Dividend Challenger Highlights: Week Of July 25

Summary

  • A weekly summary of dividend activity for Dividend Challengers.
  • Companies which changed their dividends.
  • Companies with upcoming ex-dividend dates.
  • Companies with upcoming pay 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 However, since this list is only produced once per month, the data in it can quickly get out of date.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 Challenger (5-9 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 Challengers list declared dividends which changed from their previous payouts.

Increases:

Company

Symbol

Ex-Div

Pay

Old Rate

New Rate

Increase

Yield

Years

Bank of America Corp

(BAC.PK)

9/2

9/24

0.18

0.21

16.67%

2.23%

8

Greene County Bancorp, Inc.

(GCBC)

8/13

8/31

0.12

0.13

8.33%

1.68%

8

Home Federal Bancorp Inc. of Louisiana

(HFBL)

7/30

8/16

0.0825

0.1

21.21%

2.11%

8

Heartland Financial USA, Inc.

(HTLF)

8/13

8/30

0.22

0.25

13.64%

2.25%

5

Orrstown Financial Services Inc.

(ORRF)

7/30

8/9

0.18

0.19

5.56%

3.28%

7

Regions Financial Corp.

(RF)

9/2

10/1

0.155

0.17

9.68%

3.56%

9

Zions Bancorp Inc.

(ZION)

8/11

8/19

0.34

0.38

11.76%

2.99%

9

Decreases:

Company

Symbol

Old Rate

New Rate

Decrease

Years

Shell Midstream Partners LP

(SHLX)

0.46

0.3

-34.78%

6

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 Jul 26 (Ex-Div 7/27)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Greenbrier Companies Inc.

(GBX)

8/18

0.27

42.21

2.56%

7

Tuesday Jul 27 (Ex-Div 7/28)

None

Wednesday Jul 28 (Ex-Div 7/29)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Agree Realty Corp.

(ADC)

8/13

0.217

75

3.47%

9

Sierra Bancorp

(BSRR)

8/12

0.22

24.2

3.64%

9

Citizens Financial Group Inc.

(CFG)

8/13

0.39

43.63

3.58%

7

Morgan Stanley

(MS.PK)

8/13

0.7

94.55

2.96%

8

Phillips 66 Partners LP

(PSXP)

8/13

0.875

36.62

9.56%

8

Union Bankshares Inc.

(UNB)

8/5

0.33

32.39

4.08%

9

Thursday Jul 29 (Ex-Div 7/30)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Ally Financial Inc.

(ALLY)

8/16

0.25

51.79

1.93%

6

Citigroup Inc

(C.PK)

8/27

0.51

66.71

3.06%

6

Home Federal Bancorp Inc. of Louisiana

(HFBL)

8/16

0.1

19

2.11%

8

Orrstown Financial Services Inc.

(ORRF)

8/9

0.19

23.18

3.28%

7

Oak Valley Bancorp

(OVLY)

8/13

0.145

17.25

1.68%

8

Peoples Bancorp Inc.

(PEBO)

8/16

0.36

28.91

4.98%

6

Pinnacle West Capital Corp.

(PNW)

9/1

0.83

84.55

3.93%

9

Friday Jul 30 (Ex-Div 8/2)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Banner Corp.

(BANR)

8/13

0.41

52.35

3.13%

8

Colony Bankcorp, Inc.

(CBAN)

8/17

0.1025

17.96

2.28%

5

First Community Corp.

(FCCO)

8/17

0.12

20.7

2.32%

8

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

Alamo Group Inc

(ALG)

7/28

0.14

0.4%

First Busey Corp.

(BUSE)

7/30

0.23

4.0%

Camden National Corporation

(CAC)

7/30

0.36

3.2%

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation

(CCMP)

7/30

0.46

1.3%

City Holding Co.

(CHCO)

7/30

0.58

3.2%

Danaher Corp.

(DHR)

7/30

0.21

0.3%

Gladstone Investment Corp.

(GAIN)

7/30

0.07

5.9%

Global Water Resources Inc.

(GWRS)

7/30

0.02434

1.6%

Johnson Outdoors Inc.

(JOUT)

7/29

0.21

0.7%

Gladstone Land Corp.

(LAND)

7/30

0.0451

2.3%

NetApp Inc.

(NTAP)

7/28

0.5

2.6%

Shenandoah Telecommunications

(SHEN)

8/2

18.75

Special

Watsco Inc.

(WSO)

7/30

1.95

2.6%

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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