Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for August 19, 2016

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This week six members of the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats index announced their regular dividends; however, there were no announcements of increases. Included among the announcements were home improvement retailer Lowe’s Companies, discount retailer Ross Stores and Valspar, which is currently being acquired by Dividend Aristocrat Sherwin-Williams.  Here’s the full list of companies:

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Genuine Parts Company (GPC)

Industry: Retail – Automotive

Dividend Payment: 65.75 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 10/3

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 9/7

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 60

Current Forward Yield: 2.53%

 

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW)

Industry: Retail – Consumer

Dividend Payment: 35 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 11/2

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 10/17

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 33

Current Forward Yield: 1.80%

 

Medtronic plc (MDT)

Industry: Healthcare – Medical Equipment

Dividend Payment: 43 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 10/21

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 9/27

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 39

Current Forward Yield: 1.98%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Ross Stores (ROST)

Industry: Retailing

Dividend Payment: 13.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 9/30

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 8/31

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 0.83%

 

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS)

Industry: Telecommunications

Dividend Payment: 14.8 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 9/30

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 42

Current Forward Yield: 2.07%

 

The Valspar Corporation (VAL)

Industry: Specialty Chemicals

Dividend Payment: 33 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 9/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 8/30

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 39

Current Forward Yield: 1.25%

 

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, August 23:

None.

Wednesday, August 24:

S&P Global, Inc. (SPGI)

Thursday, August 25:

None.

Friday, August 26:

None.

Monday, August 29:

Cullen/Frost Bankers (CFR)

Dover Corporation (DOV)

 

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