Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for August 5, 2016

Aqua America announced its 25th year of dividend increases this week.
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We got back to business for the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats, with 17 dividend announcements this week.  This week’s 5 dividend increases came from Aqua America, Illinois Tool Works, Dover, Carlisle Companies, and REIT Federal Realty Investment Trust.  Read on for the details:

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 30 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 9/7

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 8/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 55

Current Forward Yield: 2.70%

 

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)

Industry: Technology – Business Software

Dividend Payment: 53 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 10/1

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 42

Current Forward Yield: 2.36%

 

Dover (DOV)

Industry: Industrial Goods – Machinery

Dividend Payment: 44 cents per share – up 4.8% from prior level of 42 cents

Dividend Paid On: 9/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 8/29

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 61

Current Forward Yield: 2.43%

 

Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 35 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 10/17

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 9/16

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 30

Current Forward Yield: 1.14%

 

Emerson (EMR)

Industry: Industrial Goods

Dividend Payment: 47.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 9/7

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 8/10

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 60

Current Forward Yield: 3.53%

 

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)

Industry: Industrial Goods – Machinery

Dividend Payment: 65 cents per share – up 18.2% from prior level of 55 cents

Dividend Paid On: 10/6

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 54

Current Forward Yield: 2.23%

 

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 92 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 10/4

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 2.84%

 

Leggett & Platt (LEG)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 34 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 10/14

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 9/13

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 45

Current Forward Yield: 2.61%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)

Industry: Utilities – Gas

Dividend Payment: 42 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 9/6

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 8/18

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 29

Current Forward Yield: 2.15%

 

Bemis Company (BMS)

Industry: Packaging & Containers

Dividend Payment: 29 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 9/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 8/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 33

Current Forward Yield: 2.28%

 

Carlisle Companies Incorporated (CSL)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 35 cents per share – up 16.7% from prior level of 30 cents

Dividend Paid On: 9/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 8/16

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 40

Current Forward Yield: 1.33%

 

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT)

Industry: REIT

Dividend Payment: 98 cents per share – up 4.1% from prior level of 94 cents

Dividend Paid On: 10/17

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 9/20

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 49

Current Forward Yield: 2.38%

 

General Dynamics Corporation (GD)

Industry: Aerospace & Defense

Dividend Payment: 76 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 11/10

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 10/5

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 25

Current Forward Yield: 2.04%

 

Mercury General Corporation (MCY)

Industry: Financial – Insurance

Dividend Payment: 62 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 9/29

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 9/13

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 26

Current Forward Yield: 4.71%

 

Questar Corporation (STR)

Industry: Utilities – Gas

Dividend Payment: 22 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 9/12

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 8/17

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 3.49%

 

Vectren Corporation (VVC)

Industry: Utilities – Diversified

Dividend Payment: 40 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 9/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 8/11

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 57

Current Forward Yield: 3.14%

 

Aqua America, Inc. (WTR)

Industry: Utilities – Water

Dividend Payment: 19.13 cents per share – up 7.5% from prior level of 17.8 cents

Dividend Paid On: 9/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 8/16

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 25

Current Forward Yield: 2.31%

 

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, August 9:

None.

Wednesday, August 10:

Emerson (EMR)

Linear Technology Corporation (LLTC)

Sonoco Products Company (SON)

ExxonMobil (XOM)

Thursday, August 11:

Vectren Corporation (VVC)

Friday, August 12:

Black Hills Corporation (BKH)

Monday, August 15:

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

Bemis Company (BMS)

Consolidated Edison (ED)

Target Corporation (TGT)

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