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3 Dividend Increases: April 2-6, 2018

Apr. 08, 2018 1:40 PM ETOZK, TJX, WSO8 Comments
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  • Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings.
  • I monitor dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks to identify candidates for further analysis.
  • Recently, three companies on my watch list decided to increase their dividends.
  • As a bonus, I'm including a table of ex-dividend dates for the next two weeks.

I like monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks because I consider such stocks to be candidates for further analysis. Companies can only increase their dividends regularly if earnings grow sufficiently.

I limit the monitoring to stocks in the CCC list and I use several screens to limit the number of stocks further:

  • Market cap ≥ $500 million
  • No stocks that are being acquired
  • No Over-The-Counter or Pink Sheet Stocks
  • Dividend Yield ≥ 1.5% for Challengers
  • Dividend Yield ≥ 1.0% for Contenders and Champions

This past week, three companies on my watchlist announced dividend increases. The following table presents a summary.

The table is sorted 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. 1-yr %Incr is the percentage increase from the year-ago dividend. (Some companies increase their dividends more than once a year, so this puts the most recent dividend increase in context).

Summary of Dividend Increases: April 2-6, 2018

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Founded in 1956 and based in Framingham, Massachusetts, TJX operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. The company sells family apparel, home fashions, seasonal items, jewelry, and other merchandise. TJX operates stores under various names, including T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and Sierra Trading.

Recently, the board of directors of TJX declared a quarterly dividend of 39¢ per share. The new dividend represents an increase of 24.80%. The dividend is payable on June 7 to shareholders of record at

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FerdiS invests in dividend growth stocks and writes options to boost dividend income. He manages DivGro, a portfolio of mainly dividend growth stocks created in January 2013. With investment and trading experience spanning nearly 20 years, FerdiS enjoys writing articles about dividend growth investing, options trading, stock selection, portfolio management, and passive income generation. His DivGro blog hosts more than 1,000 posts and a live, public spreadsheet with full details of his DivGro portfolio, allowing readers to follow along in his investment journey. FerdiS is collaborating with the founders of Portfolio Insight, an online platform for portfolio management and investment analysis. Together, we maintain and publish Dividend Radar, a free spreadsheet of dividend growth stocks, on a weekly basis.

Analyst’s Disclosure: I am/we are long ABBV, CMCSA, CSCO, DGX, GD, HASI, HRL, RTN, T, VZ. 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.

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Comments (8)

Thank for the update FerdiS, just bought some shares of Comcast this week.
FerdiS profile picture
Hi, woodland -- I bought CMCSA too -- see my analysis article.
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Raytheon is the one to look at in the defense industry.
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I own RTN -- it's a great performing stock!
KeithX profile picture
Thanks FerdiS. I am currently long T and VZ off the list, and giving serious consideration to MKC. GLTU!
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Thanks for commenting, KeithX -- all the best with your investments!
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