The firms aren't necessarily in the dividend-yield vanguard, but they are expected to make big increases, led by Vulcan Materials (VMC -2.9%) -- for which Markit is forecasting a 25% hike.
A 15% increase of the dividend at Cisco Systems (CSCO +0.2%), meanwhile, would give it the highest yield of the companies Markit discusses, at 3.9%. "We expect Cisco Systems to increase its quarterly dividend by 15% to $0.30 in its next announcement," Markit says. "The company has grown the dividend by an average of 15% resulting in an average payout ratio of 37% in the last three years."
Other double-digit increases are expected at TJX (TJX -0.2%), which it expects will go up by 16% to $0.30; Home Depot (HD -0.3%), for which Markit's forecasting a near-14% increase to $0.79; and Comcast (CMCSA +0.2%), which it expects will raise to $0.31.
Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) declares $0.25/share quarterly dividend, 11.1% increase from prior dividend of $0.23.
Forward yield 1.72%
Payable April 22; for shareholders of record April 1; ex-div March 30.
The board approved increase in share repurchase authorization to $10B. The company plans to repurchase $4.25B shares in FY15, balance repurchase will be determined after Time Warner cable merger and divestiture transactions.
Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) declares $0.195/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
Forward yield 1.66%
Payable Jan 23; for shareholders of record Jan 2; ex-div Dec. 30.
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Jul. 24, 2013, 2:09 PM
Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) declares $0.195/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 1.74%. For shareholders of record Oct. 2. Payable Oct. 23. Ex-div Sept. 30. (PR) Jul. 24, 2013, 2:09 PM
May 15, 2013, 4:46 PM
Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) declares $0.195/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 1.78%. For shareholders of record July 3. Payable July 24. Ex-div date July 1. (PR) May 15, 2013, 4:46 PM