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I also own JCI for stability. According to their web site, they've been posting increasing dividends since the late 1800's. According to Zack's, since 1986 JCI has gone from $10 to $50 /shr (ie 5X in 10 years). Recalling from my college days finance course, the rule of 12s says, 6% doubles in 12 years, 12% doubles in 6 years, 18% doubles in 3 years. So without doing the math, it looks to me that JCI is growing somewhere around 18% (it doubled from $10 to $20 in three years, and then it more than doubled in the next 3 years.) Also, the curve of share price growth is very steadily upward (with a small anomoly between 1990 & 1991).
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