Dividend Increase Announcements for the Week Ending May 12, 2017

The Clorox Company began its 4th decade of dividend growth this week.
Photo: Flickr.com/Mike Mozart

This week’s three dividend increases included consumer goods company Clorox, with its 40th year of dividend growth, and safety products manufacturer MSA, with a 9% increase.  Read on for the details….

Dividend Increases Announced This Week

The Clorox Company (CLX)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 84 cents per share – up 5.0% from prior level of 80 cents

Dividend Paid On: 8/4

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 7/17

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 40

Current Forward Yield: 2.54%

 

Leggett & Platt (LEG)

Industry: Consumer Goods

Dividend Payment: 36 cents per share – up 5.9% from prior level of 34 cents

Dividend Paid On: 7/14

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 6/13

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 46

Current Forward Yield: 2.78%

 

MSA Safety Inc. (MSA)

Industry: Services – Security & Protection

Dividend Payment: 35 cents per share – up 9.1% from prior level of 33 cents

Dividend Paid On: 6/10

Stock Goes Ex-Dividend (own the stock before this date to collect the dividend): 5/19

Number of Years of Dividend Increases: 46

Current Forward Yield: 1.80%

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