BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Paltry yields from Treasuries aid the thesis for dividend stocks. While stocks' dividend yields are commonly stressed, payout growth is equally, if not more, important because it amplifies long-run returns. Here are the 10 Dow dividend stocks with the fastest three-year dividend growth. Below, they are ordered by dividend growth, from fast to fastest.

10. Travelers ( TRV) is a property and casualty insurer. Third-quarter net income rose 7.5% to $1 billion, but earnings per share climbed 28% to $2.11 due to a smaller float. Revenue inched up 2.4% to $6.5 billion. The operating margin widened from 21% to 23%. Travelers has $5.3 billion of cash and $6.3 billion of debt, equaling a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.2. Its stock trades at a trailing earnings multiple of 7.1, a forward earnings multiple of 9.1, a book value multiple of 0.9 and a cash flow multiple of 7.3, 57%, 17%, 79% and 23% discounts to insurance peer averages.

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