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
DFS Discover Financial Services 4-Aug 20-Aug 0.28 56.28 1.99%

Analysis – Marathon Petroleum Corp. Increases Dividend by 28%

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.25, a 28 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.25 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on September 10, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on August 19, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
8/19/2015 0.32
5/18/2015 0.25
2/13/2015 0.25
11/17/2014 0.25
8/18/2014 0.25
5/19/2014 0.21
2/14/2014 0.21
11/18/2013 0.21
8/19/2013 0.21
5/14/2013 0.175
2/15/2013 0.175
11/19/2012 0.175
8/14/2012 0.175
5/14/2012 0.125
2/14/2012 0.125
11/14/2011 0.125
8/15/2011 0.1

Analysis of Valuation of Marathon Petroleum (Symbol MPC).

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

Price 7/30/15 % 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 %
$53.94 1.80% 12% 131.75 0.69 0.12 0.69 2.37% 1.43%

Marathon Petroleum 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 – Reynolds American Inc. Increases Dividend by 7%

RAI

Reynolds American Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.36, a 7 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.34 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on October 1, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on September 10, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
9/10/2015 0.36
6/8/2015 0.34
3/6/2015 0.34
12/11/2014 0.34
9/8/2014 0.34
6/6/2014 0.34
3/6/2014 0.34
12/12/2013 0.32
9/6/2013 0.32
6/6/2013 0.32
3/6/2013 0.3
12/6/2012 0.3
9/6/2012 0.3
6/7/2012 0.3
3/7/2012 0.28
12/7/2011 0.28
9/8/2011 0.27
6/8/2011 0.27
3/8/2011 0.27
12/8/2010 0.25
9/8/2010 0.23
6/8/2010 0.23
3/8/2010 0.23

Analysis of Valuation of Reynolds American Inc. (Symbol RAI).

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

Price 07/29/15 % 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 %
$84.54 3.40% 5.5% 15.40 4.07 0.45 4.24 6.39% 3.16%

 

Reynolds American Inc. Products 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 – The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. Increases Dividend by 17%

HIG

The Hartford Financial Services Group Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.21 per share, a 17 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.18 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on October 1, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on September 1, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
9/1/2015 0.21
5/28/2015 0.18
3/5/2015 0.18
11/26/2014 0.18
8/28/2014 0.18
5/29/2014 0.15
3/6/2014 0.15
11/27/2013 0.15
8/29/2013 0.15
5/30/2013 0.1
3/7/2013 0.1
11/29/2012 0.1
8/30/2012 0.1
5/30/2012 0.1
3/1/2012 0.1
11/29/2011 0.1
8/30/2011 0.1
5/27/2011 0.1
2/25/2011 0.1
11/29/2010 0.05
8/30/2010 0.05
5/27/2010 0.05
2/25/2010 0.05

Analysis of Valuation of The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (Symbol HIG).

Hartford Financial is trading above its price/book value (P/BV) range. Hartford Financial is trading above its average dividend yield.

Price 7/28/15 % 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 %
$46.85 1.50% 15% 43.20 0.97 0.08 2.85 2.48% 0.66%
Hartford Financial Services Group 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


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
F Ford Motor Company 29-Jul 1-Sep 0.15 14.55 4.12%
TXN Texas Instruments 29-Jul 17-Aug 0.34 49.03 2.45%
AMP Ameriprise Financial 30-Jul 14-Aug 0.67 122.96 2.18%
BMO Bank of Montreal 30-Jul 26-Aug 0.82 55.28 5.93%
ETN Eaton Corp 30-Jul 21-Aug 0.55 60.57 3.63%
VLO Valero Energy Corporation 31-Jul 2-Sep 0.4 64.38 2.49%

Analysis – Delta Air Lines Inc. Increases Dividend by 50%

DAL

Delta Air Lines Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.135, a 50 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.09 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on August 28, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on August 7, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
8/7/2015 0.135
5/6/2015 0.09
2/18/2015 0.09
11/5/2014 0.09
8/6/2014 0.09
5/7/2014 0.06
2/19/2014 0.06
11/4/2013 0.06
8/7/2013 0.06

Analysis of Valuation of Delta Air Lines Inc. (Symbol DAL).

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

Price 07/27/14 % 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 %
$43.93 0.80% 56% 50.65 0.89 0.10 0.89 0.90 0.59

 

Delta Air Lines Inc. Products 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 – Stanley Black & Decker Inc. Increases Dividend by 6%

SWK

Stanley Black & Decker Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.55, a 6 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.52 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on September 22, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on September 4, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
9/4/2015 0.55
6/1/2015 0.52
3/2/2015 0.52
12/3/2014 0.52
9/3/2014 0.52
6/2/2014 0.5
3/3/2014 0.5
12/4/2013 0.5
9/4/2013 0.5
6/3/2013 0.49
3/7/2013 0.49
12/5/2012 0.49
9/5/2012 0.49
6/4/2012 0.41
3/5/2012 0.41
11/30/2011 0.41
8/31/2011 0.41
5/27/2011 0.41
2/28/2011 0.41
12/1/2010 0.34
9/1/2010 0.34
5/28/2010 0.33
3/1/2010 0.33

Analysis of Valuation of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (Symbol SWK).

Stanley Black & Decker is trading above its average price/sale (P/S) range.  Stanley Black & Decker is trading above its average historical dividend yield. 

Price 7/24/15 % 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 %
$105.14 2.10% 4.5% 73.9 1.25 0.43 1.36 2.95% 1.83%

Stanley Black & Decker Inc. Products 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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