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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Dividend Increases, February 9-20, 2015

Includes: ADI • ALV • BPL • CCE • CMP • D • GPC • HAS • KMB • KO • LLL • NEE • NHI • NWE • OMI • SBSI • SCG • SRE  • STR • TROW
 • UPS • XEL • WMB • WMT

I monitor dividend increases for stocks on my watch list because it is a convenient way to identify dividend growth candidates. Companies that regularly increase their dividends show confidence in future earnings growth potential.

Another reason I monitor dividend increases is that I track the yield on cost (YoC) of stocks in my DivGro portfolio. When dividends increase, I make YoC adjustments and update DivGro's projected annual dividend income, a measure of the income potential of the portfolio over the next 12 months.

In the past two weeks, 24 of the companies on my watch list announced dividend increases. Increases vary from 20% to as low as 1%. Please read this Seeking Alpha article for details.


  1. Congratulations. 24 of the companies on your watch increasing dividends is a good new.
    sorry for my bad english xd i read you from spain all weeks and im learning english with your blog.
    i have also a blog about growing dividends buy in spanish

    1. Hi Dividendos y Trading! Welcome to my blog and thanks for commenting. Your English is better than my Spanish! I'll take a look at your blog. Fortunately, Google translate helps, otherwise I'm afraid I won't understand too much.


    2. Thanks FerdiS. Don't worry, i have a widget who translate the blog in other languages. I have also a Youtube Chanel

    3. I noticed the translation widget -- very cool! THanks again for introducing your blog. I've added it to my blog roll. Keep up the good work!

  2. Always love seeing dividend raises. I like getting them more but they go hand in hand lol.

    1. So do I! Its particularly great when you own a stock that raises its dividend by 20, 30 or 40%!

  3. Hi Ferdi,

    Thanks for the list! Very excited that KO gave such a big raise. Hope to receive their payment soon.
    WMT is another company I would love to add to my portfolio this year.

    Hopefully many more raises will come our way!

    Best wishes, DfS

    1. You're welcome, Dfs! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'm STILL waiting for KO to fall into fair value territory. I'm hoping to get into that stock someday soon!

      Good luck and keep up the good work!


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