Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for March 25, 2016

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Happy Easter weekend!  The post-earnings lull continued this week, with only three companies announcing regular dividends.  Realty Income Corporation increased its monthly dividend, and John Wiley & Sons and AT&T announced their 2nd quarter dividends.  Read on for the details.

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

AT&T (T)

Industry: Technology – Telecom

Dividend Payment: 48 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 5/2

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 4/6

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 32

Current Forward Yield: 4.94%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (JW-A)

Industry: Business Services – Publishing

Dividend Payment: 30 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/26

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 4/11

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 1.66%

 

Realty Income Corporation (O)

Industry: REIT

Dividend Payment: 19.9 cents per share – up 0.3% from prior level of 19.85 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: 23

Current Forward Yield: 3.89%

 

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, March 29:

Air Products & Chemicals (APD)

Nucor Corporation (NUE)

Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (ITW)

Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN)

CDK Global, Inc. (CDK)

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT)

National Fuel Gas Company (NFG)

Essex Property Trust (ESS)

Wednesday, March 30:

The Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B)

Cardinal Health (CAH)

Realty Income Corporation (O)

Thursday, March 31:

None.

Friday, April 1:

None.

Monday, April 4:

None.

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4 Comments

  1. FerdiS says:

    Hi Jason — I like these updates… thanks for compiling. I own Realty Income and love the regular increases, even if they’re small ones. Over time, it builds up!

    Cheers
    FerdiS, DivGro

    • Jason says:

      Hi Ferdi –
      I’m glad that you’re enjoying the weekly summaries. Thanks for the kind comment!

      Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to see in the weekly review.

      Cheers,
      Jason

  2. AT&T and Realty Income have both seen nice stock price increases the past few months. At great yields, both of these stocks are in my portfolio. I don’t see adding more shares now due to price increases, but at the next dip, I’ll probably add more.

    • Jason says:

      Hi Investment Hunting-
      Realty Income is one of the best performers this quarter and AT&T ends the quarter with one of the highest yields among the High Yield Dividend Aristocrats. The dividend growth is slow, but steady.

      Thanks for the comment!

      Cheers,
      Jason