Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for December 2, 2016

Spice and flavorings company McCormick & Company began their 3rd decade
of dividend growth this week.
Photo: Flickr.com/Colin Houston

The week after Thanksgiving was very quiet, with only two of the dividend growth companies that I track announcing their regular payouts.  Fortunately for investors, both companies increased their dividends.  Read on for the details….

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

McCormick & Company, Inc. (MKC)

Industry: Food & Beverage – Food

Dividend Payment: 47 cents per share – up 9.3% from prior level of 43 cents

Dividend Paid On: 1/17/2017

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/28

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 30

Current Forward Yield: 2.11%

 

Nucor Corporation (NUE)

Industry: Metals – Iron & Steel

Dividend Payment: 37.75 cents per share – up 0.7% from prior level of 37.5 cents

Dividend Paid On: 2/10/2017

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/28

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 43

Current Forward Yield: 2.42%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

None this week.

 

Other Notable Dividend Increase Announcements

None this week.

 

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, December 6:

MDU Resources Group (MDU)

Wednesday, December 7:

ADP (ADP)

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX)

Genuine Parts Corporation (GPC)

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

United Bankshares, Inc. (UBSI)

V. F. Corporation (VFC)

Thursday, December 8:

None.

Friday, December 9:

SEI Investments Company (SEIC)

Monday, December 12:

None.

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