Dividend Increase Announcements for the Week Ending February 24, 2017

Walmart announced its 43rd year of dividend growth this week.
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Eight dividend growth companies announced their latest annual increases this week.  Among them was retail powerhouse Walmart, with its 43rd year of dividend growth, and generic pharmaceutical manufacturer Perrigo, which increased its payout by more than 10%.

Dividend Increases Announced This Week

Albemarle Corporation (ALB)

Industry: Chemicals – Specialty

Dividend Payment: 32 cents per share – up 4.9% from prior level of 30.5 cents

Dividend Paid On: 4/3

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/13

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 23

Current Forward Yield: 1.38%

 

Essex Property Trust (ESS)

Industry: REIT

Dividend Payment: $1.75 per share – up 9.4% from prior level of $1.60

Dividend Paid On: 4/17

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/29

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 23

Current Forward Yield: 3.01%

 

Genuine Parts Company (GPC)

Industry: Retail – Specialty

Dividend Payment: 67.5 cents per share – up 2.7% from prior level of 65.75 cents

Dividend Paid On: 4/3

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/8

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 61

Current Forward Yield: 2.81%

 

Old Republic International Corporation (ORI)

Industry: Financial – Insurance

Dividend Payment: 19 cents per share – up 1.3% from prior level of 18.75 cents

Dividend Paid On: 3/15

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/2

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 36

Current Forward Yield: 3.64%

 

Perrigo Company plc (PRGO)

Industry: Healthcare – Pharmaceuticals

Dividend Payment: 16 cents per share – up 10.3% from prior level of 14.5 cents

Dividend Paid On: 3/21

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/1

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 15

Current Forward Yield: 0.76%

 

SCANA Corporation (SCG)

Industry: Utilities – Diversified

Dividend Payment: 61.25 cents per share – up 6.5% from prior level of 57.50 cents

Dividend Paid On: 4/1

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/8

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 17

Current Forward Yield: 3.55%

 

Telephone & Data Systems (TDS)

Industry: Technology – Telecom

Dividend Payment: 15.5 cents per share – up 4.7% from prior level of 14.8 cents

Dividend Paid On: 3/31

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/15

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 43

Current Forward Yield: 2.08%

 

Walmart (WMT)

Industry: Retail

Dividend Payment: 51 cents per share – up 2.0% from prior level of 50 cents

Dividend Paid On: 4/3

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 3/8

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 43

Current Forward Yield: 2.82%

 

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