Mergent Offers Dividend Achievers Index


Charlotte, NC-based business information provider Mergent has created an equity index based on its Dividend Achievers handbook, says Bob Andrialis, president of Mergent, which was formerly a division of Moody’s Investors Service.

Dividend Achievers profiles companies that have increased their annual dividend payments for 10 or more consecutive years. The idea is that a company that has consistently increased dividends over a 10-year period would make a good investment, says Andrialis.