Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for January 29, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance was one of 15 dividend growth companies that announced
their latest payments this week.
Photo: Flickr.com/Terry Ross

15 Dividend Aristocrats and High Yield Dividend Aristocrats announced their latest dividend payments this week, including 6 that announced increases.  Among the increases announced this week: insurer Cincinnati Financial, real estate investment trust HCP and specialty chemical manufacturer Praxair.  Here’s the full list of announcements:

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX)

Industry: Healthcare – Medical Instruments

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): 3/8

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 1.82%

 

Chevron Corporation (CVX)

Industry: Integrated Oil & Gas

Dividend Payment: $1.07 per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/10

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/16

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 28

Current Forward Yield: 4.95%

 

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF)

Industry: Financial – Insurance

Dividend Payment: 48 cents per share – up 4.3% from prior level of 46 cents

Dividend Paid On: 4/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/21

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 55

Current Forward Yield: 3.33%

 

W. W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW)

Industry: Business Services – Industrial Goods

Dividend Payment: $1.17 per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/4

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 2.38%

 

HCP, Inc. (HCP)

Industry: REIT – Healthcare Facilities

Dividend Payment: 57.5 cents per share – up 1.8% from prior level of 56.5 cents

Dividend Paid On: 2/23

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/4

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 31

Current Forward Yield: 6.40%

 

McDonald’s (MCD)

Industry: Restaurants

Dividend Payment: 89 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/15

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 39

Current Forward Yield: 2.88%

 

McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI)

Industry: Business Services

Dividend Payment: 36 cents per share – up 9.1% from prior level of 33 cents

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: 43

Current Forward Yield: 1.69%

 

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

Industry: Retail

Dividend Payment: 36 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/11

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/16

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 40

Current Forward Yield: 1.81%

 

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Industry: Integrated Oil & Gas

Dividend Payment: 73 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/10

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/9

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 33

Current Forward Yield: 3.75%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS)

Industry: Industrial Goods

Dividend Payment: 24 cents per share – up 26.3% from prior level of 19 cents

Dividend Paid On: 2/16

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 24

Current Forward Yield: 1.37%

 

Black Hills Corporation (BKH)

Industry: Utilities – Electric

Dividend Payment: 42 cents per share – up 3.7% from prior level of 40.5 cents

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: 45

Current Forward Yield: 3.41%

 

The Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (CFR)

Industry: Regional Banking

Dividend Payment: 53 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 3/15

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 4.43%

 

People’s United Financial, Inc. (PBCT)

Industry: Regional Banking

Dividend Payment: 16.75 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 2/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 1/28

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 23

Current Forward Yield: 4.66%

 

Praxair, Inc. (PX)

Industry: Specialty Chemicals

Dividend Payment: 75 cents per share – up 4.9% from prior level of 71.5 cents

Dividend Paid On: 3/15

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 23

Current Forward Yield: 3.00%

 

UGI Corporation (UGI)

Industry: Utilities – Diversified

Dividend Payment: 22.75 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: 28

Current Forward Yield: 2.68%

 

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, February 2:

H. B. Fuller Co. (FUL)

Wednesday, February 3:

A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS)

Thursday, February 4:

W. W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW)

HCP, Inc. (HCP)

Friday, February 5:

None.

Monday, February 8:

None.

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