Monday, February 20, 2017

13 Stocks Sending More Cash To Shareholders With Higher Dividends

Any income investor will tell you that it is important for a company to sustain its dividend. However, as an investor in dividend growth stocks, it is not enough to simply sustain the dividend – we want to own companies that are capable of sustained dividend growth. Needless to say, this is a little more difficult to accomplish, but well-worth the time to find companies that can deliver on this expectation.

Below are several companies growing their dividend and sending more cash to their shareholders:

Aetna Inc. (AET) is a diversified healthcare benefits company. February 17th the company increased its quarterly dividend 100% to $0.50 per share. The dividend is payable April 28, 2017 to stockholders of record on April 13, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of April 11, 2017. The yield based on the new payout is 1.6%.

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) is an electric power company in North America with electric generating facilities located in over 30 states in the United States and approximately five provinces in Canada. February 17th the company increased its quarterly dividend 13% to $0.9825 per share. The dividend is payable March 15, 2017 to stockholders of record on February 28, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of February 24, 2017. The yield based on the new payout is 3.1%.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is a beverage company. It markets, manufactures and sells beverage concentrates, and syrups, including fountain syrups, and finished sparkling and still beverages. February 16th the company increased its quarterly dividend 5.7% to $0.37 per share. The dividend is payable April 3, 2017 to stockholders of record on March 15, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of March 13, 2017. The yield based on the new payout is 3.6%.

Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) is a financial services company providing a range of financial products and services, including life insurance, annuities and investment management. February 16th the company increased its quarterly dividend 7.1% to $0.75 per share. The dividend is payable March 16, 2017 to stockholders of record on February 22, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of February 16, 2017. The yield based on the new payout is 2.5%.

TransCanada Corp (TRP) is an energy infrastructure company. February 16th the company increased its quarterly dividend 11% to C$0.625 per share. The dividend is payable April 28, 2017 to stockholders of record on March 31, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of March 29, 2017. The yield based on the new payout is 4.0%.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NUS) is a direct selling company that develops and distributes personal care products and nutritional supplements, and a range of other products and services. February 16th the company increased its quarterly dividend 1.4% to $0.36 per share. The dividend is payable March 15, 2017 to stockholders of record on February 27, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of February 23, 2017. The yield based on the new payout is 2.6%.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in and owning net-leased healthcare facilities. February 16th the company increased its quarterly dividend 4.3% to $0.24 per share. The dividend is payable April 13, 2017 to stockholders of record on March 16, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of March 14, 2017. The yield based on the new payout is 7.2%.

T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW) is a financial services holding company providing global investment management services to individual and institutional investors. February 16th the company increased its quarterly dividend 5.6% to $0.57 per share. The dividend is payable March 30, 2017 to stockholders of record on March 16, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of March 14, 2017. The yield based on the new payout is 3.2%.

Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX) is engaged in the production and sale of gold, as well as related activities, such as exploration and mine development. February 15th the company increased its quarterly dividend 50% to $0.03 per share. The dividend is payable March 15, 2017 to stockholders of record on February 28, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of February 24, 2017. The yield based on the new payout is 0.6%.

The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) is engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution and sale of paint, coatings and related products. February 15th the company increased its quarterly dividend 1.2% to $0.85 per share. The dividend is payable March 10, 2017 to stockholders of record on February 27, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of February 23, 2017. The yield based on the new payout is 1.1%.

Buckeye Partners, L.P. (BPL) owns and operates a network of integrated assets providing midstream logistic solutions, primarily consisting of the transportation, storage and marketing of liquid petroleum products. February 15th the partnership increased its quarterly distribution 1% to $1.2375 per unit. The distribution is payable February 28, 2017 to unitholders of record on February 21, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of February 16, 2017. The yield based on the new payout is 6.8%.

Equinix, Inc. (EQIX) is a publicly owned real estate investment trust that provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. February 15th the company increased its quarterly dividend 14% to $2.00 per share. The dividend is payable March 22, 2017 to stockholders of record on February 27, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of February 23, 2017. The yield based on the new payout is 2.1%.

DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. (DKS) is an omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an assortment of sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories in its specialty retail stores in the eastern United States. February 14th the company increased its quarterly dividend 12% to $0.17 per share. The dividend is payable March 31, 2017 to stockholders of record on March 10, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of March 8, 2017. The yield based on the new payout is 1.3%.

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

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Tags: KO, ABX, PRU, TRP, AET, NEE, NUS, MPW, SHW, TROW, BPL, DKS, EQIX,

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