37 Upcoming Dividend Increases, Including 2 Dividend Kings
- All these stocks have at least five fiscal years of dividend growth history and come from the U.S. Dividend Champions List.
- They have an average increase of 8.1% and a median increase of 6.8%.
- There are 37 increases for next week, up from 32 last week.
- I've tracked 138 dividend increases in 2023 for your consideration.
- Dividend Kings Cincinnati Financial Corporation and The Coca-Cola Company extend their streaks.
Companies with a track record of growing dividends tend to outperform the market. Management's announcement of dividend increases signifies strong business performance and a commitment to shareholder rewards. I monitor companies with a proven history of dividend growth to provide you with up-to-date information on pending increases. The lists below offer valuable insights on stocks that will raise their dividends in the coming week. This information is particularly relevant in today's inflationary environment.
This list is a trimmed-down version, only covering dividend increases. A full upcoming dividend calendar is always available here.
How I Created The Lists
I created the information below by combining the "U.S. Dividend Champions" spreadsheet hosted here with upcoming dividend information from NASDAQ. This meshes metrics about companies with dividend growth history with upcoming dividend payments. These companies all have a minimum five-year dividend growth history.
Companies are required to have higher total dividends paid out each year. Therefore, a company may not raise its dividend each calendar year, but the total annual dividend can still increase.
What Is The Ex-Dividend Date?
The ex-dividend date marks the eligibility cut-off point for the upcoming dividend or distribution. To qualify, you must have purchased shares by the close of the preceding business day. For example, if the ex-dividend date falls on a Tuesday, you must have bought (or already owned) the shares by the market close on Monday. Note that if the ex-dividend date is on a Monday (or a Tuesday if Monday is a holiday), you must have acquired the shares by the prior Friday.
Dividend Streak Categories
Here are the definitions of the streak categories, as I'll use them throughout the piece.
- King: 50+ years
- Champion/Aristocrat: 25+ years
- Contender: 10-24 years
- Challenger: 5+ years.
The Dividend Increasers List
Data has been sorted by the ex-dividend day (ascending) and then by the streak (descending):
|Name||Ticker||Streak||Forward Yield||Ex-Div Date||Increase Percent||Streak Category|
|First Financial Northwest, Inc.||(FFNW)||7||3.47||13-Mar-23||8.33%||Challenger|
|Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Common Shares||(TDS)||49||6.27||14-Mar-23||2.78%||Champion|
|T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.||(TROW)||37||4.33||14-Mar-23||1.67%||Champion|
|RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.||(RNR)||28||0.72||14-Mar-23||2.70%||Champion|
|Xcel Energy Inc.||(XEL)||20||3.23||14-Mar-23||6.56%||Contender|
|Extra Space Storage Inc||(EXR)||14||3.96||14-Mar-23||8.00%||Contender|
|C&F Financial Corporation||(CFFI)||13||2.99||14-Mar-23||4.76%||Contender|
|Simmons First National Corporation||(SFNC)||12||3.81||14-Mar-23||5.26%||Contender|
|Domino's Pizza, Inc.||(DPZ)||11||1.55||14-Mar-23||10.00%||Contender|
|Allegion plc Ordinary Shares||(ALLE)||10||1.57||14-Mar-23||9.76%||Contender|
|Enterprise Financial Services Corporation||(EFSC)||9||1.85||14-Mar-23||4.17%||Challenger|
|United Community Banks, Inc.||(UCBI)||9||2.88||14-Mar-23||4.55%||Challenger|
|Gilead Sciences, Inc.||(GILD)||8||3.74||14-Mar-23||2.74%||Challenger|
|Capital Southwest Corporation||(CSWC)||8||11.27||14-Mar-23||11.54%||Challenger|
|Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc||(TMO)||6||0.25||14-Mar-23||16.67%||Challenger|
|Verisk Analytics, Inc.||(VRSK)||5||0.74||14-Mar-23||9.68%||Challenger|
|NXP Semiconductors N.V.||(NXPI)||5||1.95||14-Mar-23||20.00%||Challenger|
|RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc.||(RICK)||5||0.28||14-Mar-23||20.00%||Challenger|
|Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation||(AGM)||12||3.08||15-Mar-23||15.79%||Contender|
|Synovus Financial Corp.||(SNV)||9||3.94||15-Mar-23||11.76%||Challenger|
|Cincinnati Financial Corporation||(CINF)||63||2.56||16-Mar-23||8.70%||King|
|Silgan Holdings Inc.||(SLGN)||19||1.36||16-Mar-23||12.50%||Contender|
|Douglas Dynamics, Inc.||(PLOW)||13||3.35||16-Mar-23||1.72%||Contender|
|CSG Systems International, Inc.||(CSGS)||10||2||16-Mar-23||5.66%||Contender|
|Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.||(ICE)||10||1.64||16-Mar-23||10.53%||Contender|
|Turning Point Brands, Inc.||(TPB)||6||1.15||16-Mar-23||8.33%||Challenger|
|Universal Display Corporation||(OLED)||6||0.99||16-Mar-23||16.67%||Challenger|
|Canadian Natural Resources Limited||(CNQ)||5||6.23||16-Mar-23||6.00%||Challenger|
Streak: Years of dividend growth history are sourced from the U.S. Dividend Champions spreadsheet.
Forward Yield: The new payout rate is divided by the current share price.
Ex-Dividend Date: This is the date you need to own the stock.
Increase Percent: The percent increase.
Streak Category: This is the overall dividend history classification of the company.
Show Me The Money
Here's a table mapping the new rates versus the old rates. It also reiterates the percentage increase. This table is sorted similarly to the first table (ex-dividend day ascending, dividend streak descending).
|Ticker||Old Rate||New Rate||Increase Percent|
|CNQ||CAD 0.85||CAD 0.90||6.00%|
Some different metrics related to these companies include yearly pricing action and the P/E ratio. The table is sorted the same way as the table above. A value investor may find stock ideas with those companies near their 52-week lows, as they could provide more margin of safety and inflated yield.
|Ticker||Current Price||52 Week Low||52 Week High||PE Ratio||% Off Low||% Off High|
|FFNW||14.98||14.25||17.54||12.77||5% Off Low||15% Off High|
|TDS||11.81||9.49||20.17||10.19||24% Off Low||41% Off High|
|TROW||112.63||92.58||152.84||16.95||22% Off Low||26% Off High|
|RNR||211.02||123.61||223.8||13.13||71% Off Low||6% Off High|
|XEL||64.39||56.5||76.63||23.78||14% Off Low||16% Off High|
|NWE||57.26||48.16||60.98||17.93||19% Off Low||6% Off High|
|EXR||163.77||139.97||216.5||34.98||17% Off Low||24% Off High|
|CFFI||58.82||42.44||63.32||7.24||39% Off Low||7% Off High|
|SFNC||21.01||19.34||28.21||9.15||9% Off Low||26% Off High|
|DPZ||312.15||291||423.81||32.96||7% Off Low||26% Off High|
|ALLE||114.35||87||123.46||34.39||31% Off Low||7% Off High|
|AEE||83.18||72.78||97.91||22.86||14% Off Low||15% Off High|
|EFSC||53.93||39.24||56.35||12.56||37% Off Low||4% Off High|
|UCBI||31.89||27.49||39.25||14.3||16% Off Low||19% Off High|
|GILD||80.19||54.82||89.29||63.1||46% Off Low||10% Off High|
|CSWC||18.81||15.82||22.53||0||19% Off Low||17% Off High|
|BCE||43.92||39.3||56.81||23.85||12% Off Low||23% Off High|
|TMO||554.83||475.52||617.34||38.72||17% Off Low||10% Off High|
|MBIN||29.26||21.4||31.36||5.94||37% Off Low||7% Off High|
|VRSK||184.9||155.53||220.94||47.95||19% Off Low||16% Off High|
|NXPI||182.49||131.44||197.71||0||39% Off Low||8% Off High|
|RICK||85.97||46.42||97.45||0||85% Off Low||12% Off High|
|FNV||132.72||109.45||168.11||97.2||21% Off Low||21% Off High|
|AGM||142.92||88.53||148.5||8.73||61% Off Low||4% Off High|
|SNV||38.59||33.56||50.85||14.31||15% Off Low||24% Off High|
|CINF||117.02||88.09||140.48||16.55||33% Off Low||17% Off High|
|KO||60.04||53.63||65.77||27.48||12% Off Low||9% Off High|
|ALB||253.33||168.91||334.02||39.11||50% Off Low||24% Off High|
|SLGN||52.92||38.34||55.41||13.77||38% Off Low||4% Off High|
|PLOW||35.25||27.3||41.4||0||29% Off Low||15% Off High|
|SPTN||26.59||24.81||37.5||9.69||7% Off Low||29% Off High|
|PLD||125.07||97.38||171.05||44.67||28% Off Low||27% Off High|
|CSGS||55.92||52.18||65.96||21.03||7% Off Low||15% Off High|
|ICE||102.62||88.28||135.85||30.37||16% Off Low||24% Off High|
|TPB||22.53||18.76||34.05||100.95||20% Off Low||34% Off High|
|OLED||141.11||89.18||174.97||106.61||58% Off Low||19% Off High|
|CNQ||57.79||42.57||66.74||0||36% Off Low||13% Off High|
Tickers By Yield And Growth Rates
I have arranged the table by descending order for investors who prioritize current yield. As a bonus, the table also features some historical dividend growth rates. Moreover, I have incorporated the "Chowder Rule," which is the sum of the current yield and the five-year dividend growth rate.
|Ticker||Yield||1 Yr DG||3 Yr DG||5 Yr DG||10 Yr DG||Chowder Rule|
I constantly seek dividend growth stocks with a proven track record of outperforming the market. I use the Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) as my benchmark. It boasts a solid history of exceptional performance, a higher yield than the S&P 500, and a history of growing dividends.
This week, I'm comparing it against the list's top ten highest "10 Year dividend growth rate" stocks. This ensures we have a good base of ten years of data to compare all the relevant players.
To start, SCHD sits in the middle of the pack regarding total return with a 223% total return. EXR, AGM, EFSC, and PLD were the only companies of this group that outperformed over the past decade. Past performance doesn't guarantee future results, but I'll take a closer look.
Please do your due diligence before investing, and thanks for reading.
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