Illinois Tool Works, Inc. manufactures a range of industrial products and equipment
ITW is a dividend champion as well as a component of the S&P 500 index. The company has been increasing its dividends for the past 44 consecutive years. From 1998 up until 2007 this dividend growth stock has delivered an annual average total return of 8.00 % to its shareholders.
At the same time company has managed to deliver a 10.80% average annual increase in its EPS since 1998.
Disclosure: I own shares of ITW