The Chubb Corporation (CB), through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals. Chubb is a dividend aristocrat that has paid uninterrupted dividends on its common stock since 1902 and increased payments to common shareholders every year for 46 years.
The most recent dividend increase was in 2010, when the board of directors approved a 5.40% increase to 39 cents/share. The largest competitors of Chubb include Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B). Cincinnati Financial (CINF) and Travelers Corp (TRV).
Over the past decade, this dividend growth stock has delivered an annualized total return of 7.40% to its loyal shareholders.
The company has managed to deliver an increase in EPS of 10.90% per year since 2005. Analysts expect Chubb to earn $5.60 per share in 2011 and $5.85 per share in 2012. In comparison, Chubb earned $6.76/share in 2010.
The company has been able to increase its return on equity from
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