Analysis – Northern Trust Corp. Increases Dividend by 9%

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Northern Trust Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.36, a 9 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.33 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on July 26, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on June 5, 2015. Northern Trust is a member of the Top 100 dividend growth candidates.

Date Quarterly Dividend
6/5/2015 0.36
3/4/2015 0.33
12/3/2014 0.33
9/3/2014 0.33
6/4/2014 0.33
3/5/2014 0.31
12/4/2013 0.31
9/4/2013 0.31
6/5/2013 0.31
3/6/2013 0.3
12/5/2012 0.3
9/5/2012 0.3
6/6/2012 0.3
3/7/2012 0.28
12/7/2011 0.28
9/7/2011 0.28
6/8/2011 0.28
3/8/2011 0.28
12/8/2010 0.28
9/8/2010 0.28
6/8/2010 0.28
3/8/2010 0.28

Analysis of Valuation of Northern Trust Corp. (Symbol NTRS).

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

Price 04/23/15 % 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 %
$73.79 1.90% 7.5% 39.15 1.72 1.12 3.72 3.16% 1.82%
Northern Trust Corp. 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 – The Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. Increases Dividend by 67%

NDAQ

The Nasdaq OMX Group Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share, a 67 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.15 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on June 26, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on June 12, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
6/12/2015 0.25
3/11/2015 0.15
12/10/2014 0.15
9/10/2014 0.15
6/11/2014 0.15
3/12/2014 0.13
12/11/2013 0.13
9/11/2013 0.13
6/12/2013 0.13
3/12/2013 0.13
12/12/2012 0.13
9/12/2012 0.13

Analysis of Valuation of The Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (Symbol NDAQ).

Nasdaq is trading below its price/book value (P/BV) range. Nasdaq is trading below its average dividend yield.

Price 04/23/15 % 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 %
$49.76 1.20% 8.5% 39.80 1.30 0.64 23.78 2.06% 1.14%
Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

 NDAQ

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 – Rockwell Collins Inc. Increases Dividend by 10%

COL

Rockwell Collins Inc. announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.33 per share, a 10 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.30 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on June 8, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on May 19, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
5/19/2015 0.33
2/12/2015 0.3
11/13/2014 0.3
8/7/2014 0.3
5/8/2014 0.3
2/6/2014 0.3
11/7/2013 0.3
8/8/2013 0.3
5/9/2013 0.3
2/7/2013 0.3
11/7/2012 0.3
8/9/2012 0.3
5/10/2012 0.3
2/16/2012 0.24
11/9/2011 0.24
8/11/2011 0.24
5/12/2011 0.24
2/10/2011 0.24
11/10/2010 0.24
8/12/2010 0.24
5/13/2010 0.24
2/10/2010 0.24

Analysis of Valuation of Rockwell Collins Inc. (Symbol COL).

Rockwell Collins is trading towards the high end of its price/sales (P/S) range. Rockwell Collins is trading toward the bottom of its average dividend yield. 

Price 04/23/15 % 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 %
$97.95 1.20% 1.5% 42.25 2.11 0.92 2.85 2.57% 1.22%
Rockwell Collins Inc. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

COL

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 – The Travelers Companies Inc. Increases Dividend by 11%

TRV2

The Travelers Companies Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.61, an 11 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.55 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on June 30, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on June 10, 2015. The Travelers Companies Inc. is a member of the Top 100 dividend growth candidates.

Date Quarterly Dividend
6/10/2015 0.61
3/6/2015 0.55
12/8/2014 0.55
9/8/2014 0.55
6/6/2014 0.55
3/6/2014 0.5
12/6/2013 0.5
9/6/2013 0.5
6/6/2013 0.5
3/6/2013 0.46
12/6/2012 0.46
9/6/2012 0.46
6/6/2012 0.46
3/7/2012 0.41
12/7/2011 0.41
9/7/2011 0.41
6/8/2011 0.41
3/8/2011 0.36
12/8/2010 0.36
9/8/2010 0.36
6/8/2010 0.36
3/8/2010 0.33

Analysis of Valuation of The Travelers Companies Inc. (Symbol TRV).

Travelers is trading above the average of its price/book value (P/BV) range.  Travelers is trading toward the bottom of its average dividend yield range.

Price 04/22/15 % 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 %
$102.02 2% 5.5% 84.15 1.26 0.63 1.50 3.20% 1.99%
The Travelers Companies Inc. 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 – Whirlpool Corp. Increases Dividend by 20%

WHR

Whirlpool Corp. announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.90 per share, a 20 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.75 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on June 15, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on May 15, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
5/15/2015 0.9
2/25/2015 0.75
11/19/2014 0.75
8/27/2014 0.75
5/14/2014 0.75
2/26/2014 0.625
11/13/2013 0.625
8/28/2013 0.625
5/15/2013 0.625
2/27/2013 0.5
11/14/2012 0.5
8/29/2012 0.5
5/16/2012 0.5
2/29/2012 0.5
11/16/2011 0.5
8/24/2011 0.5
5/18/2011 0.5
2/23/2011 0.43
11/17/2010 0.43
8/25/2010 0.43
5/19/2010 0.43
2/24/2010 0.43

Analysis of Valuation of Whirlpool Corp. (Symbol WHR).

Whirlpool is trading towards the high end of its price/sales (P/S) range. Whirlpool is trading below its average dividend yield. 

Price 04/22/15 % 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 %
$191.77 1.50% 7% 301.95 0.65 0.08 0.77 4.14% 1.35%
Whirlpool 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 – Morgan Stanley Increases Dividend by 50%

MS

Morgan Stanley announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share, a 50 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.10 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on May 15, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on April 30, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
4/30/2015 0.15
1/28/2015 0.1
10/29/2014 0.1
7/29/2014 0.1
4/28/2014 0.1
1/29/2014 0.05
10/29/2013 0.05
7/29/2013 0.05
4/26/2013 0.05
2/1/2013 0.05
10/31/2012 0.05
7/27/2012 0.05
4/26/2012 0.05
1/27/2012 0.05
10/27/2011 0.05
7/27/2011 0.05
4/27/2011 0.05
1/27/2011 0.05
10/27/2010 0.05
7/28/2010 0.05
4/28/2010 0.05
1/27/2010 0.05

Analysis of Valuation of Morgan Stanley (Symbol MS).

Morgan Stanley is trading below its price/book value (P/BV) range. Morgan Stanley is trading below its average dividend yield.

Price 04/21/15 % 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 %
$36.75 1.10% 30% 42.20 0.97 0.22 3.18 1.61% 0.63%
Morgan Stanley Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

 MS2

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 – Du Pont (E.I.) de Nemours & Co. Increases Dividend by 4%

DD

Du Pont (E.I.) de Nemours & Company announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.49 per share, a 4 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.47 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on June 12, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on May 30, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
5/15/2015 0.49
2/11/2015 0.47
11/12/2014 0.47
8/13/2014 0.47
5/13/2014 0.45
2/12/2014 0.45
11/13/2013 0.45
8/13/2013 0.45
5/13/2013 0.45
2/13/2013 0.43
11/13/2012 0.43
8/13/2012 0.43
5/11/2012 0.43
2/13/2012 0.41
11/10/2011 0.41
8/11/2011 0.41
5/11/2011 0.41
2/11/2011 0.41
11/10/2010 0.41
8/11/2010 0.41
5/12/2010 0.41
2/10/2010 0.41

Analysis of Valuation of Du Pont (E.I.) de Nemours & Co. (Symbol DD).

Du Pont is trading above its average price/sales (P/S) range. Du Pont is trading below its average dividend yield.

Price 04/21/15 % 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 %
$70.69 2.60% 4% 40.90 1.88 0.55 1.93 4.74% 2.36%
Du Pont (E.I.) de Nemours Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

 DD

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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