Published Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:54:50 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
Are you looking for companies that can sustain and grow their dividend? In making that determination, a company's Statement of Earnings is one of the last places you should look. Cash is king for the dividend growth investor and the Statement of Cash Flows is where astute investors begin when they want to understand the viability of a company. To succeed as a dividend investor, you must find companies that can sustain and grow dividends by focusing on their ability to generate cash. You can fake earnings, but you can't fake cash.
Below are several stocks using real cash to raise their dividends:
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: SKT) is a real estate investment trust focused on developing, acquiring, owning, operating, and managing outlet shopping centers. April 7th the company increased its quarterly dividend 14% to $0.325 per share. The dividend is payable May 13, 2016 to stockholders of record on April 29, 2016, with an ex-dividend date of April 27, 2016. The yield based on the new payout is 3.6%.
Sovran Self Storage, Inc. (NYSE: SSS) is a real estate investment trust that engages in the acquisition, ownership, and management of self-storage properties in the United States. April 2nd the company increased its quarterly dividend 12% to $0.95 per share. The dividend is payable April 26, 2016 to stockholders of record on April 14, 2016, with an ex-dividend date of April 12, 2016. The yield based on the new payout is 3.3%.
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|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS||16.50||21.4||0.77||1.42||8.35|
|MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS||11.01||35.5||0.31||0.21||1.96|
|NASDAQ OMX GROUP||99.00||30.8||3.22||1.88||1.92|
|BANK OF THE OZARKS||49.89||14.9||3.35||0.76||1.47|
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