Top 100 Monthly Performance 1.31.16

CompanyTicker1 MonthSysco CorpSYY8.01Dominion ResD6.7Duke EnergyDUK5.48American Elec. PWRAEP4.63PPL CorpPPL3.48TJX CompaniesTJX2.11Nextera EnergyNEE1.75Southern CoSO1.47United States Parcel ServiceUPS1.46Colgate-PalmolCL1.37Accenture PlcACN1Bank of Nova ScotiaBNS0.99Deere & Co.DE0.97Medtronic, Inc.MDT0.92AB InbevBUD0.67Public StoragePSA0.64Wal-Mart StoresWMT0.63Target CorpTGT0.35VerizonVZ0.3Nestle SA (ADR)NSRGY0.27AT&T Inc.T0.01Unilever PlcUL-0.02Sempra EnergySRE-0.08Stryker Corp.SYK-0.12McDonald's CorpMCD-0.19Teva ADRTEVA-0.5Kimberly-ClarkKMB-0.61Lockheed MartinLMT-0.64Coca-ColaKO-0.68General MillsGIS-0.73Pepsico IncPEP-0.83Union PacificUNP-0.85Travelers Cos.TRV-0.98Johnson & JohnsonJNJ-1.05Infosys Techn. ADRINFY-1.06Merck & Co.MRK-1.16Emerson ElectricEMR-1.17CVS CareMarkCVS-1.21Int'l Business Mach.IBM-1.27ComcastCMCSA-1.28Diageo PLCDEO-1.28Pfizer, Inc.PFE-1.28GlaxoSmithKline ADRGSK-1.31Kellogg CoK-1.32Ventas IncVTR-1.36UnitedHealth GroupUNH-1.37Procter & … Continue reading Top 100 Monthly Performance 1.31.16

Where does Progressive Insurance rank after its 29% announced dividend increase?

Progressive Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.8882, a 29 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.6862 per share. Progressive pays dividends based on a calculated manner based upon earnings each year. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on February 12, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of … Continue reading Where does Progressive Insurance rank after its 29% announced dividend increase?

Analysis – Las Vegas Sands Corp. Increases Dividend by 11%

Las Vegas Sands Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.72, an 11 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.65 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on March 31, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on March 22, 2016.DateQuarterly Dividend3/22/20160.7212/18/20150.659/18/20150.656/18/20150.653/19/20150.6512/16/20140.59/18/20140.56/18/20140.53/19/20140.512/18/20130.359/18/20130.356/18/20130.353/19/20130.3512/18/20120.2512/6/20122.759/18/20120.256/18/20120.253/16/20120.25Analysis of Valuation of Las Vegas Sands … Continue reading Analysis – Las Vegas Sands Corp. Increases Dividend by 11%

Analysis – Magellan Midstream Partners LP Increases Dividend by 3%

Magellan Midstream Partners Limited Partnership announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.785, a 3 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.7625 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on February 12, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on February 5, 2016.DateQuarterly Dividend2/5/20160.78510/29/20150.7638/5/20150.744/30/20150.7182/4/20150.69511/5/20140.6687/31/20140.645/6/20140.6132/5/20140.58511/5/20130.5578/5/20130.5325/6/20130.5072/4/20130.511/2/20120.4858/3/20120.4715/4/20120.422/3/20120.40710/28/20110.48/2/20110.3935/5/20110.3852/3/20110.37911/3/20100.3728/4/20100.3665/5/20100.361/29/20100.355Analysis of Valuation of Magellan … Continue reading Analysis – Magellan Midstream Partners LP Increases Dividend by 3%

Analysis – Hanesbrands Inc. Increases Dividend by 10%

Hanesbrands Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.11, a 10 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.10 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on March 8 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on February 16, 2016.DateQuarterly Dividend2/16/20160.1111/13/20150.18/14/20150.15/19/20150.12/5/20150.111/14/20140.0758/8/20140.0755/9/20140.0752/13/20140.07511/6/20130.058/9/20130.055/16/20130.05Analysis of Valuation of Hanesbrands Inc. (Symbol HBI).Hanesbrands is trading … Continue reading Analysis – Hanesbrands Inc. 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.   TickerCompany NameEx-Div DatePay DateDividend PayoutStock PriceDividend YieldFFord Motor Company27-Jan1-Mar0.1511.985.01%BMOBank of Montreal28-Jan26-Feb0.585350.256.53%TXNTexas Instruments28-Jan8-Feb0.3850.083.04%

Where does Intel (INTC) rank after its 8% announced dividend increase?

Intel's (NYSE: INTC) dividend was increased by 8% with an overall yield above that of the S&P 500 Index at 3.48%. Intel is a leading manufacturer of integrated circuits. Markets served: primarily makers of personal computers; communications, industrial automation, military, and other electronic equipment. Main products: microprocessors (notably the Pentium series), microcontrollers, and memory chips. … Continue reading Where does Intel (INTC) rank after its 8% announced dividend increase?

Where does Valero (VLO) rank after its 20% announced dividend increase?

Valero's (NYSE: VLO) dividend was increased by an impressive 20% with an overall yield above that of the S&P 500 Index at 3.54%. Valero is the largest independent petroleum refiner in the U.S. Owns a combined 15 refineries in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. with an overall capacity of about 3.0 million barrels a day. … Continue reading Where does Valero (VLO) rank after its 20% announced dividend increase?

Analysis – Dominion Resources Inc. Increases Dividend by 8%

Dominion Resources Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.70, an 8 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.6475 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on March 20, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on March 4, 2016. Dominion Resources Inc. is a member of the … Continue reading Analysis – Dominion Resources Inc. Increases Dividend by 8%

Analysis – Alaska Air Group Inc. Increases Dividend by 38%

Alaska Air Group Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.275, a 38 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.20 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on March 8, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on February 23, 2016.DateQuarterly Dividend2/23/20160.27511/13/20150.28/14/20150.25/19/20150.22/20/20150.211/14/20140.1258/15/20140.1255/21/20140.1252/21/20140.12511/15/20130.18/2/20130.1Analysis of Valuation of Alaska Air … Continue reading Analysis – Alaska Air Group Inc. Increases Dividend by 38%