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Dividend Challengers (And Near-Challengers): 55 Increases Expected By The End Of May

Published Sat, 19 Mar 2016 11:27:19 -0400 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.
Meeting Season Prompts Rewards
After the pick-up in dividend increases during February and March, following Annual Earnings announcements, the next impetus for hikes in the payouts will be Shareholder Meetings in April and May. You can see in the table below that the pace should remain robust as we head into those. The number of announcements for all Champions, Contenders, Challengers, and Near-Challengers expected in the next 11 weeks has decreased from to 128 a month ago to 87 now, but may still be in the "above average" category.
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
ARBOR REALTY TRUST 12.77   9.1 1.40 1.16 9.21
HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST 25.17   0.0 -1.27 2.16 8.52
INVESCO 17.26   11.8 1.46 1.24 7.28
PETMED EXPRESS 17.96   12.1 1.48 1.08 6.18
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES 83.78   8.8 9.53 4.20 4.94
LAZARD 38.83   12.7 3.06 1.88 4.90
SEASPAN 11.61   5.9 1.97 0.50 4.49
WELLS FARGO 48.65   10.0 4.84 2.04 4.22
KEYCORP 18.03   10.7 1.68 0.74 4.08
WEST BANCORP 22.02   13.0 1.70 0.84 3.86
HNI CORP 34.03   17.0 2.00 1.22 3.64
STEELCASE 16.64   15.7 1.06 0.58 3.54
BB&T 52.79   13.1 4.04 1.80 3.51
PHILLIPS 66 102.19   8.8 11.56 3.60 3.50
SUNTRUST BANKS 68.16   12.0 5.68 2.24 3.38
PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP 137.17   12.4 11.06 4.60 3.34
WEBSTER FINANCIAL 48.11   11.4 4.22 1.60 3.28
LAKELAND BANCORP 15.85   12.0 1.32 0.50 3.27
MOVADO GROUP 25.08   9.0 2.80 0.80 3.24
WHIRLPOOL 150.83   10.6 14.21 4.80 3.19
COLUMBIA BANKING SYSTEM 37.30   14.5 2.58 1.12 3.07
UDR 48.03   84.3 0.57 1.37 2.86
HERITAGE FINANCIAL 27.55   15.7 1.75 0.76 2.84
CITY HOLDING 77.74   16.6 4.69 2.12 2.82
ACCESS NATIONAL 23.64   0.0 0.00 0.92 2.80
PROVIDENT FINANCIAL 20.89   36.0 0.58 0.56 2.75
LAKELAND FINANCIAL 45.57   13.7 3.32 1.20 2.70
INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES 39.01   12.2 3.20 1.00 2.57
MANPOWER 85.31   10.7 7.96 2.18 2.51
GOLDMAN SACHS 218.74   9.2 23.84 5.00 2.32
ASPEN INSURANCE 42.74   0.0 -2.98 0.00 2.26
DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES 84.50   9.9 8.55 1.76 2.09
CELANESE 124.20   15.5 8.00 2.48 2.01
TYCO ELECTRONICS 97.00   10.7 9.07 1.84 1.92
OXFORD INDUSTRIES 74.15   17.9 4.15 1.48 1.89
CHINA UNICOM HONG KONG 10.71   0.0 0.00 0.18 1.67
AMERICAN WATER WORKS 121.76   37.8 3.22 2.00 1.66
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL 132.51   32.5 4.08 1.92 1.46
APPLE 223.08   19.0 11.73 3.08 1.42
TRACTOR SUPPLY 99.34   22.1 4.49 1.40 1.32
IDEX 169.51   30.5 5.56 2.00 1.20
POOL 191.11   31.4 6.09 2.20 1.17
AON 189.76   32.4 5.85 1.76 0.94
LITHIA MOTORS 132.78   11.6 11.43 1.20 0.88
MKS INSTRUMENTS 94.54   24.0 3.94 0.80 0.88
WINMARK 170.70   0.0 0.00 1.00 0.60
BANK MUTUAL 10.40   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
PIER 1 IMPORTS 8.31   0.0 -61.97 0.00 0.00
SELECT INCOME REIT 7.36   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00

ARBOR REALTY TRUST - ABR
ARBOR REALTY TRUST - ABR  


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Dividend Champions For November 2020
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