Dividend Growth Stocks Week In Review for December 20, 2014

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

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

3M Dividend Growth

3M is constantly developing new products like this window insulation kit, which has powered over half a century of dividend growth.  3M’s dividend has grown by 95% over the last five years – an annualized growth rate of 14.3% since 2010.
Image from 3M’s product catalog.

3M (Stock Quote)

Industry: Diversified Manufacturer

Dividend Payment: $1.025 per share – up 19.9% from prior level of 85.5 cents

Dividend Paid On: 3/12/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/11/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 56

Current Forward Yield: 2.48%

 

AT&T (Stock Quote)

Industry: Telecommunications

Dividend Payment: 47 cents per share – up 2.2% from prior level of 46 cents

Dividend Paid On: 2/2/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 1/7/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 31

Current Forward Yield: 5.61%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

CLARCOR Inc. (Stock Quote)

Industry: Pollution & Treatment Controls

Dividend Payment: 20 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/16/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/30/14

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 32

Current Forward Yield: 1.18%

 

Roper Industries, Inc. (Stock Quote)

Industry: Diversified Machinery

Dividend Payment: 25 cents per share – up 25.0% from prior level of 20 cents

Dividend Paid On: 1/23/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 1/7/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 0.64%

 

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (Stock Quote)

Industry: Medical Instruments & Supplies

Dividend Payment: 11 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 2/4/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 1/16/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 0.80%

 

WGL Holdings (Stock Quote)

Industry: Natural Gas Utilities

Dividend Payment: 44 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 2/1/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 1/7/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 38

Current Forward Yield: 3.34%

 

Next Week’s Dividend Announcements

None.

 

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, December 23:

None.

Wednesday, December 24:

None.

Thursday, December 25:

None.  (Merry Christmas!)

Friday, December 26:

John Wiley & Sons Inc. (JW.A)

Monday, December 29:

Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN)

Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

McCormick & Co., Inc. (MKC)

National Fuel Gas (NFG)

Nucor Corporation (NUE)

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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