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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 113.94   28.7 3.97 4.00 3.42
MCDONALDS 157.74   24.8 6.36 4.04 2.47
COMMUNITY BANK SYSTEM 53.31   17.8 3.00 1.36 2.45
AQUA AMERICA 34.19   25.7 1.33 0.82 2.34
MGE ENERGY 52.50   18.6 2.82 1.29 2.33
LOCKHEED MARTIN 352.44   51.6 6.83 8.00 2.23
BRADY 37.40   25.3 1.48 0.83 2.16
INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES 141.25   38.1 3.71 2.76 1.90
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 161.44   33.2 4.86 3.12 1.89
DOVER 100.10   19.4 5.15 1.88 1.80
MICROSOFT 93.77   64.2 1.46 1.68 1.76
DONALDSON 47.46   26.8 1.77 0.72 1.47
HARRIS 156.15   36.9 4.23 2.28 1.43
CARLISLE 102.91   18.0 5.71 1.48 1.41
BADGER METER 47.60   40.3 1.18 0.52 1.02
NORDSON 134.07   22.3 6.00 1.20 0.87

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


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