Saturday, April 13, 2013

Dividend Increases, Mar/Apr 2013

Around the 15th of each month,  I'll be updating my watch list of dividend growth stocks to reflect current yields. These change over time due to changes in the stock price and changes in dividend payments. 

Since March 15, the market increased by another 1.64% (as measured by the S&P 500) and by 2.24% (as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average). The current yield of dividend paying stocks will decrease when stock prices increase.

When a company increases its dividend payment, the current yield also should increase. The size of the  increase not only depends on the size of the dividend increase, but also on the market's reaction to the increase. Often, a dividend increase stimulates interest in the stock and results in a corresponding increase in the stock price, which in turn would limit the increase in current yield.

The following table provides a summary of recent dividend increases for stocks in my watch list, sorted by the last column, %Increase. Dividend amounts are annualized. 

Dividend Increases: Mar 15 - Apr 14, 2013


(Mar 22)

Qualcomm, Inc. QCOM 66.68 1.00 1.40 2.10% +40.00
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. APD 86.93 2.56 2.84 3.27%+10.94
Raytheon Co. RTN 58.34 2.00 2.20 3.77% +10.00
Plains All American Pipeline, LP PAA 55.89 2.25 2.30 4.12% +2.22
Enterprise Product Partners, LP EPD 60.58 2.64 2.68 4.42% +1.52
Guess?, Inc. GES 26.99 4.80 0.80 2.96% -83.33

GES paid a special dividend last year, so the 83.33% decrease looks worse than it is – in fact, the new dividend just resets the dividend to what it was before the special dividend payment.

Full Disclosure: Currently, I don't own any of the stocks listed above. 


  1. Thanks to providing the companies’ list that have increased their dividends between the months of March, 2013 to April 2013. These stocks can be helpful for investors in making a dividend portfolio.


    1. Thanks for stopping by, Richard Gere!

      I have about 180 stocks in my watch list and my aim is to provide monthly updates on any dividend increases for those stocks only. The website you're referencing is one of the most comprehensive sources of information about dividend stocks that I've come across. A very useful resource indeed!

      I'm posting my reports mid-month to spread the work load, since my monthly portfolio reviews are at the beginning of the month.


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