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
MDT Medtronic, Inc. 26-Mar 17-Apr 0.305 77.66 1.57%
AVB AvalonBay Communities 27-Mar 15-Apr 1.25 174.79 2.86%
SLW Silver Wheaton Corp 27-Mar 14-Apr 0.05 19.42 1.03%
SYK Stryker Corp 27-Mar 30-Apr 0.345 93.57 1.47%

Analysis – Raytheon Co. Increases Dividend by 11%

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Raytheon Company announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.67 per share, an 11 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.605 per share.  The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on April 30, 2015 to shareholders of record at close of business on April 1, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
4/1/2015 0.67
1/5/2015 0.605
9/29/2014 0.605
6/30/2014 0.605
3/31/2014 0.605
9/30/2013 0.55
7/1/2013 0.55
4/1/2013 0.55
12/28/2012 0.5
10/1/2012 0.5
7/2/2012 0.5
4/2/2012 0.5
12/30/2011 0.43
10/3/2011 0.43
7/1/2011 0.43
4/4/2011 0.43
1/3/2011 0.375
10/1/2010 0.375
7/1/2010 0.375
4/1/2010 0.375

Analysis of Valuation of Raytheon Co. (Symbol RTN).

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

Price 3/19/15 % 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 %
110.74 2.20% 6.5 8365 1.34 0.51 1.34 4.15% 2.15%

Raytheon Co. 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 – Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Increases Dividend by 6%

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Williams-Sonoma Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.35 per share, a 6 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.33 per share.  The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on May 28, 2015 to shareholders of record at close of business on April 24, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
4/24/2015 0.35
1/22/2015 0.33
10/23/2014 0.33
7/23/2014 0.33
4/23/2014 0.33
1/22/2014 0.31
10/23/2013 0.31
7/24/2013 0.31
4/24/2013 0.31
1/23/2013 0.22
10/24/2012 0.22
7/25/2012 0.22
4/25/2012 0.22
1/25/2012 0.22
10/25/2011 0.17
7/25/2011 0.17
4/25/2011 0.17
1/25/2011 0.15
10/25/2010 0.15
7/23/2010 0.15
4/23/2010 0.13
1/25/2010 0.12

Analysis of Valuation of Williams-Sonoma Inc. (Symbol WSM).

Williams-Sonoma is trading above its average price/sale (P/S) range. Williams-Sonoma is trading below its average dividend yield range.

Price 3/19/15 % 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 %
79.42 1.60% 13 57.40 1.31 0.13 1.54 2.34% 1.37%

Williams-Sonoma Inc. 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 – Oracle Corp. Increases Dividend by 25%

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Oracle Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share, a 25 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.12 per share.  The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on April 28, 2015 to shareholders of record at close of business on April 7, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
4/7/2015 0.15
1/5/2015 0.12
10/6/2014 0.12
7/7/2014 0.12
4/4/2014 0.12
1/3/2014 0.12
10/4/2013 0.12
7/10/2013 0.12
12/12/2012 0.18
10/10/2012 0.06
7/11/2012 0.06
4/9/2012 0.06
1/9/2012 0.06
10/7/2011 0.06
7/11/2011 0.06
4/11/2011 0.06
1/14/2011 0.05
10/4/2010 0.05
7/12/2010 0.05
4/12/2010 0.05
1/14/2010 0.05

 

Analysis of Valuation of Oracle Corp. (Symbol ORCL).

Oracle is trading below its average price/sale (P/S) range. Oracle is trading below its average dividend yield range.

Price 3/18/15 % 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 %
44.13 1.10% 17 9.15 4.91 2.94 7.91 1.30% 0.60%

Oracle Corp. 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


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 19-Mar 10-Apr 0.5525 78.9 2.80%
LVS Las Vegas Sands 19-Mar 31-Mar 0.65 52.91 4.91%

Analysis – Xilinx Inc. Increases Dividend by 7%

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Xilinx Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share, a 7 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.29 per share.  The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on June 1, 2015 to shareholders of record at close of business on May 13, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
5/13/2015 0.31
11/3/2014 0.29
8/4/2014 0.29
2/4/2014 0.25
11/4/2013 0.25
8/5/2013 0.25
5/13/2013 0.25
2/4/2013 0.22
11/5/2012 0.22
8/6/2012 0.22
5/14/2012 0.22
2/6/2012 0.19
11/7/2011 0.19
8/8/2011 0.19
5/16/2011 0.19
2/7/2011 0.16
11/8/2010 0.16
8/9/2010 0.16
5/17/2010 0.16
2/8/2010 0.16

Analysis of Valuation of Xilinx Inc. (Symbol XLNX).

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

Price 3/13/15 % 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 %
39.76 3.10% 10 10.25 4.22 2.16 10.11 3.10% 1.79%

Xilinx Inc. 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 – Avago Technologies Ltd. Increases Dividend by 9%

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Avago Technologies Limited announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.38 per share, a 9 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.35 per share.  The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on March 31, 2015 to shareholders of record at close of business on March 20, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
3/20/2015 0.38
12/17/2014 0.35
9/17/2014 0.32
6/17/2014 0.29
3/18/2014 0.27
12/18/2013 0.25
9/17/2013 0.23
6/13/2013 0.21
3/21/2013 0.19
12/13/2012 0.17
9/18/2012 0.16
6/14/2012 0.15
3/15/2012 0.13
12/15/2011 0.12
9/15/2011 0.11
6/15/2011 0.09
3/16/2011 0.08
12/13/2010 0.07

Analysis of Valuation of Avago Technologies Ltd. (Symbol AVGO).

Avago Technologies is trading at the top of its average price/sale (P/S) range. Avago Technologies is trading at the bottom of its average dividend yield range.

Price 3/13/15 % 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 %
125.00 1.20% 18.5 22.60 4.45 1.89 4.45 2.71% 1.20%

Avago Technologies Ltd. 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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