Analysis – Norfolk Southern Corp. Increases Dividend by 5.5%

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Norfolk Southern Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.57, a 5.5 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.54 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on September 10, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on August 01, 2014.

Date Quarterly Dividend
8/1/2014 0.57
4/30/2014 0.54
2/5/2014 0.54
10/30/2013 0.52
7/31/2013 0.52
5/1/2013 0.5
1/30/2013 0.5
10/31/2012 0.5
8/9/2012 0.5
5/2/2012 0.47
2/1/2012 0.47
11/2/2011 0.43
8/3/2011 0.43
5/4/2011 0.4
2/2/2011 0.4
11/3/2010 0.36
8/4/2010 0.36
5/5/2010 0.34
2/3/2010 0.34

Analysis of Valuation of Norfolk Southern (Symbol NSC).

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

Price 07/23/14 % 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 %
$106.54 2.10% 7.5% 38.05 2.62 1.12 2.62 3.10% 2.00%

Norfolk Southern 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 – BorgWarner Inc. Increases Dividend by 4%

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BorgWarner Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.13, a 4 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.125 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on September 16, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on September 02, 2014.

Date Quarterly Dividend
9/2/2014 0.13
4/30/2014 0.125
1/30/2014 0.125
10/30/2013 0.125
8/1/2013 0.125

Analysis of Valuation of BorgWarner Inc. (Symbol BWA).

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

Price 07/22/14 % 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 %
$65.70 0.80% 4% 36.50 1.71 0.33 1.71 0.80 0.50

 

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
BK Bank of New York Mellon 25-Jul 8-Aug 0.17 38.44 1.77%

Top 100 Weekly Performance 07.18.14

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Company Ticker 1 Week
Apple Inc. AAPL -2.6
Abbott Labs. ABT 2.73
Archer Daniels ADM 0.02
AES Corp AES -0.23
Aflac Inc. AFL 1.25
Altera ALTR 0.77
Amgen AMGN 0.13
Avalonbay Comm AVB 0.7
Brookfield Asset BAM 0.91
Baxter Int’l Inc. BAX -0.9
Becton, Dickinson BDX -1.36
Bunge Limited BG -0.15
Bank of New York Mellon BK 2.14
BlackRock, Inc. BLK -1.46
BP PLC ADR BP -1.78
Buckeye Partners BPL 2.15
Broadcom Corp BRCM 1.87
Cardinal Health CAH -0.82
Canon Inc. ADR CAJ 0.57
Carnival Corp CCL -1.72
C.H. Robinson CHRW 2.75
Comcast CMCSA -2.23
CNA  Financial CNA -1.56
Capital One Fin’l COF -2.5
Coach, Inc. COH 0.96
ConocoPhillips COP -1.54
Campbell Soup CPB -2.43
Cisco Systems, Inc CSCO 1.61
DDR Corp DDR 0.11
Quest Diagnostics DGX 0.88
Diamond Offshore DO 0.8
Devon Energy DVN -0.89
Encana Corp ECA -1.94
EMC Corp. EMC 5.27
Equity Residential EQR 0.68
Ensco Plc ESV -0.26
Exelon Corp EXC -2.01
Freeport-McMoRan FCX -0.09
Federated Investors FII -1.19
Fidelity National FIS 0.69
Corning GLW 0.05
GlaxoSmithKline ADR GSK -0.38
Hartford Fin’l Svcs. HIG -0.66
Intel Corp. INTC 8.18
ITC Holdings Corp ITC 2.44
KeyCorp KEY -3.42
KLA-Tencor KLAC -0.36
Coca-Cola KO 0.12
Kohl’s Corp KSS 2.56
Lilly (Eli) LLY 1
Legg Mason Inc LM -1.08
Las Vegas Sands LVS -3.66
Macerich Company MAC 0.5
Medtronic, Inc. MDT -2.55
MetLife Inc. MET -1.16
Marsh & McLennan MMC -0.97
Mosaic Co MOS -0.79
Merck MRK -0.3
Microsoft Corp. MSFT 6.4
Mitsubishi Financial Group, Inc. MTU -0.25
Maxim Integrated Prod MXIM 0.38
Noble Corp. NE 1.16
NetApp, Inc. NTAP 1.98
Northern Trust Corp. NTRS 1.69
New York Community NYCB -2.89
Occidental Petroleum OXY -0.61
Pepsico Inc PEP -1.29
Pfizer, Inc. PFE 0.4
Principal Financial PFG -0.08
Progressive (Ohio) PGR -0.74
PNC Financial Serv. PNC -3.72
Potash Corp POT -0.82
Qualcomm QCOM 0.2
Royal Dutch Shell ‘A’ RDS/A -0.16
Transocean Ltd. RIG -0.48
Rio Tinto plc RIO 1.33
Resmed Inc RMD -0.73
Schlumberger Ltd. SLB -2.49
Silver Wheaton SLW 0.51
Sanofi Aventis ADR SNY -0.94
State Street Corp. STT 1.71
Safeway Inc. SWY 0.75
Stryker Corp. SYK -2.24
Symantec Corp. SYMC 3.8
Teva ADR TEVA -0.6
Target Corp TGT -1.46
Tim Hortons Inc THI -0.34
Toyota Motor TM -0.27
Travelers Cos. TRV -0.29
Tesoro Corp TSO -3.63
UDR Inc UDR -0.33
UnitedHealth Group UNH 0.94
United Parcel SVC UPS 0.6
Valero Energy VLO -4.25
Ventas Inc VTR -0.23
Verizon VZ 0.34
Walgreen WAG 0.24
WellPoint Health Ntwks WLP 1.13
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 0.29
Weyerhaeuser WY 0.06

Analysis – Blackstone Group L.P. Increases Dividend by 57%

BX

Blackstone Group Limited Partnership announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.55, a 57 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.35 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on August 4, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on July 28, 2014.

Date Quarterly Dividend
7/28/2014 0.55
4/24/2014 0.35
2/6/2014 0.58
10/24/2013 0.23
7/25/2013 0.23
4/25/2013 0.3
2/7/2013 0.42
11/13/2012 0.1
8/13/2012 0.1
5/11/2012 0.1
3/13/2012 0.22
11/10/2011 0.1
8/11/2011 0.1
5/12/2011 0.2
3/11/2011 0.32
11/10/2010 0.1
8/11/2010 0.1
5/12/2010 0.1
3/11/2010 0.3

Analysis of Valuation of Blackstone Group L.P. (Symbol BX).

Blackstone is trading at the top of its average price/book value (P/BV) range.  Blackstone is trading below its average historical dividend yield. 

Price 07/17/14 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate BV    2014 P/BV Ratio 10 yr P/BV Low 10 yr P/BV  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$34.14 4.20% 17.5% 10.25 3.02 0.31 3.02 9.20% 3.30%
Blackstone Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

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Explanation:  Dividend growth financial stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/book value and current yield analysis. Dividend financial stocks trading at a low historical price/book value (P/BV) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/BV ratio stocks.  Max P/BV price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/BV 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 – SanDisk Corp. Increases Dividend by 33%

SNDK

SanDisk Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.30, a 33 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.225 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on August 25, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on August 04, 2014.

Date Quarterly Dividend
8/4/2014 0.3
5/1/2014 0.225
1/30/2014 0.225
10/31/2013 0.225
8/8/2013 0.225

Analysis of Valuation of SanDisk Corp. (Symbol SNDK).

SanDisk is trading above  its average price/sale (P/S) range.   

Price 07/16/14 % 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 %
$107.83 0.90% 35% 29.55 3.23 0.34 5.55 - -

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 – J.M. Smucker Company Increases Dividend by 10%

SJM

J.M. Smucker Company announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.64, a 10 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.58 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on September 2, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on August 15, 2014.

Date Quarterly Dividend
8/15/2014 0.64
5/14/2014 0.58
2/12/2014 0.58
11/13/2013 0.58
8/14/2013 0.58
5/15/2013 0.52
2/13/2013 0.52
11/14/2012 0.52
8/8/2012 0.52
5/9/2012 0.48
2/8/2012 0.48
11/8/2011 0.48
8/10/2011 0.48
5/11/2011 0.44
2/9/2011 0.44
11/9/2010 0.4
8/11/2010 0.4
5/12/2010 0.4
2/10/2010 0.35

Analysis of Valuation of J.M. Smucker Company (Symbol SJM).

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

Price 07/16/14 % 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 %
$105.64 2.20% 6.5% 57.50 1.75 0.88 1.79 2.40% 2.10%

J.M. Smucker 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


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