Friday, July 25, 2014

5 Stocks Building Long-Term Wealth With Increased Dividends

Forget about those 'Make 534% On Every Trade' ads that you see on many financial websites. Real wealth is built with sweat equity and a sound financial plan. A long-term buy-and-hold investing approach focusing on quality dividend growth stocks has provided the means for many investors to enjoy a comfortable retirement. If you start early enough, you will go beyond a comfortable retirement into the realm of building long-term wealth.

Below are several companies building long-term wealth for their shareholders with increased dividends:

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) operates as a science and technology based company worldwide. July 22nd the company increased its quarterly dividend 4.4% to $0.47 per share. The dividend is payable September 12, 2014 to stockholders of record on August 15, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 2.9%.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) is engaged in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. July 22nd the company increased its quarterly dividend 5.5% to $0.57 per share. The dividend is payable September 10, 2014 to stockholders of record on August 1, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 2.1%.

Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ), an energy infrastructure company, focuses on connecting North America's hydrocarbon resource plays to growing markets for natural gas and natural gas liquids. July 21st the company increased its quarterly dividend 1.3% to $0.9165 per share. The dividend is payable August 8, 2014 to stockholders of record on August 1, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 6.8%.

HealthSouth Corporation (HLS) owns and operates inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in the United States. July 17th the company increased its quarterly dividend 17% to $0.21 per share. The dividend is payable October 15, 2014 to stockholders of record on October 1, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 2.3%.

The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) is a publicly owned investment manager that also provides financial advisory services to public and corporate pension funds, academic, cultural, and charitable organizations. July 17th the company increased its quarterly dividend 57% to $0.55 per share. The dividend is payable August 4, 2014 to stockholders of record on July 28, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 6.2%.

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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