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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
COMPASS MINERALS INTERNATIONAL 48.39   28.0 1.73 2.88 5.62
PPL 29.82   12.3 2.43 1.65 5.59
MEREDITH 43.47   0.0 -0.03 2.30 5.18
NATIONAL HEALTH INVESTORS 82.45   23.0 3.59 4.20 5.10
BROOKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS LP 45.77   1.0 0.03 2.01 4.41
FINISH LINE 10.62   0.0 -0.28 0.46 3.99
NU SKIN ENTERPRISES 40.82   18.4 2.22 1.48 3.69
DIGITAL REALTY 120.72   110.8 1.09 4.32 3.50
LANDMARK BANCORP 22.75   0.0 0.00 0.80 3.50
NORTHWESTERN 71.83   16.9 4.25 2.30 3.22
POLARIS INDUSTRIES 82.55   16.0 5.17 2.44 2.98
BEST BUY 66.21   12.0 5.52 2.00 2.95
FASTENAL 29.66   22.1 1.34 0.88 2.86
SEMPRA ENERGY 140.13   20.4 6.87 3.87 2.77
EVERSOURCE ENERGY 79.17   29.2 2.71 2.14 2.69
XCEL ENERGY 63.28   25.8 2.45 1.62 2.60
AUBURN NATIONAL BANCORP 39.90   0.0 0.00 1.00 2.53
CMS ENERGY 61.58   30.0 2.05 1.53 2.47
ESSEX PROPERTY TRUST 315.19   50.8 6.21 7.80 2.45
NEXTERA ENERGY 221.62   31.8 6.96 5.00 2.28
ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL 54.55   14.3 3.81 1.24 2.25
ALBEMARLE 59.95   11.7 5.12 1.47 2.23
ENTERPRISE BANCORP 26.91   10.2 2.63 0.64 2.22
THOMSON REUTERS 67.33   9.4 7.19 1.44 2.13
PRAXAIR 165.49   34.5 4.80 3.30 2.00
ANALOG DEVICES 104.17   25.7 4.05 2.16 1.99
INFINITY PROPERTY AND CASUALTY 117.95   28.7 4.11 2.32 1.92
AO SMITH 45.01   18.1 2.49 0.88 1.88
EQUITY LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES 135.15   45.7 2.96 2.45 1.80
PERRIGO 47.77   73.5 0.65 0.84 1.78
NEWMARKET 472.13   20.6 22.90 7.60 1.48
SILGAN 29.51   16.4 1.80 0.44 1.47
L-3 COMMUNICATIONS 246.18   19.2 12.79 3.40 1.34
ROLLINS 33.01   46.7 0.71 0.42 1.27
CHURCH & DWIGHT 78.50   32.7 2.40 0.91 1.15
DUN & BRADSTREET 144.95   23.2 6.26 1.57 1.08
JB HUNT TRANSPORT 99.14   23.0 4.32 1.04 1.02
ROSS STORES 102.95   23.4 4.40 1.02 0.96
TORCHMARK 88.10   13.9 6.32 0.69 0.80
RENAISSANCERE 188.23   13.9 13.50 1.36 0.72
TEXAS PACIFIC LAND TRUST 660.15   16.9 39.01 1.75 0.27
OWENS & MINOR 4.82   0.0 -4.79 0.01 0.20
CITIZENS FINANCIAL SERVICES 58.75   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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