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Saturday, May 13, 2017

16 Dividend Increases: May 8-12, 2017

Companies can only raise their dividends regularly if earnings grow sufficiently.

I like monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks because I consider such stocks to be candidates for further analysis.

In the last week, 16 companies on my watch list announced dividend increases.

Five of the stocks announced double-digit percentage increases.

The top increase is from Whole Foods Market (WFM) with an impressive 29% increase! The stock has a 1.98% yield and a 5-year dividend growth rate of 22%!

The runner-up is Service Corporation International (SCI) with a 15% increase. SCI now yields 1.87% and, like WFM, its 5-year dividend growth rate is 22%!

To see this week's dividend increases, please read this article at Seeking Alpha.


Please feel free to leave comments on this article either at Seeking Alpha or here, on my blog. I'll do my best to respond to each comment as quickly as possible.


  1. I've semi-shifted from a long term to a more medium term strategy. We just sold all of our stocks because this small rally has gone on for too long. It's been 1 year since the last small correction.

    1. Interesting approach... are you entirely out of the market then, or do you own some ETFs and/or mutual funds? I wouldn't want to get out of the market entirely, because I'll give up more than $1,000 per month in dividends if I do!


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