Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for February 12, 2016

The Clorox Company announced their second quarter dividend payment of 75 cents
a share this week.
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9 companies announced their latest quarterly dividends this week, including consumer products manufacturer Kimberly-Clark Corporation and gas utility WGL Holdings, which announced annual dividend increases.  Kimberly-Clark now has a dividend growth streak of 44 years, and WGL Holdings has a streak of 39 years.  You can see all the details below.  Have a great President’s Day weekend!

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

The Clorox Company (CLX)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 77 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 5/6

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 4/18

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 38

Current Forward Yield: 2.41%

 

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 92 cents per share – up 4.5% from prior level of 88 cents

Dividend Paid On: 4/4

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/2

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 2.74%

 

Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (ITW)

Industry: Industrial Goods – Machinery

Dividend Payment: 55 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/7

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/29

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 53

Current Forward Yield: 2.39%

 

Note: Dividend Aristocrat Pepsico (PEP) also announced this week that they would increase their annual dividend by 7.1% to $3.01 a year, but the company did not announce an ex-dividend or payout date.

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Mercury General Corporation (MCY)

Industry: Financial – Insurance

Dividend Payment: 62 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/31

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 25

Current Forward Yield: 4.98%

 

MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU)

Industry: Industrial Goods – Building Materials

Dividend Payment: 18.75 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/8

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 25

Current Forward Yield: 4.56%

 

Nordson Corporation (NDSN)

Industry: Industrial Goods – Machinery

Dividend Payment: 24 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/8

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/19

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 52

Current Forward Yield: 1.56%

 

Sonoco Products Company (SON)

Industry: Packaging & Containers

Dividend Payment: 35 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/10

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/22

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 33

Current Forward Yield: 3.43%

 

United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

Industry: Aerospace & Defense

Dividend Payment: 64 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 5/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 4/6

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 2.98%

 

WGL Holdings, Inc. (WGL)

Industry: Utilities – Gas

Dividend Payment: 48.75 cents per share – up 5.4% from prior level of 46.25 cents

Dividend Paid On: 5/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 4/6

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 39

Current Forward Yield: 2.77%

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, February 16:

Carlisle Companies (CSL)

Chevron (CVX)

Vectren Corporation (VVC)

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA)

Wednesday, February 17:

PPG Industries (PPG)

Questar Corporation (STR)

United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

Thursday, February 18:

Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)

Friday, February 19:

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Nordson Corporation (NDSN)

Monday, February 22:

None.

 

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