Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for December 4, 2015

Steel and iron producer Nucor announced its 42nd year of dividend growth this week.
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Four dividend growth stocks announced their latest dividends this week.  And two – Dividend Aristocrats Ecolab and Nucor – increased dividends for the 29th and 42nd straight year.

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

The Chubb Corporation (CB)

Industry: Insurance

Dividend Payment: 57 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/5

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/16

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 33

Current Forward Yield: 1.72%

 

Ecolab, Inc. (ECL)

Industry: Cleaning Products

Dividend Payment: 35 cents per share – up 6.1% from prior level of 33 cents

Dividend Paid On: 1/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/11

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 29

Current Forward Yield: 1.11%

 

Nucor Corporation (NUE)

Industry: Metals

Dividend Payment: 37.5 cents per share – up 0.7% from prior level of 37.25 cents

Dividend Paid On: 2/11

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 42

Current Forward Yield: 3.63%

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

General Dynamics Corporation (GD)

Industry: Defense & Aerospace

Dividend Payment: 69 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 2/5

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 24

Current Forward Yield: 1.92%

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, December 8:

MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU)

Wednesday, December 9:

ADP, Inc. (ADP)

United Bankshares, Inc. (UBSI)

Thursday, December 10:

None.

Friday, December 11:

Albemarle Corporation (ALB)

Ecolab, Inc. (ECL)

Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG)

Mercury General Corporation (MCY)

UGI Corporation (UGI)

Monday, December 14:

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF)

Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. (TDS)

T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW)

 

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