|Bid||86.89 x 1100|
|Ask||86.92 x 800|
|Day's range||85.89 - 87.88|
|52-week range||37.75 - 89.10|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||1.58|
|PE ratio (TTM)||25.30|
|Forward dividend & yield||2.02 (2.31%)|
|Ex-dividend date||11 Feb 2021|
|1y target est||N/A|
These two automation-focused stocks have had contrasting times of it in recent years. Over the last five years, Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) stock is up 154%, with Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) up only 83%, as compared to the S&P 500 index's 111% increase over the same period.
One cure for those worries is investing in Dividend Kings, a select group of stocks that have raised their dividends for 50 years or more. Three that I particularly like are Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR), and Black Hills Corporation (NYSE: BKH). Emerson Electric and Black Hills Corporation are not exactly household names, but like Johnson & Johnson, they offer dividend yields of 2% or higher, above that of the typical S&P 500 stock, with safe payout ratios.
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