Dividend Growth Stocks Week In Review for June 5, 2015

McDonald's is one of several stocks that announced their latest
dividend payments over the last several weeks.
Photo courtesy Mike Mozart/flickr.com.

I’m back after a two week break.  While I may have been on break, our favorite dividend growth companies weren’t.  Since May 18th, the following companies announced their latest dividend payments:

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Becton, Dickenson and Company (BDX)

Industry: Medical Instruments & Supplies

Dividend Payment: 60 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/30

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/5

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 43

Current Forward Yield: 1.71%

 

Hormel Foods (HRL)

Industry: Meat & Other Food Products

Dividend Payment: 25 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 8/17

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 7/16

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 49

Current Forward Yield: 1.78%

 

McDonald’s (MCD)

Industry: Restaurants

Dividend Payment: 85 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/28

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 38

Current Forward Yield: 3.56%

 

Nucor Corporation (NUE)

Industry: Steel & Iron Products

Dividend Payment: 37.25 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 8/11

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/26

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 41

Current Forward Yield: 3.05%

 

Sysco Corporation (SYY)

Industry: Wholesale Food

Dividend Payment: 30 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/24

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/30

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 39

Current Forward Yield: 3.24%

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

ACE Limited (ACE)

Industry: Insurance

Dividend Payment: 67 cents per share – up 3.1% from prior level of 65 cents

Dividend Paid On: 7/21

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/26

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 2.56%

 

Essex Property Trust, Inc. (ESS)

Industry: Residential REIT

Dividend Payment: $1.44 per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/26

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 21

Current Forward Yield: 2.69%

 

General Dynamics (GD)

Industry: Aerospace & Defense

Dividend Payment: 69 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 8/7

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 24

Current Forward Yield: 1.98%

 

Old Republic International Corporation (ORI)

Industry: Insurance

Dividend Payment: 18.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/3

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 34

Current Forward Yield: 4.89%

 

Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY)

Industry: Gas Utilities

Dividend Payment: 33 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/26

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 37

Current Forward Yield: 3.36 %

 

Questar Corporation (STR)

Industry: Gas Utilities

Dividend Payment: 21 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/22

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/3

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 42

Current Forward Yield: 3.97%

 

Ross Stores (ROST)

Industry: Discount Apparel

Dividend Payment: 23.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/30

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/5

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 21

Current Forward Yield: 0.96%

(2-for-1 stock split effective 11 June)

 

SEI Investment Company (SEIC)

Industry: Asset Management

Dividend Payment: 24 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/24

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/12

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 24

Current Forward Yield: 0.99%

(Pays semiannually)

 

Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. (TDS)

Industry: Wireless Communications

Dividend Payment: 14.1 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/30

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/12

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 40

Current Forward Yield: 1.89%

 

United Bankshares, Inc. (UBSI)

Industry: Regional Banking

Dividend Payment: 32 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/10

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 41

Current Forward Yield: 3.30%

 

The Valspar Corporation (VAL)

Industry: Specialty Chemicals

Dividend Payment: 30 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/28

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 37

Current Forward Yield: 1.45%

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, June 9:

Mercury General (MCY)

MDU Resources Group Inc. (MDU)

Wednesday, June 10:

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)

The Chubb Corporation (CB)

United Bankshares Inc. (UBSI)

Thursday, June 11:

The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG)

T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW)

UGI Corporation (UGI)

Friday, June 12:

Albemarle Corporation (ALB)

Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

Telephone & Data Systems Inc. (TDS)

Monday, June 15:

Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF)

 

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