These 3 Stocks Have Been Paying a Dividend Longer Than Any Other Public Company

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These 3 Stocks Have Been Paying a Dividend Longer Than Any Other Public Company

Originally known as Standard Oil in the 1800s, oil major ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) offers the third-longest consecutive payout in America. The company began doling out dividends in 1882 and hasn't stopped since. While this certainly hurt oil majors, like ExxonMobil and drilling-focused energy stocks, ExxonMobil emerged relatively strong, thanks to its operating structure.