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Dividend Streaks In Danger: 2016 Review And 2017 Preview

Published Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:38:18 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

In compiling the Dividend Champions list, 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. But deletion is also required when a company cuts or eliminates its dividend or when the company itself is taken over.
2016: Record Deletions
Last year was a little different, starting with my article in January that focused on the turmoil in the oil patch and the very real possibility that it would lead to numerous cuts in distributions. As you can see... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
PIER 1 IMPORTS 0.63   0.0 -2.46 0.00 44.62
BLUEKNIGHT ENERGY PARTNERS LP 1.10   0.0 0.00 0.16 14.41
GOLAR LNG PARTNERS LP 11.58   18.7 0.62 1.62 13.80
ENBRIDGE ENERGY PARTNERS LP 10.79   21.6 0.50 1.40 13.35
STAGE STORES 1.04   0.0 -3.66 0.15 12.71
NEW RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT 16.52   11.6 1.42 2.00 12.06
SUNOCO LP 30.09   18.1 1.66 3.30 10.79
DELEK LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP 31.42   12.3 2.56 3.28 10.34
ENLINK MIDSTREAM LLC 10.91   0.0 -0.60 1.12 9.76
TARGA RESOURCES 40.46   0.0 -0.79 3.64 8.73
ARBOR REALTY TRUST 12.94   9.7 1.34 1.12 8.70
ENERGY TRANSFER EQUITY 16.82   15.9 1.06 1.22 7.17
RLJ LODGING TRUST 18.34   19.1 0.96 1.32 7.17
GLADSTONE INVESTMENT 11.67   4.7 2.48 0.82 7.03
DEVELOPERS DIVERSIFIED REALTY 11.99   0.0 -1.67 0.80 6.42
PREFERRED APARTMENT COMMUNITIES 16.37   0.0 -1.61 1.05 6.29
ONE LIBERTY PROPERTIES 29.32   31.5 0.93 1.80 6.06
POPE RESOURCES 66.75   0.0 0.00 4.00 6.05
WEYERHAEUSER 23.01   92.0 0.25 1.36 5.88
WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL 16.97   7.9 2.15 1.00 5.84
SEAGATE TECH 43.19   8.4 5.14 2.52 5.64
L BRANDS 24.84   10.9 2.28 1.20 5.58
L. BRANDS 24.84   10.9 2.28 1.20 5.58
CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST 29.85   18.1 1.65 1.60 5.35
SCHLUMBERGER 37.00   25.3 1.46 2.00 5.22
ONEOK 65.66   22.3 2.94 3.46 5.17
UMPQUA 16.60   11.7 1.42 0.84 4.99
KINDER MORGAN 20.06   29.5 0.68 1.00 4.92
WESTERN DIGITAL 40.98   82.0 0.50 2.00 4.74
DIAMONDROCK HOSPITALITY 10.57   23.5 0.45 0.50 4.69
LEXINGTON REALTY TRUST 9.15   8.3 1.10 0.41 4.52
GAP 21.46   8.3 2.59 0.97 4.47
UNITED BANKSHARES 37.19   14.9 2.49 1.36 3.67
TRINITY INDUSTRIES 20.49   19.7 1.04 0.68 3.26
OLD NATIONAL BANCORP 16.61   13.5 1.23 0.52 3.13
CAMDEN PROPERTY TRUST 104.30   64.8 1.61 3.20 3.10
HOLLYFRONTIER 41.11   6.7 6.15 1.32 3.09
MYERS INDUSTRIES 17.28   0.0 -0.08 0.54 3.05
ACCESS NATIONAL 23.64   0.0 0.00 0.92 2.80
CATERPILLAR 122.90   11.4 10.73 4.12 2.78
GARMIN 77.65   20.9 3.71 2.28 2.74
LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES 32.06   0.0 -0.51 1.13 2.73
TREDEGAR 15.85   19.8 0.80 0.44 2.70
WESTAMERICA BANCORP 61.61   22.5 2.74 1.64 2.63
WGL HOLDINGS 83.26   15.7 5.29 2.04 2.44
MARLIN BUSINESS SERVICES 23.47   12.3 1.91 0.56 2.42
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 71.20   26.6 2.68 1.72 2.40
KENNAMETAL 32.00   10.7 2.99 0.80 2.40
MOVADO GROUP 33.47   12.8 2.62 0.80 2.39
ACME UNITED 19.51   0.0 0.00 0.48 2.36
POLO RALPH LAUREN 109.24   20.8 5.25 2.75 2.22
FMC 70.92   21.1 3.36 1.60 2.18
OXFORD INDUSTRIES 74.30   18.9 3.94 1.48 2.01
PRAXAIR 165.49   34.5 4.80 3.30 2.00
CHUBB 148.17   17.6 8.41 3.00 1.97
LIFETIME BRANDS 8.49   35.4 0.24 0.17 1.90
MONSANTO 123.37   22.8 5.42 2.16 1.76
APPLE 178.97   15.0 11.89 3.08 1.69
TIME WARNER 92.96   14.0 6.62 1.61 1.69
FLOWSERVE 48.64   39.5 1.23 0.76 1.52
BECTON DICKINSON 235.19   69.8 3.37 3.08 1.31
MCKESSON 129.92   2.0 0.06 1.56 1.20
KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN 120.85   21.0 5.76 1.44 1.18
ANTHEM 277.25   18.3 15.12 3.20 1.15
ALBANY INTERNATIONAL 74.25   22.8 3.25 0.72 0.95
ZIMMER BIOMET 114.52   0.0 -1.53 0.96 0.83
DILLARD'S 56.61   8.9 6.38 0.40 0.71
BARD, C.R. 333.19   43.9 7.59 1.04 0.31
AGRIUM 115.00   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
BOB EVANS FARMS 77.01   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
ENLINK MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P. 12.05   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
SPECTRA ENERGY 29.99   0.0 -4.05 0.00 0.00
SELECT INCOME REIT 7.36   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
WESTAR ENERGY 48.73   21.5 2.27 1.60 0.00
 
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PIER 1 IMPORTS - PIR
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