, life science researchers and the pharmaceutical industry to clinical laboratories and the general public.Diversification across geographies, customers and products, strong R&D capabilities and a portfolio of successful brands are Becton Dickinson's key competitive advantages. With more than a century's worth of operating experience, the company is known for providing integrated products and services that seamlessly support healthcare providers across care areas. Its acquisition of C.R. Bard is also expected to create a stronger company in the future.Becton Dickinson is a dividend aristocrat with 46 years of consecutive dividend growth. It has grown its dividend at an impressive 10% compound annual growth rate over the last five years. * 15 Stocks That May Be Hurt by This Year's Big IPOs With its need to restore its balance sheet after acquiring C.R. Bard, dividend growth over the near-term will likely remain below the company's historical double-digit pace. However, with earnings expected to grow over 10% this year, it won't be long before investors are once again rewarded with strong payout growth.Source: Shutterstock ADP (ADP)Dividend Yield: 2.03% 5-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 7.6% YTD Gain: 19.3%Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) is a top global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, and a leader in business outsourcing services, analytics and compliance expertise.Automatic Data Processing's business can be categorized into two reportable segments -- Employer Services and Professional Employer Organization Services. By geography, the U.S. is its largest market, accounting for most of its revenues followed by Europe, Canada and other .Automatic Data Processing provides a host of services ranging from recruitment to talent management to retirement that help customers improve their business results and alleviate the pain from non-core, administrative tasks.The company serves over hundreds of thousands of clients ranging from small and mid-sized to large organizations operating in more than 110 countries around the world. It caters to the needs of more than 70% of the Fortune 500 companies.Automatic Data Processing is responsible for making payments to approximately one out of every six U.S. workers and nearly 13 million workers internationally. In addition, its mobile applications enable over 10 million of its clients' employees to easily access to their HR information.With six decades of experience, Automatic Data Processing has developed deep insights and cutting-edge technologies that have transformed human resources from a back-office administrative function to a strategic business advantage.A client-centric approach, long-standing customer relationships, extensive experience in payroll services and a growing demand for cloud platforms are Automatic Data Processing's biggest advantages.The company has raised its dividend for 43 years in a row,. Automatic Data Processing's earnings-per-share is expected to rise over 10% this year, which should allow dividends to continue compounding at a high-single-digit rate over the medium-term.As of this writing, Brian Bollinger was long LOW, MDT, AMT, BDX, and ADP. 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