Coca-Cola (KO) is the real thing in more than one way. KO was the King of Pop, long before Michael Jackson was born and after raising its quarterly dividend 8% to $0.41 per common share KO can wear its aristocrat crown another year. The dividend is payable April 1, 2009, to shareowners of record as of March 15, 2009. After the announcement, shares of KO were yielding over 3.5%. This is the 47th consecutive year KO has raised its dividend. Linked here is my most recent analysis of KO.