Saturday, February 1, 2014

Dividend Increases, January 16-31, 2014

Unbelievably, the first month of 2014 is over! Time again to report on recent dividend increases for stocks in my watch list. And this month has been a busy one for dividend increase announcements.

I compile this information to monitor dividend increases for stocks I own in DivGro and so I can make yield on cost adjustments. For other stocks in my watch list, monitoring dividend increases is informative and one way to assess the long-term health of dividend paying companies.

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: Jan 16 - Jan 31, 2014

Company

Ticker
Price
(Jan 31)
Previous
Dividend
New
Dividend
Current
Yield

%Increase
BlackRock, Inc. BLK 300.47 6.72 7.72 2.57% +14.88
Alliant Energy Corporation LNT 51.96 1.88 2.04 3.93% +8.51
AvalonBay Communities Inc AVB 123.50 4.28 4.64 3.76% +8.41
Praxair, Inc. PX 124.72 2.40 2.60 2.08% +8.33
Diageo plc (ADR) DEO 120.05 2.90 3.09 2.58% +6.68
Dominion Resources, Inc. D 67.91 2.25 2.40 3.53% +6.67
Williams Companies, Inc. WMB 40.49 1.52 1.61 3.98% +5.92
CMS Energy Corporation CMS 27.79 1.02 1.08 3.89% +5.88
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. SXL 78.58 2.52 2.65 3.37% +5.16
National Health Investors Inc NHI 62.97 2.94 3.08 4.89% +4.76
Cincinnati Financial Corporation CINF 48.45 1.68 1.76 3.63% +4.76
PartnerRe Ltd PRE 98.17 2.56 2.68 2.73% +4.69
Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) VOD 37.06 1.58 1.65 4.45% +4.26
Health Care REIT, Inc. HCN 57.92 3.06 3.18 5.49% +3.92
Norfolk Southern Corp. NSC 92.59 2.08 2.16 2.33% +3.85
HCP, Inc. HCP 39.15 2.10 2.18 5.57% +3.81
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. ETE 41.72 1.35 1.39 3.32% +2.97
Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. AHGP 62.53 3.23 3.31 5.29% +2.48
Consolidated Edison, Inc. ED 54.41 2.46 2.52 4.63% +2.44
Wisconsin Energy Corporation WEC 42.67 1.53 1.56 3.66% +1.96
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. ARLP 82.40 4.70 4.79 5.81% +1.91
DCP Midstream Partners, LP DPM 50.23 2.88 2.93 5.83% +1.74
Williams Partners L.P. WPZ 50.10 3.51 3.57 7.13% +1.71
Energy Transfer Partners LP ETP 55.51 3.62 3.68 6.63% +1.66
Exterran Partners, L.P. EXLP 29.90 2.11 2.13 7.12% +0.95
Healthcare Services Group, Inc. HCSG 27.13 0.68 0.69 2.52% +0.74
Previous post: Dividend Increases: Jan 1 - Dec 15, 2014

I own the highlighted stocks, PartnerRe Ltd (PRE) and Energy Transfer Partners (ETP).

The board of PRE, a property-casualty and life reinsurer, approved a 4.69% hike in its regular quarterly dividend payment from 64¢ to 67¢ per share. The new dividend will be paid on February 28, 2014, to shareholders of record on February 18. I own 27 shares of PRE, so the raise adds $3.24 to DivGro's projected annual dividend income.

ETP declared a new quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Shareholders of record on February 7, will receive a dividend of 92¢ per share on February 14, 2014. The new dividend represents a raise of 1.66%. ETP last raised its dividend in November, 2013, by 1.26%. Since I own 100 shares of ETP, the dividend increase adds $6.00 to my projected annual dividend income.

4 comments :

  1. Thanks for putting together this list! I had been looking at WEC, that increase is rather disappointing. Nice to see ETP is back to raising distributions again, that will help DivGro.

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    1. You're welcome, Compounding Income!

      Yes, I'm happy to see ETP announce two increases within two months of each other, even though they're both quite small. At least ETP is raising again after a long hiatus.

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