Below is the table of dividend increases announced in the first two weeks of April, sorted by the last column, %Increase. Dividend amounts are annualized.
Dividend Increases: April 1–15, 2014
|Syngenta AG (ADR)||SYT||78.14||2.03||2.27||2.90%||+11.88|
|The Procter & Gamble Company||PG||81.76||2.41||2.57||3.15%||+7.00|
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• QUALCOMM, Inc (QCOM) | growth 12 yrs | yield 2.07% @ $81.32 | 5-yr CAGR 16.0%
QCOM is one of the leading developers of advanced wireless technologies and a major supplier of chips to leading smart device manufacturers. QCOM declared a quarterly dividend of 42¢ per share, payable on June 25, to stockholders of record on June 4. The ex-dividend date is June 2.
• Syngenta AG (SYT) | growth 12 yrs | yield 2.90% @ $78.14 | 5-yr CAGR 15.9%
SYT is an agribusiness involved in the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of products designed to improve crop yields and food quality. Recently, SYT increased its annual dividend from $2.0267 to $2.26757 per share. The dividend is payable on June 30, to shareholders of record on May 2.
• The Procter & Gamble Company | growth 57 yrs | yield 3.15% @ $81.76 | 5-yr CAGR 8.8%
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, PG, together with is subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. On April 7, the company announced a quarterly dividend increase of 4.21¢ per share, boosting its upcoming dividend payment to 64.36¢ per share. The dividend is payable on May 15 to shareholders of record on April 23.
• CSX Corporation | growth 9 yrs | yield 2.27% @ $28.15 | 5-yr CAGR 18.1%
Based in Jacksonville, Florida, CSX provides rail-based transportation services in the United States and Canada. On April 15, the company increased its quarterly dividend to 16¢ a share, payable on June 13, to shareholders of record on May 28. CSX has increased its dividend 11 times over the past 8 years, representing a compound annual growth rate of 20% over that period.
I'm not recommending any of these stocks, but encourage readers to do their own research before buying shares.