Top 100 Monthly Performance 7.31.16

 CompanyTicker1 MonthQualcommQCOM16.82MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODSINCMXIM14.26AmgenAMGN13.07Texas InstrumentsTXN11.33Microsoft Corp.MSFT10.77Magna InternationalMGA9.98Viacom 'B'VIAB9.65Caterpillar Inc.CAT9.17Apple Inc.AAPL9.01CorningGLW8.5Target CorpTGT7.89MetLife Inc.MET7.31Cardinal HealthCAH7.17Emerson ElectricEMR7.17BlackRock Inc.BLK6.92Ameriprise Fin'lAMP6.67Union PacificUNP6.65Teva ADRTEVA6.51Cisco Systems, IncCSCO6.41Intel Corp.INTC6.28Eaton CorpETN6.16Amer. ExpressAXP6.09Discover Fin'l Svcs.DFS6.06KEYCORP NEWKEY5.88Int'l Business Mach.IBM5.82TJX CompaniesTJX5.81Siemens AG (ADR)SIEGY5.8Capital One Fin'lCOF5.62Prudential Fin'lPRU5.54Norfolk SouthernNSC5.46Archer DanielsADM5.11United TechUTX4.97Rio Tinto plcRIO4.86Pfizer, Inc.PFE4.77Ventas IncVTR4.59GlaxoSmithKline ADRGSK3.99Becton, DickinsonBDX3.78Nestle SA (ADR)NSRGY3.78Marathon Petroleum CorpMPC3.77Bank of Nova ScotiaBNS3.59Diageo PLCDEO3.24Johnson & JohnsonJNJ3.24ComcastCMCSA3.16J.P. Morgan Chase [...]

Analysis – The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Increases Dividend by 12%

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.19, a 12 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.17 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on August 12, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on August 2, 2016. Date Quarterly Dividend 8/2/2016 0.19 4/29/2016 [...]

Analysis – Discover Financial Services Increases Dividend by 7%

Discover Financial Services announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.30, a 7 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.28 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on August 18, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on August 4, 2016. Discover Financial Services is a member of [...]

Analysis – Duke Energy Corp. Increases Dividend by 4%

Duke Energy Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.855, a 4 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.825 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on September 16, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on August 12, 2016. Duke Energy Corp. is a member of the Top 100 [...]

Top 100 Monthly Performance 6.30.16

CompanyTicker1 MonthRoyal Dutch ShellRDSB13.88General MillsGIS13.6Rio Tinto plcRIO11.63AT&T Inc.T10.37Kellogg CoK9.79Ventas IncVTR9.78VerizonVZ9.71Duke EnergyDUK9.66Marathon Petroleum CorpMPC8.99Nextera EnergyNEE8.56Southern CoSO8.47American Elec. PWRAEP8.28Kimberly-ClarkKMB8.22Aetna Inc.AET7.86Dominion ResD7.86Medtronic, Inc.MDT7.82Stryker Corp.SYK7.8Johnson & JohnsonJNJ7.64Sempra EnergySRE6.44UnitedHealth GroupUNH5.63Sysco CorpSYY5.47Exxon Mobil Corp.XOM5.3Unilever PlcUL5.16Lockheed MartinLMT5.05RaytheonRTN4.84Pepsico IncPEP4.71Nestle SA (ADR)NSRGY4.61Automatic Data Proc.ADP4.59Caterpillar Inc.CAT4.55United States Parcel ServiceUPS4.49Procter & GamblePG4.48AB InbevBUD4.33Travelers Cos.TRV4.293MMMM4.04Colgate-PalmolCL3.96Intel Corp.INTC3.83Chevron Corp.CVX3.79Chubb Corp.CB3.78Novartis AG ADRNVS3.77Union PacificUNP3.63Diageo PLCDEO3.44Texas InstrumentsTXN3.38Wal-Mart StoresWMT3.16ComcastCMCSA2.99Boeing CompanyBA2.95Merck & Co.MRK2.4GlaxoSmithKline [...]