Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for November 11, 2016

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Eight dividend growth stocks, including three Dividend Aristocrats, announced regular dividends this week.  Included in this group was Atmos Energy Corporation, which announced a 7.1% increase to an annualized rate of $1.80 a share for its 29th year of dividend growth.

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Leggett & Platt (LEG)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 34 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/13/2017

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/13

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 45

Current Forward Yield: 2.86%

 

Lowe’s Companies (LOW)

Industry: Retail

Dividend Payment: 35 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 2/8/2017

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 1/23/2017

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 33

Current Forward Yield: 2.01%

 

3M (MMM)

Industry: Industrial Goods – Diversified

Dividend Payment: $1.11 per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/12

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 11/16

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 57

Current Forward Yield: 2.55%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)

Industry: Utilities – Gas

Dividend Payment: 45 cents per share – up 7.1% from prior level of 42 cents

Dividend Paid On: 12/12

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 11/23

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 29

Current Forward Yield: 2.55%

 

Carlisle Companies Inc. (CSL)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 35 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 11/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 40

Current Forward Yield: 1.25%

 

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (EXPD)

Industry: Business Services – Delivery Services

Dividend Payment: 40 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 11/29

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 1.58%

Note: Dividends paid semi-annually.

 

Realty Income Corporation (O)

Industry: REIT

Dividend Payment: 20.2 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 11/29

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 23

Current Forward Yield: 4.46%

 

Other Notable Dividend Increase Announcements

Universal Corporation (UVV)

Industry: Consumer Goods – Tobacco

Dividend Payment: 54 cents per share – up 1.9% from prior level of 53 cents

Dividend Paid On: 2/6/2017

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 1/5/2017

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 46

Current Forward Yield: 3.96%

 

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, November 15:

Black Hills Corporation (BKH)

Carlisle Companies Inc. (CSL)

Aqua America (WTR)

Wednesday, November 16:

Chevron Corporation (CVX)

3M (MMM)

The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW)

United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

Thursday, November 17:

None.

Friday, November 18:

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Nordson Corporation (NDSN)

Monday, November 21:

None.

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