Analysis – General Growth Properties, Inc. Increases Dividend by 5%

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General Growth Properties Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.20, a 5 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.19 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on October 31, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on October 14, 2016.

Date Quarterly Dividend
10/14/2016 0.2
7/13/2016 0.19
4/13/2016 0.19
12/11/2015 0.19
10/13/2015 0.18
7/13/2015 0.17
4/13/2015 0.17
12/11/2014 0.17
10/10/2014 0.16
7/11/2014 0.15
4/11/2014 0.15
12/11/2013 0.14
10/10/2013 0.13
7/12/2013 0.12
4/12/2013 0.12
12/12/2012 0.11
10/11/2012 0.11
7/12/2012 0.1
4/12/2012 0.1
12/28/2011 0.097
10/12/2011 0.097
7/13/2011 0.097
4/13/2011 0.097
12/28/2010 0.369

Analysis of Valuation of General Growth Properties Inc. (Symbol GGP).

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

Price 8/4/16 % 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 %
$30.91 2.57% 5% 9.40 3.29 1.18 3.29 2.71% 1.40%

General Growth Properties 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 dividend investing and evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles

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