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Illinois Tool Works Leads Way In August With 20% Dividend Increase

Published Sun, 03 Sep 2017 15:20:05 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

My regular followers know that I track the dividend increases of a variety of long-term dividend growth companies. Back at the end of August, I provided predictions for 12 dividend growth companies that have historically announced annual payout increases in July. Before I give you my predictions for the dividend increases for September, let’s take a look at how well I did with the predictions from August (you can see the article with the original predictions here):
Badger Meter (NYSE: BMI) Prediction: 13.0-17.4% increase to $0.52-0.54
Actual: 13.0% increase to $0.52
Forward yield: 1.14%
As expected, the manufacturer of flow measurement products and services rewarded investors with a double-digit increase this year - the company’s 26th year of dividend growth. Over the last two years, Badger Meter has grown its dividend by nearly 40%.
Community Bank System (NYSE: CBU) Prediction: 3.1-6.3% increase to $1.32-1.36
Actual: 6.3% increase to $1.36
Forward yield: 2.63%
Another company with 26 years of dividend growth under its belt; the regional banking company with branches in the northeastern U.S. hit the high end of my estimate buoyed by 14% EPS growth in 2016, followed by another 3.6% EPS growth in the first half of 2017.
Carlisle Companies (NYSE: CSL) Prediction: 4.3-7.1% increase to $1.46-1.50
Actual: 5.7% increase to $1.48
Forward yield: 1.56%
Diversified manufacturer Carlisle’s dividend growth slowed from historical... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST 129.63   37.6 3.45 4.00 3.08
COMMUNITY BANK SYSTEM 54.78   25.8 2.12 1.36 2.46
AQUA AMERICA 35.26   26.9 1.31 0.82 2.35
LOCKHEED MARTIN 318.27   18.6 17.12 8.00 2.28
MCDONALDS 165.40   27.1 6.11 4.04 2.27
BRADY 38.25   20.8 1.84 0.83 2.15
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 153.07   24.8 6.18 3.12 2.04
MICROSOFT 77.59   28.7 2.70 1.68 2.01
DOVER 94.05   23.6 3.99 1.88 1.99
MGE ENERGY 67.00   30.0 2.23 1.29 1.93
INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES 148.58   30.0 4.95 2.76 1.86
HARRIS 136.09   30.7 4.43 2.28 1.67
DONALDSON 46.84   26.9 1.74 0.72 1.55
CARLISLE 100.29   28.4 3.53 1.48 1.49
BADGER METER 44.60   39.1 1.14 0.52 1.01
NORDSON 122.14   24.3 5.02 1.20 0.98

FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST - FRT
FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST - FRT  


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