Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for May 20, 2016

Clorox increased its dividend this week for it's 39th year of dividend growth.
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Eleven members of the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats index announced their latest payouts, with three of them announcing increases in their dividends.  Increases came from Clorox, insurer Chubb Limited and Leggett & Platt.  Read on for the details.

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Air Products (APD)

Industry: Specialty Chemicals

Dividend Payment: 86 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 8/8

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/29

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 34

Current Forward Yield: 2.34%

 

The Clorox Company (CLX)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 80 cents per share – up 3.9% from prior level of 77 cents

Dividend Paid On: 8/12

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 7/25

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 39

Current Forward Yield: 2.49%

 

Leggett & Platt (LEG)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 34 cents per share – up 6.3% from prior level of 32 cents

Dividend Paid On: 7/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/13

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 45

Current Forward Yield: 2.79%

 

Sysco Corporation (SYY)

Industry: Business Services

Dividend Payment: 31 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/22

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/29

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 40

Current Forward Yield: 2.55%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Chubb Limited (CB)

Industry: Financial – Insurance

Dividend Payment: 69 cents per share – up 3.0% from prior level of 67 cents

Dividend Paid On: 7/21

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/28

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 23

Current Forward Yield: 2.19%

 

Essex Property Trust, Inc. (ESS)

Industry: REIT

Dividend Payment: $1.60 per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/28

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 2.89%

 

Nordson Corporation (NDSN)

Industry: Industrial Goods – Machinery

Dividend Payment: 24 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/10

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/25

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 53

Current Forward Yield: 1.28%

 

Realty Income Corporation (O)

Industry: REIT

Dividend Payment: 19.9 cents per share

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: 23

Current Forward Yield: 4.05%

 

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST)

Industry: Retail

Dividend Payment: 13.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/30

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: 0.97%

 

United Bankshares, Inc. (UBSI)

Industry: Regional Banking

Dividend Payment: 33 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/8

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 43

Current Forward Yield: 3.46%

 

The Valspar Corporation (VAL)

Industry: Specialty Chemicals

Dividend Payment: 33 cents per share

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: 39

Current Forward Yield: 1.23%

 

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, May 24:

McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI)

Wednesday, May 25:

Nordson Corporation (NDSN)

Questar Corporation (STR)

Thursday, May 26:

None.

Friday, May 27:

CDK Global, Inc. (CDK)

Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (CFR)

Dover Corporation (DOV)

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (EXPD)

McDonald’s (MCD)

Realty Income Corporation (O)

Stanley, Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK)

Monday, May 30:

Memorial Day – Markets Closed

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