Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global technology company, engages in designing and supplying product technology and delivering engineering services to industrial and commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. It operates in five segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Appliance and Tools.
EMR is a dividend aristocrat as well as a major component of the S&P 500 index. It has been increasing its dividends for the past 50 consecutive years. From 1998 up until 2007 this dividend growth stock has delivered an annual average total return of 10.50 % to its shareholders.
Disclosure: I own shares of EMR