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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.