Dividend Growth Stocks Week In Review for April 10, 2015

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Walgreen Boots Alliance, which was formed from a merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, was one of four dividend growth companies that announced their latest quarterly dividend this week.

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)

Industry: Business Software & Services

Dividend Payment: 49 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/10

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 48

Current Forward Yield: 2.27%

 

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA)

Industry: Drug Stores & Pharmacies

Dividend Payment: 33.75 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/12

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/19

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 39

Current Forward Yield: 1.47%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

H. B. Fuller Company (FUL)

Industry: Specialty Chemicals

Dividend Payment: 13 cents per share – up 8.3% from prior level of 12 cents

Dividend Paid On: 5/7

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 4/21

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 46

Current Forward Yield: 1.19%

 

John Wiley & Sons (JW.A)

Industry: Publishing & Knowledge Services

Dividend Payment: 29 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/27

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 21

Current Forward Yield: 1.32%

 

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, April 14:

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

Wednesday, April 15:

None.

Thursday, April 16:

Caterpillar (CAT)

Hormel Foods (HRL)

Friday, April 17:

None.

Monday, April 20:

The Clorox Company (CLX)

West Pharmaceuticals (WST)

There are over 50 S&P 500 companies that have increased dividends for more than a quarter century.  See the full list of S&P Dividend Aristocrats.

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