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Dividend Increases: February 25-March 1, 2019 (Part 2: Remaining Sectors)

Published Wed, 06 Mar 2019 08:00:00 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

I like monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks because I consider such stocks to be candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly raise dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings.
I use the CCC List as a starting point and apply the following screens:
Dividend Yield ≥ 1.0% Market cap ≥ $1 billion No stocks that are being acquired No Over-The-Counter or Pink Sheet stocks Last week, 18 companies that decided to increase their dividends passed these screens, including 2 of the stocks I own.
The following table provides a summary of increases announced for stocks in all sectors except the Industrials and Financials sectors. Please see Part 1 for coverage of those sectors.
The table is sorted by the percentage increase, %Incr. Dividends are annualized and in US$, 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: February 25-March 1, 2019

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Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
LAMAR ADVERTISING 79.74   22.2 3.60 3.84 4.98
RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES 81.48   16.1 5.05 3.60 4.46
HARLEY-DAVIDSON 36.05   13.3 2.71 1.50 4.24
BEST BUY 67.86   12.2 5.55 2.00 2.90
SOUTHWEST GAS 91.84   24.2 3.79 2.18 2.43
HOME DEPOT 233.80   23.3 10.04 5.44 2.33
ALBEMARLE 69.28   13.5 5.12 1.47 2.15
SILGAN 30.19   16.8 1.80 0.44 1.47


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