Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for November 6, 2015

Vectren Corporation, which provides energy services to parts of Indiana and Ohio,
was one of five companies that announced dividend increases this week.

(Note: Updated Friday evening to include dividend increase announcements from CDK Global and United Bankshares.)

Thirteen companies announced their latest dividend payments this week, including five – energy companies Atmos Energy and Vectren Corporation, insurer Mercury General, business software developer CDK Global, and regional banking company United Bankshares – that announced increases.  Check out the details….

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

Industry: Consumer Products

Dividend Payment: 28 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/9

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 54

Current Forward Yield: 2.60%

 

Cardinal Health (CAH)

Industry: Business Services – Healthcare

Dividend Payment: 38.7 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/15

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 31

Current Forward Yield: 1.76%

 

Leggett & Platt (LEG)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 32 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/15

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 2.76%

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO)

Industry: Utilities – Gas

Dividend Payment: 42 cents per share – up 7.7% from prior level of 39 cents

Dividend Paid On: 12/7

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 28

Current Forward Yield: 2.81%

 

Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS)

Industry: Packaging & Containers

Dividend Payment: 28 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/1

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 32

Current Forward Yield: 2.44%

 

Carlisle Companies Inc. (CSL)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 30 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/1

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 33

Current Forward Yield: 1.39%

 

CDK Global (CDK)

Industry: Technology – Business Software

Dividend Payment: 13.5 cents per share – up x.x% from prior level of 12 cents

Dividend Paid On: 12/30

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 41

Current Forward Yield: 1.09%

 

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (EXPD)

Industry: Business Services

Dividend Payment: 36 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: 21

Current Forward Yield: 1.46%

**Note: Dividends issued semi-annually.

 

Mercury General Corporation (MCY)

Industry: Financial – Insurance

Dividend Payment: 62 cents per share – up 0.4% from prior level of 61.75 cents

Dividend Paid On: 12/29

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 25

Current Forward Yield: 4.76%

 

Questar Corporation (STR)

Industry: Utilities – Gas

Dividend Payment: 21 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/14

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 43

Current Forward Yield: 4.23%

 

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS)

Industry: Technology

Dividend Payment: 14.1 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/30

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 41

Current Forward Yield: 1.90%

 

United Bankshares, Inc. (UBSI)

Industry: Regional Banking

Dividend Payment: 33 cents per share – up 3.1% from prior level of 32 cents

Dividend Paid On: 1/4

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 42

Current Forward Yield: 3.08%

 

Vectren Corporation (VVC)

Industry: Utilities – Diversified

Dividend Payment: 40 cents per share – up 5.3% from prior level of 38 cents

Dividend Paid On: 12/1

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 56

Current Forward Yield: 3.80%

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, November 10:

Emerson (EMR)

Linear Technology Corporation (LLTC)

The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW)

Sonoco Products Company (SON)

United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

Aqua America (WTR)

Wednesday, November 11:

None.

Thursday, November 12:

Black Hills Corporation (BKH)

Vectren Corporation (VVC)

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

Friday, November 13:

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT)

Monday, November 16:

Aflac (AFL)

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS)

Carlisle Companies (CSL)

Chevron (CVX)

Consolidated Edison (ED)

Target Corporation (TGT)

 

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