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Dividend Streaks In Danger: Freezin' Season Under Way

Published Mon, 10 Oct 2016 06:34:49 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

In compiling the Dividend Champions list (here) I get to see which companies are nearing the anniversaries of their previous dividend increases. Most of these firms raise their payout about the same time every year, but some companies go longer before boosting their dividends, and this can raise concerns about their streaks of increases. Other streaks end because of unsustainable yields (or payout ratios) or because the companies are acquired by other firms. Note that all references to "CCC" below refer to the collection of Dividend Champions (25 or more years of higher dividends), Contenders (10-24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years).
Dividend Streaks in Danger: Overview
In previous years, I published quarterly articles mainly focused on "overdue" dividend increases, defined as being a year or more since the previous increase. That generally means declaring the same per-share amount for a fifth straight quarter. Once the overdue situation reached the point of a company paying the same total dividends in back-to-back years, it was considered a "freeze," requiring deletion from the CCC listing. This year has been a little different, however, starting with my article in January that focused on the turmoil in the oil patch and very real possibility that it would lead to numerous cuts in distributions. More on that later. For various reasons, there were no Second- or Third-quarter articles, and I am returning to potential Freezes as the focus of this... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS 13.80   30.0 0.46 2.00 13.70
GOLAR LNG PARTNERS LP 18.49   7.1 2.62 2.31 11.50
SUNOCO LP 28.92   0.0 -7.99 3.30 11.06
SELECT INCOME REIT 18.17   24.2 0.75 2.04 10.79
ENBRIDGE ENERGY PARTNERS LP 12.51   19.9 0.63 1.40 10.74
STAGE STORES 1.90   0.0 -1.82 0.20 10.42
ENLINK MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P. 14.60   292.0 0.05 1.56 10.30
GENESIS ENERGY LP 19.96   39.1 0.51 2.04 9.90
PIER 1 IMPORTS 3.10   11.1 0.28 0.28 8.92
ARBOR REALTY TRUST 8.56   7.6 1.12 0.84 8.80
AMERIGAS PARTNERS LP 41.94   35.8 1.17 3.80 8.79
GLADSTONE INVESTMENT 9.95   6.6 1.52 0.78 7.75
CORECIVIC 20.79   13.9 1.50 1.72 7.69
SEASPAN 6.15   13.7 0.45 0.50 7.36
LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES 24.53   16.0 1.53 1.80 7.15
HCP 21.64   25.2 0.86 1.48 6.60
RLJ LODGING TRUST 19.81   17.5 1.13 1.32 6.31
ENBRIDGE 31.82   22.9 1.39 2.09 6.15
CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST 25.86   23.3 1.11 1.60 6.01
BP 38.86   38.1 1.02 2.38 5.91
BT GROUP 16.64   15.0 1.11 0.99 5.75
STONEMOR PARTNERS L.P. 6.10   0.0 0.00 0.33 5.37
BLADEX 27.85   13.4 2.08 1.54 5.33
CECO ENVIRONMENTAL 4.11   0.0 -1.24 0.23 5.14
DIAMONDROCK HOSPITALITY 10.28   22.8 0.45 0.50 4.59
DUKE ENERGY 75.34   17.3 4.36 3.56 4.57
INNOPHOS 41.56   37.1 1.12 1.92 4.35
SAFETY INSURANCE GROUP 71.35   17.5 4.08 3.20 4.26
DSW 19.61   18.5 1.06 0.80 4.03
POPE RESOURCES 69.45   0.0 0.00 2.80 4.03
CHEVRON 111.92   23.1 4.85 4.48 3.91
HCI GROUP 34.63   0.0 -1.89 1.40 3.88
ESCALADE 12.15   0.0 0.00 0.46 3.82
PACWEST BANCORP 52.14   17.9 2.92 2.00 3.72
GARMIN 59.24   16.1 3.68 2.04 3.36
NEWELL RUBBERMAID 25.69   4.6 5.63 0.92 3.31
PC-TEL 7.01   0.0 -0.29 0.22 3.04
SCHLUMBERGER 65.64   0.0 -1.09 2.00 3.00
KINDER MORGAN 16.20   1.0 0.01 0.50 2.96
TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS LP 18.50   77.1 0.24 0.56 2.96
ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV 106.18   39.0 2.72 3.21 2.95
HOLLYFRONTIER 42.83   9.5 4.52 1.32 2.93
NORWOOD FINANCIAL 29.52   0.0 0.00 0.88 2.87
GAP 31.58   14.6 2.17 0.92 2.86
NORDSTROM 51.31   18.1 2.84 1.48 2.82
MYERS INDUSTRIES 18.95   82.4 0.23 0.54 2.71
JOHNSON CONTROLS 36.87   19.1 1.93 1.04 2.68
JOHNSON CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL 36.87   19.1 1.93 1.04 2.68
AVX 17.30   346.0 0.05 0.46 2.59
TREDEGAR 15.95   13.8 1.16 0.44 2.54
ACCESS NATIONAL 27.95   0.0 0.00 0.60 2.07
KLA-TENCOR 113.31   27.3 4.15 2.36 2.06
MARLIN BUSINESS SERVICES 25.80   12.8 2.01 0.56 2.05
METHANEX 54.95   15.5 3.54 1.32 2.03
CORE LABORATORIES 102.96   54.8 1.88 2.20 2.00
NORFOLK SOUTHERN 139.08   7.4 18.73 2.88 1.98
CATERPILLAR 154.63   122.7 1.26 3.12 1.91
A. SCHULMAN 43.85   34.8 1.26 0.82 1.87
AMERICAN STATES WATER 53.12   28.3 1.88 1.02 1.86
POLO RALPH LAUREN 105.84   0.0 -1.01 2.00 1.82
KENNAMETAL 41.20   23.4 1.76 0.80 1.81
SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES 71.95   35.4 2.03 1.32 1.79
HORIZON BANCORP (IN) 28.30   19.6 1.44 0.52 1.76
MONSANTO 123.37   22.8 5.42 2.16 1.76
SMITH & NEPHEW 35.47   0.0 0.00 0.68 1.67
CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY 77.37   13.7 5.64 1.47 1.66
OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL 18.38   10.9 1.68 0.30 1.55
ORACLE 50.67   21.8 2.33 0.76 1.49
TEEKAY OFFSHORE PARTNERS LP 2.51   0.0 -1.92 0.04 1.46
BARRETT BUSINESS SERVICES 74.29   25.1 2.96 1.00 1.43
CSX 53.72   8.8 6.07 0.88 1.42
PARKER HANNIFIN 178.47   27.8 6.41 2.64 1.42
PACCAR 71.59   15.1 4.75 1.00 1.40
CRANE 92.31   32.5 2.84 1.40 1.39
KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN 103.04   11.2 9.21 1.44 1.31
ASHLAND 70.82   0.0 -0.06 0.90 1.26
TENNANT 64.40   0.0 -0.35 0.84 1.24
EAST WEST BANCORP 65.55   19.0 3.46 0.80 1.19
ALBANY INTERNATIONAL 63.65   66.3 0.96 0.68 1.02
TECHNE 141.34   46.3 3.05 1.28 0.90
MCKESSON 149.23   6.6 22.57 1.36 0.88
AMPHENOL 91.39   44.6 2.05 0.76 0.82
FMC 78.48   19.7 3.99 0.66 0.79
SHIRE 128.00   9.1 14.05 1.05 0.73
MKS INSTRUMENTS 111.35   18.1 6.16 0.72 0.63
HUMANA 271.82   16.3 16.68 2.00 0.58
DILLARD'S 81.55   10.7 7.59 0.40 0.56
HDFC BANK 97.18   36.5 2.66 0.49 0.49
MESA LABORATORIES 131.00   0.0 -1.00 0.64 0.47
AMETEK 75.74   25.8 2.94 0.56 0.46
FIRST KEYSTONE 26.01   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
SPECTRA ENERGY 10.96   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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