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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
STONEMOR PARTNERS L.P. 1.39   0.0 -2.69 0.00 102.33
MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS 4.19   0.0 0.00 1.00 24.39
GOLAR LNG PARTNERS LP 9.47   105.2 0.09 1.62 16.63
ENBRIDGE ENERGY PARTNERS LP 10.79   21.6 0.50 1.40 13.35
BT GROUP 10.43   0.0 0.00 1.29 12.47
SUNOCO LP 31.35   20.8 1.51 3.30 10.51
GENESIS ENERGY LP 21.10   0.0 -0.35 2.20 10.30
CORECIVIC 18.06   12.0 1.51 1.76 9.83
ARBOR REALTY TRUST 12.77   9.1 1.40 1.16 9.21
BLADEX 20.06   34.0 0.59 1.54 8.15
RLJ LODGING TRUST 17.42   22.0 0.79 1.32 7.69
GLADSTONE INVESTMENT 12.34   7.4 1.67 0.82 6.73
PACWEST BANCORP 38.27   9.9 3.86 2.40 6.49
BP 37.67   14.3 2.64 2.44 6.45
ENBRIDGE 34.70   19.7 1.76 2.21 6.38
STAGE STORES 0.83   0.0 -3.89 0.05 6.15
CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST 26.88   17.3 1.55 1.60 5.97
INNOPHOS 31.90   21.8 1.46 1.92 5.91
POPE RESOURCES 71.00   0.0 0.00 4.00 5.59
SCHLUMBERGER 36.90   24.6 1.50 2.00 5.34
GAP 19.18   7.8 2.45 0.97 5.28
NEWELL RUBBERMAID 18.48   0.0 -14.79 0.92 5.02
DIAMONDROCK HOSPITALITY 9.88   22.0 0.45 0.50 4.95
KINDER MORGAN 20.42   20.6 0.99 1.00 4.94
CORE LABORATORIES 46.98   21.2 2.22 2.20 4.84
TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS LP 16.05   29.2 0.55 0.76 4.78
ESCALADE 11.03   0.0 0.00 0.50 4.68
DSW 22.51   0.0 -0.28 1.00 4.50
SEASPAN 11.61   5.9 1.97 0.50 4.49
NORDSTROM 34.62   11.5 3.00 1.48 4.32
HCP 34.61   17.0 2.04 1.48 4.27
DUKE ENERGY 94.96   21.0 4.52 3.78 4.02
CECO ENVIRONMENTAL 7.54   0.0 -0.14 0.30 3.99
OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL 14.76   0.0 -1.93 0.00 3.95
METHANEX 35.71   8.3 4.30 1.44 3.93
CHEVRON 121.42   15.7 7.72 4.76 3.91
HCI GROUP 42.81   24.2 1.77 1.60 3.79
SAFETY INSURANCE GROUP 101.00   15.1 6.70 3.60 3.62
MYERS INDUSTRIES 17.78   0.0 -0.16 0.54 3.18
CATERPILLAR 131.75   12.3 10.74 4.12 3.16
PC-TEL 7.57   0.0 -0.60 0.22 3.09
AVX 15.84   9.9 1.60 0.46 3.05
NORWOOD FINANCIAL 32.74   0.0 0.00 0.96 2.94
HORIZON BANCORP (IN) 17.52   13.2 1.33 0.48 2.83
ACCESS NATIONAL 23.64   0.0 0.00 0.92 2.80
POLO RALPH LAUREN 100.58   18.6 5.41 2.75 2.79
LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES 32.06   0.0 -0.51 1.13 2.73
GARMIN 85.52   22.0 3.88 2.28 2.72
HOLLYFRONTIER 50.69   9.5 5.36 1.32 2.58
JOHNSON CONTROLS 44.30   6.7 6.57 1.04 2.42
JOHNSON CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL 44.30   6.7 6.57 1.04 2.42
EAST WEST BANCORP 45.79   10.2 4.50 1.10 2.39
KENNAMETAL 32.70   11.3 2.90 0.80 2.39
TREDEGAR 19.43   24.3 0.80 0.48 2.38
MARLIN BUSINESS SERVICES 24.27   12.9 1.88 0.56 2.32
SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES 69.55   19.9 3.49 1.44 2.14
NORFOLK SOUTHERN 178.56   17.3 10.30 3.76 2.11
KLA-TENCOR 149.61   19.8 7.54 3.00 2.02
PARKER HANNIFIN 181.60   15.8 11.46 3.52 1.94
CRANE 81.85   13.8 5.91 1.56 1.92
FMC 89.96   24.2 3.72 1.60 1.85
SMITH & NEPHEW 47.02   0.0 0.00 0.86 1.84
PACCAR 71.19   10.5 6.79 1.28 1.78
ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV 97.47   25.9 3.76 1.67 1.77
MONSANTO 123.37   22.8 5.42 2.16 1.76
CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY 92.36   20.2 4.58 1.62 1.73
ORACLE 53.89   17.6 3.07 0.96 1.73
ASHLAND 77.66   47.6 1.63 1.10 1.45
BARRETT BUSINESS SERVICES 86.15   13.9 6.21 1.20 1.39
AMERICAN STATES WATER 90.79   44.1 2.06 1.22 1.37
CSX 71.55   17.2 4.16 0.96 1.36
TENNANT 73.01   35.8 2.04 0.88 1.27
MCKESSON 146.10   49.0 2.98 1.64 1.15
KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN 132.48   23.7 5.59 1.44 1.08
AMPHENOL 93.95   24.1 3.90 1.00 1.03
MKS INSTRUMENTS 94.54   24.0 3.94 0.80 0.88
TEEKAY OFFSHORE PARTNERS LP 1.18   0.0 -0.11 0.01 0.85
ALBANY INTERNATIONAL 88.02   26.2 3.36 0.72 0.84
HDFC BANK 104.92   30.7 3.42 0.82 0.79
HUMANA 268.38   14.6 18.33 2.20 0.79
TECHNE 199.92   80.9 2.47 1.28 0.68
AMETEK 89.82   25.2 3.56 0.56 0.63
DILLARD'S 66.13   13.5 4.89 0.60 0.58
MESA LABORATORIES 233.79   121.1 1.93 0.64 0.29
SHIRE 179.20   11.4 15.79 0.34 0.19
AMERIGAS PARTNERS LP 31.22   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
ENLINK MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P. 12.05   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
FIRST KEYSTONE 22.40   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
PIER 1 IMPORTS 8.31   0.0 -61.97 0.00 0.00
SPECTRA ENERGY 31.33   0.0 -3.80 0.00 0.00
A. SCHULMAN 44.00   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
SELECT INCOME REIT 7.36   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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