daily financial news as presented by the mainstream media, it is easy become jaded and start believing that there isn’t any good news out there. Don’t be confused by the noise. There are still many great companies committed to generating superior returns and rewarding their shareholder by increasing cash dividends.
Below are several companies that have recently raised their cash dividends:
Raytheon Company (RTN) provides electronics, mission systems integration, and other capabilities. March 21st the company increased its quarterly dividend 16% to $0.50 per share. The dividend is payable on May 3, 2012, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 4, 2012. The yield based on the new payout is 3.9%.
UDR, Inc. (UDR) formerly United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc., operates as a self-administered equity real estate investment trust (REIT). March 19th the company increased its quarterly dividend 2.3% to $0.22 per share. The dividend is payable April 30, 2012 to shareholders of record as of April 9, 2012. The yield based on the new payout is 3.4%.
W. P. Carey & Co. LLC (WPC) provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit transactions for companies worldwide and manages a global investment portfolio. March 19th the company increased its quarterly dividend 0.4% to 0.565 per share. The dividend is payable on April 16, 2012 to shareholders of record as of March 31, 2012. The yield based on the new payout is 4.9%.
Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. (AERL) engages in the promotion of VIP gaming rooms in casinos in Macau, China. March 19th the company increased its semi-annual dividend 20% to $0.12 per share. The yield based on the new payout is 3.9%.
BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (BMR) operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on providing real estate to the life science industry. March 15th the company increased its quarterly dividend 7.5% to $0.215 per share. The dividend is payable on April 16, 2012 to shareholders of record as of March 30, 2012. The yield based on the new payout is 4.5%.
Selecting stocks with increasing dividends is critical for an income growth strategy. The above list contains stocks that recently raised their dividends and those expected to in 2012; it is not a list of recommend buys. As always, due diligence should be performed before buying or selling any stock. For a list of stocks with a long string of consecutive cash dividend increases, see this list.
Full Disclosure: No position in the aforementioned stocks. See a list of all my dividend growth holdings here.
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