The listed companies that maintain the long-term dividend

The pandemic did not prevent a good number of companies from giving generously to their shareholders

How to take advantage of the January effect on the stock market with IBEX 35 securities.

The coronavirus pandemic caused many companies (especially financial entities) cancel or cut the dividend.

Investors lost around £ 40bn in revenue this way in the UK alone.

Nevertheless, This year it seems that there will be a change in trend as there are signs of improvement. Despite this recovery in shareholder payment, 2021 points to a worse year in dividend distribution compared to 2019.


However, despite the rather pessimistic outlook, there are a number of UK companies going against the trend and have managed, against all odds, a winning streak of 10-year dividend increases.

Companies that keep the dividend unchanged since 2011

Morningstar Direct reviews companies that keep the dividend unchanged.

In the FTSE highlights Diageo, which is part of the elite group of FTSE 100 stocks, which increased its dividend every year for more than 20 years.

If we look back, the beverage giant paid a dividend of 40 pence a share in 2011 while in 2020 it was 70 pence, an increase of 75%.

The company’s shares were also up 142% during that period.

This list also includes the equipment rental company Ashtead, whose stocks are now considered overvalued after a very strong run in recent years.

The reason is that the British health system, requested Ashstead’s portable power equipment for Covid-19 testing and vaccination centers, for example.

Ten years ago, the company paid a dividend of 3 pence per share and last year it had risen to 41 pence, an increase of 1,266%. The shares were also up 2,087% during that period.

Actions of the security testing firm Intertek They are also considered overvalued after huge gains over the past decade, according to Morningstar analysts.

With stricter regulation, changing consumer habits and the rise of ESG, the tobacco industry has been a difficult place to operate recently, putting listed stocks such as Imperial y British American Tobacco.

British American Tobacco shares struggled since their peak in June 2017 and are now rated 5 stars by Morningstar analysts, meaning they are undervalued.

Unlike rival Imperial Brands, which has cut its dividends, British American Tobacco actually increased its pay last year to 2.1 pence per share, and has done so every year since 2011.

Chemicals firm Croda completes the list of companies with a 10-year winning streak.

“The shares are near record highs and well above our fair value estimate,” says analyst Rob Hales, who praises the company’s “exemplary” management rating.

Croda manufactures chemicals for personal care products such as skin creams, a division that accounts for nearly half of annual revenue, as well as products for the burgeoning life sciences industry.

The company paid 90 pence a share last year, up from 53 pence a share in 2011, and the stock was up 284% over the 10-year period.

Companies that maintain a dividend on the Ibex

In the IBEX 35 the pandemic did not end the dividend either. According to a report by Intermon Oxfam in 2020, 9,558 million euros were distributed in payments to shareholders.

Of which, Telefónica, BBVA or Iberdrola distributed the pay out higher, although it is also true that other companies such as Másmóvil or Acerinox did not reward shareholders.

In the Eurostoxx it also maintains the dividend

By 2021 you can invest in companies with a high dividend yield. One is Total, with a dividend yield above 6%.

They are followed by Intensa Sanpaolo, also above 6%.

ING exceeds 5%, while Allianz is close to that percentage with 4.97%.

The pandemic did not prevent a good number of companies from giving generously to their shareholders


How to take advantage of the January effect on the stock market with IBEX 35 securities.

The coronavirus pandemic caused many companies (especially financial entities) cancel or cut the dividend.

Investors lost around £ 40bn in revenue this way in the UK alone.

Nevertheless, This year it seems that there will be a change in trend as there are signs of improvement. Despite this recovery in shareholder payment, 2021 points to a worse year in dividend distribution compared to 2019.


However, despite the rather pessimistic outlook, there are a number of UK companies going against the trend and have managed, against all odds, a winning streak of 10-year dividend increases.

Companies that keep the dividend unchanged since 2011

Morningstar Direct reviews companies that keep the dividend unchanged.

In the FTSE highlights Diageo, which is part of the elite group of FTSE 100 stocks, which increased its dividend every year for more than 20 years.

If we look back, the beverage giant paid a dividend of 40 pence a share in 2011 while in 2020 it was 70 pence, an increase of 75%.

The company’s shares were also up 142% during that period.

This list also includes the equipment rental company Ashtead, whose stocks are now considered overvalued after a very strong run in recent years.

The reason is that the British health system, requested Ashstead’s portable power equipment for Covid-19 testing and vaccination centers, for example.

Ten years ago, the company paid a dividend of 3 pence per share and last year it had risen to 41 pence, an increase of 1,266%. The shares were also up 2,087% during that period.

Actions of the security testing firm Intertek They are also considered overvalued after huge gains over the past decade, according to Morningstar analysts.

With stricter regulation, changing consumer habits and the rise of ESG, the tobacco industry has been a difficult place to operate recently, putting listed stocks such as Imperial y British American Tobacco.

British American Tobacco shares struggled since their peak in June 2017 and are now rated 5 stars by Morningstar analysts, meaning they are undervalued.

Unlike rival Imperial Brands, which has cut its dividends, British American Tobacco actually increased its pay last year to 2.1 pence per share, and has done so every year since 2011.

Chemicals firm Croda completes the list of companies with a 10-year winning streak.

“The shares are near record highs and well above our fair value estimate,” says analyst Rob Hales, who praises the company’s “exemplary” management rating.

Croda manufactures chemicals for personal care products such as skin creams, a division that accounts for nearly half of annual revenue, as well as products for the burgeoning life sciences industry.

The company paid 90 pence a share last year, up from 53 pence a share in 2011, and the stock was up 284% over the 10-year period.

Companies that maintain a dividend on the Ibex

In the IBEX 35 the pandemic did not end the dividend either. According to a report by Intermon Oxfam in 2020, 9,558 million euros were distributed in payments to shareholders.

Of which, Telefónica, BBVA or Iberdrola distributed the pay out higher, although it is also true that other companies such as Másmóvil or Acerinox did not reward shareholders.

In the Eurostoxx it also maintains the dividend

By 2021 you can invest in companies with a high dividend yield. One is Total, with a dividend yield above 6%.

They are followed by Intensa Sanpaolo, also above 6%.

ING exceeds 5%, while Allianz is close to that percentage with 4.97%.