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Dividend Champion And Contender Highlights: Week Of March 15

Published Sat, 14 Mar 2020 09:35:43 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

A weekly summary of dividend activity for Dividend Champions and Contenders.
Companies which declared increased dividends.
Companies with upcoming ex-dividend dates.
Companies with upcoming pay dates.
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 However, since this list is only produced once per month, the data in it can quickly get out of date.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 Tower Corp.
(AMT)
4/13
4/29
1.01
1.08
6.93%
1.81%
10
Colgate-Palmolive Co.
(CL)
4/17
5/15
0.43
0.44
2.33%
2.55%
57
Horace Mann Educators Corp.
(HMN)
3/16
3/31
0.2875
0.3
4.35%
3.09%
11
W.P. Carey Inc.
(WPC)
3/30
4/15
1.038
1.04
0.19%
5.63%
23

Last Chance to Buy
These companies have ex-dividend dates approaching. The following tables indicate the last day you can buy these stocks in order to be eligible for the upcoming dividend. Tables are sorted alphabetically by symbol.
Monday March 16 (Ex-Div 3/17)
Company
Symbol
Pay Date
Payout
Price
Yield
Years
Cincinnati Financial
(CINF)
4/15
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Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 74.90   14.9 5.03 4.68 6.12
DOMINION RESOURCES 78.54   53.8 1.46 3.67 4.77
WP CAREY & CO 88.72   31.4 2.83 4.14 4.73
HARLEY-DAVIDSON 36.05   13.3 2.71 1.50 4.24
RYDER SYSTEM 53.25   8.8 6.03 2.24 4.15
BAR HARBOR BANKSHARES 23.08   0.0 0.00 0.88 3.91
WEYCO GROUP 26.11   12.6 2.08 0.96 3.77
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES 300.58   37.1 8.11 10.60 3.60
EMCLAIRE FINANCIAL 33.48   0.0 0.00 1.16 3.53
SOUTH JERSEY INDUSTRIES 32.72   19.6 1.67 1.15 3.53
NORTHRIM BANCORP 40.50   15.1 2.68 1.32 3.45
RESOURCES CONNECTION 17.10   17.4 0.98 0.56 3.34
BLACKROCK 434.75   16.5 26.34 13.20 3.08
BEST BUY 67.86   12.2 5.55 2.00 2.90
MAGNA INTERNATIONAL 54.06   6.9 7.80 1.46 2.73
SEMPRA ENERGY 143.66   20.9 6.87 3.87 2.73
DOUGLAS DYNAMICS 43.92   20.4 2.15 1.09 2.55
HORACE MANN EDUCATORS 47.68   16.9 2.82 1.15 2.49
TIFFANY 96.61   21.0 4.59 2.32 2.47
REPUBLIC BANCORP 44.53   11.3 3.93 1.06 2.44
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 72.29   27.5 2.63 1.72 2.38
LEAR 126.05   9.1 13.84 3.00 2.32
THOMSON REUTERS 67.42   9.4 7.19 1.44 2.12
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL 113.24   15.3 7.41 2.24 2.00
ARTHUR J GALLAGHER 87.81   24.0 3.66 1.72 1.95
VF CORP 90.35   31.6 2.86 1.72 1.91
CHUBB 160.10   19.6 8.15 3.00 1.88
STANLEY BLACK & DECKER 147.12   31.3 4.70 2.76 1.87
WAL-MART STORES 116.92   26.3 4.44 2.12 1.83
WASTE MANAGEMENT 113.07   27.6 4.10 2.05 1.80
COMMERCE BANCSHARES 60.78   16.2 3.75 1.04 1.74
AMERICAN TOWER 218.85   66.3 3.30 3.68 1.70
PERRIGO 55.96   86.1 0.65 0.84 1.59
INSPERITY 102.16   25.6 3.99 1.20 1.19
JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES 146.38   41.6 3.52 1.60 1.12
FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS 276.65   32.6 8.50 2.88 1.07
RLI 90.18   32.6 2.77 0.92 1.03
LEMAITRE VASCULAR 34.88   0.0 0.00 0.34 1.02
COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR 101.11   22.7 4.46 0.96 0.97
MOODY'S 212.98   33.1 6.43 2.00 0.95
HILL-ROM 105.77   33.4 3.17 0.84 0.79
CHEMED 423.80   35.0 12.10 1.28 0.30
AARON'S 62.73   21.3 2.95 0.14 0.22

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