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4 Dividend Increases: September 3-7, 2018

Published Sun, 09 Sep 2018 09:31:43 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list helps me identify candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in future earnings growth potential.
I use the CCC List as a starting point and apply the following screens:
Market cap ≥ $500 million No stocks that are being acquired No Over-The-Counter or Pink Sheet stocks Dividend Yield ≥ 1.5% for Challengers Dividend Yield ≥ 1.0% for Contenders and Champions Last week, four companies passing these screens declared dividend increases, including one of the stocks I hold in my portfolio. The table below presents a summary of these increases.
The table is sorted by the percentage increase, %Incr. Dividends are annualized and in US$, 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: September 3-7, 2018

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Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ALTRIA GROUP 50.53   15.4 3.28 3.20 6.47
MAIN STREET CAPITAL 41.95   14.5 2.89 2.46 5.81
VERIZON COMM 57.21   14.7 3.88 2.41 4.20
COCA-COLA 51.39   32.7 1.57 1.60 3.07
T. ROWE PRICE GROUP 108.47   14.3 7.57 3.04 2.79
XCEL ENERGY 61.93   24.7 2.51 1.62 2.66
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES 111.00   12.7 8.74 2.80 2.44
EASTGROUP PROPERTIES 116.57   50.9 2.29 2.88 2.43
CHUBB 148.28   17.6 8.41 3.00 1.99
AMERICAN TOWER 205.56   67.8 3.03 3.68 1.76


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