Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for November 1, 2014: An Insurer Increases Its Dividend and a Bank Company Pays a 5% Stock Dividend

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This week, the following dividend growth companies announced dividend payments:

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Aflac (Company Summary, Stock Quote)

Industry: Insurance

Dividend Payment: 39 cents per share (up by 5.4% from 37 cents in the prior quarter)

Dividend Paid On: 12/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 11/17

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 32

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 2.61%

 

ExxonMobil Corporation (Company Summary, Stock Quote)

Industry: Diversified Energy

Dividend Payment: 69 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/10

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend: 11/10

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 32

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 2.85%

 

Chevron (Stock Quote)

Industry: Diversified Energy

Dividend Payment: $1.07 per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/10

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend: 11/14

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 27

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 3.57%

 

W. W. Grainger (Company Summary, Stock Quote)

Industry: Industrial Equipment Wholesales

Dividend Payment: $1.08 per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend: 11/6

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 43

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 1.75%

 

HCP, Inc. (Stock Quote)

Industry: Real Estate Investment Trust – Health Care Facilities

Dividend Payment: 54.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 11/25

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend: 11/6

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 28

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 4.96%

 

Illinois Tool Works (Company Summary, Stock Quote)

Industry: Industrial Manufacturer

Dividend Payment: 48.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/6/2015

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend: 12/29/2014

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 52

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 2.13%

 

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Black Hills Corporation (Stock Quote)

Industry: Electric Utility

Dividend Payment: 39 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend: 11/13

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 2.85%

 

Questar Corporation (Stock Quote)

Industry: Integrated Energy – Natural Gas

Dividend Payment: 19 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/8

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend: 11/12

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 42

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 3.15%

 

Praxair, Inc. (Stock Quote)

Industry: Specialty Chemicals

Dividend Payment: 65 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend: 12/3

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 21

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 2.06%

 

Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (Stock Quote)

Industry: Banking

Dividend Payment: 51 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend: 11/25

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 20

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 2.52%

 

Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (Stock Quote)

Industry: Regional Banking

Dividend Payment: 22.5 cents per share + a 5% common stock dividend

Dividend Paid On: 12/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend: 11/25

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 46

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 1.99%

 

Next Week’s Dividend Announcements:

ADP (Company Summary, ADP)

Abbott Labs (Company Summary, ABT)

Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)

Bemis Corporation (BMS)

Cardinal Health (Company Summary, CAH)

Carlisle Companies (CSL)

Dover Corporation (DOV)

Ecolab (Company Summary, ECL)

Emerson Electric (EMR)

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT)

General Dynamics (GD)

Leggett & Platt (LEG)

Vectren Corporation (VVC)

 

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, November 4:

None.

Wednesday, November 5:

Cintas (CTAS)

Thursday, November 6

W. W. Grainger (GWW)

HCP, Inc. (HCP)

Friday, November 7:

None.

Monday, November 10:

Consolidated Edison (ED)

Exxon-Mobil (XOM)

There are over 50 S&P 500 companies that have increased dividends for more than a quarter century.  See the full list of S&P Dividend Aristocrats.

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