The first quarter of 2008 still has one trading day remaining; however, Standard and Poor's Dividend Aristocrats have held up fairly well on a relative basis. The U.S. domestic index that has out performed the Aristocrats is the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). The DJIA has achieved a year to date return of -7.9% versus the Aristocrats year to date return of -8.4% as of March 28, 2008. The Aristocrats have out performed the NASDAQ and the S&P 500 indices though. The return summary and individual performance of each Aristocrat is detailed below.
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