For those paying attention, we released a list of 44 dividend growth stocks on Tuesday. That’s a lot for busy entrepreneurs, moms, and anyone with a Netflix subscription to research. SO, we have our SELECT category which whittles down the larger listing to a more refined, higher quality, greater reliability list of growth stocks. See, we care about you!

From  754 total stocks in this month’s universe of dividend stocks with five years or more of increasing dividends, we’ve narrowed down that list of possibilities to just 20 stocks that passed our rigorous Dividend System™ criteria. As always we list the DivSys5 and DivSys10 scores along side (higher is better) so you can compare apples to apples across sectors. [ DivSys5 year score | DivSys10 year score ]

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BASIC MATERIALS

» (BCPC) Balchem Corp ~ Chemicals [ 19.1 | 28.8 ]

» (ECL) Ecolab Inc ~ Chemicals [ 19 | 25.9 ]

CONSUMER CYCLICAL

» (NKE) Nike Inc ~ Manufacturing – Apparel & Accessories [ 29.1 | 27.6 ] + ♥

CONSUMER DEFENSIVE

» (CHD) Church & Dwight Co Inc ~ Consumer Packaged Goods [ 20.5 | 33.1 ] ♥

» (COST) Costco Wholesale Corp ~ Retail – Defensive [ 30.3 | 22.9 ] + ♥

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Sector Averages | Yield: 0.7 | Reliability: 4.1 | DivSys5 Score: 33

» (V) Visa Inc ~ Credit Services [ 39.5 | 60.7 ] ♥

» (MKTX) MarketAxess Holdings Inc ~ Capital Markets [ 47.1 | 48.4 ]

» (FDS) FactSet Research Systems Inc ~ Capital Markets [ 23.3 | 23.8 ]

» (BRO) Brown & Brown Inc ~ Insurance [ 22 | 19.2 ] +

HEALTHCARE

Sector Averages | Yield: 0.9 | Reliability: 4.3 | DivSys5 Score: 35.7

» (UNH) UnitedHealth Group Inc ~ Healthcare Plans [ 44.1 | 59 ]

» (STE) Steris PLC ~ Medical Devices & Instruments [ 25.9 | 23.2 ] +

» (CHE) Chemed Corp ~ Healthcare Providers & Services [ 37.1 | 22.3 ] +

INDUSTRIALS

Sector Averages | Yield: 1.1 | Reliability: 4.5 | DivSys5 Score: 30.9

» (LII) Lennox International Inc ~ Industrial Products [ 45.4 | 37 ] +

» (BMI) Badger Meter Inc ~ Industrial Products [ 40.6 | 31.8 ] +

» (ROP) Roper Technologies Inc ~ Industrial Products [ 24.4 | 31.5 ]

» (IEX) IDEX Corp ~ Industrial Products [ 21.4 | 26.5 ]

» (EXPD) Expeditors International of Washington Inc ~ Transportation [ 22.8 | 19.7 ] +

TECHNOLOGY

Sector Averages | Yield: 1.1 | Reliability: 4.5 | DivSys5 Score: 21.2

» (ACN) Accenture PLC ~ Software [ 24.1 | 25.5 ]

» (JKHY) Jack Henry & Associates Inc ~ Software [ 18 | 25.4 ]

» (MSFT) Microsoft Corp ~ Software [ 21.4 | 22.4 ]

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Please Note: This information is not an offer to buy stocks, but just a list that has been narrowed down as starting point for your further research. We always recommend further due diligence before making your decision to invest or not.

‘+’ indicates upward direction of DivSys™ score for stocks with positive 10 year dividend growth rates, basically giving us enough years of performance to mathematically determine if they are doing better or doing worse over time.

‘♥’ indicates an all-time, reliable favorite well-suited for most portfolios.