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Dividend Contenders: 47 Increases Expected In The Next 11 Weeks

Published Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:44:50 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

In compiling the Dividend Champions list, I get to see which companies are nearing the anniversaries of their previous dividend increases. Since most of these firms raise their payout about the same time every year, I can say with some confidence that they are likely to do so again. I have separated the Champions (25 or more years of higher dividends), Contenders (10-24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years) into distinct groupings, so please look for the other articles, which I hope will be published about the same time. Note that "CCC" refers to the combination of Champions, Contenders, and Challengers.
Dividend Growth Meets the Groundhog After a slow start to the New Year, the first quarter of 2018 becomes the busiest time of the year for dividend-increase announcements, starting, as usual, around Groundhog Day. The number of announcements for all Champions, Contenders, Challengers, and Near-Challengers expected in the next 11 weeks rises to a staggering 221 now, up from just 109 last month and a peak of 146 in my mid-October articles. (The latest numbers are even up from the 186 around Groundhog Day 2017.) As mentioned previously, 2018 should be a banner year for new Champions, as there are more than a dozen companies with current streaks of 24 years, while the Contenders will be replenished by a similar number of companies adding to their current 9-year streaks and there are over 100 companies ready to become Challengers in the next 12 months.
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Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
HEALTH CARE REIT 52.22   41.1 1.27 3.48 6.40
PPL 30.05   11.7 2.56 1.65 5.56
NATIONAL HEALTH INVESTORS 80.14   22.4 3.58 4.20 5.29
COMPASS MINERALS INTERNATIONAL 51.97   27.9 1.86 2.88 5.28
BROOKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS LP 41.92   349.3 0.12 2.01 4.83
MEREDITH 57.22   0.0 -0.03 2.30 4.03
FINISH LINE 10.62   0.0 -0.28 0.46 3.99
DIGITAL REALTY 119.31   94.7 1.26 4.32 3.69
LANDMARK BANCORP 23.83   0.0 0.00 0.80 3.35
NORTHWESTERN 72.51   17.4 4.18 2.30 3.21
SEMPRA ENERGY 135.88   38.8 3.50 3.87 2.94
EVERSOURCE ENERGY 74.84   22.2 3.37 2.14 2.90
NU SKIN ENTERPRISES 50.36   22.0 2.29 1.48 2.87
BEST BUY 65.82   12.5 5.26 2.00 2.86
POLARIS INDUSTRIES 89.42   17.3 5.18 2.44 2.84
XCEL ENERGY 59.10   23.6 2.51 1.62 2.79
CMS ENERGY 57.35   26.0 2.21 1.53 2.72
ESSEX PROPERTY TRUST 289.41   45.7 6.33 7.80 2.72
FASTENAL 30.86   22.9 1.35 0.86 2.68
AUBURN NATIONAL BANCORP 36.58   0.0 0.00 1.00 2.62
NEXTERA ENERGY 201.93   33.4 6.04 5.00 2.51
THOMSON REUTERS 64.63   8.3 7.79 1.44 2.21
ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL 56.20   15.1 3.72 1.24 2.18
ALBEMARLE 66.34   10.4 6.40 1.47 2.15
ANALOG DEVICES 98.42   23.6 4.18 2.16 2.13
ENTERPRISE BANCORP 30.00   11.5 2.61 0.64 2.12
EQUITY LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES 120.15   40.4 2.97 2.45 2.07
PRAXAIR 165.49   34.5 4.80 3.30 2.00
AO SMITH 43.69   17.2 2.54 0.88 1.97
INFINITY PROPERTY AND CASUALTY 117.95   28.7 4.11 2.32 1.92
NEWMARKET 415.35   20.0 20.80 7.00 1.70
PERRIGO 47.77   56.9 0.84 0.84 1.53
SILGAN 29.89   14.8 2.02 0.44 1.47
L-3 COMMUNICATIONS 243.78   19.1 12.79 3.40 1.40
CHURCH & DWIGHT 75.18   32.1 2.34 0.91 1.23
JB HUNT TRANSPORT 89.26   20.0 4.46 1.04 1.12
ROLLINS 36.86   52.2 0.71 0.42 1.12
DUN & BRADSTREET 144.95   23.2 6.26 1.57 1.08
ROSS STORES 92.78   21.6 4.30 1.02 1.08
RENAISSANCERE 171.01   17.2 9.93 1.36 0.80
TORCHMARK 86.66   13.9 6.24 0.69 0.78
OWENS & MINOR 3.56   0.0 -7.68 0.01 0.28
TEXAS PACIFIC LAND TRUST 785.63   20.0 39.35 1.75 0.21
CITIZENS FINANCIAL SERVICES 64.00   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
WESTAR ENERGY 48.73   21.5 2.27 1.60 0.00

HEALTH CARE REIT - HCN
HEALTH CARE REIT - HCN  


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