Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for October 16, 2015

Cintas rewarded investors this week with its 33rd consecutive year of dividend growth.
Photo: Mike Mozart/flickr.com.

It was a busy week for dividend growth stocks.  14 companies announced regular payouts, including two that announced increases: business services company Cintas Corporation, which increased its annual dividend by 23%, and asset manager Eaton Vance, which announced a 6% increase in its dividend.  Read on for the details….

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

C. R. Bard, Inc. (BCR)

Industry: Medical Instruments and Supplies

Dividend Payment: 24 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 11/6

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 10/22

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 0.49%

 

Cintas Corporation (CTAS)

Industry: Business Services

Dividend Payment: $1.05 per share – up 23.5% from prior level of 85 cents

Dividend Paid On: 12/4

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 11/4

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 33

Current Forward Yield: 1.13%

 **Cintas pays dividends annually, not quarterly.

 

The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Industry: Food & Beverage

Dividend Payment: 33 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: 53

Current Forward Yield: 3.14%

 

PPG Industries (PPG)

Industry: Specialty Chemicals

Dividend Payment: 36 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/11

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 11/6

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 1.43%

 

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 66.29 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 11/16

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 10/21

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 59

Current Forward Yield: 3.54%

 

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)

Industry: Industrial Goods

Dividend Payment: 55 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/22

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 47

Current Forward Yield: 2.23%

 

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

Industry: Retail

Dividend Payment: 36 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/11

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 40

Current Forward Yield: 1.63%

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS)

Industry: Industrial Goods

Dividend Payment: 19 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 11/16

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 10/28

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 23

Current Forward Yield: 1.09%

 

Aqua America, Inc. (WTR)

Industry: Utilities

Dividend Payment: 17.8 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 11/10

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 24

Current Forward Yield: 2.52%

 

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)

Industry: Industrial Goods

Dividend Payment: 77 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 11/20

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 10/22

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 4.42%

 

Eaton Vance Corporation (EV)

Industry: Asset Management

Dividend Payment: 26.5 cents per share – up 6.0% from prior level of 25 cents

Dividend Paid On: 11/13

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 10/28

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 35

Current Forward Yield: 3.00%

 

National Retail Properties, Inc. (NNN)

Industry: REIT

Dividend Payment: 43.5 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 11/16

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 10/28

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 26

Current Forward Yield: 4.62%

 

Realty Income Corporation (O)

Industry: REIT

Dividend Payment: 19.05 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 11/16

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 10/29

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 4.71%

 

United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

Industry: Aerospace & Defense

Dividend Payment: 64 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 12/10

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

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 22

Current Forward Yield: 2.75%

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, October 20:

None.

Wednesday, October 21:

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

Colgate-Palmolive (CL)

Thursday, October 22:

C. R. Bard, Inc. (BCR)

Caterpillar (CAT)

Friday, October 23:

None.

Monday, October 26:

AptarGroup, Inc. (ATR)

The Clorox Company (CLX)

 

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