buying dividend stocks. Beyond the simple concepts, some of the writers are making really bad recommendations and cross-breeding dividend investing with their preferred form of investing. Dividend growth investing is not about exit points, momentum swings, relative strength, sector rotation; instead it is about studying fundamentals, selecting superior stocks and building a portfolio with a long-term horizon. When we buy a dividend stock, we hope to hold it forever.
This week several companies provided their shareholders positive feedback with increased cash dividends:
Salem Communications Corporation (SALM) operates as a multi-media company. September 12th the company increased its quarterly dividend 5% to to $0.0525 per share. The dividend is payable October 4, 2013 stockholders of record as of September 26, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 2.6%.
Frischs Restaurants, Inc. (FRS) operates restaurants in the United States. September 12th the company increased its quarterly dividend 12.5% to $0.18 per share. The dividend is payable October 10, 0213, to stockholders of record on September 26, 2013, with an ex-dividend date of September 24, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 3.6%.
Brady Corporation (BRC) provides identification solutions and specialty materials in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. September 11th the company increased its quarterly dividend 2.6% to $0.195 per share. The dividend is payable October 31, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business October 10, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 2.4%.
RAIT Financial Trust (RAS) operates as a self-managed and self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT). September 10th the company increased its quarterly dividend 15% to $0.15 per share. The dividend is payable October 31, 2013 to holders of record on October 3, 2013. The ex-dividend date is October 1, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 9.3%.
International Paper Company (IP) operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and North Africa. September 10th the company increased its quarterly dividend 17% to $0.35 per share. The dividend is payable on December 16, 2013, to holders of record at the close of business on November 15, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 2.8%.
New Jersey Resources Corporation (NJR), an energy services holding company, provides retail and wholesale energy services. September 10th the company increased its quarterly dividend 5% to $0.42 per share. The dividend is payable October 1, 2013 to shareholders of record on September 23, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 4.0%.
Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE), Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, operation, management, development, acquisition, and redevelopment of properties for the life sciences industry. September 10th the company increased its quarterly dividend 4.6% to $0.68 per share. The dividend is payable on October 15, 2013, to shareholders of record on September 30, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 4.3%.
Selecting stocks with increasing dividends is critical for an income growth strategy. The above list contains stocks that recently raised their dividends; 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 securities. See a list of all my dividend growth holdings here.
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