Two weeks ago I announced my predictions for the eleven dividend increase announcements expected in my portfolio during Q1. Shortly thereafter, Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) announced a 5.45% boost to its dividend, which was a pleasant surprise to the upside compared to my prediction.
On February 7th, two more companies, Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) and Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD), announced their new rates. Before we discuss the increases, let's take a look at my original predictions.
The first declaration came from Church & Dwight, which announced its new dividend along with earnings before the opening bell.
Disclosure: I am/we are long CHD, GILD, PII.
Additional disclosure: I am a Civil Engineer by trade and am not a professional investment adviser or financial analyst. This article is not an endorsement for the stocks mentioned. Please perform your own due diligence before you decide to trade any securities or other products.