Dividend Growth Stocks Week In Review for May 8, 2015

Dover manufactures industrial and heavy-duty refrigeration systems like the ones
used in supermarkets.  Dover has increased dividends for nearly 60 years.
Photo courtesy Tobais Mandt/flickr.com.

Fifteen dividend growth companies announced regular dividend payments this week, including five companies that have increased dividends for more than half a century.

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

Industry: Farm Products

Dividend Payment: 28 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/11

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 54

Current Forward Yield: 2.19%

 

Cardinal Health (CAH)

Industry: Wholesale Drugs

Dividend Payment: 38.7 cents per share – up 13.0% from prior level of 34.25 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: 31

Current Forward Yield: 1.79%

 

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF)

Industry: Insurance

Dividend Payment: 46 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 54

Current Forward Yield: 3.57%

 

Dover (DOV)

Industry: Diversified Machinery

Dividend Payment: 40 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: 59

Current Forward Yield: 2.13%

 

Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

Industry: Industrial Cleaning Products

Dividend Payment: 33 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/12

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 28

Current Forward Yield: 1.15%

 

Emerson (EMR)

Industry: Industrial Electrical Equipment

Dividend Payment: 47 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: 58

Current Forward Yield: 3.20%

 

Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

Industry: Diversified Machinery

Dividend Payment: 48.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/7

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/26

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 52

Current Forward Yield: 2.02%

 

Leggett & Platt (LEG)

Industry: Home Furnishings

Dividend Payment: 31 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/15

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 2.66%

 

PepsiCo (PEP)

Industry: Beverages

Dividend Payment: 70.25 cents per share – up 7.3% from prior level of 65.5 cents

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: 43

Current Forward Yield: 2.91%

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Albemarle Corporation (ALB)

Industry: Specialty Chemicals

Dividend Payment: 29 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 7/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/12

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 21

Current Forward Yield: 1.84%

 

Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)

Industry: Gas Utilities

Dividend Payment: 39 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/8

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/21

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 27

Current Forward Yield: 2.89%

 

Bemis Company (BMS)

Industry: Packaging & Containers

Dividend Payment: 28 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 6/1

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 32

Current Forward Yield: 2.44%

 

Carlisle Companies (CSL)

Industry: Diversified Manufacturing

Dividend Payment: 25 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: 38

Current Forward Yield: 1.02%

 

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (EXPD)

Industry: Air Delivery & Freight Services

Dividend Payment: 36 cents per share – up 12.5% from prior level of 32 cents

Dividend Paid On: 6/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/28

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 21

Current Forward Yield: 1.49%

Note: Dividend payments are semi-annual, not quarterly.

 

Vectren Corporation (VVC)

Industry: Gas & Electric Utilities

Dividend Payment: 38 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: 55

Current Forward Yield: 3.59%

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, May 12:

None.

Wednesday, May 13:

3M (MMM)

Aqua America (WTR)

Emerson (EMR)

Linear Technologies Corporation (LLTC)

Questar Corporation (STR)

Sonoco Products Corporation (SON)

United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

Vectren Corporation (VVC)

Thursday, May 14:

Black Hills Corporation (BKH)

Friday, May 15:

Bemis Corporation (BMS)

Chevron (CVX)

Monday, May 18:

Aflac (AFL)

Carlisle Companies (CSL)

Consolidated Edison (ED)

Target Corporation (TGT)

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