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
EQR Equity Residential 18-Sep 10-Oct 0.5 62.09 3.22%
LVS Las Vegas Sands 18-Sep 30-Sep 0.5 62.15 3.22%

Best Dividend Increases in the Healthcare Sector for 2014

Company Name Ticker Last Dividend Raise % Date Raise Dividend Proj 3 To 5 Year Growth Rate
Universal Health Services Inc. UHS 100 8/28/2014 15.50%
UnitedHealth Group UNH 35 6/12/2014 9.50%
Novo Nordisk NVO 30 3/21/2014 18.50%
CVS Corp. CVS 22 1/21/2014 18.50%
WellPoint Health Ntwks WLP 17 3/6/2014 11.50%
Cardinal Health CAH 13 6/27/2014 11.50%
Aetna Inc. AET 13 1/14/2014 14.50%
Resmed Inc RMD 12 8/19/2014 28.00%
AmerisourceBergen ABC 12 5/15/2014 12.00%
Quest Diagnostics DGX 10 4/4/2014 15.50%
Zimmer Holdings ZMH 10 3/26/2014 21.00%
Medtronic, Inc. MDT 9 7/1/2014 6.50%
Fresenius Medical Care & Co. FMS 9 5/13/2014 8%
St. Jude Medical STJ 8 3/27/2014 13.00%
Pfizer, Inc. PFE 8 2/5/2014 7.00%
Walgreen Company WAG 7 8/19/2014 13.00%
Novartis AG ADR NVS 7 2/27/2014 5.00%
Abbott Labs. ABT 7 1/13/2014 7.00%
Baxter Int’l Inc. BAX 6 6/4/2014 8.50%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 6 5/22/2014 7.50%
Bard CR BCR 5 7/17/2014 4.50%
Abbvie Inc ABBV 5 4/11/2014 4.50%
Dentsply International XRAY 5 3/26/2014 9.00%
Humana HUM 4 6/26/2014 6.00%
Sanofi Aventis ADR SNY 2.5 5/7/2014 4.50%
Teva ADR TEVA 2 8/19/2014 7.00%
GlaxoSmithKline ADR GSK 1 8/6/2014 6.50%

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
SWY Safeway 16-Sep 9-Oct 0.23 34.58 2.66%

Analysis – American Tower Corp. Increases Dividend by 6%

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American Tower Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.36, a 6 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.34 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on October 7, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on September 23, 2014.

Date Quarterly Dividend
9/23/2014 0.36
6/13/2014 0.34
4/8/2014 0.32
12/12/2013 0.29
9/19/2013 0.28
6/13/2013 0.27
4/8/2013 0.26
12/13/2012 0.24
9/27/2012 0.23
6/28/2012 0.22
4/9/2012 0.21
12/8/2011 0.35

Analysis of Valuation of American Tower Corp. (Symbol AMT).

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

Price 09/11/14 % 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 %
$97.83 1.40% 33.5% 10.40 9.11 3.21 12.74 1.40% 1.20%

American Tower 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 – International Paper Co. Increases Dividend by 14%

IP

International Paper Company announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.40, a 14 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.35 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on December 15, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on November 17, 2014.

 

Date Quarterly Dividend
11/17/2014 0.4
8/13/2014 0.35
5/21/2014 0.345
2/12/2014 0.345
11/13/2013 0.345
8/13/2013 0.296
5/22/2013 0.296
2/13/2013 0.296
11/13/2012 0.296
8/13/2012 0.259
5/22/2012 0.259
2/13/2012 0.259
11/14/2011 0.259
8/11/2011 0.259
5/13/2011 0.259
2/11/2011 0.185
11/12/2010 0.123
8/12/2010 0.123
5/13/2010 0.123
2/11/2010 0.025

Analysis of Valuation of International Paper Company (Symbol IP).

International Paper Company is trading above its average price/sale (P/S) range.  International Paper Company is trading above its average historical dividend yield. 

Price 09/11/14 % 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 %
$50.36 2.90% 8.5% 67.80 0.70 0.07 0.94 3.30% 1.20%

International Paper Company 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 – Philip Morris International, Inc. Increases Dividend by 6%

PM

Philip Morris International Incorporated  announced a regular quarterly dividend of $1.00, a 6 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.94 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on October 10, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on September 25, 2014.

Date Quarterly Dividend
9/25/2014 1
6/24/2014 0.94
3/25/2014 0.94
12/23/2013 0.94
9/24/2013 0.94
6/25/2013 0.85
3/26/2013 0.85
12/24/2012 0.85
9/25/2012 0.85
6/25/2012 0.77
3/27/2012 0.77
12/20/2011 0.77
9/23/2011 0.77
6/21/2011 0.64
3/22/2011 0.64
12/21/2010 0.64
9/22/2010 0.64
6/22/2010 0.58
3/23/2010 0.58

Analysis of Valuation of Philip Morris International (Symbol PM).

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

Price 09/11/14 % 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 %
$84.50 4.60% 6% 52.20 1.56 0.44 1.86 4.70% 3.60%

Philip Morris 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


Top 100 Weekly Performance 09.12.14

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Company Ticker 1 Week
Apple Inc. AAPL 3.95
Target Corp TGT 2.96
New York Community NYCB 2.67
Comcast CMCSA 2.42
Kohl’s Corp KSS 2.35
State Street Corp. STT 1.88
NetApp, Inc. NTAP 1.8
Legg Mason Inc LM 1.68
Rio Tinto plc RIO 1.5
Sanofi Aventis ADR SNY 1.37
Hartford Fin’l Svcs. HIG 1.14
Northern Trust Corp. NTRS 1.11
PNC Financial Serv. PNC 1.06
Bank of New York Mellon BK 0.94
Progressive (Ohio) PGR 0.92
Encana Corp ECA 0.84
KeyCorp KEY 0.84
Toyota Motor TM 0.78
BP PLC ADR BP 0.68
MetLife Inc. MET 0.64
Pfizer, Inc. PFE 0.51
Carnival Corp CCL 0.41
Bunge Limited BG 0.37
Travelers Cos. TRV 0.27
WellPoint Health Ntwks WLP 0.25
EMC Corp. EMC 0.2
Medtronic, Inc. MDT 0.2
Mitsubishi Financial Group, Inc. MTU 0.17
GlaxoSmithKline ADR GSK 0.13
Baxter Int’l Inc. BAX 0.03
Lilly (Eli) LLY 0.03
Archer Daniels ADM 0.02
Las Vegas Sands LVS -0.05
Cisco Systems, Inc CSCO -0.08
ConocoPhillips COP -0.13
Marsh & McLennan MMC -0.15
Microsoft Corp. MSFT -0.17
Potash Corp POT -0.23
CNA  Financial CNA -0.24
Cardinal Health CAH -0.27
Canon Inc. ADR CAJ -0.27
Campbell Soup CPB -0.28
Walgreen WAG -0.3
Coach, Inc. COH -0.35
Safeway Inc. SWY -0.42
Exelon Corp EXC -0.54
Resmed Inc RMD -0.55
Abbott Labs. ABT -0.56
Occidental Petroleum OXY -0.67
KLA-Tencor KLAC -0.71
Capital One Fin’l COF -0.73
C.H. Robinson CHRW -0.77
Principal Financial PFG -0.85
Symantec Corp. SYMC -0.86
Wal-Mart Stores WMT -0.9
Coca-Cola KO -0.96
Qualcomm QCOM -0.96
Pepsico Inc PEP -0.99
Devon Energy DVN -1.15
Ensco Plc ESV -1.15
Royal Dutch Shell ‘A’ RDS/A -1.23
United Parcel SVC UPS -1.23
Amgen AMGN -1.29
Schlumberger Ltd. SLB -1.31
Brookfield Asset BAM -1.34
Stryker Corp. SYK -1.36
Federated Investors FII -1.4
BlackRock, Inc. BLK -1.49
Mosaic Co MOS -1.51
Broadcom Corp BRCM -1.66
Teva ADR TEVA -1.67
Tim Hortons Inc THI -1.71
Freeport-McMoRan FCX -1.78
Becton, Dickinson BDX -1.8
Aflac Inc. AFL -1.87
Merck MRK -1.96
UnitedHealth Group UNH -2.02
Verizon VZ -2.1
ITC Holdings Corp ITC -2.41
Maxim Integrated Prod MXIM -2.48
Fidelity National FIS -2.5
Altera ALTR -2.54
Macerich Company MAC -2.64
Weyerhaeuser WY -2.79
Quest Diagnostics DGX -2.82
Corning GLW -2.84
Intel Corp. INTC -2.84
Silver Wheaton SLW -2.98
Noble Corp. NE -3.17
AES Corp AES -3.28
Diamond Offshore DO -3.36
Transocean Ltd. RIG -3.54
Buckeye Partners BPL -3.9
Ventas Inc VTR -5.61
DDR Corp DDR -6.21
UDR Inc UDR -6.55
Tesoro Corp TSO -7.32
Avalonbay Comm AVB -7.42
Equity Residential EQR -7.64
Valero Energy VLO -9.27

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