Dividend Growth Stocks Week In Review for February 14, 2015

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This week, the following companies announced dividend payments:

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Clorox (CLX)

Industry: Housewares & Accessories

Dividend Payment: 74 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 5/8

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 4/20

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 37

Current Forward Yield: 2.72%

 

Dover (DOV)

Industry: Diversified Machinery

Dividend Payment: 40 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/16

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/25

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 60

Current Forward Yield: 2.15%

 

Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (ITW)

Industry: Diversified Machinery

Dividend Payment: 48.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/7

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/27

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 53

Current Forward Yield: 1.97%

 

McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (MHFI)

Industry: Business Services & Publications

Dividend Payment: 33 cents per share – up 10.0% from prior level of 30 cents

Dividend Paid On: 3/11

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/23

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 42

Current Forward Yield: 1.29%

 

Sysco Corporation (SYY)

Industry: Wholesale Foods

Dividend Payment: 30 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/24

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/31

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 39

Current Forward Yield: 3.03%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Federal Realty (FRT)

Industry: REIT – Retail

Dividend Payment: 87 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/18

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 47

Current Forward Yield: 2.42%

 

MDU Resources Group (MDU)

Industry: Diversified Utilities

Dividend Payment: 18.25 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/10

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 24

Current Forward Yield: 3.38%

 

Mercury General Corporation (MCY)

Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance

Dividend Payment: 61.75 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/31

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/13

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 29

Current Forward Yield: 4.58%

 

Nordson Corporation (NDSN)

Industry: Diversified Machinery

Dividend Payment: 22 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/10

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/20

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 50

Current Forward Yield: 1.13%

 

Realty Income Corporation (O)

Industry: REIT – Retail

Dividend Payment: 18.9 cents per share (paid monthly)

Dividend Paid On: 3/16

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/26

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 21

Current Forward Yield: 4.29%

 

Sonoco Products Company (SON)

Industry: Packaging & Containers

Dividend Payment: 32 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/10

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/23

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 33

Current Forward Yield: 2.74%

 

Next week, the following company’s stocks go ex-dividend.  You must own the stock before the ex-dividend date to collect the dividend:

Tuesday, February 17:

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Wednesday, February 18:

PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG)

Thursday, February 19:

Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)

Friday, February 20:

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Monday, February 23:

McGraw Hill Financial Inc. (MHFI)

Sonoco Products Company (SON)

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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