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.
- 11 Dividend Stocks Providing Positive Feedback
- 8 Dividend Stocks To Consider While Waiting on Apple to Pay Its First Dividend
- Holding Bonds Could Push Your Portfolio Into The High Risk Category
- Love People, Use Dividend Stocks
- The 2012 Dividend Achievers
Tags: [RTN] [UDR] [WPC] [AERL] [BMR]
Popular Posts - Last 7 days
Presented below are my dividend stock and ETF/CEF holdings. This is not a recommendation to buy these securities. I have classified some of...
The election may be settled, but investors fears are not. When Obama was first elected, the market plunged on worries of the looming Fiscal...
Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Walgreen Co. (WAG). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company ...
Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BDX). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysi...
Each Sunday I highlight any notable articles that I came across over the past week, along with any Carnivals I participated in. For those re...
Investing in dividend growth stocks is a long-term proposition. One of the beauties of following a dividend growth strategy is that you d...
When selecting income investments, the three most important questions to answer are: 1.) Is the investment increasing its dividend each yea...
When to buy a stock and at what price are very important decisions. However, serious investors will tell you the most important decision is ...
The Broad Dividend Achievers™ Index is comprised of companies incorporated in the United States or its territories, trade on the NYSE, NASDA...
Monday, October 31, 2011 will mark my fourth full year of writing as Dividends4Life . It is hard to believe another year has passed. Like th...