Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for November 13, 2015

McDonald's rewarded investors with a 5% dividend increase this week.
Photo: Flickr.com/Mike Mozart

Seven companies announced their next regular dividend payment this week.  Three of them – ADP, McDonald’s and MDU Resources – announced dividend increases.

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

3M (MMM)

Industry: Industrial Goods

Dividend Payment: $1.025 per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/12

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 11/18

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 56

Current Forward Yield: 2.63%

 

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)

Industry: Business Services

Dividend Payment: 53 cents per share – up 8.2% from prior level of 49 cents

Dividend Paid On: 1/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/9

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 41

Current Forward Yield: 2.49%

 

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 88 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/5

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/2

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 43

Current Forward Yield: 3.00%

 

Lowe’s Companies (LOW)

Industry: Retail

Dividend Payment: 28 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 2/3

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 1/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 32

Current Forward Yield: 1.60%

 

McDonald’s (MCD)

Industry: Restaurant

Dividend Payment: 89 cents per share – up 4.7% from prior level of 85 cents

Dividend Paid On: 12/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 11/27

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 39

Current Forward Yield: 3.24%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

MDU Resources Group (MDU)

Industry: Industrial Goods

Dividend Payment: 18.75 cents per share – up 2.7% from prior level of 18.25 cents

Dividend Paid On: 1/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/8

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 25

Current Forward Yield: 4.19%

 

Realty Income Corporation (O)

Industry: REIT

Dividend Payment: 19.05 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 11/27

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 4.81%

 

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, November 17:

None.

Wednesday, November 18:

3M (MMM)

Questar Corporation (STR)

Thursday, November 19:

Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)

Friday, November 20:

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Nordson Corporation (NDSN)

Monday, November 23:

McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (MHFI)

 

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