3 Dividend Aristocrats to Buy and Hold Forever

Everything is relative in the investment world, and sometimes long-term dividend investors need to consider lower-yielding names that are trading at attractive yields compared to their own histories. That’s exactly the case today with 3M(NYSE:MMM), Hormel Foods(NYSE:HRL), and Federal Realty Investment Trust(NYSE:FRT). Each of these Dividend Aristocrats deserves a very close look from the buy-and-hold crowd right now. 
1. An industrial giant
Formerly known as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, 3M…

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