Monday, January 29, 2018

7 Stocks Delivering More Cash With Higher Dividends

Americans are worried that they might not have enough money for retirement. Women who outlive their husbands are at special risk, with 40 percent of widows living almost exclusively on Social Security. There are a lot of worried retirees out there. So, what are your retirement plans? Quality low-risk dividend growth stocks make an excellent addition to our retirement portfolio, and the good news is, you don’t have to wait until you retire to figure out what income it will generate.

Below are several companies delivering More cash to their shareholders by raising their dividends:

Intel Corporation (INTC) designs, manufactures, and sells computer, networking, and communications platforms worldwide. Recently the company increased its quarterly dividend 10% to $0.30 per share. The dividend is payable March 1, 2018 to stockholders of record on February 7, 2018, with an ex-dividend date of February 6, 2018. The yield based on the new payout is 2.7%.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Recently the company increased its quarterly dividend 21% to $0.19 per share. The dividend is payable April 25, 2018 to stockholders of record on April 4, 2018, with an ex-dividend date of April 3, 2018. The yield based on the new payout is 1.8%.

3M Company (MMM) operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. Recently the company increased its quarterly dividend 16% to $1.36 per share. The dividend is payable March 12, 2018 to stockholders of record on February 16, 2018, with an ex-dividend date of February 15, 2018. The yield based on the new payout is 2.2%.

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) operates as an independent petroleum refining and ethanol producing company in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Recently the company increased its quarterly dividend 14% to $0.80 per share. The dividend is payable March 6, 2018 to stockholders of record on February 13, 2018, with an ex-dividend date of February 12, 2018. The yield based on the new payout is 3.2%.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and professional products worldwide. Recently the company increased its quarterly dividend 3.1% to $1.00 per share. The dividend is payable April 3, 2018 to stockholders of record on March 9, 2018, with an ex-dividend date of March 8, 2018. The yield based on the new payout is 3.4%.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC), a security company, provides systems, products, and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, strike, logistics and modernization, and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) to government and commercial customers worldwide. Recently the company increased its quarterly dividend 10% to $1.10 per share. The dividend is payable March 21, 2018 to stockholders of record on March 5, 2018, with an ex-dividend date of March 2, 2018. The yield based on the new payout is 1.4%.

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 MMM, KMB in my Dividend Growth Stocks Portfolio. See a list of all my Dividend Growth Portfolio holdings here.

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Tags: INTC, CMCSA, WFC, MMM, VLO, KMB, NOC,

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