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Dividend Challengers (And Near-Challengers): 87 Increases Expected By April 30

Published Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:45:07 -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.
Expansion Returns
The first six weeks of 2017 have demonstrated how strong (and wide-spread) dividend growth can be, as dozens of companies have already extended their streaks of dividend growth and the CCC "universe" has grown to almost 800 companies. (There are 798 as of this writing.) As mentioned in recent months, the light activity from mid-December to mid-January gave way to a sharp pickup in dividend-increase announcements with Ex-Dividend Dates beginning around Groundhog Day and that will continue through March and April, when many companies announce their annual earnings and schedule the annual shareholder meetings. The number of announcements for all Champions, Contenders, Challengers, and Near-Challengers expected in the next 11 weeks has declined from 186 a month ago to 133 now, a good indication of how "busy" late January... Read more

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
SIGNET JEWELERS 17.36   0.0 -4.20 1.48 8.78
CHICO'S FAS 4.13   0.0 -0.09 0.35 8.75
HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST 25.17   0.0 -1.27 2.16 8.52
SPARTAN STORES 11.99   99.9 0.12 0.76 6.52
PATTERSON 18.40   14.6 1.26 1.04 5.79
WEINGARTEN REALTY INV 28.14   15.3 1.84 1.58 5.62
STAR GAS PARTNERS LP 9.46   28.7 0.33 0.50 5.29
KOHL'S 52.36   11.5 4.54 2.68 5.24
PEBBLEBROOK HOTEL TRUST 28.65   0.0 -0.41 1.52 5.23
LAZARD 38.83   12.7 3.06 1.88 4.90
RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES 81.48   16.1 5.05 3.60 4.46
RETAIL OPPORTUNITY INVESTMENTS 18.42   46.0 0.40 0.79 4.25
LIFE STORAGE 103.91   23.2 4.47 4.00 3.87
FOOT LOCKER 40.52   8.8 4.60 1.52 3.60
STEELCASE 16.64   15.7 1.06 0.58 3.54
EMCLAIRE FINANCIAL 33.48   0.0 0.00 1.16 3.53
AMES NATIONAL 28.00   0.0 0.00 0.96 3.47
WESBANCO 37.41   12.5 3.00 1.24 3.44
FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL MORTGAGE 85.11   9.5 8.94 2.80 3.37
PH GLATFELTER 15.92   0.0 -3.77 0.52 3.36
FBL FINANCIAL GROUP 61.05   14.6 4.17 1.92 3.31
EATON 87.30   17.0 5.14 2.84 3.27
MOVADO GROUP 25.08   9.0 2.80 0.80 3.24
XEROX 30.47   13.7 2.23 1.00 3.19
STEEL DYNAMICS 31.91   6.9 4.64 0.96 3.12
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE 61.45   21.3 2.88 1.88 3.07
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
EVANS BANCORP 36.40   0.0 0.00 1.04 2.93
CAMDEN PROPERTY TRUST 108.97   66.4 1.64 3.20 2.91
UDR 48.03   84.3 0.57 1.37 2.86
CISCO SYSTEMS 49.93   19.2 2.60 1.40 2.85
CITY HOLDING 77.74   16.6 4.69 2.12 2.82
COHEN & STEERS 54.76   21.7 2.52 1.44 2.73
MAGNA INTERNATIONAL 54.06   6.9 7.80 1.46 2.73
GLACIER BANCORP 40.93   17.3 2.36 1.08 2.69
RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP 20.20   14.5 1.39 0.52 2.59
SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL 25.38   11.1 2.28 0.64 2.59
DOUGLAS DYNAMICS 43.92   20.4 2.15 1.09 2.55
CYRUSONE 74.17   0.0 -0.69 2.00 2.53
HORACE MANN EDUCATORS 47.68   16.9 2.82 1.15 2.49
FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST 39.03   34.2 1.14 0.92 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
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP 56.76   0.0 -0.12 1.28 2.31
TEXAS ROADHOUSE 53.31   24.8 2.15 1.20 2.23
MILLER INDUSTRIES 33.99   10.0 3.41 0.72 2.22
CARTER'S 96.84   15.9 6.08 2.00 2.06
CELANESE 124.20   15.5 8.00 2.48 2.01
WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE 115.78   13.7 8.46 2.32 1.97
OXFORD INDUSTRIES 74.15   17.9 4.15 1.48 1.89
ARGO GROUP INTERNATIONAL 58.25   36.9 1.58 1.08 1.79
INGERSOLL-RAND 123.50   21.4 5.77 2.12 1.75
ASSURED GUARANTY 45.31   10.8 4.21 0.72 1.60
HURCO 32.59   9.4 3.46 0.48 1.48
GILDAN ACTIVEWEAR 37.30   25.9 1.44 0.54 1.44
WILLIS TOWERS WATSON 194.69   30.0 6.48 2.60 1.37
SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACTIVE 89.86   18.8 4.77 1.20 1.36
FLIR SYSTEMS 52.45   26.0 2.02 0.68 1.31
ANTHEM 248.16   16.0 15.50 3.20 1.27
IDEX 169.51   30.5 5.56 2.00 1.20
KADANT 87.66   15.6 5.63 0.92 1.09
DOMINO'S PIZZA 246.79   27.5 8.96 2.60 1.07
LEMAITRE VASCULAR 34.88   0.0 0.00 0.34 1.02
ITT 61.04   18.0 3.39 0.59 0.95
AON 189.76   32.4 5.85 1.76 0.94
HILL-ROM 105.77   33.4 3.17 0.84 0.79
ZIMMER BIOMET 142.61   0.0 -1.78 0.96 0.69
DENTSPLY 51.73   110.1 0.47 0.40 0.68
 

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