6 Stocks Delivering What's Important - Increased Dividends

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Includes: AIZ, AMNF, AMT, ATNI, BRC, O
by: Dividends4Life
Summary

Many investment decisions are guided by recent news and the popular media.

Time has proven the positive correlation between consistently raising dividends and stock performance.

Below are some companies that understand the importance of growing their cash dividends.

For many investors, there is no clear conviction as to how they should invest. Today's investments are guided by what was read yesterday, and the popular media is constantly churning out new and different ideas. Granted it makes for some "interesting" reads, but it certainty is no way to run a portfolio. Time has proven the positive correlation between consistently raising dividends and stock performance.

Below are some companies that understand the importance of growing their cash dividends:

Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust investing in commercial real estate. September 10th the company increased its monthly dividend 0.3% to $0.1905 per share. The dividend is payable October 15, 2015 to stockholders of record on October 1, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of September 29, 2015. The yield based on the new payout is 5.2%.

American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT) is a real estate investment trust engaging in leasing of space on multi-tenant communications sites. September 10th the company increased its quarterly dividend 9.5% to $0.46 per share. The dividend is payable October 7, 2015 to stockholders of record on September 23, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of September 21, 2015. The yield based on the new payout is 2.1%.

Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC) manufactures and supplies identification solutions, specialty materials, and workplace safety products that identify and protect premises, products, and people in the United States and internationally. September 10th the company increased its quarterly dividend 1.2% to $0.2025 per share. The dividend is payable October 30, 2015 to stockholders of record on October 9, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of October 7, 2015. The yield based on the new payout is 3.8%.

Armanino Foods of Distinction, Inc. (OTCPK:AMNF) produces and markets frozen and refrigerated food products in the United States. September 10th the company increased its quarterly dividend 5.6% to $0.019 per share. The dividend is payable October 23, 2015 to stockholders of record on October 2, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of September 30, 2015. The yield based on the new payout is 3.5%.

Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATNI) provides wireless and wireline telecommunications services in North America, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. September 10th the company increased its quarterly dividend 10% to $0.32 per share. The dividend is payable October 9, 2015 to stockholders of record on September 30, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of September 28, 2015. The yield based on the new payout is 1.7%.

Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) provides specialized insurance products and related services in North America, Latin America, Europe, and internationally. September 9th the company increased its quarterly dividend 67% to $0.50 per share. The dividend is payable December 14, 2015 to stockholders of record on November 30, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of November 25, 2015. The yield based on the new payout is 2.7%.

Selecting stocks with increasing dividends is critical for an income growth strategy. The above list contains stocks that recently raised their dividends; it is not a list of recommend buys. As always, due diligence should be performed before buying or selling any stock. For a list of stocks with a long string of consecutive cash dividend increases, see this list.

Disclosure: Long O in my Dividend Growth Portfolio. See a list of all my Dividend Growth Portfolio's holdings here.

Disclosure: I am/we are long O. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Editor's Note: This article covers one or more microcap stocks. Please be aware of the risks associated with these stocks.