Monday, October 17, 2016

10 Dividend Stocks Building Superior Long-Term Returns

Investing in Dividend Stocks is a long-term strategy. Frequent buying and selling of dividend stocks can significantly increase your expenses and taxes, thus lowering your returns. A growing dividend is a strong indication of a company's increasing intrinsic value. Great companies that increase dividends tend to have rising share prices over time. Holding only first-rate businesses protects your dividend stream and helps provide for steady price appreciation.

Below are several companies building future returns with higher cash dividends:


Ameren Corporation (AEE) is a public utility holding company. Ameren's primary assets are its equity interests in its subsidiaries, including Union Electric Company (doing business as Ameren Missouri) and Ameren Illinois Company (Ameren Illinois). October 14th the company increased its quarterly dividend 3.5% to $0.44 per share. The dividend is payable December 30, 2016 to stockholders of record on December 7, 2016, with an ex-dividend date of December 5, 2016. The yield based on the new payout is 3.7%.

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI) is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT) invests in income producing healthcare facilities, long-term care facilities located throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. October 13th the company increased its quarterly dividend 1.7% to $0.15 per share. The dividend is payable November 15, 2016 to stockholders of record on October 31, 2016, with an ex-dividend date of October 27, 2016. The yield based on the new payout is 7.3%.

Eaton Vance Corp. (EV) is engaged in business of managing investment funds and providing investment management and advisory services to individuals and institutions. October 13th the company increased its quarterly dividend 5.7% to $0.28 per share. The dividend is payable November 15, 2016 to stockholders of record on October 31, 2016, with an ex-dividend date of October 27, 2016. The yield based on the new payout is 3.0%.

PolyOne Corporation (POL) is a provider of polymer materials, services and solutions. October 13th the company increased its quarterly dividend 12% to $0.135 per share. The dividend is payable January 6, 2016 to stockholders of record on December 16, 2016, with an ex-dividend date of December 14, 2016. The yield based on the new payout is 1.8%.

Brown & Brown, Inc. (BRO) is a diversified insurance agency, wholesale brokerage, insurance programs and service company. The Company markets and sells insurance products and services in the property, casualty and employee benefits areas. It provides customers with non-investment insurance contracts, as well as other targeted, customized risk management products and services. October 13th the company increased its quarterly dividend 10% to $0.135 per share. The dividend is payable November 9, 2016 to stockholders of record on October 28, 2016, with an ex-dividend date of October 26, 2016. The yield based on the new payout is 1.4%.

SYNNEX Corporation (SNX) is a process services company. offering a range of services to resellers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), financial and insurance institutions, and other industry verticals across the world. October 12th the company increased its quarterly dividend 25% to $0.25 per share. The dividend is payable October 28, 2016 to stockholders of record on October 14, 2016, with an ex-dividend date of October 12, 2016. The yield based on the new payout is 0.9%.

International Paper Company (IP) is a paper and packaging company with primary markets and manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. October 11th the company increased its quarterly dividend 5.1% to $0.4625 per share. The dividend is payable December 15, 2016 to stockholders of record on November 15, 2016, with an ex-dividend date of November 11, 2016. The yield based on the new payout is 4.1%.

Gladstone Land Corporation (LAND) is an externally-managed, agricultural real estate investment trust (REIT) that is engaged in the business of owning and leasing farmland. October 11th the company increased its quarterly dividend 3% to $0.0425 per share. The dividend is payable October 31, 2016 to stockholders of record on October 21, 2016, with an ex-dividend date of October 19, 2016. The yield based on the new payout is 4.9%.

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (HCSG) provides management, administrative and operating services to the housekeeping, laundry, linen, facility maintenance and dietary service departments of the healthcare industry. October 11th the company increased its quarterly dividend 1.9% to $0.185 per share. The dividend is payable December 23, 2016 to stockholders of record on November 18, 2016, with an ex-dividend date of November 16, 2016. The yield based on the new payout is 1.9%.

Thor Industries, Inc. (THO), manufactures and sells various recreational vehicles (RV) throughout the United States and Canada, as well as related parts and accessories. October 10th the company increased its quarterly dividend 10% to $0.33 per share. The dividend is payable November 7, 2016 to stockholders of record on October 24, 2016, with an ex-dividend date of October 20, 2016. The yield based on the new payout is 1.6%.

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: Long OHI. See a list of all my Dividend Growth Portfolio holdings here.

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Tags: OHI, IP, AEE, THO, LAND, EV, POL, HCSG, SNX, BRO,

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