Upcoming Ex-dividend dates for Top 100

Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend growth investors because one must own a stock 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
GLW Corning Inc. 29-Aug 30-Sep 0.135 22.67 2.38%
QCOM Qualcomm, Inc. 29-Aug 21-Sep 0.53 62.97 3.37%
UNP Union Pacific 29-Aug 30-Sep 0.55 95.12 2.31%
K Kellogg Co. 30-Aug 15-Sep 0.52 82.37 2.53%
LMT Lockheed Martin 30-Aug 23-Sep 1.65 244.44 2.70%
MCD McDonald’s 30-Aug 16-Sep 0.89 114.44 3.11%

Analysis – Intuit Inc. Increases Dividend by 13%

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Intuit Incorporated 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 October 18, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on October 10, 2016.

Date Quarterly Dividend
10/10/2016 0.34
7/8/2016 0.3
4/7/2016 0.3
1/7/2016 0.3
10/7/2015 0.3
7/8/2015 0.25
4/8/2015 0.25
1/7/2015 0.25
10/8/2014 0.25
7/8/2014 0.19
4/8/2014 0.19
1/8/2014 0.19
10/8/2013 0.19
7/8/2013 0.17
4/8/2013 0.17
1/8/2013 0.17
10/5/2012 0.17
7/6/2012 0.15
4/5/2012 0.15
1/6/2012 0.15
10/5/2011 0.15

Analysis of Valuation of Intuit Inc. (Symbol INTU).

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

Price 8/25/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$110 1.09% 12% 18.45 5.96 2.12 5.96 1.44% 0.87%

Intuit 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 – Altria Group, Inc. Increases Dividend by 8%

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Altria Group Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.61, an 8 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.565 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on October 11, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on September 15, 2016.

Date Quarterly Dividend
9/15/2016 0.61
6/13/2016 0.565
3/11/2016 0.565
12/22/2015 0.565
9/11/2015 0.565
6/11/2015 0.52
3/12/2015 0.52
12/22/2014 0.52
9/11/2014 0.52
6/12/2014 0.48
3/12/2014 0.48
12/23/2013 0.48
9/12/2013 0.48
6/12/2013 0.44
3/13/2013 0.44
12/21/2012 0.44
9/12/2012 0.44
6/13/2012 0.41
3/13/2012 0.41
12/22/2011 0.41
9/13/2011 0.41
6/13/2011 0.38
3/11/2011 0.38
12/23/2010 0.38
9/13/2010 0.38
6/11/2010 0.35
3/11/2010 0.35

Analysis of Valuation of Altria Group Inc. (Symbol MO).

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

Price 8/24/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$66.16 3.40% 6.5% 13.45 4.92 1.28 8.48 5.94% 3.25%

Altria Group 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


Upcoming Ex-dividend dates for Top 100

Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend growth investors because one must own a stock 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
MGA Magna International 24-Aug 9-Sep 0.25 40.19 2.49%
NEE NextEra Energy, Inc. 26-Aug 15-Sep 0.87 125.04 2.78%

Analysis – Pinnacle Foods Inc. Increases Dividend by 12%

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Pinnacle Foods Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.285, a 12 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.255 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on October 10, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on August 30, 2016.

Date Quarterly Dividend
8/26/2016 0.285
6/3/2016 0.255
2/19/2016 0.255
12/17/2015 0.255
9/24/2015 0.255
6/22/2015 0.235
2/19/2015 0.235
2/18/2015 0.235
12/17/2014 0.235
8/27/2014 0.235
5/29/2014 0.21
3/18/2014 0.21
11/27/2013 0.21
9/19/2013 0.18
6/18/2013 0.18

Analysis of Valuation of Pinnacle Foods Inc. (Symbol PF).

Pinnacle Foods is trading above its average price/sales (P/S) range.  Pinnacle Foods is trading below its average historical dividend yield.

Price 8/22/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$50.92 2.25% 12% 26.90 1.89 1.10 2.1 3.33% 1.99%

Pinnacle Foods 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 – Martin Marietta Materials Inc. Increases Dividend by 5%

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Martin Marietta Materials Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.42, a 5 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.40 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on September 30, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on September 1, 2016.

Date Quarterly Dividend
9/1/2016 0.42
5/27/2016 0.4
2/26/2016 0.4
11/27/2015 0.4
8/28/2015 0.4
5/28/2015 0.4
2/26/2015 0.4
11/26/2014 0.4
8/28/2014 0.4
5/29/2014 0.4
2/27/2014 0.4
11/27/2013 0.4
8/29/2013 0.4
5/30/2013 0.4
2/27/2013 0.4
11/28/2012 0.4
8/30/2012 0.4
5/30/2012 0.4
2/28/2012 0.4
11/29/2011 0.4
8/30/2011 0.4
5/27/2011 0.4
2/25/2011 0.4
11/29/2010 0.4
8/30/2010 0.4
6/4/2010 0.4
2/25/2010 0.4

Analysis of Valuation of Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (Symbol MLM).

Martin Marietta is trading above its average price/sales (P/S) range.  Martin Marietta is trading toward the bottom of its average historical dividend yield.

Price 8/19/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$192.25 0.83% 2% 60 3.20 1.90 3.40 2.59% 0.80%

Martin Marietta Materials 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 – Westlake Chemical Corp. Increases Dividend by 5%

WLK

Westlake Chemical Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.1906, a 5 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.1815 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on August 31, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on September 2, 2016.

Date Quarterly Dividend
9/1/2016 0.191
5/19/2016 0.182
2/25/2016 0.182
12/2/2015 0.182
9/2/2015 0.182
5/27/2015 0.165
3/3/2015 0.165
12/3/2014 0.165
9/3/2014 0.165
5/28/2014 0.126
2/26/2014 0.126
12/4/2013 0.113
9/6/2013 0.113
5/31/2013 0.094
2/27/2013 0.094
11/27/2012 1.969
8/28/2012 0.094
5/31/2012 0.037
3/5/2012 0.037
11/29/2011 0.037
8/31/2011 0.037
6/1/2011 0.032
3/9/2011 0.032
11/30/2010 0.032
8/30/2010 0.032
6/1/2010 0.029
3/15/2010 0.029

Analysis of Valuation of Westlake Chemical Corp. (Symbol WLK).

Westlake Chemical is trading above its average price/sales (P/S) range.  Westlake Chemical is trading above its average historical dividend yield.

Price 8/19/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$50.91 1.50% 11% 32.60 1.56 0.21 1.69 1.79% 0.43%

Westlake Chemical 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


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