Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dividend Increases, March 8-20, 2015

Includes: APD • GIS • IBOC • O • RTN • WPC • XLNX

I report on dividend increases for stocks in my watch list to identify candidates for further analysis and for possible inclusion in DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. Companies pay increasing dividends if they are confident about future earnings growth potential.

As a dividend growth investor, I'm interested in companies that not only pay dividends, but those that pay growing dividends. The dividend growth rate is important. If the annualized dividend growth rate fails to match (or exceed) the rate of inflation, your investment would effectively shrink. I find it interesting to consider the percentage increase of each dividend increase. It tells me a lot about a company's commitment and ability to reward shareholders.

In the past two weeks, 7 of the companies on my watch list announced dividend increases. Increases vary from less than 1% to over 10%. Please read this Seeking Alpha article for details.


  1. Hey Ferdi,

    Nice information again! None of those are on my watchlist, but I have been thinking about O.
    Their raise is not sicnificant, but every bit helps right?

    Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes, DfS

    1. Hi DfS -- I bought O last week (still need to report on the buy...). The thing with O is, is that they're increasing the dividend in very small amounts more than once a year, which over the long run works out at about 5% a year, which is pretty good for a company yielding more than 4%.

  2. APD has been on my watchlist for a while, I just picked some up a few days ago in my 401k. I used to own O before I knew what I had...it's still being watched and another increase is always a good thing

    1. Thanks for commenting. APD's yield is a bit on the low side for me, but a 5% dividend increase is not bad! As mentioned, I just bought O and the article reporting the buy is now on Seeking Alpha.

      Take care!


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