Dividend Growth Stocks Week In Review for April 24, 2015

Johnson & Johnson announced their 53rd year of dividend increases this week.
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Four dividend growth stocks announced quarterly payouts this week, including Johnson & Johnson, which announced their 53rd year of dividend increases.

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Industry: Drug Manufacturing

Dividend Payment: 75 cents per share – up 7.1% from prior level of 70 cents

Dividend Paid On: 6/9

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/21

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 53

Current Forward Yield: 2.97%

 

T. Rowe Price (TROW)

Industry: Asset Management

Dividend Payment: 52 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/29

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/11

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 29

Current Forward Yield: 2.52%

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Aqua America, Inc. (WTR)

Industry: Utilities – Water

Dividend Payment: 16.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/13

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 23

Current Forward Yield: 2.41%

 

Brown & Brown, Inc. (BRO)

Industry: Insurance Brokers

Dividend Payment: 11 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 5/13

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 4/30

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 1.36%

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, April 28:

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT)

Eaton Vance Corporation (EV)

Pentair, Inc. (PNR)

Wednesday, April 29:

People’s United Financial Inc (PBCT)

Realty Income Corporation (O)

National Retail Properties Inc (NNN)

Thursday, April 30:

Brown & Brown, Inc. (BRO)

Friday, May 1:

None.

Monday, May 4:

None.

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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