Monday, March 19, 2018

7 Stocks Sending A Strong Message With Higher Dividends

Selecting quality dividend stocks with sustainable dividends requires the investor to not only look back at the financials, but also look forward to determine in the business can continue to thrive going forward. To succeed as an investor in dividend growth stocks, you must find companies that can sustain and grow dividends by focusing on their ability to generate cash.

Below are several stocks sending their shareholders a strong message with higher dividends:

Realty Income (O), The Monthly Dividend Company®, is REIT dedicated to providing shareholders with dependable monthly income with 5,000 real estate properties owned under long-term lease agreements with regional and national commercial tenants. Recently the company increased its quarterly dividend 0.2% to $0.2195 per share. The dividend is payable April 13, 2018 to stockholders of record on April 2, 2018, with an ex-dividend date of March 30, 2018. The yield based on the new payout is 5.1%.

Restaurant Brands International Inc. (QSR) owns, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants under the Tim Hortons (TH), Burger King (BK), and Popeyes (PLK) brand names. Recently the company increased its quarterly dividend 114% to $0.45 per share. The dividend is payable April 2, 2018 to stockholders of record on March 15, 2018, with an ex-dividend date of March 14, 2018. The yield based on the new payout is 1.8%.

W. P. Carey Inc. (WPC) is a leading internally-managed net lease REIT that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing solutions primarily for companies in the U.S. and Europe. Recently the company increased its quarterly dividend 0.5% to $1.015 per share. The dividend is payable April 16, 2018 to stockholders of record on March 29, 2018, with an ex-dividend date of March 28, 2018. The yield based on the new payout is 6.6%.

Domino's Pizza, Inc. (DPZ) operates as a pizza delivery company in the United States and internationally. Recently the company increased its quarterly dividend 20% to $0.55 per share. The dividend is payable March 30, 2018 to stockholders of record on March 15, 2018, with an ex-dividend date of March 14, 2018. The yield based on the new payout is 1.0%.

Toll Brothers, Inc. (TOL) designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities in the United States. Recently the company increased its quarterly dividend 37% to $0.11 per share. The dividend is payable April 27, 2018 to stockholders of record on April 13, 2018, with an ex-dividend date of April 12, 2018. The yield based on the new payout is 0.7%.

The Western Union Company (WU) provides money movement and payment services worldwide. Recently the company increased its quarterly dividend 8.6% to $0.19 per share. The dividend is payable March 30, 2018 to stockholders of record on March 16, 2018, with an ex-dividend date of March 15, 2018. The yield based on the new payout is 3.7%.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. Recently the company increased its quarterly dividend 10% to $0.43 per share. The dividend is payable May 25, 2018 to stockholders of record on April 27, 2018, with an ex-dividend date of April 26, 2018. The yield based on the new payout is 3.2%.

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

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Tags: O, QSR, WPC, DPZ, TOL, WU, WSM,

1 comment:

  1. I should preface this by saying that I am long O, and plan to stay that way for awhile. That being said, a half cent increase (0.2%) on the dividend doesn't strike me as "sending a strong message". Golly geez, if O can only continue raising its dividend at this rate, in just 10 short years it will be all the way up to .2390, almost 9% above where it is now. Someone catch me before I faint! By contrast, CSCO this year alone raised its dividend by almost 14%. What O's action says to me is, "we can't really afford to raise the dividend, but we don't want to break our quarterly streak, so here's a 0.2% increase for you to enjoy".

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