Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for November 20, 2015

Tropicana is one of 22 billion-dollar brands owned by Pepsi.
Photo: Flickr.com/Pradeep Kumbhashi.

PepsiCo was one of 9 companies that announced quarterly dividend payments this week.  Investors were also rewarded with a dividend increase announcement from wholesale food supplier Sysco and a special dividend announcement from insurer Cincinnati Financial.

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Air Products & Chemicals (APD)

Industry: Chemicals

Dividend Payment: 81 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 2/8

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/30

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 33

Current Forward Yield: 2.33%

 

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF)

Industry: Insurance

Dividend Payment: 46 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/14

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 54

Current Forward Yield: 3.02%

**The company will also pay a special dividend of 46 cents on 12/15 to shareholders of record on 12/3.

 

The Clorox Company (CLX)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 77 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 2/12

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 1/25

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 38

Current Forward Yield: 2.49%

 

Genuine Parts Company (GPC)

Industry: Specialty Retail

Dividend Payment: 61.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/4

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 59

Current Forward Yield: 2.73%

 

PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP)

Industry: Food & Beverages

Dividend Payment: 70.25 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/7

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: 2.81%

 

Sysco Corporation (SYY)

Industry: Business Services

Dividend Payment: 31 cents per share – up 3.3% from prior level of 30 cents

Dividend Paid On: 1/22

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 1/6

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 40

Current Forward Yield: 3.03%

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

ACE Limited (ACE)

Industry: Insurance

Dividend Payment: 67 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/21

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/29

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 2.30%

 

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST)

Industry: Retail

Dividend Payment: 11.75 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/31

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/7

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 0.92%

 

UGI Corporation (UGI)

Industry: Utilities

Dividend Payment: 22.75 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/11

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 28

Current Forward Yield: 2.60%

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, November 24:

Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (CBSH)

Wednesday, November 25:

Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (CFR)

Thursday, November 26:

THANKSGIVING DAY

Valspar Corporation (VAL)

Friday, November 27:

Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (EXPD)

McDonald’s (MCD)

CDK Global, Inc. (CDK)

Realty Income Corporation (O)

The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Monday, November 30:

None.

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