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Dividends By The Numbers In July 2017

Published Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:26:28 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Standard and Poor's dividend data for July 2017 had a mix of good and bad news. For the good news, for the third month in a row, the number of U.S. firms announcing dividend cuts in July 2017 fell below the levels that would appear to be consistent with some degree of economic contraction within the U.S. economy.
The bad news is that the number of firms announcing dividend cuts is still elevated at levels that are consistent with recessionary conditions being present in the U.S. economy. We can confirm that most of the current distress is concentrated within the oil and gas production sector of the U.S. economy, where a decline in oil prices since the beginning of the year that has only somewhat rebounded off a bottom in recent weeks is taking a toll on smaller producers and also companies that specialize in shipping petroleum products.
Looking at the bigger picture, the number of U.S. firms announcing dividend increases in July 2017 is up from a seasonal low last month, but is only even with the same month last year.
Let's roll through July 2017's dividend data:
There were 3,037 U.S. firms that issued some kind of dividend declaration during July 2017, down from 3,778 in June 2017 (the month ending 2017-Q2), and also down slightly from the 3,054 firms that declared dividends in June 2016. There were 25 special or extra dividend payments announced in July 2017, which is down by 1 from the previous month and up by 1 from the same month last year. 161... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
CLEARBRIDGE ENERGY MLP OPPORTUNITY FUND 11.00   0.0 0.00 0.00 11.48
FIRST TRUST SPECIALTY FINANCE AND FINANCIAL OPP FUND 6.12   0.0 0.00 0.00 11.35
FIDUCIARY/CLAYMORE MLP OPPORTUNITY FUND 11.69   0.0 0.00 0.00 11.04
TORTOISE MLP FUND 15.63   0.0 0.00 0.00 10.77
ENERGY INCOME AND GROWTH FUND 22.00   0.0 0.00 0.00 10.59
KAYNE ANDERSON MLP INVESTMENT 17.15   0.0 0.00 0.00 10.47
KAYNE ANDERSON ENERGY TOTAL RETURN FUND 9.89   0.0 0.00 0.00 10.17
FIRST TRUST MLP AND ENERGY INCOME FUND 12.03   38.8 0.31 0.00 10.01
TORTOISE ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE 26.23   0.0 0.00 2.62 9.84
KAYNE ANDERSON MIDSTREAM/ENERGY FUND 12.20   0.0 0.00 0.00 9.80
CUSHING MLP TOTAL RETURN FUND 11.39   20.7 0.55 0.00 9.52
NUVEEN ENERGY MLP TOTAL RETURN FUND 10.35   0.0 0.00 0.00 9.47
NUVEEN TAX-ADVANTAGED DIVIDEND GROWTH FUND 16.36   0.0 0.00 0.00 8.29
JOHN HANCOCK TAX-ADVANTAGED DIVIDEND INCOME FUND 22.36   0.0 0.00 0.00 7.33
SALIENT MIDSTREAM & MLP FUND 9.77   0.0 0.00 0.00 6.99
ISHARES DOW JONES SELECT DIVIDEND INDEX FUND 97.37   0.0 0.00 3.24 3.36
VANGUARD HIGH DIVIDEND YIELD ETF 85.23   0.0 0.00 0.00 3.16
SPDR S&P DIVIDEND ETF 94.14   0.0 0.00 2.40 2.53
VANGUARD DIVIDEND APPRECIATION ETF 104.72   0.0 0.00 0.00 1.90
ADAMS EXPRESS 15.58   0.0 0.00 0.22 1.41
JPMORGAN ALERIAN MLP INDEX ETN  

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