Upcoming Ex-dividend dates for Top 100

Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend growth investors because one must own a stock before its ex-dividend date in order to be eligible to receive its next dividend. 

 

Ticker Company Name Ex-Div Date Pay Date Dividend Payout Stock Price Dividend Yield
DGX Quest Diagnostics 3-Oct 22-Oct 0.33 61.47 2.15%
MDT Medtronic, Inc. 1-Oct 24-Oct 0.305 62.54 1.95%

Analysis – Lockheed Martin Corp. Increases Dividend by 13%

LMT

Lockheed Martin Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $1.50, a 13 percent increase from the prior rate of $1.33 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on December 26, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on December 1, 2014.

 

Date Quarterly Dividend
12/1/2014 1.5
8/28/2014 1.33
5/29/2014 1.33
2/27/2014 1.33
11/27/2013 1.33
8/29/2013 1.15
5/30/2013 1.15
2/27/2013 1.15
11/29/2012 1.15
8/30/2012 1
5/30/2012 1
2/28/2012 1
11/29/2011 1
8/30/2011 0.75
5/27/2011 0.75
2/25/2011 0.75
11/29/2010 0.75
8/30/2010 0.63
5/27/2010 0.63
2/25/2010 0.63

Analysis of Valuation of Lockheed Martin (Symbol LMT).

Lockheed Martin is trading at the top of its average price/sale (P/S) range.  Lockheed Martin is trading below its average historical dividend yield. 

Price 09/26/14 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2014 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$181.58 3.20% 10% 145.15 1.15 0.46 1.15 4.50% 2.90%

Lockheed Martin Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

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Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/sales and current yield analysis. Dividend stocks trading at a low historical price/sales (P/S) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/S ratio stocks.  Max P/S price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/S ratio.  Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years.  Further information on evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles


Analysis – Accenture PLC. Increases Dividend by 10%

ACN

Accenture PLC announced a regular dividend of $1.02, a 10 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.93 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on November 17, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on October 17, 2014.

 

Date  Dividend
10/17/2014 1.02
4/9/2014 0.93
10/9/2013 0.93
4/10/2013 0.81
10/10/2012 0.81
4/11/2012 0.675
10/12/2011 0.675
4/13/2011 0.45
10/13/2010 0.45
4/14/2010 0.375

Analysis of Valuation of Accenture (Symbol ACN).

Accenture is trading above its average price/sale (P/S) range.  Accenture is trading toward the top of its average historical dividend yield. 

Price 09/26/14 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2014 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$79.29 2.30% 11.5% 47.90 1.66 0.57 1.85 2.40% 1.70%

Accenture Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

ACN

Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/sales and current yield analysis. Dividend stocks trading at a low historical price/sales (P/S) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/S ratio stocks.  Max P/S price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/S ratio.  Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years.  Further information on evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles


Upcoming Ex-dividend dates for Top 100

Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend growth investors because one must own a stock before its ex-dividend date in order to be eligible to receive its next dividend. 

 

Ticker Company Name Ex-Div Date Pay Date Dividend Payout Stock Price Dividend Yield
CAH Cardinal Health 29-Sep 15-Oct 0.3425 76.16 1.80%
CMCSA Comcast 29-Sep 22-Oct 0.225 53.94 1.67%
EMC EMC Corporation 29-Sep 23-Oct 0.115 28.81 1.60%
STT State Street Corp 29-Sep 16-Oct 0.3 73.86 1.62%
CSCO Cisco Systems 30-Sep 22-Oct 0.19 24.54 3.10%

Analysis – OGE Energy Corp. Increases Dividend by 11%

OGE

OGE Energy Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.25, an 11 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.225 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on October 30, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on October 10, 2014.

 

Date Quarterly Dividend
10/10/2014 0.25
7/8/2014 0.225
4/8/2014 0.225
1/8/2014 0.225
10/8/2013 0.209
7/9/2013 0.209
4/8/2013 0.208
1/8/2013 0.208
10/5/2012 0.197
7/6/2012 0.197
4/5/2012 0.197
1/6/2012 0.197
10/5/2011 0.188
7/6/2011 0.188
4/6/2011 0.188
1/6/2011 0.188
10/6/2010 0.181
7/7/2010 0.181
4/7/2010 0.181

Analysis of Valuation of OGE Energy  (Symbol OGE).

OGE Energy is trading at the top f  its average price/sale (P/S) range.  OGE Energy is trading toward  the bottom of its average historical dividend yield. 

Price 09/25/14 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2014 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$36.83 2.50% 9% 12.25 2.91 0.37 2.91 3.90% 2.40%

OGE Energy Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

OGE

Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/sales and current yield analysis. Dividend stocks trading at a low historical price/sales (P/S) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/S ratio stocks.  Max P/S price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/S ratio.  Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years.  Further information on evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles


Top 100 Weekly Performance 09.26.14

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Company Ticker 1 Week
Teva ADR TEVA 5.74
Encana Corp ECA 1.88
Tesoro Corp TSO 1.7
Ventas Inc VTR 1.49
Becton, Dickinson BDX 1.29
BlackRock, Inc. BLK 0.96
Weyerhaeuser WY 0.91
Schlumberger Ltd. SLB 0.73
Progressive (Ohio) PGR 0.67
Legg Mason Inc LM 0.66
Carnival Corp CCL 0.62
Safeway Inc. SWY 0.5
Hartford Fin’l Svcs. HIG 0.46
Cisco Systems, Inc CSCO 0.2
Broadcom Corp BRCM 0.14
Baxter Int’l Inc. BAX 0.06
CNA  Financial CNA 0.03
Potash Corp POT 0
Intel Corp. INTC -0.01
Las Vegas Sands LVS -0.03
Kohl’s Corp KSS -0.06
Canon Inc. ADR CAJ -0.171
KLA-Tencor KLAC -0.21
WellPoint Health Ntwks WLP -0.36
Cardinal Health CAH -0.42
Coca-Cola KO -0.43
Campbell Soup CPB -0.47
Marsh & McLennan MMC -0.55
Occidental Petroleum OXY -0.55
Coach, Inc. COH -0.58
Pepsico Inc PEP -0.6
Aflac Inc. AFL -0.65
Amgen AMGN -0.68
Altera ALTR -0.72
DDR Corp DDR -0.72
Travelers Cos. TRV -0.79
Wal-Mart Stores WMT -0.79
C.H. Robinson CHRW -0.82
Archer Daniels ADM -0.86
Maxim Integrated Prod MXIM -0.92
Valero Energy VLO -0.95
Toyota Motor TM -0.96
Target Corp TGT -1.03
New York Community NYCB -1.12
Stryker Corp. SYK -1.16
Lilly (Eli) LLY -1.17
Walgreen WAG -1.17
Tim Hortons Inc THI -1.19
Verizon VZ -1.2
Pfizer, Inc. PFE -1.26
Quest Diagnostics DGX -1.3
State Street Corp. STT -1.3
UnitedHealth Group UNH -1.31
United Parcel SVC UPS -1.33
Rio Tinto plc RIO -1.34
Fidelity National FIS -1.35
Apple Inc. AAPL -1.45
Resmed Inc RMD -1.47
Principal Financial PFG -1.56
Bunge Limited BG -1.63
UDR Inc UDR -1.66
Equity Residential EQR -1.72
Merck MRK -1.72
NetApp, Inc. NTAP -1.77
Mosaic Co MOS -1.8
Freeport-McMoRan FCX -1.81
Bank of New York Mellon BK -1.83
Macerich Company MAC -1.83
Northern Trust Corp. NTRS -1.88
Microsoft Corp. MSFT -1.97
PNC Financial Serv. PNC -2.02
Devon Energy DVN -2.07
GlaxoSmithKline ADR GSK -2.11
ITC Holdings Corp ITC -2.12
Exelon Corp EXC -2.3
Qualcomm QCOM -2.32
KeyCorp KEY -2.33
Capital One Fin’l COF -2.61
Royal Dutch Shell ‘A’ RDS/A -2.66
MetLife Inc. MET -2.73
Buckeye Partners BPL -2.86
Silver Wheaton SLW -2.88
EMC Corp. EMC -2.93
Mitsubishi Financial Group, Inc. MTU -2.94
AES Corp AES -2.96
Sanofi Aventis ADR SNY -3.12
Federated Investors FII -3.22
Abbott Labs. ABT -3.29
Avalonbay Comm AVB -3.36
ConocoPhillips COP -3.39
Comcast CMCSA -3.42
Transocean Ltd. RIG -3.51
Corning GLW -3.61
Symantec Corp. SYMC -3.67
Brookfield Asset BAM -3.79
Ensco Plc ESV -3.93
BP PLC ADR BP -3.97
Diamond Offshore DO -4.37
Medtronic, Inc. MDT -4.69
Noble Corp. NE -4.87

Upcoming Ex-dividend dates for Top 100

Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend growth investors because one must own a stock before its ex-dividend date in order to be eligible to receive its next dividend. 

 

Ticker Company Name Ex-Div Date Pay Date Dividend Payout Stock Price Dividend Yield
AVB AvalonBay Communities 26-Sep 15-Oct 1.16 144.37 3.21%
SYK Stryker Corp 26-Sep 31-Oct 0.305 81.51 1.50%

 


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