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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

ENB Dividend Increase

Enbridge ($ENB) announced its next dividend of C$0.915 per share, a 3.10% increase over the company's previous payout of C$0.8875.

DivGro's annual dividend income will increase by approximately $41.26 as a result (after taking into account the exchange rate to US dollars). 

The dividend is payable on 1 March 2024, to shareholders of record at the close of business on 15 February 2024. The ex-dividend date is 14 February 2024.

As will all foreign currency dividends, I'll update DivGro's projected annual dividend income [PADI] when the dividend is paid in March 2024. 

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MRK Dividend Increase

Merck (MRK) announced its next dividend of $0.77 per share, a 5.5% increase over the company's previous payout of $0.73.

DivGro's annual dividend income will increase by $32.00 as a result, and MRK's contribution will increase to $616.00 annually. 

The dividend is payable on 8 January 2024, to shareholders of record at the close of business on 15 December 2023. The ex-dividend date is 14 December 2023.

I own only 200 shares of MRK at an average cost basis of $107.26 per share. Following this increase, my yield on cost is 2.87%. In comparison, MRK's forward yield is 3.05% at $101.03 per share. 

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HRL Dividend Increase

Hormel ($HRL) announced its next dividend of $0.2825 per share, a 2.7% increase over the company's previous payout of $0.275.

DivGro's annual dividend income will increase by $9.00 as a result, and HRL's contribution will increase to $339.00 annually. 

The dividend is payable on 15 February 2024, to shareholders of record at the close of business on 16 January 2024. The ex-dividend date is 12 January 2024.

I own 300 shares of HRL at an average cost basis of $41.22 per share. Following this increase, my yield on cost is 2.74%. In comparison, HRL's forward yield is 3.71% at $30.44 per share. 

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10 Dividend Growth Stocks For November 2023

In my monthly series of 10 Dividend Growth Stocks, I rank a selection of Dividend Radar stocks and present the 10 top-ranked stocks for further research and possible investment. 

This month, I'm presenting high-quality stocks with the highest defensiveness scores based on a scoring system developed by David Van Knapp. The scoring system considers four safety indicators and assigns 0-3 points to each indicator for a maximum of 12 points. The safety indicators are Beta, Dividend Safety, Beta, Safety Rank, and Great Recession Performance.

The latest Dividend Radar (dated November 17, 2023) contains 713 stocks. Of these, 26 have the highest possible defensiveness score of 12 points.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

NKE Dividend Increase

Nike ($NKE) announced its next dividend of 37¢ per share, an 8.82% increase over the company's previous payout of 34¢.

DivGro's annual dividend income will increase by $1.80 as a result.

The dividend is payable on 2 January 2024, to shareholders of record at the close of business on 4 December 2023. The ex-dividend date is 1 December 2023.

I own only 15 shares of NKE at an average cost basis of $81.89 per share. Following this increase, my yield on cost is 1.81%. In comparison, NKE's forward yield is 1.37% at $108.01 per share. 

NKE became DivGro's 14th Home Run stock in March 2017 when the stock doubled my original capital outlay.

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Friday, November 10, 2023

November 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to the November edition of my DivGro 2.0 newsletter.

In my monthly newsletters, I give a quick market recap, review my DivGro portfolio, and present four top-10 lists of Dividend Radar stocks. 

In October, DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI) increased by about 0.8% and, year over year, by about 4.4%.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

ATO Dividend Increase

Atmos Energy ($ATO) announced its next dividend of 80.5¢ per share, an 8.78% increase over the company's previous payout of 74¢.

DivGro's annual dividend income will increase by $52.00 as a result.

The dividend is payable on 11 December 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 27 November 2023, with an ex-dividend date of 24 November 2023.

I own 200 shares of ATO at an average cost basis of $89.47 per share. Following the increase, my yield on cost is 3.60%, whereas ATO's forward yield is 2.95% at $109.27 per share. 

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ADP Dividend Increase

ADP ($ADP) announced its next dividend of $1.40 per share, a 12.0% increase over the company's previous payout of $1.25.

DivGro's annual dividend income will increase by $60.00 as a result.

The dividend is payable on 1 January 2024 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 8 December 2023, with an ex-dividend date of 7 December 2023.

I own 100 shares of ADP at an average cost basis of $154.10 per share. Following this increase, my yield on cost is 3.63%. In comparison, ADP's forward yield is 2.48% at $226.00 per share. 

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EVRG Dividend Increase

Evergy ($EVRG) announced its next dividend of 64.25¢ per share, a 4.90% increase over the company's previous payout of 61.25¢.

DivGro's annual dividend income will increase by $12.00 as a result.

The dividend is payable on 20 December 2023, to shareholders of record at the close of business on 22 November 2023.

I own 100 shares of EVRG at an average cost basis of $58.90 per share. Following this increase, my yield on cost is 4.36%. In comparison, EVRG's forward yield is 5.11% at $50.33 per share. 

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

AFL Dividend Increase

Aflac (AFL) announced a dividend increase of 19.05% to its Q1-2024 dividend, from 42¢ to 50¢ per share. 

DivGro's annual dividend income will increase by $64.00 as a result.

The dividend is payable on March 1, 2024, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 21, 2024.

I own 200 shares of AFL at an average cost basis of $39.90 per share. Following this increase, my yield on cost is 5.01%. In comparison, AFL's forward yield is 2.47% at $80.99 per share. 

AFL became DivGro's 17th Home Run stock in July 2018 when the stock doubled my original capital outlay.

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SNA Dividend Increase

Snap-on (SNA) announced its next dividend of $1.86 per share, a 14.81% increase over the company's previous payout of $1.62.

DivGro's annual dividend income will increase by $57.60 as a result.

The dividend is payable Dec. 11 to shareholders of record on Nov. 21, with an ex-dividend date of Nov. 20.

I own 60 shares of SNA at an average cost basis of $155.13 per share. Following this increase, my yield on cost is 4.80%. In comparison, SNA's forward yield is 2.79% at $267.07 per share. 

SNA became DivGro's 47th Home Run stock in July 2023 when the stock doubled my original capital outlay.

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Friday, November 3, 2023

MAIN Special Dividend

Main Street ($MAIN) declared a special dividend of 27.5¢ per share, payable on 27 December to shareholders of record on 20 December (ex-dividend date: 19 December).

I own 300 shares of MAIN at an average cost basis of $21.65 per share, so $82.50 will be added to my DivGro portfolio from this special dividend. 


Wednesday, November 1, 2023

MAIN Dividend Increase

Main Street ($MAIN) announced its next dividend of 24¢ per share, a 2.13% increase over the company's previous payout of 23.5¢.

DivGro's annual dividend income will increase by $18.00 as a result. 

I own 300 shares of MAIN at an average cost basis of $21.65 per share. Following this increase, my yield on cost is 13.30%. In comparison, MAIN's forward yield is 7.33% at $39.30 per share. 

MAIN became DivGro's 6th Home Run stock in September 2016 when the stock doubled my original capital outlay.


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