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
AEP American Electric Power 8-Feb 10-Mar 0.56 62.29 3.60%
IBM IBM Corp 8-Feb 10-Mar 1.3 127.65 4.07%
XOM Exxon Mobil 9-Feb 10-Mar 0.73 79.83 3.66%
TJX TJX Companies 9-Feb 3-Mar 0.21 70.76 1.19%

Analysis – Harley Davidson Inc. Increases Dividend by 13%

HOG

Harley Davidson Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.35, a 13 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.31 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on March 4, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on February 17, 2016.

Date Quarterly Dividend
2/17/2016 0.35
12/9/2015 0.31
9/11/2015 0.31
5/26/2015 0.31
2/13/2015 0.31
12/12/2014 0.275
9/12/2014 0.275
5/27/2014 0.275
2/14/2014 0.275
12/13/2013 0.21
9/13/2013 0.21
5/28/2013 0.21
2/14/2013 0.21
12/14/2012 0.155
9/26/2012 0.155
5/29/2012 0.155
2/16/2012 0.155
12/16/2011 0.125
9/28/2011 0.125
5/31/2011 0.125
2/17/2011 0.1
12/17/2010 0.1
9/29/2010 0.1
6/1/2010 0.1
2/19/2010 0.1

Analysis of Valuation of Harley Davidson Inc. (Symbol HOG).

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

Price 2/4/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$41.25 3.14% 9% 31.6 2.02 0.39 3.74 3.22% 0.93%

Harley Davidson Inc. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge) HOG2

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 – Eversource Energy Increases Dividend by 7%

ES

Eversource Energy announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.445, a 7 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.4175 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on March 31, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on March 2, 2016.

Date Quarterly Dividend
3/2/2016 0.445
12/10/2015 0.418
9/10/2015 0.418
5/27/2015 0.418
2/26/2015 0.418
12/11/2014 0.393
9/11/2014 0.393
5/28/2014 0.393
2/27/2014 0.393
12/11/2013 0.368
9/12/2013 0.368
5/29/2013 0.367
2/27/2013 0.367
11/28/2012 0.343
8/29/2012 0.343
5/30/2012 0.343
2/28/2012 0.294
12/27/2011 0.275
8/30/2011 0.275
5/27/2011 0.275
2/25/2011 0.275
11/29/2010 0.256
8/30/2010 0.256
5/27/2010 0.256
2/25/2010 0.256

Analysis of Valuation of Eversource Energy (Symbol ES).

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

Price 2/4/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$54.93 3.03% 6.5% 26 2.11 0.82 2.22 4.19% 2.81%

Eversource Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge) ES

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 – Corning Inc. Increases Dividend by 13%

GLW

Corning Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.135, a 13 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.12 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on March 31, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on February 25, 2016. Corning Inc. is a member of the Top 100 dividend growth candidates.

Date Quarterly Dividend
2/25/2016 0.135
11/10/2015 0.12
8/27/2015 0.12
5/27/2015 0.12
2/25/2015 0.12
11/12/2014 0.1
8/27/2014 0.1
5/28/2014 0.1
2/26/2014 0.1
11/13/2013 0.1
8/28/2013 0.1
5/29/2013 0.1
2/26/2013 0.09
11/14/2012 0.09
8/29/2012 0.075
5/29/2012 0.075
2/27/2012 0.075
11/14/2011 0.075
8/29/2011 0.05
5/26/2011 0.05
2/24/2011 0.05
11/15/2010 0.05
8/26/2010 0.05
5/26/2010 0.05
2/24/2010 0.05

Analysis of Valuation of Corning Inc. (Symbol GLW).

Corning is trading below its average price/sale (P/S) range.  Corning is trading above its average historical dividend yield. 

Price 2/4/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$18.86 2.65% 10% 8.85 2.60 1.25 8.94 2.88% 0.86%

Corning Inc. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge) GLW2

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 – General Motors Co. Increases Dividend by 6%

GM

General Motors Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.38, a 6 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.36 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on March 24, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on March 11, 2016.

Date Quarterly Dividend
3/11/2016 0.38
12/16/2015 0.36
9/10/2015 0.36
6/8/2015 0.36
3/9/2015 0.3
12/8/2014 0.3
9/8/2014 0.3
6/6/2014 0.3
3/14/2014 0.3

Analysis of Valuation of General Motors Co. (Symbol GM).

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

Price 2/3/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$28.92 4.78% 26.5% 100.5 0.33 0.18 0.42 4.86% 3.09%

General Motors Co. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge) GM2

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 – Comcast Corp. Increases Dividend by 10%

CMCSA

Comcast Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.275, a 10 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.25 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on April 27, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on April 6, 2016. Comcast Corp. is a member of the Top 100 dividend growth candidates.

Date Quarterly Dividend
4/6/2016 0.275
1/4/2016 0.25
10/5/2015 0.25
6/29/2015 0.25
3/30/2015 0.25
1/5/2015 0.225
9/29/2014 0.225
6/30/2014 0.225
3/31/2014 0.225
12/30/2013 0.195
9/30/2013 0.195
7/1/2013 0.195
4/1/2013 0.195
12/28/2012 0.163
10/1/2012 0.163
6/29/2012 0.163
4/2/2012 0.163
12/30/2011 0.113
10/3/2011 0.113
7/1/2011 0.113
4/4/2011 0.113
1/3/2011 0.095
10/4/2010 0.095
7/2/2010 0.095
4/5/2010 0.095
1/4/2010 0.095

Analysis of Valuation of Comcast Co. (Symbol CMCSA).

Comcast is trading below its average price/sale (P/S) range.  Comcast is trading below its average historical dividend yield. 

Price 2/3/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$57.84 1.79% 9% 32.4 1.73 0.88 5.53 2.06% 1.63%

Comcast Co. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge) CMCSA2

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 – 3M Company Increases Dividend by 8%

MMM

3M Company announced a regular quarterly dividend of $1.11, an 8 percent increase from the prior rate of $1.025 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on March 12, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on February 12, 2016. 3M Company is a member of the Top 100 dividend growth candidates.

Date Quarterly Dividend
2/12/2016 1.11
11/18/2015 1.025
8/19/2015 1.025
5/20/2015 1.025
2/11/2015 1.025
11/19/2014 0.855
8/20/2014 0.855
5/21/2014 0.855
2/12/2014 0.855
11/20/2013 0.635
8/21/2013 0.635
5/22/2013 0.635
2/13/2013 0.635
11/20/2012 0.59
8/22/2012 0.59
5/16/2012 0.59
2/15/2012 0.59
11/22/2011 0.55
8/17/2011 0.55
5/18/2011 0.55
2/16/2011 0.55
11/17/2010 0.525
8/18/2010 0.525
5/19/2010 0.525
2/17/2010 0.525

Analysis of Valuation of 3M Co. (Symbol MMM).

3M is trading above its average price/sale (P/S) range.  3M is trading above its average historical dividend yield. 

Price 2/3/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$152.52 2.76% 13% 51.25 3.12 1.26 3.67 2.98% 1.84%

3M Co. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge) MMM2

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


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