Dividend Growth Stocks Week In Review for March 27, 2015

Hormel Foods was one of four dividend growth companies to announce their
quarterly payouts this week.
Photo courtesy Arnold J. Inuyaki/flickr.com.

Yet another quiet week for dividend growth stocks – only four stocks announced dividend payouts, and none announced increases.  Among the companies that announced that announced dividends, two were food companies – a spice and flavoring company and the maker of Spam.  Read below to find out which companies they are and when they will pay their next quarterly dividend:

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

AT&T Inc. (T)

Industry: Telecommunication Services

Dividend Payment: 47 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 5/1

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 31

Current Forward Yield: 5.74%

Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL)

Industry: Food Products

Dividend Payment: 25 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 5/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 4/16

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 49

Current Forward Yield: 1.75%

McCormick & Company, Inc. (MKC)

Industry: Spices & Flavorings

Dividend Payment: 40 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/19

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/31

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 28

Current Forward Yield: 2.07%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

CLARCOR, Inc. (CLC)

Industry: Pollution and Filtration Products

Dividend Payment: 20 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 4/24

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 4/13

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 32

Current Forward Yield: 1.22%

 

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, March 31:

Sysco Corporation (SYY)

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT)

Wednesday, April 1:

None.

Thursday, April 2:

None.

Friday, April 3:

None.

Monday, April 6:

None.

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