Dividend Growth Stocks Week In Review for November 29, 2014

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

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Hormel Foods (Stock Quote)

Industry: Food Products

Dividend Payment: 25 cents per share – up 25% from prior level of 20 cents

Dividend Paid On: 2/17/2015

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 1/16/2015

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 49

Current Forward Yield: 1.88%

 

Becton, Dickinson and Company (Stock Quote)

Industry: Medical Instruments & Supplies

Dividend Payment: 60 cents per share – up 10.1% from prior level of 54.5 cents

Dividend Paid On: 12/31

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 43

Current Forward Yield: 1.71%

 

McCormick & Company (Stock Quote)

McCormick Dividend Growth

McCormick increased their dividend by 8.1% this week.
Photo from McCormick website.

Industry: Spices & Flavorings

Dividend Payment: 40 cents per share – up 8.1% from prior level of 37 cents

Dividend Paid On: 1/14/2015

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 29

Current Forward Yield: 2.15%

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (Stock Quote)

Industry: Wireless Communications

Dividend Payment: 13.4 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/30

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 40

Current Forward Yield: 2.10%

 

ACE Limited (Stock Quote)

Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance

Dividend Payment: 65 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/5/2015

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 21

Current Forward Yield: 2.27%

 

Valspar Corporation (Stock Quote)

Industry: Specialty Chemicals

Dividend Payment: 30 cents per share – up 15.4% from prior level of 26 cents

Dividend Paid On: 12/19

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 12/4

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 37

Current Forward Yield: 1.43%

 

Next Week’s Dividend Announcements

Chubb Corporation (CB)

Family Dollar (FDO)

Medtronic (MDT)

Piedmont Natural Gas Inc (PNY)

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, December 2:

None.

Wednesday, December 3:

Genuine Parts Corporation (GPC)

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

Old Republic International Corporation (ORI)

Praxair Inc. (PX)

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP)

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK)

Walmart (WMT)

Thursday, December 4:

Brown, Forman Corporation (BF-B)

Valspar Corporation (VAL)

Friday, December 5

V. F. Corporation (VFC)

Monday, December 8:

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX)

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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