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Dividend Changes: December 12-18, 2020

Published Mon, 21 Dec 2020 15:26:42 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaDividend Quick PicksDividend Changes: December 12-18, 2020Dec. 21, 2020 3:26 PM ET|| Includes: ABM, ACU, AMGN, BCPC, BEN, CHCO, ENSG, LLY, WASHby: FerdiSFerdiS Dividend Growth Investing, portfolio strategy, long-term horizon, ValueDiv Gro.cls-1{fill:#024999;}SummaryThis weekly article series covers dividend changes.
A summary table provides relevant data and key statistics of dividend increases.
We include a table of ex-dividend dates for the next two weeks.
This article was co-produced with James Marino Sr. of Portfolio Insight.

We monitor dividend increases for stocks using [Dividend Radar], a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. The Dividend Radar spreadsheet separates stocks into categories based on the length of the streak: Champions (25+ years), Contenders (10- 24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years).
Recently, nine companies in Dividend Radar declared dividend increases, including two of the stocks I own. The table below presents a summary.
Please note there were no cuts or suspensions announced for stocks in Dividend Radar last week.
The table is sorted into sections for Champions, Contenders, and Challengers, and then 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.
Some companies increase their dividends more than once a year, so the last column (1-yr DGR) indicates the percentage increase from the year-ago dividend.
Summary of Dividend Increases: December 12-18, 2020

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Source: Created by the authors from data in Dividend Radar.
Company descriptions are the author's summary of company descriptions sourced from... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
WASHINGTON TRUST BANCORP 50.06   12.6 3.98 2.04 4.22
FRANKLIN RESOURCES 29.79   11.0 2.70 1.04 3.66
AMGEN 194.00   15.4 12.62 5.80 2.95
CITY HOLDING 77.74   16.6 4.69 2.12 2.82
ELI LILLY 111.47   14.0 7.97 2.58 2.32
ACME UNITED 20.84   0.0 0.00 0.48 2.31
ABM INDUSTRIES 36.85   27.5 1.34 0.72 2.00
BALCHEM 104.49   43.4 2.41 0.47 0.46
THE ENSIGN GROUP 48.75   26.2 1.86 0.19 0.39


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