Dividend Growth Stocks Week in Review for September 9, 2016

Colgate-Palmolive, which manufactures and sells the Ajax brand of cleaning
products, announced its latest quarterly dividend this week.
Photo: Flickr.com/Diehl

Six members of the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats index announced regular dividends this week.  Among them: consumer goods company Colgate-Palmolive and pharmaceutical company AbbVie.  Monthly dividend payer Realty Income Corporation announced their 4th dividend increase this year.  Read on for the details….

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)

Industry: Healthcare – Pharmaceuticals

Dividend Payment: 57 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 11/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 10/12

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 3.60%

 

Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN)

Industry: Financial – Asset Management

Dividend Payment: 18 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 10/14

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 9/28

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 35

Current Forward Yield: 2.02%

 

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 39 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 11/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 10/20

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 53

Current Forward Yield: 2.20%

 

V. F. Corporation (VFC)

Industry: Consumer Goods – Clothing

Dividend Payment: 37 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 9/19

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 9/7

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 44

Current Forward Yield: 2.53%

 

S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

Realty Income Corporation (O)

Industry: REIT

Dividend Payment: 20.2 cents per share – up 0.25% from prior level of 20.15 cents

Dividend Paid On: 10/29

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 10/17

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 23

Current Forward Yield: 3.77%

 

Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY)

Industry: Utilities – Gas

Dividend Payment: 34 cents per share

Dividend Paid On: 10/14

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 9/21

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 38

Current Forward Yield: 2.26%

 

Next Week’s Ex-Dividend Stocks

Tuesday, September 13:

Albemarle Corporation (ALB)

Coca-Cola (KO)

Leggett & Platt (LEG)

Mercury General Corporation (MCY)

T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)

UGI Corporation (UGI)

Wednesday, September 14:

Telephone & Data Systems (TDS)

Thursday, September 15:

None.

Friday, September 16:

CDK Global (CDK)

Ecolab (ECL)

Monday, September 19:

Cincinnati Financial (CINF)

 

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