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Dividend Champions For June 2014

Published Sat, 31 May 2014 23:06:23 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

The Dividend Champions spreadsheet and PDF have been updated through 5/30/14 and are available here. Note that all references to Champions mean companies that have paid higher dividends for at least 25 straight years; Contenders have streaks of 10-24 years; Challengers have streaks of 5-9 years. "CCC" refers to the universe of Champions, Contenders, and Challengers. New Champion Crowned For the first time in almost a year, a Dividend Contender was promoted to Champion status when First Financial Corp. (THFF) increased its semi-annual payout. Ironically, though, the company's press release cited the action as its 26th consecutive year of increases, so there are still no Champions with exactly 25 years of higher payments. That should change soon, however, since National Retail Properties (NNN) is fast approaching the anniversary of its 24th straight increase, which had an Ex-Dividend Date of 7/29/13. Meanwhile, American States Water (AWR)... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
INVESCO 15.65   10.7 1.46 1.24 8.09
OMNICOM GROUP 77.10   13.0 5.94 2.60 3.42
ABB 18.47   26.0 0.71 0.49 2.69
MARSH & MCLENNAN 97.78   33.8 2.89 1.82 1.89


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