Dividend Champion And Contender Highlights: Week Of April 25

Summary

  • A weekly summary of dividend activity for Dividend Champions and Contenders.
  • Companies which changed their dividends.
  • Companies with upcoming ex-dividend dates.
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Introduction

The Dividend Champions list is a monthly compilation of companies which have consistently increased their annual dividend payouts, and the latest edition may be found here. However, since this list is only produced once per month, the data in it can quickly get out of date. Furthermore, with over 700 companies on the list, the sheer amount of data can quickly become overwhelming. In this weekly series, I highlight recent and upcoming dividend related activity for companies holding Champion (25+ years) and Contender (10-24 years) status.

In the data presented below, Yield is forward annualized and Years reflects the up-to-date streak, including dividends declared since the last edition of the Dividend Champions list.

Dividend Changes

In the past week, the following companies on the Champion or Contender lists declared dividends which changed from their previous payouts.

Increases:

Company

Symbol

Ex-Div

Pay

Old Rate

New Rate

Increase

Yield

Years

Avery Dennison Corp.

(AVY)

6/1

6/16

0.62

0.68

9.68%

1.35%

11

Bar Harbor Bankshares

(BHB)

5/17

6/18

0.22

0.24

9.09%

3.26%

18

Cambridge Bancorp

(CATC)

5/5

5/20

0.55

0.61

10.91%

2.87%

23

Healthcare Services Group Inc.

(HCSG)

5/20

6/25

0.2063

0.2075

0.58%

2.60%

19

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.

(JBHT)

5/6

5/21

0.27

0.3

11.11%

0.71%

18

Johnson & Johnson

(JNJ)

5/24

6/8

1.01

1.06

4.95%

2.56%

59

Premier Financial Corp.

(PFC)

5/6

5/14

0.24

0.26

8.33%

3.20%

11

Parker-Hannifin Corp.

(PH)

5/6

6/4

0.88

1.03

17.05%

1.30%

65

Southern Company

(SO)

5/14

6/7

0.64

0.66

3.13%

4.04%

21

1st Source Corp.

(SRCE)

5/3

5/14

0.29

0.3

3.45%

2.54%

34

Travelers Companies

(TRV)

6/9

6/30

0.85

0.88

3.53%

2.23%

17

Whirlpool Corp.

(WHR)

5/20

6/14

1.25

1.4

12.00%

2.34%

11

Decreases:

None

Last Chance to Buy

These companies have ex-dividend dates approaching. The following tables indicate the last day you can buy these stocks in order to be eligible for the upcoming dividend. Tables are sorted alphabetically by symbol.

Monday Apr 26 (Ex-Div 4/27)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

AptarGroup Inc.

(ATR)

5/19

0.38

151.45

1.00%

28

Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

(BK)

5/11

0.31

47.6

2.61%

10

VSE Corp.

(VSEC)

5/12

0.09

44.05

0.82%

17

Tuesday Apr 27 (Ex-Div 4/28)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Main Street Capital Corp.

(MAIN)

5/14

0.205

42.82

5.74%

10

Wednesday Apr 28 (Ex-Div 4/29)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

AES Corp.

(AES)

5/14

0.1505

28.3

2.13%

10

A.O. Smith Corp.

(AOS)

5/17

0.26

68.36

1.52%

27

Ames National Corp.

(ATLO)

5/14

0.26

25.34

4.10%

11

Bank of Marin Bancorp

(BMRC)

5/7

0.23

35.93

2.56%

16

Costco Wholesale

(COST)

5/14

0.79

373.28

0.85%

18

Enterprise Products Partners LP

(EPD)

5/12

0.45

23.28

7.73%

24

Alliant Energy Corp.

(LNT)

5/17

0.4025

56.44

2.85%

18

NiSource Inc.

(NI)

5/20

0.22

25.72

3.42%

10

National Retail Properties

(NNN)

5/14

0.52

47.19

4.41%

31

Northwest Natural Holding

(NWN)

5/14

0.48

55.26

3.47%

65

PNM Resources Inc.

(PNM)

5/14

0.3275

49.68

2.64%

10

SL Green Realty Corp.

(SLG)

5/17

0.3033

71.25

5.11%

10

STAG Industrial Inc.

(STAG)

5/17

0.120833

36.27

4.00%

11

Unum Group

(UNM)

5/21

0.285

28.77

3.96%

12

Thursday Apr 29 (Ex-Div 4/30)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Casey's General Stores Inc.

(CASY)

5/17

0.34

224.04

0.61%

21

Donegal Group Inc. A

(DGICA)

5/17

0.16

16.25

3.94%

19

Donegal Group Inc. B

(DGICB)

5/17

0.1425

14.83

3.84%

19

Hasbro Inc.

(HAS)

5/17

0.68

97.15

2.80%

17

Realty Income Corp.

(O)

5/14

0.235

69.4

4.06%

28

People's United Financial

(PBCT)

5/15

0.18

17.9

4.02%

28

Sensient Technologies Corp.

(SXT)

6/1

0.39

84.95

1.84%

15

Texas Instruments

(TXN)

5/17

1.02

188.82

2.16%

17

Westamerica Bancorporation

(WABC)

5/14

0.41

64.8

2.53%

29

Friday Apr 30 (Ex-Div 5/3)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Bryn Mawr Bank Corp.

(BMTC)

6/1

0.27

44.18

2.44%

10

1st Source Corp.

(SRCE)

5/14

0.3

47.29

2.54%

34

Money on the Way

The following companies have dividend pay dates in the upcoming week (Tuesday through the following Monday). Check if you want your DRIPs to reinvest at these yields…or take the cash and go have a steak dinner!

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Yield

Agilent Technologies Inc.

(A)

4/28

0.194

0.6%

ABM Industries Inc.

(ABM)

5/3

0.19

1.4%

American Tower Corp.

(AMT)

4/29

1.24

2.0%

Bank of South Carolina Corp.

(BKSC)

4/30

0.17

3.3%

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

(BMY)

5/3

0.49

3.0%

Brady Corp.

(BRC)

4/30

0.22

1.6%

Comcast Corp.

(CMCSA)

4/28

0.25

1.8%

Cisco Systems Inc.

(CSCO)

4/28

0.37

2.9%

Dillard's Inc.

(DDS)

5/3

0.15

0.6%

Edison International

(EIX)

4/30

0.6625

4.5%

Ensign Group Inc.

(ENSG)

4/30

0.0525

0.2%

Globe Life Inc

(GL)

4/30

0.1975

0.8%

Humana Inc.

(HUM)

4/30

0.7

0.6%

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

(JPM)

4/30

0.9

2.4%

Quaker Chemical Corp.

(KWR)

4/30

0.395

0.7%

Lincoln National Corp.

(LNC)

5/3

0.42

2.6%

Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc.

(MAA)

4/30

1.025

2.6%

McGrath RentCorp

(MGRC)

4/30

0.435

2.1%

Altria Group Inc.

(MO)

4/30

0.86

7.3%

Morningstar Inc.

(MORN)

4/30

0.315

0.5%

MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc.

(MSM)

4/27

0.75

3.3%

National HealthCare Corp.

(NHC)

5/3

0.52

2.9%

Norwood Financial

(NWFL)

5/3

0.26

4.1%

OGE Energy Corp.

(OGE)

4/30

0.4025

4.9%

RPM International Inc.

(RPM)

4/30

0.38

1.6%

Stryker Corp.

(SYK)

4/30

0.63

0.9%

AT&T Inc.

(T)

5/3

0.52

6.6%

Trinity Industries Inc.

(TRN)

4/30

0.21

3.1%

UDR Inc.

(UDR)

4/30

0.3625

3.1%

Universal Corp.

(UVV)

5/3

0.77

5.3%

Verizon Communications

(VZ)

5/3

0.6275

4.4%

WD-40 Company

(WDFC)

4/30

0.72

1.1%

Conclusion

I hope you found this article useful. Please let me know if you have any ideas for improving the format or data included in this series.

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