Dividend Growth Stocks Week In Review for May 1, 2015

Scott Tissue is one of many brands that have powered 43 years
of dividend growth at Kimberly-Clark.
Photo courtesy TheeErin/flickr.com.

Quarterly dividend announcements picked up again this week as 4 dividend growth companies announced annual dividend increases – including a well-known beverage company that has raised dividends for over half a century – and another 9 announced their next quarterly payouts.  See below for the details.

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

AFLAC, Inc. (AFL)

Industry: Insurance

Dividend Payment: 39 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/1

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 33

Current Forward Yield: 2.47%

 

Chevron Corporation (CVX)

Industry: Integrated Oil & Gas

Dividend Payment: $1.07 per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/10

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 27

Current Forward Yield: 3.85%

 

The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Industry: Beverages

Dividend Payment: 33 cents per share – up 8.2% from prior level of 30.5 cents

Dividend Paid On: 7/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/11

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 53

Current Forward Yield: 3.25%

 

Exxon-Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Industry: Integrated Oil & Gas

Dividend Payment: 73 cents per share – up 5.8% from prior level of 69 cents

Dividend Paid On: 6/10

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/11

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 33

Current Forward Yield: 3.29%

 

Genuine Parts Company (GPC)

Industry: Specialty Retail – Aftermarket Automotive Parts

Dividend Payment: 61.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/1

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 59

Current Forward Yield: 2.74%

 

HCP, Inc. (HCP)

Industry: REITs – Healthcare

Dividend Payment: 56.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 5/26

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/7

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 30

Current Forward Yield: 5.61%

 

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

Industry: Personal Products

Dividend Payment: 88 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/2

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 43

Current Forward Yield: 3.21%

 

McGraw-Hill Financial (MHFI)

Industry: Financial & Business Services

Dividend Payment: 33 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/10

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/22

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 42

Current Forward Yield: 1.32%

 

W. W. Grainger (GWW)

Industry: Industrial & Business Equipment

Dividend Payment: $1.17 per share – up 8.3% from prior level of $1.08

Dividend Paid On: 6/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/7

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 1.88%

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

The Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (CFR)

Industry: Regional Banking

Dividend Payment: 53 cents per share – up 3.9% from prior level of 51 cents

Dividend Paid On: 6/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/27

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 2.91%

 

Mercury General Corporation (MCY)

Industry: Insurance

Dividend Payment: 61.75 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/25

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/9

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 24

Current Forward Yield: 4.50%

 

Praxair (PX)

Industry: Chemicals

Dividend Payment: 71.5 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: 22

Current Forward Yield: 2.35%

 

United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

Industry: Aerospace & Defense

Dividend Payment: 64 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/10

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/13

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 2.25%

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, May 5:

None.

Wednesday, May 6:

Walmart (WMT)

Thursday, May 7:

PPG Industries (PPG)

W. W. Grainger (GWW)

H. B. Fuller (FUL)

HCP, Inc. (HCP)

Friday, May 8:

Exxon-Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Monday, May 11:

None.

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