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14 Wide-Moat Stocks Set to Grow Their Dividends

We look at some of the highest-quality companies in the Morningstar US Dividend Growth Index, which looks for cash-rich businesses with sustainable and growing yields.

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The Morningstar US Dividend Growth Index focuses on companies with a history of dividend growth and the ability to sustain it. It is a core, total return-focused equity strategy with a defensive bent. 

Rather than homing in on the market's juiciest yields, the Dividend Growth Index looks for companies whose cash flows have translated into a rising payout. Companies that are focused on growing dividends tend to be higher quality, cash-rich businesses that hold up well in down markets, participate in up markets, and are capable of excess returns over a full market cycle.

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Karen Wallace does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.