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Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper Snapple Group Boost Dividends

|Includes: DPS-OLD, The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

On January 25th, I published my dividend increase predictions for the DGI For The DIY Portfolio for the first quarter of 2017. After seeing dividend growth announcements from Polaris Industries, and then from Church & Dwight and Gilead Sciences, my sights moved toward the two soft drink companies in my portfolio, The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS).

As expected, they both declared new dividend payouts in the last week. If you'd like to see how my predictions for them fared and my thoughts on the recent dividend increase announcements, please check out my blog post at www.DGIfortheDIY.com.

Thanks for reading, and Happy Investing!

Eric

Disclosure: I am/we are long KO, DPS, 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.