Dividend Growth Stocks Week In Review for November 15, 2014

Inventions like Post-Its have powered more than half a century of dividend growth at 3M.

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

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

3M (Stock Quote)

Industry: Diversified Manufacturer

Dividend Payment: 85.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/12

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 11/19

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 56

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 2.16%

 

ADP (Stock Quote)

ADP Dividend Growth

ADP has a 5-year dividend growth rate of 7.73%. 2014 is the company’s 40th year of dividend increases.

Industry: Business Services

Dividend Payment: 49 cents per share – up 2.1% from prior level of 48 cents

Dividend Paid On: 1/1/2015

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/10

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 40

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 2.31%

 

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (Stock Quote)

Industry: Consumer Products

Dividend Payment: 84 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/5/2015

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/3

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 42

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 2.95%

 

Lowe’s Companies (Stock Quote)

Industry: Consumer Products

Dividend Payment: 23 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/16/2015

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 2/4/2015

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 31

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 1.57%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

MDU Resources Group Inc. (Stock Quote)

Industry: Utilities

Dividend Payment: 18.25 cents per share – up 2.8% from prior level of 17.75 cents

Dividend Paid On: 1/1/2015

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/10

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 24

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 2.91%

Next Week’s Dividend Announcements

Abbott Labs (ABT)

ACE Limited (ACE)

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF)

Genuine Parts Company (GPC)

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW)

Medtronic, Inc. (MDT)

Nordson Corporation (NDSN)

Old Republic International Corporation (ORI)

SEI Investments Corporation (SEIC)

Sysco (SYY)

Telephone & Data Systems (TDS)

Valspar Corporation (VAL)

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, November 18:

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

Wednesday, November 19:

UGI Corporation (UGI)

3M (MMM)

Thursday, November 20:

Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)

Friday, November 21:

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

McGraw-Hill Financial (MHFI)

Nordson Corporation (NDSN)

Monday, November 24:

None.

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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