Dividend Growth Stocks Week In Review for March 20, 2015

Air Products announced its 33rd annual dividend increase this week.
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The post-earnings quiet continued this week, with only three dividend growth companies announcing payouts:

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Air Products (APD)

Industry: Diversified Chemicals

Dividend Payment: 81 cents per share – up 5.2% from prior level of 77 cents

Dividend Paid On: 5/11

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 33

Current Forward Yield: 2.12%

 

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW)

Industry: Home Improvement Stores

Dividend Payment: 23 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 5/6

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 4/20

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 32

Current Forward Yield: 1.22%

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Roper Industries, Inc. (ROP)

Industry: Diversified Machinery

Dividend Payment: 25 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/24

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 4/8

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 0.58%

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, March 24:

None.

Wednesday, March 25:

None.

Thursday, March 26:

Medtronic, Inc. (MDT)

Friday, March 27:

ACE Limited (ACE)

Franklin Resources (BEN)

Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

Nucor (NUE)

National Fuel Gas (NFG)

Monday, March 30:

Air Products (APD)

Realty Income (O)

 

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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