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Dividend Champion And Contender Highlights: Week Of October 6

Published Sat, 05 Oct 2019 14:37:35 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Introduction
The Dividend Champions list is a monthly compilation of companies which have consistently increased their annual dividend payouts, and the latest edition may be found here. However, since this list is only produced once per month, the data in it can quickly get out of date. Furthermore, with close to 900 companies on the list, the sheer amount of data can quickly become overwhelming. In this weekly series, I highlight recent and upcoming dividend related activity for companies holding Champion (25+ years) and Contender (10-24 years) status.
In the data presented below, Yield is forward annualized and Years reflects the up-to-date streak, including dividends declared since the last edition of the Dividend Champions list.
Dividend Increases
In the past week, the following companies declared dividends which were higher than their previous payouts.
Company
Symbol
Ex-Div
Pay
Old Rate
New Rate
Increase
Yield
Years
American Financial Group Inc.
(AFG)
10/14
10/25
0.4
0.45
12.50%
1.73%
14
Northwest Natural Holding Co.
(NWN)
10/30
11/15
0.475
0.4775
0.53%
2.73%
64
Bank OZK
(OZK)
10/10
10/18
0.24
0.25
4.17%
3.80%
23
RPM International Inc.
(RPM)
10/14
10/31
0.35
0.36
2.86%
2.10%
46

Last Chance to Buy
These companies have ex-dividend dates approaching. The following tables... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ALTRIA GROUP 44.46   13.2 3.36 3.36 7.23
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 74.90   14.9 5.03 4.68 6.12
AT&T 38.38   16.1 2.38 2.04 5.43
VERIZON COMM 60.43   15.8 3.83 2.46 4.04
FRANKLIN RESOURCES 29.79   11.0 2.70 1.04 3.66
OGE ENERGY 43.92   21.6 2.03 1.46 3.40
OMNICOM GROUP 80.81   13.6 5.94 2.60 3.17
THE FIRST OF LONG ISLAND 23.75   0.0 0.00 0.68 2.97
NORWOOD FINANCIAL 32.74   0.0 0.00 0.96 2.94
BEST BUY 67.86   12.2 5.55 2.00 2.90
NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS 72.03   30.5 2.36 1.90 2.72
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 159.85   21.5 7.45 4.28 2.54
TIFFANY 96.61   21.0 4.59 2.32 2.47
COMMUNITY BANK SYSTEM 66.00   20.2 3.27 1.64 2.40
RGC RESOURCES 28.80   0.0 0.00 0.66 2.38
GENERAL DYNAMICS 189.41   16.8 11.25 4.08 2.17
RPM INTERNATIONAL 68.83   34.1 2.02 1.40 2.07
RAYTHEON 197.45   18.2 10.87 3.77 1.95
EQUITY LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES 132.21   44.7 2.96 2.45 1.90
CHUBB 160.10   19.6 8.15 3.00 1.88
ORACLE 53.89   17.6 3.07 0.96 1.73
BRADY 54.48   22.2 2.46 0.87 1.60
REGAL-BELOIT 77.35   12.9 5.99 1.20 1.57
AMERICAN FINANCIAL GROUP 106.31   13.5 7.87 1.60 1.54
TORO 73.60   29.0 2.54 0.90 1.22

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