General Mills, Inc. (GIS) manufactures and markets branded consumer foods worldwide. This dividend achiever has paid dividends since 1898, and has increased them for ten years in a row.
The company’s last dividend increase was in March 2013 when the Board of Directors approved a 15% increase in the quarterly distribution to 38 cents /share. The company’s peer group includes Heinz (HNZ), Hershey (HSY) and Kellogg (K).
Over the past decade this dividend growth stock has delivered an annualized total return of 10.30% to its shareholders.