Dividend growers Texas Instruments (TXN - Get Report) , Accenture (ACN - Get Report)  and Medtronic (MDT - Get Report) are superior to companies that simply sport high dividend yields, says Don Taylor, portfolio manager for the Franklin Rising Dividends Fund (FRDPX - Get Report) . At a time when many are expecting interest rates to rise and bond prices to fall, Taylor says this is a particularly important distinction.