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Expected Dividend Increases In December 2018

Dec. 01, 2018 1:04 PM ETSBUX, SYY, HRL, MKC, DIS, BDX, NKE, T, PFE, BA, ABT, ABM18 Comments
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Thanksgiving is over, the first major snow has hit our hometown, and look out, our Cleveland Browns have finally won back-to-back football games! Now that the calendar is set to turn and we enter the most exciting dividend month of the year, you know what that means? It is time for the next installment of one of our longest running blog post series. Each month, we do our best to highlight as many companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase that month. Since we love dividend increases and follow them so closely, we love trying to share the news with you! We can't include them all, but we try to hit the major ones. It is time, for the last time in 2018. Here is our listing of expected dividend increases in December!

Actual Dividend Increases in November 2018

Before looking ahead, I always like to review the actual results from the prior month. After all, what fun would it be if we didn't follow-up on the results? We predicted 7 companies would increase their dividend in November. A few of them could either not be announced since the companies announced a dividend increase earlier in the year ahead of schedule or announce either in the final week of November or early December. Let's see the results!

  • Company #1: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) - At the time this article was finalized, SBUX had not announced their dividend increase. However, we will keep you updated and edit the article if there is an announcement after the post is published!
  • Company #2: Sysco Corporation (SYY) - SYY with a very solid 8.3% increase in their quarterly dividend! The $.03/share increase in their quarterly dividend matches the same cent amount as the prior year, so the percent increase decreased slightly as a result. But, this is larger

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Comments (18)

I believe the author meant that T has annually increased the dividend by $0.01 per share per quarter or $0.04 per share for the year. 2016 paid $1.92 per share. 2017 paid $1.96 per share. 2018 paid $2.00 per share.
Should we expect regular Div increase from T, or should T go for lower Div increase and focus on debt reduction?
arthur_bishop1972 profile picture
Only own T & PFE from this list but am expecting solid raises from both, esp T, which needs to show us shareholders the money and do better than a paltry penny a quarter.

I am watching BA tho. If they don't 'WOW' investors again, it might hurt market sentiment. I'm not forecasting anything, just looking at the bigger picture and how BA's moves might sway sentiment.

Nodak Millennial profile picture
I expect the same $.01 increase from T, hoping they'll prioritize paying down debt at this juncture. Every $.01 increase in the quarterly dividend is a ~$290M annual commitment, so all options must be weighed.
arthur_bishop1972 profile picture
Thanks, Nodak Millennial.
Most of the dividends are under 2%, is it really that good of news?
Oldcarguy profile picture
Just pick the good ones, like T.
Ex-Bingo Addict profile picture
Think of the dividend has making a cash withdraw from the ATM machine. Only take out what your going to use for a short period. Leave most of the cash in to keep working for you.
it's better than say , bad of news.
I have 21K shares of T and almost 13K shares of PFE. None of the others. T's divi is great but just need some price appreciation to go along with it now. Also holding BAC, JPM, CSCO, RDS.A, UNH, GOOGL, BABA, JNJ, & BP. Good divi's on all but GOOGL & BABA.
Mili21 profile picture
ABBV, for past couple of years, increased the dividends in double digits on the other hand ABT is increasing the divis by hardly 5% or so....
I got ABBV via ABT spinoff and I am quite happy over the past 10 years.
ABBV is boosting dividends where as ABT is stock price is appreciating fast, especially, this year it has gone up by 50%.
As we are just 30 days away from the YE, I am curiously waiting to see what kind of increase ABT offers, which is very unlikely. (Edited)
danllll profile picture
Do you think SBUX will raise their div again, they just raised it in June?
SBUX will not. It is always good to dream...
buddyrow4 profile picture
long diz , hrl , recently added more t. sold syy bought zts several years back
01 Dec. 2018
Only one and it's the big T. GO T GO!!!
Acquired some of my PFE at $16 and change, so looking forward to an increase in my YOC.
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