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Dividend Challengers (And Near-Challengers): 119 Increases Expected In The Next 11 Weeks

Published Sat, 16 Jan 2016 18:40:05 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

In compiling the Dividend Champions list (found here) I get to see which companies are nearing the anniversaries of their previous dividend increases. Since most of these firms raise their payout about the same time every year, I can say with some confidence that they are likely to do so again. I have separated the Champions (25 or more years of higher dividends), Contenders (10-24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years) into distinct groupings, so please look for the other articles, which I hope will be published about the same time. Note that "CCC" refers to the combination of Champions, Contenders, and Challengers.
Increases Start to Build Momentum
As mentioned last month, dividend increase announcements pick up early each year as we head into Shareholder Meeting Season in April and May. So, after January's slow starts, activity will pick up in February and accelerate in March, as you can see in the table below. The number of announcements for all Champions, Contenders, Challengers, and Near-Challengers expected in the next 11 weeks has increased from to 111 a month ago to 190 now, and that figure should move higher as the Spring progresses.
The table below coincides with the usual "forward look" of about 11 weeks for this article. Based on last year's announcements, I'm expecting the following companies to announce dividend increases between now and the anniversary of the Ex-Dividend Date of their previous increase:
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Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
GAMESTOP 4.58   0.0 -10.70 0.00 33.12
GNC HOLDINGS 2.70   6.8 0.40 0.00 31.37
PENNSYLVANIA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST 5.68   0.0 -1.81 0.84 14.58
CORECIVIC 18.06   12.0 1.51 1.76 9.83
CHICO'S FAS 4.13   0.0 -0.09 0.35 8.75
RLJ LODGING TRUST 17.42   22.0 0.79 1.32 7.69
SPARTAN STORES 11.99   99.9 0.12 0.76 6.52
L BRANDS 19.01   9.2 2.06 1.20 6.47
L. BRANDS 19.01   9.2 2.06 1.20 6.47
WEINGARTEN REALTY INV 28.14   15.3 1.84 1.58 5.62
SCHLUMBERGER 36.90   24.6 1.50 2.00 5.34
KOHL'S 52.36   11.5 4.54 2.68 5.24
LAS VEGAS SANDS 60.15   24.1 2.50 3.08 5.22
DOMTAR 35.62   7.9 4.50 1.82 5.13
NEWELL RUBBERMAID 18.48   0.0 -14.79 0.92 5.02
WEYERHAEUSER 27.87   0.0 0.00 1.36 4.97
DIAMONDROCK HOSPITALITY 9.88   22.0 0.45 0.50 4.95
DSW 22.51   0.0 -0.28 1.00 4.50
NORTHWEST BANCSHARES 16.76   16.4 1.02 0.72 4.39
NORDSTROM 34.62   11.5 3.00 1.48 4.32
GLOBE SPECIALTY METALS 1.21   0.0 -0.49 0.32 4.26
BROOKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS LP 47.35   1.0 0.03 2.01 4.25
RETAIL OPPORTUNITY INVESTMENTS 18.42   46.0 0.40 0.79 4.25
HARLEY-DAVIDSON 36.05   13.3 2.71 1.50 4.24
WASHINGTON TRUST BANCORP 50.06   12.6 3.98 2.04 4.22
CECO ENVIRONMENTAL 7.54   0.0 -0.14 0.30 3.99
INVESTORS BANCORP 11.43   17.1 0.67 0.44 3.92
HCI GROUP 42.81   24.2 1.77 1.60 3.79
EMCLAIRE FINANCIAL 33.48   0.0 0.00 1.16 3.53
WESBANCO 37.41   12.5 3.00 1.24 3.44
FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL MORTGAGE 85.11   9.5 8.94 2.80 3.37
FBL FINANCIAL GROUP 61.05   14.6 4.17 1.92 3.31
EATON 87.30   17.0 5.14 2.84 3.27
WESTERN DIGITAL 64.70   0.0 -2.63 2.00 3.21
MYERS INDUSTRIES 17.78   0.0 -0.16 0.54 3.18
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE 122.56   22.4 5.47 3.84 3.14
FIRST INTERSTATE BANCSYSTEM 40.52   15.2 2.66 1.24 3.10
PC-TEL 7.57   0.0 -0.60 0.22 3.09
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE 61.45   21.3 2.88 1.88 3.07
PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA 107.03   12.8 8.35 3.16 3.03
OLD NATIONAL BANCORP 17.77   13.7 1.30 0.52 3.01
VAIL RESORTS 239.34   32.3 7.41 7.04 2.96
CAMDEN PROPERTY TRUST 108.97   66.4 1.64 3.20 2.91
AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES 209.53   31.6 6.62 6.08 2.89
CISCO SYSTEMS 49.93   19.2 2.60 1.40 2.85
FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL 58.66   12.3 4.76 1.68 2.84
POLO RALPH LAUREN 100.58   18.6 5.41 2.75 2.79
ALLETE 87.19   22.9 3.80 2.35 2.76
CORNING 30.25   18.6 1.63 0.80 2.74
COHEN & STEERS 54.76   21.7 2.52 1.44 2.73
MAGNA INTERNATIONAL 54.06   6.9 7.80 1.46 2.73
SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL 25.38   11.1 2.28 0.64 2.59
INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES 39.01   12.2 3.20 1.00 2.57
DOUGLAS DYNAMICS 43.92   20.4 2.15 1.09 2.55
CMS ENERGY 61.63   30.1 2.05 1.53 2.51
HORACE MANN EDUCATORS 47.68   16.9 2.82 1.15 2.49
SOUTHWEST GEORGIA FINANCIAL 19.86   0.0 0.00 0.48 2.41
EAST WEST BANCORP 45.79   10.2 4.50 1.10 2.39
INDEPENDENT BANK 75.08   17.0 4.41 1.76 2.39
MONOTYPE IMAGING 19.78   31.9 0.62 0.46 2.35
HOME DEPOT 233.80   23.3 10.04 5.44 2.33
WASHINGTON FEDERAL 37.58   14.6 2.57 0.84 2.33
LEAR 126.05   9.1 13.84 3.00 2.32
UNION PACIFIC 167.71   19.9 8.42 3.88 2.32
SOUTH STATE 77.55   15.4 5.05 1.72 2.29
APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES 56.53   15.4 3.67 1.24 2.23
TEXAS ROADHOUSE 53.31   24.8 2.15 1.20 2.23
MILLER INDUSTRIES 33.99   10.0 3.41 0.72 2.22
RELIANCE STEEL & ALUMINUM 103.74   11.9 8.74 2.20 2.14
DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP 116.25   19.7 5.90 2.32 2.00
ARTHUR J GALLAGHER 87.81   24.0 3.66 1.72 1.95
ALLSTATE 106.58   14.0 7.64 2.00 1.89
FMC 89.96   24.2 3.72 1.60 1.85
COMCAST 46.97   17.9 2.62 0.84 1.81
INGERSOLL-RAND 123.50   21.4 5.77 2.12 1.75
COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND SYSTEMS 23.81   18.0 1.32 0.40 1.71
TIME WARNER 92.96   14.0 6.62 1.61 1.69
FLOWSERVE 47.53   30.3 1.57 0.76 1.61
ASSURED GUARANTY 45.31   10.8 4.21 0.72 1.60
CME GROUP 205.38   40.1 5.12 3.00 1.46
SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACTIVE 89.86   18.8 4.77 1.20 1.36
BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON 70.55   23.4 3.02 0.92 1.34
FLIR SYSTEMS 52.45   26.0 2.02 0.68 1.31
ANTHEM 248.16   16.0 15.50 3.20 1.27
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES 46.18   26.7 1.73 0.56 1.22
FORRESTER RESEARCH 36.27   0.0 -0.15 0.20 1.15
PRIMERICA 122.50   15.2 8.04 1.36 1.12
EQUIFAX 141.94   0.0 -3.49 1.56 1.11
DUN & BRADSTREET 144.95   23.2 6.26 1.57 1.08
KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN 132.48   23.7 5.59 1.44 1.08
FIDELITY NATIONAL INFORMATION SERVICES 133.44   58.0 2.30 1.40 1.07
LEMAITRE VASCULAR 34.88   0.0 0.00 0.34 1.02
HILL-ROM 105.77   33.4 3.17 0.84 0.79
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD 55.45   25.3 2.19 0.37 0.66
MARKETAXESS 345.14   70.6 4.89 2.04 0.60
NRG ENERGY 38.29   17.5 2.19 0.12 0.32
GATX 62.62   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
 
 
 
 
 
 

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