Published Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:37:47 -0500 on Seeking Alpha
Companies can only increase their dividends regularly if earnings grow sufficiently. I monitor dividend increases of stocks in the CCC list of dividend growth stocks. I use the following screens to compile my watch list:
Market cap ≥ $500M No stocks that are being acquired. No over-the-counter or pink sheet stocks Dividend Yield ≥ 2% for Challengers Dividend Yield ≥ 1% for Contenders and Champions This past week, 32 companies on my watch list announced dividend increases, including 5 of the stocks I own.
The following table provides a summary of dividend increases for stocks in the Financials sector. Part 2 will present dividend increases for the Energy and Utilities sectors. Finally, Part 3 will cover the remaining sectors.
The table is sorted by the percentage increase, %Incr. Dividends are annualized and in US$, unless otherwise indicated. Yield is the new dividend yield for the market close Price on the date listed. Yrs are years of consecutive dividend increases, while 5-yr DGR is the compound annual growth rate of the dividend over a 5-year period. 1-yr %Incr is the percentage increase from the year-ago dividend. (Some companies increase their dividends more than once a year, so this puts the most recent dividend increase in context).
Summary of Dividend Increases: January 22-26, 2018
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|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|ANDEAVOR LOGISTICS LP||36.16||14.1||2.57||4.12||11.22|
|HELMERICH & PAYNE||50.59||76.6||0.66||2.84||5.45|
|HERITAGE COMMERCE CORP||12.04||13.7||0.88||0.48||3.93|
|PROVIDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES||24.29||13.0||1.87||0.92||3.72|
|BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON||43.11||11.1||3.87||1.12||2.57|
|COMMUNITY BANK SYSTEM||64.53||19.7||3.27||1.52||2.32|
|ARTHUR J GALLAGHER||92.19||24.9||3.70||1.72||1.87|
|MARSH & MCLENNAN||102.59||31.3||3.28||1.82||1.77|
|CASEYS GENERAL STORES||160.25||29.1||5.51||1.28||0.73|
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