Dividend Growth Stocks Week In Review for January 24, 2015

This week saw four dividend growth companies announce dividend payouts, including a distiller with a 31 year dividend growth record:

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Automated Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)

Industry: Business Software and Services

Dividend Payment: 49 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/11

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 40

Current Forward Yield: 2.26%

 

Brown-Forman (BF-B)

Brown-Forman Dividend Growth

Southern Comfort and Jack Daniels are two of Brown-Forman’s brands that have powered the company’s dividend growth since 1985.
Photo courtesy Jeff Golden/flickr.com.

Industry: Beverages – Wineries & Distilleries

Dividend Payment: 31.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/5

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 31

Current Forward Yield: 1.36%

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Brown & Brown, Inc. (BRO)

Industry: Insurance Brokers

Dividend Payment: 11 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 2/18

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 21

Current Forward Yield: 1.39%

 

H.B. Fuller (FUL)

Industry: Specialty Chemicals

Dividend Payment: 12 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 2/19

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 45

Current Forward Yield: 1.18%

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, January 27:

None.

Wednesday, January 28:

A. O. Smith Corp. (AOS)

Eaton Vance Corp. (EV)

National Retail Properties, Inc. (NNN)

Pentair plc (PNR)

People’s United Financial Inc. (PBCT)

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (SKT)

Thursday, January 29:

None.

Friday, January 30:

None.

Monday, February 2:

Brown & Brown, Inc. (BRO)

 

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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