Dividend Growth Stocks Week In Review for February 7, 2015

United Technologies announced its 22nd consecutive year of dividend growth.
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Dividend increases this week came from United Technologies and WGL Holdings, Inc., which is a public utility holding company serving the Washington, D.C. region.  And packaging and container manufacturer Bemis Company announced its 32nd straight annual dividend increase.  Here’s the full list of Dividend Aristocrats and High Yield Dividend Aristocrats that announced dividend payments this week:

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

AFLAC (AFL)

Industry: Accident & Health Insurance

Dividend Payment: 39 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/2

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/12

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 32

Current Forward Yield: 2.55%

 

Cardinal Health (CAH)

Industry: Wholesale Drugs and Medical Services

Dividend Payment: 34.25 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/28

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 31

Current Forward Yield: 1.60%

 

Emerson Electric Company (EMR)

Industry: Industrial Electrical Equipment

Dividend Payment: 47 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/10

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 58

Current Forward Yield: 3.30%

 

PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP)

Industry: Beverages & Snacks

Dividend Payment: 66 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/31

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/4

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 42

Current Forward Yield: 2.73%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Aqua America, Inc. (WTR)

Industry: Water Utilities

Dividend Payment: 16.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/1

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 23

Current Forward Yield: 2.48%

 

Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)

Industry: Gas Utilities

Dividend Payment: 39 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/9

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 27

Current Forward Yield: 2.83%

 

Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS)

Industry: Packaging & Containers

Dividend Payment: 28 cents per share – up 3.7% from prior level of 27 cents

Dividend Paid On: 3/2

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/13

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 32

Current Forward Yield: 2.42%

 

Carlisle Companies (CSL)

Industry: Diversified Manufacturing

Dividend Payment: 25 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/13

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 38

Current Forward Yield: 1.06%

 

United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

Industry: Aerospace & Defense

Dividend Payment: 64 cents per share – up 8.5% from prior level of 59 cents

Dividend Paid On: 3/10

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 2.14%

 

WGL Holdings, Inc. (WGL)

Industry: Gas Utilities

Dividend Payment: 46.25 cents per share – up 5.1% from prior level of 44 cents

Dividend Paid On: 5/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 4/8

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 39

Current Forward Yield: 3.40%

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, February 10:

None.

Wednesday, February 11:

3M Company (MMM)

Aqua America, Inc. (WTR)

Emerson Electric Company (EMR)

Linear Technology Corporation (LLTC)

Questar Corporation (STR)

The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW)

United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

Vectron Corporation (VVC)

Thursday, February 12:

AFLAC (AFL)

Black Hills Corporation (BKH)

Friday, February 13:

Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS)

Carlisle Companies (CSL)

Chevron Corporation (CVX)

The Clorox Company (CLX)

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT)

Target Corporation (TGT)

Monday, February 16:

AT&T, Inc. (T)

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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