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Dividend Champions For December 2017

Published Sat, 02 Dec 2017 04:39:40 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

The Dividend Champions spreadsheet and PDF have been updated through 11/30/17 and are available at The DRiP Investing Resource Center - DRiP Information, Tools, And Forms. Note that all references to Champions mean companies that have paid higher dividends for at least 25 straight years; Contenders have streaks of 10-24 years; and Challengers have streaks of 5-9 years. "CCC" refers to the universe of Champions, Contenders, and Challengers.
Doing It the Hard Way Just before Thanksgiving, Microsoft (MSFT) issued a periodic system update for my new Windows 10 computer, which has been running well since my old PC gave out in July. As many readers know, I've been using Excel 97 to maintain and update the CCC worksheet for many years. Suddenly, however, I began to see the following message whenever I tried to save (or save-as) files:

So, even without having any dividend news of its own, Microsoft had a major impact on the process (I own shares of MSFT in a Roth IRA). No amount of rebooting the PC or reinstalling the program was able to solve the issue, nor was I able to find answers online. It became apparent that I was "dead in the water" as far as continuing to use Excel 97, which probably should not be a surprise, since Microsoft stopped "supporting" it many years ago.
I decided to try installing and using one (or both) of the Free Office Suites that are available: Open Office (which I had recommended to people that didn't have a... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
KITE REALTY GROUP TRUST 14.73   0.0 -0.27 1.27 8.71
L BRANDS 19.33   9.4 2.06 1.20 6.02
L. BRANDS 19.33   9.4 2.06 1.20 6.02
POPE RESOURCES 69.43   0.0 0.00 4.00 5.74
ACADIA REALTY TRUST 27.21   59.2 0.46 1.12 4.06
CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP 32.40   9.6 3.38 1.24 3.65
MOVADO GROUP 25.61   10.5 2.44 0.80 3.32
MID PENN BANCORP 21.77   0.0 0.00 0.72 3.09
HOLLYFRONTIER 45.62   8.5 5.36 1.32 2.88
KENNAMETAL 28.92   10.0 2.90 0.80 2.76
EVEREST RE GROUP 244.88   19.7 12.45 5.60 2.26
BORGWARNER 30.88   8.4 3.68 0.68 2.12
LAM RESEARCH 200.39   14.6 13.72 4.40 2.12
AIR LEASE 39.00   8.0 4.89 0.52 1.33
BOB EVANS FARMS 77.01   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00


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