Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for June 24, 2016

AT&T, currently yielding 4.6%, announced its latest quarterly dividend this week.
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It was slow this week, with only three members of the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats announcing dividend payouts.  Notably, Dividend Aristocrat Medtronic announced a 13% increase to its dividend, marking the company’s 39th year of dividend growth.

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Medtronic plc (MDT)

Industry: Healthcare – Medical Equipment

Dividend Payment: 43 cents per share – up 13.2% from prior level of 38 cents

Dividend Paid On: 7/27

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 7/6

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 39

Current Forward Yield: 2.07%

 

AT&T Inc. (T)

Industry: Technology – Telecom

Dividend Payment: 48 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 8/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 7/6

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 32

Current Forward Yield: 4.62%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

John Wiley & Sons (JW-A)

Industry: Business Services – Publishing

Dividend Payment: 31 cents per share – up 3.3% from prior level of 30 cents

Dividend Paid On: 7/20

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 7/1

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 23

Current Forward Yield: 2.51%

 

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, June 28:

Franklin Resources (BEN)

Chubb Limited (CB)

Essex Property Trust (ESS)

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT)

Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

National Fuel Gas Company (NFG)

Nucor Corporation (NUE)

Wednesday, June 29:

Air Products (APD)

Cardinal Health (CAH)

General Dynamics Corporation (GD)

Realty Income Corporation (O)

Sysco Corporation (SYS)

Thursday, June 30:

None.

Friday, July 1:

John Wiley & Sons (JW-A)

Monday, July 4:

INDEPENDENCE DAY – Markets Closed

 

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