Dividend Growth Stocks Week In Review for March 13, 2015

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The lull in dividend announcements following 4th quarter earnings continued this week, with only four companies announcing dividend payments:

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN)

Industry: Asset Management

Dividend Payment: 15 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/27

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: xx

Current Forward Yield: 1.14%

 

Target Corporation (TGT)

Industry: Retail

Dividend Payment: 52 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/10

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/18

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 43

Current Forward Yield: 2.63%

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

National Fuel Gas Company (NFG)

Industry: Oil & Gas

Dividend Payment: 38.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/27

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 2.64%

 

Realty Income Corporation (O) (monthly dividend)

Industry: Retail REIT

Dividend Payment: 18.95 cents per share – up 0.3% from prior level of 18.9 cents

Dividend Paid On: 4/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/30

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 21

Current Forward Yield: 4.54%

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, March 17:

None.

Wednesday, March 18:

Nordson Corporation (NDSN)

Thursday, March 19:

None.

Friday, March 20:

None.

Monday, March 23:

Piedmont Natural Gas Inc. (PNY)

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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