Published Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:39:58 -0500 on Seeking Alpha
I love stocks that grow their dividends year in and out. You probably do too! If so, you are in the right place. I've created a list of stocks that are increasing their dividend next week.
This list is a trimmed-down version only covering dividend increases. A full upcoming dividend calendar is available here. If you know how this was built and the caveats, feel free to jump down to the lists themselves.
How It's Assembled
The information presented below was created by combining the "U.S. Dividend Champion" spreadsheet hosted here, with upcoming dividend information from Nasdaq. This meshes metrics about companies with dividend growth history with upcoming dividend payments (and whether those payments are increasing). These companies all have a minimum 5-year dividend growth history.
Why Should I Care?
Dividend increases are one of the most outward signs by management as to how business is going. Dividend yields also don't live in isolation; share prices tend to follow increases, as investors will move into a stock to claim the new payments. All else being equal, a 10% dividend hike should see an approximately 10% share price appreciation over time as the market adjusts to the higher payment. This produces a great flywheel effect whereby an investor can increase their income and see the face value of their investment increase.
Especially for retirees not receiving paychecks, dividend increases help cushion the never-ending... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIES||39.26||25.2||1.56||2.72||6.84|
|PREFERRED APARTMENT COMMUNITIES||16.49||0.0||-1.61||1.05||6.19|
|MDU RESOURCES GROUP||25.22||18.3||1.38||0.81||3.22|
|MERCK & CO||78.88||24.9||3.17||2.20||2.79|
|UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS||27.67||12.9||2.14||0.68||2.34|
|UTAH MEDICAL PRODUCTS||81.60||17.4||4.70||1.10||1.32|
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