Unfortunately not all Dividend Aristocrats will have a dividend growth rate greater than inflation. I'm not interested in these stocks because by owning them my purchasing power will slowly deteriorate over time and that's not something I'm interested in. Other Dividend Aristocrats won't be able to produce an 8 percent total return over the upcoming year based upon the stock's current price, its one year target price and its one year dividend yield. I'm also not interested in those stocks either.
At the bottom of my list are those stocks that will have an estimated negative one year total return over the upcoming year. In order for this to occur, the stock's net capital gain has to be a greater negative value than the expected positive yield over the upcoming year. This is such a bad situation that my overall investment will lose money despite the increasing dividend. Obviously these are types of stocks I would definitely not be interested in investing in either.
These types of stocks actually do exist. Below are three such companies.