Dividend Growth Stocks Week In Review for December 13, 2014

This week, the following dividend growth companies announced dividend payments:

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Nutritional products like Similac, along with health care diagnostic products, are what have powered growth at Abbott Labs, allowing the company to have increased dividends since 1973. Photo courtesy Consumerist Dot Com/flickr.com.

Abbott Labs announced their latest dividend increase this week, making it 43 consecutive years of dividend growth.
Photo courtesy Consumerist Dot Com/flickr.com.

Abbott (Stock Quote)

Industry: Drugs & Nutrition

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

Dividend Paid On: 2/13/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 1/13/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 43

Current Forward Yield: 2.20%

 

C. R. Bard (Stock Quote)

Industry: Medical Instruments & Supplies

Dividend Payment: 22 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 2/6/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 1/2/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 43

Current Forward Yield: 0.53%

 

Pentair (Stock Quote)

Industry: Industrial Equipment & Components

Dividend Payment: 32 cents per share – up 6.7% from prior level of 30 cents

Dividend Paid On: 2/13/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 1/28/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 39

Current Forward Yield: 2.13%

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Caterpillar (Stock Quote)

Industry: Farm & Construction Machinery

Dividend Payment: 70 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 2/20/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 1/15/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 21

Current Forward Yield: 3.09%

 

National Fuel Gas Company (Stock Quote)

Industry: Independent Oil & Gas

Dividend Payment: 38.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/15/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/29

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 2.31%

 

Piedmont Natural Gas (Stock Quote)

Industry: Gas Utilities

Dividend Payment: 32 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/15/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/22

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 36

Current Forward Yield: 3.38%

 

SEI Investments Corporation (Stock Quote)

Industry: Asset Management

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

Dividend Paid On: 1/6/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/18

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: >20

Current Forward Yield: 1.21%

Note: SEIC pays dividends twice a year.

Next Week’s Dividend Announcements

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

John Wiley & Sons Incorporated, Class A Shares (JW-A)

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD)

Roper Industries (ROP)

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, December 16:

None.

Wednesday, December 17:

Chubb Corporation (CB)

Nordson Corporation (NDSN)

Thursday, December 18:

Family Dollar (FDO)

SEI Investments Corporation (SEIC)

Friday, December 19:

None.

Monday, December 22:

Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY)

 

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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