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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Dividend Increases: April 4-17, 2020

This article series covers dividend increase announcements. I monitor dividend increases for stocks in the Dividend Champions List [CCC list] and provide a summary for my readers.

In the past two weeks, eight companies in the CCC list announced dividend increases.

None of the companies announced double-digit percentage increases, perhaps not surprising given the uncertainty in the markets due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This week's top increase is from Costco (COST), a company that operates more than 700 membership warehouses in the United States and internationally. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. COST announced an increase of about 8% and now yields 0.88% at $317.92 per share.

To see details of the increases announced in the last few weeks, 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. 

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  1. What do you think of EPR Properties in terms of long term opportunity and dividend safety?

    1. Simply Safe Dividends consider EPR's dividend to be Unsafe (25) and expects it to be cut, eventually, even given the fact that the REIT has cash on hand to sustain the dividend for a while.

      I avoid stocks with Unsafe dividends due to the risk factor. Others seem to think the potential reward is worth the risk: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4339806-epr-properties-potential-rewards-outweigh-risks-buying

  2. You did a good job! I do not have much experience in investing and managing finances. I try to learn from the experience of others. Thanks for the info help.

    1. Hi, Daniel -- thanks for your note! I'm happy that you can learn from me, as I have learned from others with experience. Take care and happy investing!


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