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 DGX Quest Diagnostics 3-Oct 22-Oct 0.33 61.47 2.15% MDT Medtronic, Inc. 1-Oct 24-Oct 0.305 … Continue reading Upcoming Ex-dividend dates for Top 100

Analysis – Lockheed Martin Corp. Increases Dividend by 13%

Lockheed Martin Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $1.50, a 13 percent increase from the prior rate of $1.33 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on December 26, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on December 1, 2014.   Date Quarterly Dividend 12/1/2014 1.5 8/28/2014 1.33 … Continue reading Analysis – Lockheed Martin Corp. Increases Dividend by 13%

Analysis – Accenture PLC. Increases Dividend by 10%

Accenture PLC announced a regular dividend of $1.02, a 10 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.93 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on November 17, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on October 17, 2014.   Date  Dividend 10/17/2014 1.02 4/9/2014 0.93 10/9/2013 0.93 4/10/2013 … Continue reading Analysis – Accenture PLC. Increases Dividend by 10%

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 CAH Cardinal Health 29-Sep 15-Oct 0.3425 76.16 1.80% CMCSA Comcast 29-Sep 22-Oct 0.225 53.94 … Continue reading Upcoming Ex-dividend dates for Top 100

Analysis – OGE Energy Corp. Increases Dividend by 11%

OGE Energy Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.25, an 11 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.225 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on October 30, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on October 10, 2014.   Date Quarterly Dividend 10/10/2014 0.25 7/8/2014 0.225 … Continue reading Analysis – OGE Energy Corp. Increases Dividend by 11%

Top 100 Weekly Performance 09.26.14

  Company Ticker 1 Week Teva ADR TEVA 5.74 Encana Corp ECA 1.88 Tesoro Corp TSO 1.7 Ventas Inc VTR 1.49 Becton, Dickinson BDX 1.29 BlackRock, Inc. BLK 0.96 Weyerhaeuser WY 0.91 Schlumberger Ltd. SLB 0.73 Progressive (Ohio) PGR 0.67 Legg Mason Inc LM 0.66 Carnival Corp CCL 0.62 Safeway Inc. SWY 0.5 Hartford Fin’l … Continue reading Top 100 Weekly Performance 09.26.14

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 AVB AvalonBay Communities 26-Sep 15-Oct 1.16 144.37 3.21% SYK Stryker Corp 26-Sep 31-Oct 0.305 … Continue reading Upcoming Ex-dividend dates for Top 100

Analysis – Covidien PLC. Increases Dividend by 13%

Covidien PLC announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.36, a 13 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.32 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on November 6, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on October 7, 2014.   Date Quarterly Dividend 10/7/2014 0.36 7/25/2014 0.32 … Continue reading Analysis – Covidien PLC. Increases Dividend by 13%

Analysis – The Kroger Co. Increases Dividend by 12%

The Kroger Company announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.185, a 12 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.165 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on December 1, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on November 14, 2014.   Date Quarterly Dividend 11/14/2014 0.185 8/13/2014 … Continue reading Analysis – The Kroger Co. Increases Dividend by 12%

Analysis – McDonald’s Corp. Increases Dividend by 5%

McDonald's Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.85, a 5 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.81 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 December 1, 2014.   Date Quarterly Dividend 12/1/2014 0.85 8/28/2014 0.81 5/29/2014 0.81 … Continue reading Analysis – McDonald’s Corp. Increases Dividend by 5%