Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for April 1, 2016

Spice and flavorings company McCormick & Company announced their latest quarterly
payout this week.  The stock goes ex-dividend on April 7th.
Photo: Freeimages.com/Gabor Palla

Four members of the High Yield Dividend Aristocrats index announced dividend payouts this week, with one – Air Products & Chemicals – announcing its 34th straight year of dividend growth.

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Air Products & Chemicals (APD)

Industry: Chemicals – Diversified

Dividend Payment: 86 cents per share – up 6.2% from prior level of 81 cents

Dividend Paid On: 5/9

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/30

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 34

Current Forward Yield: 2.37%

 

Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL)

Industry: Food & Beverages

Dividend Payment: 14.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 5/16

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 4/14

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 50

Current Forward Yield: 1.32%

 

McCormick & Company, Inc. (MKC)

Industry: Food & Beverage

Dividend Payment: 43 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/25

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 4/7

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 29

Current Forward Yield: 1.71%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

CLARCOR, Inc. (CLC)

Industry: Industrial Goods – Filtration Systems

Dividend Payment: 22 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/22

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 4/12

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 33

Current Forward Yield: 1.52%

 

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, April 5:

None.

Wednesday, April 6:

General Dynamics Corporation (GD)

Roper Industries (ROP)

Sysco Corporation (SYY)

AT&T (T)

WGL Holdings, Inc. (WGL)

Thursday, April 7:

McCormick & Company, Inc. (MKC)

Friday, April 8:

None.

Monday, April 11:

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (JW-A)

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