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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 0.78   0.0 -1.42 0.00 34.13
BLUEKNIGHT ENERGY PARTNERS LP 1.06   0.0 0.00 0.32 30.77
STAGE STORES 1.01   0.0 -3.13 0.20 19.42
ENBRIDGE ENERGY PARTNERS LP 10.79   21.6 0.50 1.40 13.35
GOLAR LNG PARTNERS LP 12.90   12.3 1.05 1.62 12.24
NEW RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT 16.90   5.9 2.86 2.00 11.86
SUNOCO LP 30.95   0.0 -3.15 3.30 10.80
DELEK LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP 32.21   12.2 2.64 3.24 9.84
ENLINK MIDSTREAM LLC 12.03   0.0 -0.08 1.10 9.08
TARGA RESOURCES 42.01   0.0 -0.52 3.64 8.96
ARBOR REALTY TRUST 12.83   8.6 1.50 1.08 8.49
LEXINGTON REALTY TRUST 9.21   10.0 0.92 0.41 7.93
RLJ LODGING TRUST 18.19   19.4 0.94 1.32 7.31
ENERGY TRANSFER EQUITY 16.82   15.9 1.06 1.22 7.17
GLADSTONE INVESTMENT 11.60   3.8 3.09 0.82 6.99
PREFERRED APARTMENT COMMUNITIES 15.46   0.0 -1.09 1.04 6.64
DEVELOPERS DIVERSIFIED REALTY 11.99   0.0 -1.67 0.80 6.42
ONE LIBERTY PROPERTIES 29.67   28.3 1.05 1.80 6.08
POPE RESOURCES 65.02   0.0 0.00 4.00 5.92
WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL 17.74   7.8 2.29 1.00 5.70
CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST 28.01   17.3 1.62 1.60 5.60
SEAGATE TECH 46.93   8.2 5.76 2.52 5.45
WEYERHAEUSER 26.19   26.4 0.99 1.36 5.32
ONEOK 69.85   25.2 2.77 3.44 5.04
UMPQUA 15.99   11.2 1.43 0.84 5.02
DIAMONDROCK HOSPITALITY 10.79   25.1 0.43 0.50 4.65
SCHLUMBERGER 44.22   28.7 1.54 2.00 4.62
L BRANDS 27.89   12.1 2.31 1.20 4.26
L. BRANDS 27.89   12.1 2.31 1.20 4.26
WESTERN DIGITAL 48.39   18.0 2.69 2.00 4.24
KINDER MORGAN 20.42   30.9 0.66 0.80 3.99
GAP 25.12   9.7 2.59 0.97 3.77
UNITED BANKSHARES 34.26   13.9 2.46 1.36 3.72
OLD NATIONAL BANCORP 15.74   12.9 1.22 0.52 3.18
CAMDEN PROPERTY TRUST 99.81   61.6 1.62 3.20 3.11
MYERS INDUSTRIES 18.01   0.0 -0.05 0.54 2.98
ACME UNITED 16.20   0.0 0.00 0.48 2.85
ACCESS NATIONAL 23.64   0.0 0.00 0.92 2.80
LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES 32.06   0.0 -0.51 1.13 2.73
WESTAMERICA BANCORP 59.33   22.2 2.67 1.60 2.64
CATERPILLAR 129.77   12.7 10.22 3.44 2.59
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 66.00   24.0 2.75 1.72 2.58
HOLLYFRONTIER 52.32   8.5 6.18 1.32 2.53
GARMIN 83.58   22.9 3.65 2.28 2.52
MARLIN BUSINESS SERVICES 21.84   10.9 2.00 0.56 2.50
WGL HOLDINGS 83.26   15.7 5.29 2.04 2.44
MOVADO GROUP 32.92   80.3 0.41 0.80 2.37
TRINITY INDUSTRIES 22.96   21.5 1.07 0.68 2.32
TREDEGAR 18.48   24.6 0.75 0.44 2.31
CHUBB 136.62   16.2 8.46 2.92 2.17
KENNAMETAL 37.10   13.4 2.78 0.80 2.16
FMC 77.61   21.0 3.70 1.60 2.10
PRAXAIR 165.49   34.5 4.80 3.30 2.00
POLO RALPH LAUREN 124.64   23.2 5.36 2.50 2.00
LIFETIME BRANDS 9.45   0.0 -0.22 0.17 1.81
OXFORD INDUSTRIES 75.09   17.1 4.39 1.36 1.78
MONSANTO 123.37   22.8 5.42 2.16 1.76
TIME WARNER 92.96   14.0 6.62 1.61 1.69
FLOWSERVE 45.80   50.3 0.91 0.76 1.68
APPLE 191.05   15.7 12.16 2.92 1.55
BECTON DICKINSON 240.12   73.9 3.25 3.08 1.27
MCKESSON 122.23   0.0 -1.35 1.56 1.27
KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN 116.51   19.0 6.14 1.44 1.25
ANTHEM 301.51   21.2 14.20 3.20 1.06
ALBANY INTERNATIONAL 70.27   26.3 2.67 0.72 0.98
ZIMMER BIOMET 129.56   0.0 -1.88 0.96 0.76
DILLARD'S 71.83   11.4 6.28 0.40 0.55
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 24.65   0.0 -2.83 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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