Below is the 8-year performance of our Dividend Watch List from October 16, 2009 to October 13, 2017 as compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
|symbol||name||total return % change|
|BCR||BARD C R INC||347.40%|
|BDX||BECTON DICKINSON CO||239.57%|
|WTR||AQUA AMERICA INC||223.51%|
|PNY||PIEDMONT NAT GAS CO||148.04%|
|WMT||WAL MART STORES||107.47%|
|NWN||NORTHWEST NAT GAS||103.95%|
|WEYS||Weyco Group, Inc.||60.11%|
|DJIA||Dow Jones Industrial Average||184.69%|
The total return for the Dow Jones Industrial Average was +184.69% while the average total return for the entire watch list was +200.55%. Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY) was acquired by Duke Energy (DUK) in October 2015 at $60 a share.