Analysis – State Street Corp. Increases Dividend by 13%

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State Street Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.34, a 13 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.30 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on July 16, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on July 1, 2015. State Street Corp. is a member of the Top 100 dividend growth candidates.

Date Quarterly Dividend
7/1/2015 0.34
3/30/2015 0.3
12/30/2014 0.3
9/29/2014 0.3
6/27/2014 0.3
3/28/2014 0.26
9/27/2013 0.26
6/27/2013 0.26
3/27/2013 0.26
12/28/2012 0.24
9/27/2012 0.24
6/28/2012 0.24
3/29/2012 0.24
12/29/2011 0.18
9/29/2011 0.18
6/29/2011 0.18
3/30/2011 0.18
12/30/2010 0.01
9/29/2010 0.01
6/29/2010 0.01
3/30/2010 0.01

Analysis of Valuation of State Street Corp. (Symbol STT).

State Street is trading below its average price/book value (P/BV) range.  State Street is trading above its average historical dividend yield. 

Price 05/21/15 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  BV    2015 P/BV Ratio 10 yr P/BV Low 10 yr P/BV  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$78.90 1.50% 15% 50.05 1.57 0.49 3.26 2.13% 0.08%
State Street 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 – Northrop Grumman Corp. Increases Dividend by 14%

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Northrop Grumman Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.80 per share, a 14 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.70 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on June 17, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on June 1, 2015. Northrop Grumman Corp. is a member of the Top 100 dividend growth candidates.

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Date Quarterly Dividend
6/1/2015 0.8
2/26/2015 0.7
11/26/2014 0.7
8/28/2014 0.7
5/29/2014 0.7
2/27/2014 0.61
11/27/2013 0.61
8/29/2013 0.61
5/23/2013 0.61
2/28/2013 0.55
11/21/2012 0.55
8/23/2012 0.55
5/23/2012 0.55
2/23/2012 0.5
11/23/2011 0.5
8/25/2011 0.5
5/26/2011 0.5
2/24/2011 0.425
11/24/2010 0.425
8/26/2010 0.425
5/27/2010 0.425
2/25/2010 0.389

Analysis of Valuation of Northrop Grumman Corp. (Symbol NOC).

Northrop Grumman  is trading at the top of its average price/sales (P/S) range. Northrop Grumman is trading below its average dividend yield.

Price 05/27/15 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate SPS  2015 P/S  Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$161.18 1.8% 15% 120.5 1.26 0.31 1.26 3.59% 1.57%
Northrop Grumman 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 – NetApp Inc. Increases Dividend by 9%

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NetApp Incoporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.18, a 9 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.165 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on July 23, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on July 10, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
7/10/2015 0.18
4/8/2015 0.165
1/7/2015 0.165
10/8/2014 0.165
7/8/2014 0.165
4/8/2014 0.15
1/7/2014 0.15
10/17/2013 0.15
7/9/2013 0.15

Analysis of Valuation of NetApp Inc. (Symbol NTAP).

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

Price 05/21/15 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  BV    2015 P/BV Ratio 10 yr P/BV Low 10 yr P/BV  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$31.77 1.90% 10% 21.9 1.89 1.01 8.03 2.04% 1.43%

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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 – JPMorgan Chase & Co. Increases Dividend by 10%

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JPMorgan Chase & Company announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.44, a 10 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.40 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on July 31, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on July 6, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
7/6/2015 0.44
4/1/2015 0.4
1/2/2015 0.4
10/2/2014 0.4
7/1/2014 0.4
4/2/2014 0.38
1/2/2014 0.38
10/2/2013 0.38
7/2/2013 0.38
4/3/2013 0.3
1/2/2013 0.3
10/3/2012 0.3
7/3/2012 0.3
4/3/2012 0.3
1/4/2012 0.25
10/4/2011 0.25
7/1/2011 0.25
4/4/2011 0.25
1/4/2011 0.05
10/4/2010 0.05
7/1/2010 0.05
4/1/2010 0.05
1/4/2010 0.05

Analysis of Valuation of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (Symbol JPM).

JPMorgan Chase is trading below its average price/book value (P/BV) range.  JPMorgan Chase is trading above its average historical dividend yield. 

Price 05/20/15 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  BV    2015 P/BV Ratio 10 yr P/BV Low 10 yr P/BV  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$66.48 2.70% 5% 61.25 1.02 0.38 2.23 3.28% 0.43%
JPMorgan Chase 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 – Bunge Limited Increases Dividend by 12%

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Bunge Limited announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.38, a 12 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.34 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on September 2, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on August 19, 2015.

 

Date Quarterly Dividend
8/19/2015 0.38
5/15/2015 0.34
2/12/2015 0.34
11/14/2014 0.34
8/15/2014 0.34
5/14/2014 0.3
2/13/2014 0.3
11/14/2013 0.3
8/16/2013 0.3
5/16/2013 0.27
2/13/2013 0.27
11/15/2012 0.27
8/17/2012 0.27
5/17/2012 0.25
2/15/2012 0.25
11/16/2011 0.25
8/12/2011 0.25
5/17/2011 0.23
2/14/2011 0.23
11/16/2010 0.23
8/17/2010 0.23
5/17/2010 0.21
2/11/2010 0.21

Analysis of Valuation of Bunge Limited (Symbol BG).

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

Price 05/20/15 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2015 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$92.24 1.50% 13% 434.85 0.21 0.06 0.43 1.81% 1.20%

Bunge Limited 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 – Lam Research Corp. Increases Dividend by 67%

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Lam Research Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share, a 67 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.18 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on July 1, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on June 10, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
6/10/2015 0.3
3/9/2015 0.18
12/8/2014 0.18
9/8/2014 0.18
6/9/2014 0.18

Analysis of Valuation of Lam Research Corp. (Symbol LRCX).

Lam Research is trading at below its average price/sales (P/S) range. Lam Research is trading at the top of its average dividend yield.

Price 05/19/15 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate SPS  2015 P/S  Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$80.78 0.90% NA 30.65 2.59 0.74 4.93 0.90% 0.70%

 

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
CCL Carnival Corp 20-May 12-Jun 0.25 47.91 2.09%
COP ConocoPhillips 20-May 1-Jun 0.73 66.04 4.42%

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