Dividend Growth Stocks Week In Review for November 8, 2014: Three Dividend Increases This Week

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

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

Emerson Dividend Growth

Emerson has grown its dividend at a compounded rate of about 8% over the last decade.

Emerson (Stock Quote)

Industry: Industrial Electrical Equipment

Dividend Payment: 47 cents per share – up 9.3% from prior level of 43 cents

Dividend Paid On: 12/10

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 58

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 2.90%

 

Leggett & Platt (Stock Quote)

Industry: Household Furnishings

Dividend Payment: 31 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/15/2015

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 43

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 3.09%

 

Cardinal Health (Company Summary, Stock Quote)

Industry: Wholesale Drugs

Dividend Payment: 34.25 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/15/2015

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 30

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 1.72%

 

Bemis Company (Stock Quote)

Industry: Packaging and Containers

Dividend Payment: 27 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 11/13

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 31

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 2.78%

 

Archer Daniels Midland Company (Company Summary, Stock Quote)

Industry: Agricultural Services

Dividend Payment: 24 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/11

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 53

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 1.92%

 

Dover Industries (Stock Quote)

Industry: Machinery

Dividend Payment: 40 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 11/25

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 59

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 1.98%

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Atmos Energy Corporation (Stock Quote)

Industry: Natural Gas Development and Production

Dividend Payment: 39 cents per share – up 5.4% from prior level of 37 cents

Dividend Paid on: 12/8

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend: 11/20

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 27

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 2.87%

 

Carlisle Companies (Stock Quote)

Industry: Diversified Manufacturer – Rubber & Plastics Products

Dividend Payment: 25 cents per share

Dividend Paid on: 12/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend: 11/17

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 38

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 1.12%

 

Vectren (Stock Quote)

Industry: Diversified Utilities

Dividend Payment: 38 cents per share – up 5.6% from prior level of 36 cents

Dividend Paid on: 12/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend: 11/13

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 55

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 3.36%

 

I missed one company’s announcement last week and include it here for completeness:

Federal Realty Investment Trust (Stock Quote)

Industry: Real Estate Investment Trust

Dividend Payment: 87 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 1/15/2015

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 47

Next Dividend Increase Announcement: February 2015

Current Forward Yield: 2.59%

Next Week’s Expected Dividend Announcements

These are the companies that I expect to announce their next dividend payment next week.  Highlighted names link to my company summary and highlighted ticker symbols link to the stock quote at finviz.com.

3M (MMM)

Abbott Labs (ABT)

ACE Limited (ACE)

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF)

MDU Resources Group (MDU)

Nordson Corporation (NDSN)

People’s United Financial Inc. (PBCT)

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks:

Tuesday, November 11:

None.

Wednesday, November 12:

Energen Corporation (EGN)

Sonoco Products Company (SON)

Questar (STR)

Thursday, November 13:

Black Hills Corporation (BKH)

Friday, November 14:

Chevron (CVX)

Monday, November 17:

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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