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Friday, August 12, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: July 15-28, 2022

In this weekly article series, we summarize upcoming ex-dividend dates in a quick reference table. Our watchlist is Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet containing stocks with dividend increase streaks of five years or more. 

To earn the next dividend, you should buy a stock before its ex-dividend date, which usually is one business day before the record date. Unfortunately, if you wait until the ex-dividend date or thereafter, you won't receive the next dividend payment! Instead, the seller will receive the next dividend.

The Highest Quality Dividend Growth Stocks In 2022

I adopted the DVK Quality Snapshots in 2019 after reading this article by David Van Knapp on high-quality, high-yield DG stocks. This simple yet elegant system provides a quick way to assess the quality of dividend growth [DG] stocks. It employs five widely used quality indicators from independent sources and assigns 0-5 points to each quality indicator, for a maximum of 25 points.

In this article, I deploy DVK Quality Snapshots to find the highest quality DG stocks in Dividend Radar, an automatically-generated spreadsheet of DG stocks (trading on US exchanges) with dividend increase streaks of at least five years. I'm using the same stringent screens that DVK used in this June 2020 article and that I used in my update in August 2021. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Monthly Review Of DivGro: July 2022

Every month, I write a review of my portfolio of dividend growth stocks, DivGro. I provide a summary of transactions and dividends received in the past month. I also consider the impact on DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI).

In July, I executed several trades to consolidate positions, mainly to have like lots in the same accounts. DivGro is spread across five different accounts, and I wanted to hold each ticker in only one account rather than in multiple accounts. 

Eight DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in July. 

The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 2.3% in July. Year over year, PADI increased by 36.7%.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: July 29-August 11, 2022

This article series compiles a list of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet containing stocks with dividend increase streaks of five years or more.

We provide a summary table that includes relevant data and key statistics as well as the next payout and pay date. Also, we highlight one of the stocks with an upcoming ex-dividend date, providing a quality assessment as well as performance, earnings, and valuation charts.

To earn the next dividend, be sure to buy a stock before its ex-dividend date, which usually is one business day before the record date. Unfortunately, if you wait until the ex-dividend date or thereafter, you won't receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller will receive the next dividend.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Why Texas Instruments Is A Buy For Dividend Growth Investors

I consider Texas Instruments (TXN) one of the best dividend growth stocks to own. 

The company pays a generous dividend yielding 2.76% at $164 per share and has a stellar track record of dividend growth and share buybacks. While I expect a lower dividend growth rate of 10-12% going forward, that rate still easily outpaces the current rate of inflation, especially when reinvesting dividends. 

Texas Instruments has a great management team focused on growing free cash flow as the primary driver of long-term value. The team is disciplined in allocating capital and is a top performer when measured by returns on invested capital. The company is well-positioned to benefit from a rapidly growing semiconductor industry, especially in the industrial and automotive markets in which the company leads with market share in analog and embedded systems.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For July 2022

Welcome to another edition of my monthly series of 10 Dividend Growth Stocks. In this series, I rank a selection of dividend growth stocks in Dividend Radar and present the ten top-ranked stocks for further research and possible investment. 

To rank stocks, I determine quality scores using DVK Quality Snapshots and sort them in descending order, breaking ties with additional metrics.

This month, I'm presenting discounted stocks with high 5-year dividend growth rates [DGRs] and high 5-year trailing total returns [TTRs]. Every stock trades at least 10% below my risk-adjusted Buy Below prices. 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: July 15-28, 2022

This article series compiles a list of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet containing stocks with dividend increase streaks of five years or more. 

To earn the next dividend, be sure to buy a stock before its ex-dividend date, which usually is one business day before the record date. 

Unfortunately, if you wait until the ex-dividend date or thereafter, you won't receive the next dividend payment! Instead, the seller will receive the next dividend.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

7 Dividend Growth Stocks For July 2022

In my monthly 7 Dividend Growth Stocks series, I present seven dividend growth stocks from Dividend Radar for further analysis and possible investment. 

I apply different screens every month to find a variety of candidates. For example, screening for stocks with higher yields will interest income investors, while screening for higher dividend growth rates will interest growth-oriented investors.

Last month, I picked the top dividend growth [DG] stock in each of the GICS sectors. I focused on DG stocks with safe dividends and strong income and growth prospects trading below my fair value estimates. For this article, I’m using the same screens, but I’m presenting the seven top-ranked stocks regardless of sector. 

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Monthly Review Of DivGro: June 2022

Welcome to the monthly review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. 

The goal of these monthly reviews is to share updates I've made to the portfolio and to provide a summary of dividends collected. I also look at how DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI) has changed.

In June, I added shares to three existing positions and eight DivGro stocks announced dividend increases. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 1.1% in June. Year over year, PADI increased by 28.1%.

As for dividend income, in June I received dividends totaling $5,678 from 51 stocks in my portfolio, a year-over-year increase of 7%. So far in 2022, I've collected $24,267 in dividends, or about 56% of my 2022 goal of $43,200.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: July 1-14, 2022

This article series compiles a list of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet containing stocks with dividend increase streaks of five years or more.

We provide a summary table that includes relevant data and key statistics as well as the next payout and pay date. Also, we highlight one of the stocks with an upcoming ex-dividend date, providing a quality assessment as well as performance, earnings, and valuation charts.

To earn the next dividend, be sure to buy a stock before its ex-dividend date, which usually is one business day before the record date. Unfortunately, if you wait until the ex-dividend date or thereafter, you won't receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller will receive the next dividend.

Monday, June 27, 2022

My Top Dividend Growth Pick In Each GICS Sector

The article presents my top dividend growth pick in each of the GICS sectors. I provide quality indicators, key metrics, and my risk-adjusted Buy Below prices for each stock. 

For this article, I focused on dividend growth stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet from Portfolio Insight listing stocks with dividend streaks of five or more years. 

Each stock is discounted to my fair value estimate and offers strong income and growth prospects. Moreover, the stocks I picked have Very Safe or Safe dividends according to Simply Safe Dividends.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Dividend Increases: June 18-24, 2022

Welcome to another article in my series covering announcements of dividend increases and dividend cuts or suspensions. I monitor stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet from Portfolio Insight listing stocks with dividend streaks of five or more years. 

This past week, six companies in Dividend Radar declared dividend increases and there were no dividend cuts or suspensions.

I use Portfolio Insight to manage my DivGro portfolio. The app now provides blended fair value estimates, so it helps me decide when to buy dividend growth stocks. 

Readers can get a one-time 20% discount on an annual subscription if they sign up through my affiliate link.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: June 24-July 7, 2022

In this article series, we summarize upcoming ex-dividend dates for stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet of dividend growth stocks with dividend increase streaks of at least five years. 

The ex-dividend date of stocks is usually set one business day before the record date, the cut-off date for determining which shareholders will receive the next dividend payment. If you buy a stock on its ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller will receive the next dividend. If you buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, you will receive the dividend.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

3 High Yielding Dividend Growth Stocks With Upside Potential

The Dividend Achievers are companies that have increased their dividends for ten or more consecutive years. 

In this article, I highlight three Dividend Achievers with upside potential and forward yield above 5%.

Of the 373 Dividend Achievers I considered, only 23 have forward yields of at least 5%. I used Portfolio Insight's screening feature to find stocks with 1-year upsides of at least 10% and identified three candidates matching my criteria. 

Monday, June 20, 2022

Dividend Increases: June 11-17, 2022

We monitor dividend changes of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 

The Dividend Radar spreadsheet separates stocks into categories three categories: Champions (with increase streaks of 25+ years), Contenders (10-24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years).

This past week, five companies in Dividend Radar decided to increase their dividends, including one of my DivGro holdings. Note there were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: June 17-30, 2022

This article series compiles a list of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet containing stocks with dividend increase streaks of five years or more.

We provide a summary table that includes relevant data and key statistics as well as the next payout and pay date. Also, we highlight one of the stocks with an upcoming ex-dividend date, providing a quality assessment as well as performance, earnings, and valuation charts.

To earn the next dividend, be sure to buy a stock before its ex-dividend date, which usually is one business day before the record date. Unfortunately, if you wait until the ex-dividend date or thereafter, you won't receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller will receive the next dividend.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Dividend Increases: June 4-10, 2022

We monitor dividend changes of stocks in Dividend Radar, both announcements of dividend increases and dividend cuts or suspensions. 

This past week, eight companies in Dividend Radar declared dividend increases, including one of the stocks I hold in my portfolio. There were no dividend cuts or suspensions.

Dividend Radar is Portfolio Insight's weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 

I use Portfolio Insight to manage my DivGro portfolio. The app now provides blended fair value estimates, so it helps me decide when to buy dividend growth stocks. 

Users can get a one-time 20% discount on an annual subscription if they sign up through my affiliate link.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

7 Dividend Growth Stocks For June 2022

Welcome to another edition of my monthly 7 Dividend Growth Stocks series!

Every month, I select seven dividend growth stocks from my Dividend Radar watch list for further analysis and possible investment. I use different monthly screens to highlight various aspects of dividend growth [DG] investing.

To compile this month's candidates, I used Portfolio Insight's screening tool to find stocks with dividend increase streaks of at least 14 years and 10-year trailing total returns of at least 20%.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Monthly Review Of DivGro: May 2022

Welcome to another monthly review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks!

The goal of these reviews is to provide a summary of dividends received and to detail buy and sell transactions. Additionally, I look at how the month's activities have impacted DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI).

In May, I opened one new position and added shares to one existing position. Both these transactions resulted from options assignments. Five DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in May. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 1.6% in May. Year over year, PADI increased by 27.6%.

As for dividend income, in May I received dividends totaling $2,433 from 26 stocks in my portfolio, a year-over-year increase of 28%. So far in 2022, I've collected $18,589 in dividends, or about 43% of my 2022 goal of $43,200.

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: June 10-23, 2022

In this article series, we summarize upcoming ex-dividend dates for stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet of dividend growth stocks with dividend increase streaks of at least five years. 

The ex-dividend date of stocks is usually set one business day before the record date, the cut-off date for determining which shareholders will receive the next dividend payment. If you buy a stock on its ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller will receive the next dividend. If you buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, you will receive the dividend.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Home Run Number 44

Whenever a stock in my portfolio doubles my original capital outlay in total returns, I label it a Home Run stock. I think the Home Run label sounds better than 2-Bagger or Doubler.

It's fun writing these milestone articles! Doing so reminds me why I became a dividend growth investor!

In March, I announced my 43rd Home Run stock, Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM). In the article, I identified three likely candidates for my next Home Run stock, but another stock beat them to the punch!

Monday, June 6, 2022

3 Discounted Dividend Aristocrats

 The Dividend Aristocrats list is an elite list of 64 companies in the S&P 500 that have paid higher dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years. 

The list is maintained by S&P Dow Jones Indices and is updated annually in January. To be included in the list, stocks must be in the S&P 500, have dividend increase streaks of 25 years or more, and have a market capitalization of at least $3 billion. There are several other inclusion criteria.

As a dividend growth investor, I look to invest in high-quality and safe dividend growth stocks trading at reasonable valuations. This article presents three discounted Dividend Aristocrats.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Dividend Increases: May 14-June 3, 2022

We monitor dividend changes of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 

The Dividend Radar spreadsheet separates stocks into categories three categories: Champions (with increase streaks of 25+ years), Contenders (10-24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years).

Over this three-week period, twelve companies in Dividend Radar decided to increase their dividends, including three of my DivGro holdings. Note there were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For June 2022

I'm back with another edition of my monthly series of 10 Dividend Growth Stocks! 

In this series, I rank a selection of dividend growth stocks in Dividend Radar and present the ten top-ranked stocks for further research and possible investment. 

To rank stocks, I determine quality scores using DVK Quality Snapshots and sort them in descending order, breaking ties with additional metrics. 

This month,
 I screened for discounted Investment Grade Dividend Champions with Very Safe dividends and stocks with good income and growth prospects.  

Friday, June 3, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: June 3-16, 2022

In this article series, we summarize upcoming ex-dividend dates for stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet of dividend growth stocks with dividend increase streaks of at least five years. 

The ex-dividend date of stocks is usually set one business day before the record date, the cut-off date for determining which shareholders will receive the next dividend payment. If you buy a stock on its ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller will receive the next dividend. If you buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, you will receive the dividend.