Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for May 6, 2016

Pepsi increased its dividend for the 44th straight year this week.
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Pepsi and two other companies that announced increases in their dividend payouts were among the 14 dividend growth companies that announced their latest dividend payments.  Scroll down for the details.

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

Industry: Farm Products

Dividend Payment: 30 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/8

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/16

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 55

Current Forward Yield: 3.14%

 

Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH)

Industry: Business Services

Dividend Payment: 44.89 cents per share – up 16.0% from prior level of 38.7 cents

Dividend Paid On: 7/15

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 32

Current Forward Yield: 2.34%

 

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF)

Industry: Financial – Insurance

Dividend Payment: 48 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/20

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 55

Current Forward Yield: 2.88%

 

Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

Industry: Cleaning Products

Dividend Payment: 35 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/17

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 30

Current Forward Yield: 1.20%

 

Emerson (EMR)

Industry: Industrial Goods

Dividend Payment: 47.5 cents per share

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: 60

Current Forward Yield: 3.56%

 

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)

Industry: Industrial Goods – Machinery

Dividend Payment: 55 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/8

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 54

Current Forward Yield: 2.11%

 

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 92 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/5

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 2.88%

 

PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP)

Industry: Food & Beverages

Dividend Payment: 75.25 cents per share – up 7.1% from prior level of 70.25 cents

Dividend Paid On: 6/30

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/1

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 2.87%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)

Industry: Utilites – Gas

Dividend Payment: 42 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/6

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/19

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 29

Current Forward Yield: 2.28%

 

Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS)

Industry: Packaging & Containers

Dividend Payment: 29 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/1

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 33

Current Forward Yield: 2.35%

 

Carlisle Companies (CSL)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 30 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/16

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 40

Current Forward Yield: 1.18%

 

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (EXPD)

Industry: Business Services

Dividend Payment: 40 cents per share – up 11.1% from prior level of 36 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: 1.65%

 

Mercury General Corporation (MCY)

Industry: Financial – Insurance

Dividend Payment: 62 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/30

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/14

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 26

Current Forward Yield: 4.77%

 

Vectren Corporation (VVC)

Industry: Utilities – Diversified

Dividend Payment: 40 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/1

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 57

Current Forward Yield: 3.21%

 

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, May 10:

None.

Wednesday, May 11:

Emerson (EMR)

Linear Technology Corporation (LLTC)

3M (MMM)

Sonoco Products Company (SON)

Vectren Corporation (VVC)

Aqua America, Inc. (WTR)

Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Thursday, May 12:

None.

Friday, May 13:

Bemis Company (BMS)

Black Hills Corporation (BKH)

Monday, May 16:

AFLAC, Inc. (AFL)

The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

Carlisle Companies (CSL)

Consolidated Edison (ED)

Target Corporation (TGT)

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA)

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