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Dividend Increases: December 10-14, 2018

Published Mon, 17 Dec 2018 03:54:05 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

Monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch is one way to identify candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly increase their dividends show confidence in future earnings growth potential.
The CCC List provides a good starting point, but I limit the number of stocks to monitor by applying the following screens:
Dividend Yield ≥ 1.0% Market cap ≥ $1 billion No stocks that are being acquired No Over-The-Counter or Pink Sheet stocks In the last week, 13 companies that announced dividend increases passed these screens, including three of the stocks I own.
The following table presents a summary.
The table is sorted by the percentage increase, %Incr. Dividends are annualized and in US$, 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: December 10-14, 2018

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Abbott Laboratories (ABT)
ABT discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells health care products worldwide. The company also provides blood and flash glucose monitoring systems. The company operates in four... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
AT&T 32.79   12.2 2.68 2.04 6.13
VENTAS 68.90   54.7 1.26 3.17 4.65
CENTERPOINT ENERGY 28.64   44.8 0.64 1.15 3.96
REALTY INCOME 70.10   52.3 1.34 2.72 3.89
CUBESMART 33.30   37.4 0.89 1.28 3.70
PFIZER 43.06   22.1 1.95 1.44 3.36
AES 17.22   17.0 1.01 0.55 3.09
FRANKLIN RESOURCES 35.45   11.9 2.97 1.04 2.94
PENTAIR 37.09   22.0 1.69 0.72 1.87
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 87.49   53.7 1.63 1.28 1.49
WD-40 177.71   36.0 4.93 2.44 1.38
SEI INVESTMENTS 56.57   18.8 3.01 0.66 1.18

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