Dividend Champion And Contender Highlights: Week Of August 16


Introduction

The Dividend Champions list is a monthly compilation of companies which have consistently increased their annual dividend payouts, and the latest edition may be found here. However, since this list is only produced once per month, the data in it can quickly get out of date. Furthermore, with over 750 companies on the list, the sheer amount of data can quickly become overwhelming. In this weekly series, I highlight recent and upcoming dividend related activity for companies holding Champion (25+ years) and Contender (10-24 years) status.

In the data presented below, Yield is forward annualized and Years reflects the up-to-date streak, including dividends declared since the last edition of the Dividend Champions list.

Dividend Changes

In the past week, the following companies on the Champion or Contender lists declared dividends which changed from their previous payouts.

Increases:

Company

Symbol

Ex-Div

Pay

Old Rate

New Rate

Increase

Yield

Years

Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.

(BR)

9/14

10/5

0.54

0.575

6.48%

1.66%

14

Cboe Global Markets

(CBOE)

8/27

9/15

0.36

0.42

16.67%

1.90%

11

International Flavors & Fragrances

(IFF)

9/23

10/5

0.75

0.77

2.67%

2.50%

18

Nordson Corp.

(NDSN)

8/24

9/8

0.38

0.39

2.63%

0.75%

57

Decreases:

None

Last Chance to Buy

These companies have ex-dividend dates approaching. The following tables indicate the last day you can buy these stocks in order to be eligible for the upcoming dividend. Tables are sorted alphabetically by symbol.

Monday, Aug. 17 (Ex-Div 8/18)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Archer-Daniels-Midland

(ADM)

9/9

0.36

44.59

3.23%

45

Aflac Inc.

(AFL)

9/1

0.28

38.07

2.94%

38

Chevron Corp.

(CVX)

9/10

1.29

90.35

5.71%

33

Consolidated Edison

(ED)

9/15

0.765

73.53

4.16%

46

Marathon Petroleum Corp.

(MPC)

9/10

0.58

38.35

6.05%

10

Target Corp.

(TGT)

9/10

0.68

136.53

1.99%

53

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.

(WBA)

9/11

0.4675

41.91

4.46%

45

Tuesday, Aug. 18 (Ex-Div 8/19)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Avista Corp.

(AVA)

9/15

0.405

37.25

4.35%

18

Evergy Inc

(EVRG)

9/21

0.505

53.57

3.77%

15

Littelfuse Inc.

(LFUS)

9/3

0.48

187.89

1.02%

10

Moody’s Corp.

(MCO)

9/10

0.56

281.05

0.80%

11

Microsoft Corp.

(MSFT)

9/10

0.51

208.9

0.98%

18

Southside Bancshares

(SBSI)

9/3

0.31

29.76

4.17%

25

Snap-on Inc.

(SNA)

9/10

1.08

153.64

2.81%

10

Thomson Reuters Corp.

(TRI)

9/15

0.38

75.16

2.02%

27

Wednesday, Aug. 19 (Ex-Div 8/20)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Cummins Inc.

(CMI)

9/3

0.1311

213.51

0.25%

14

Healthcare Services Group Inc.

(HCSG)

9/25

0.20375

22.66

3.60%

18

Hershey Company

(HSY)

9/15

0.804

146.07

2.20%

11

Microchip Technology Inc.

(MCHP)

9/4

0.368

100.2

1.47%

19

Magna International Inc.

(MGA)

9/4

0.4

52.53

3.05%

11

Primerica Inc.

(PRI)

9/14

0.4

135.8

1.18%

11

Sherwin-Williams Co.

(SHW)

9/11

1.34

666.56

0.80%

42

Thursday, Aug. 20 (Ex-Div 8/21)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Atmos Energy

(ATO)

9/8

0.575

104.5

2.20%

36

3M Company

(MMM)

9/12

1.47

166.1

3.54%

62

Ryder System

(R)

9/18

0.56

39.34

5.69%

15

Tractor Supply Company

(TSCO)

9/9

0.4

148.6

1.08%

11

United Parcel Service Inc.

(UPS)

9/9

1.01

160.74

2.51%

11

Friday, Aug. 21 (Ex-Div 8/24)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Johnson & Johnson

(JNJ)

9/8

1.01

148.24

2.73%

58

Nordson Corp.

(NDSN)

9/8

0.39

206.67

0.75%

57

Prudential Financial Inc.

(PRU)

9/17

1.1

70.59

6.23%

12

Robert Half International Inc.

(RHI)

9/15

0.34

56.63

2.40%

17

Money on the Way

The following companies have dividend pay dates in the upcoming week (Tuesday through the following Monday). Check if you want your DRIPs to reinvest at these yields…or take the cash and go have a steak dinner!

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Yield

Ameriprise Financial Inc.

(AMP)

8/21

1.04

2.6%

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.

(AMTD)

8/21

0.31

3.3%

Artesian Resources

(ARTNA)

8/21

0.2496

2.7%

AptarGroup Inc.

(ATR)

8/19

0.36

1.2%

Caterpillar Inc.

(CAT)

8/20

1.03

2.9%

California Water Service

(CWT)

8/21

0.2125

1.8%

Franklin Electric Co.

(FELE)

8/20

0.155

1.0%

Heritage Financial Corp.

(HFWA)

8/19

0.2

3.9%

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.

(JBHT)

8/21

0.27

0.8%

Lazard Limited

(LAZ)

8/21

0.47

5.8%

MarketAxess Holdings Inc.

(MKTX)

8/19

0.6

0.5%

Starbucks Corp.

(SBUX)

8/21

0.41

2.1%

Unum Group

(UNM)

8/21

0.285

6.0%

Washington Federal Inc.

(WAFD)

8/21

0.22

3.6%

Waste Connections Inc.

(WCN)

8/18

0.185

0.7%

Conclusion

I hope you found this article useful. Please let me know if you have any ideas for improving the format or data included in this series.

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Disclosure: I am/we are long JNJ, MPC. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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