Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for August 14, 2015

Leggett & Platt, manufacturer of bed frames and other home furnishings,
announced their 44th year of dividend increases this week.
Photo courtesy Leggett & Platt Home Furnishings website.

Eight dividend growth companies announced regular dividend payments this week, including home furnishing manufacturer Leggett & Platt and dispensing systems manufacturer Nordson Corporation, both of whom announced their latest payout increases.

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

3M (MMM)

Industry: Industrial Goods

Dividend Payment: $1.025 per share

Dividend Paid On: 9/12

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 8/19

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 56

Current Forward Yield: 2.77%

 

 

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF)

Industry: Insurance

Dividend Payment: 46 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 10/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 9/14

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 54

Current Forward Yield: 3.25%

 

Leggett & Platt (LEG)

Industry: Home Furnishings

Dividend Payment: 32 cents per share – up 3.2% from prior level of 31 cents

Dividend Paid On: 10/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 9/11

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 2.55%

 

T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)

Industry: Asset Management

Dividend Payment: 52 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 9/29

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 9/11

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 29

Current Forward Yield: 2.73%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats 

ACE Limited (ACE)

Industry: Insurance

Dividend Payment: 67 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 10/21

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 9/28

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 2.44%

 

CDK Global (CDK)

Industry: Business Software

Dividend Payment: 12 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 9/29

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 8/28

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 41

Current Forward Yield: 0.94%

 

MDU Resources Group (MDU)

Industry: Building Materials

Dividend Payment: 18.25 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 10/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 9/8

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 24

Current Forward Yield: 3.91%

 

Nordson Corporation (NDSN)

Industry: Industrial Goods

Dividend Payment: 24 cents per share – up 9.1% from prior level of 22 cents

Dividend Paid On: 9/8

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 8/21

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 52

Current Forward Yield: 1.30%

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, August 18:

None.

Wednesday, August 19:

3M (MMM)

Questar Corporation (STR)

Thursday, August 20:

Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)

Friday, August 21:

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Nordson Corporation (NDSN)

Monday, August 24:

McGraw-Hill Financial (MHFI)

 

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