Unilever PLC (UL) operates as a fast-moving consumer goods company in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. This international dividend achiever has paid dividends since 1937, and has increased dividends for 14 years in a row.
The company’s last dividend increase was in June 2012 when the Board of Directors approved an 8% increase in the quarterly distribution to 24.30 eurocents /share. The company’s peer group includes Nestle (NSRGY) and Procter & Gamble (PG).
Over the past decade this dividend growth stock has delivered an annualized total return of 10.20% to its shareholders.