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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

31 Dividend Increases: July 16-20, 2018 (Part 1: Financials)

Companies that regularly raise their dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings. I like monitoring dividend increase announcements because I consider stocks that regularly increase their dividends to be candidates for further analysis.

Last week, 31 companies that match my watch list criteria announced dividend increases. Part 1 presents details on dividend increases from the Financials sector stocks, while Part 2 will cover the remaining sectors.

The top increase in the Financials sector is from Northern Trust (NTRS), a financial holding company that provides asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, and fiduciary and banking solutions around the world. The company announced an impressive increase of 31%, so NTRS now yields 2.04% at $107.73 per share.

The runner up is Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), a diversified regional bank holding company founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. HBAN increased its dividend by 27% and now yields 3.71% at $15.10 per share.

To see details of all increases in the Financials sector, please read this article at Seeking Alpha.

As a bonus, I'm including a summary of ex-dividend dates for the next two weeks. Scan the list of stocks to see if there's a stock you want to pick up before the ex-dividend date so you can grab the next dividend.

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.

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