BF-B Brown-Forman

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  • BF-B
  • Price as of: Dec 18, 10:29 PM EST
  • $88.78
  • +$1.59
  • +1.8%
  • Industry
  • Beverages - wineries & distillers
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BF-B Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    1.42% Consumer Goods Average 2.25%
  • Annual Payout
    $1.26 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    38.7% EPS $3.26
  • Dividend Growth
    29 yrs Since 1985
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Growth History

BF-B Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
Reveal More Dividend Growth History for BF-B 9.1% 10.5% 29 years
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

BF-B Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$1.0550 2013 10.5%
$0.9550 2012 9.4%
Historical Dividend Data

BF-B Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.3150 2014-11-20 2014-12-02 2014-12-04 2014-12-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2900 2014-07-24 2014-09-04 2014-09-08 2014-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2900 2014-05-21 2014-06-02 2014-06-04 2014-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2900 2014-01-23 2014-03-05 2014-03-07 2014-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2900 2013-11-21 2013-12-02 2013-12-04 2013-12-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2550 2013-07-25 2013-09-03 2013-09-05 2013-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2550 2013-05-23 2013-06-03 2013-06-05 2013-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2550 2013-01-22 2013-03-06 2013-03-08 2013-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$4.0000 2012-11-27 2012-12-10 2012-12-12 2012-12-27 Yes Special N/A
$0.2550 2012-11-15 2012-12-03 2012-12-05 2012-12-26 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2333 2012-07-26 2012-09-05 2012-09-07 2012-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
3-for-2 2012-06-14 2012-08-13 2012-08-03 2012-08-10 NM Stock Split NM
$0.2333 2012-05-24 2012-06-04 2012-06-06 2012-07-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2333 2012-01-24 2012-03-01 2012-03-05 2012-04-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2333 2011-11-17 2011-12-02 2011-12-06 2011-12-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2133 2011-07-28 2011-09-01 2011-09-06 2011-10-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2133 2011-05-26 2011-06-06 2011-06-08 2011-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2133 2011-01-27 2011-03-07 2011-03-09 2011-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.6667 2010-12-01 2010-12-08 2010-12-10 2010-12-28 Yes Special N/A
$0.2133 2010-11-18 2010-12-03 2010-12-07 2010-12-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2000 2010-07-22 2010-09-02 2010-09-07 2010-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2000 2010-05-27 2010-06-03 2010-06-07 2010-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2000 2010-01-28 2010-03-04 2010-03-08 2010-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2000 2009-11-16 2009-12-03 2009-12-07 2010-01-04 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1917 2009-07-23 2009-09-03 2009-09-08 2009-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1917 2009-05-28 2009-06-04 2009-06-08 2009-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1917 2009-01-22 2009-03-04 2009-03-06 2009-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1533 2008-11-12 2008-12-04 2008-12-08 2009-01-02 Yes Regular Quarter
5-for-4 2008-09-29 2008-10-28 2008-10-06 2008-10-27 NM Stock Split NM
$0.1813 2008-07-24 2008-09-04 2008-09-08 2008-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1813 2008-05-22 2008-06-02 2008-06-04 2008-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1813 2008-01-22 2008-03-03 2008-03-05 2008-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1813 2007-11-15 2007-12-03 2007-12-05 2008-01-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1613 2007-07-26 2007-08-30 2007-09-04 2007-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1613 2007-05-24 2007-06-04 2007-06-06 2007-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1613 2007-01-25 2007-03-02 2007-03-06 2007-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1613 2006-11-16 2006-11-30 2006-12-04 2007-01-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1493 2006-07-28 2006-09-05 2006-09-07 2006-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1493 2006-05-25 2006-06-05 2006-06-07 2006-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1493 2006-01-26 2006-03-06 2006-03-08 2006-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1493 2005-11-17 2005-12-01 2005-12-05 2006-01-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1307 2005-07-28 2005-09-06 2005-09-08 2005-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1307 2005-05-26 2005-06-02 2005-06-06 2005-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1307 2005-01-27 2005-03-08 2005-03-10 2005-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1307 2004-11-18 2004-12-02 2004-12-06 2005-01-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1133 2004-07-22 2004-09-02 2004-09-07 2004-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0567 2004-05-27 2004-06-03 2004-06-07 2004-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0567 2004-01-22 2004-03-04 2004-03-08 2004-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
2-for-1 2003-11-20 2004-01-21 2004-01-08 2004-01-20 NM Stock Split NM
$0.1133 2003-11-20 2003-12-03 2003-12-05 2004-01-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2003-07-24 2003-08-29 2003-09-03 2003-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2003-05-29 2003-06-05 2003-06-09 2003-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2003-01-23 2003-02-28 2003-03-04 2003-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2002-11-21 2002-12-04 2002-12-06 2003-01-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0933 2002-07-25 2002-08-30 2002-09-04 2002-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0933 2002-05-23 2002-06-04 2002-06-06 2002-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0933 2002-01-24 2002-03-01 2002-03-05 2002-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0933 2001-11-15 2001-12-03 2001-12-05 2002-01-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0880 2001-07-26 2001-08-29 2001-09-03 2001-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0880 2001-05-24 2001-06-05 2001-06-07 2001-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0880 2001-01-25 2001-03-06 2001-03-08 2001-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0880 2000-11-15 2000-12-04 2000-12-06 2001-01-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0827 2000-07-27 2000-09-01 2000-09-06 2000-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0827 2000-05-25 2000-06-07 2000-06-09 2000-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0827 2000-01-27 2000-03-08 2000-03-10 2000-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0827 1999-11-18 1999-12-01 1999-12-03 2000-01-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0787 1999-07-22 1999-09-02 1999-09-07 1999-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0787 1999-05-27 1999-06-03 1999-06-07 1999-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0787 1999-01-28 1999-03-05 1999-03-09 1999-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0787 1998-11-19 1998-12-02 1998-12-04 1999-01-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0747 1998-07-23 1998-08-31 1998-09-02 1998-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0747 1998-05-28 1998-06-09 1998-06-11 1998-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0747 1998-01-22 1998-03-02 1998-03-04 1998-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0747 1997-11-20 1997-12-03 1997-12-05 1998-01-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0720 1997-07-24 1997-08-29 1997-09-03 1997-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0720 1997-05-22 1997-06-04 1997-06-06 1997-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0720 1997-01-23 1997-03-03 1997-03-05 1997-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0720 1996-11-21 1996-12-05 1996-12-09 1997-01-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0693 1996-07-25 1996-08-30 1996-09-04 1996-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0693 1996-05-23 1996-06-06 1996-06-10 1996-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0693 1996-01-25 1996-03-05 1996-03-07 1996-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0693 1995-11-16 1995-11-30 1995-12-04 1996-01-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0661 1995-07-27 1995-08-31 1995-09-05 1995-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0661 1995-05-25 1995-06-06 1995-06-09 1995-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0661 1995-01-26 1995-03-03 1995-03-09 1995-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0661 1994-11-17 1994-11-28 1994-12-02 1995-01-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0631 1994-07-28 1994-08-30 1994-09-06 1994-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0631 1994-05-26 1994-06-08 1994-06-14 1994-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1893 1994-02-24 1994-03-04 1994-03-10 1994-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1893 1993-11-19 1993-11-30 1993-12-06 1994-01-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1813 1993-07-22 1993-08-30 1993-09-04 1993-10-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1813 1993-05-27 1993-06-07 1993-06-11 1993-07-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1813 1993-02-25 1993-03-05 1993-03-11 1993-04-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1813 1992-11-19 1992-11-30 1992-12-04 1993-01-01 Unknown Regular Quarter
Company Profile

BF-B Company Profile

Exchange: NYSE
Sector: Consumer Goods

Brown-Forman (BF-B) engages in the manufacture, bottling, import, export, and marketing of alcoholic beverage brands in the United States. Its key brands include Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort liqueur, and Finlandia Vodka. Brown-Forman was founded in 1870 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

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News

Brown-Forman News

  • Before the opening bell on Wednesday morning, Brown-Forman (BF-B) reported its second quarter results, posting slightly higher revenues and...
  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its...
  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its...
  • Before Thursday's opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst...
  • Before Wednesday's opening bell, beverage company Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) reported higher first quarter results, but missed estimates for...
  • Before the opening bell on Wednesday morning, alcoholic beverages company Brown-Forman (BF-B)  reported its fourth quarter and FY2014 earnings,...
  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its...
  • Brown-Forman Corporation Posts Strong Q3 Results; Beats Estimates; Raises Guidance (BF-B)

    Before the opening bell on Wednesday morning, alcoholic beverage maker Brown-Forman (BF-B) reported its third quarter earnings, posting increases in revenue and net income, and beating analysts' estimates. BF-B's Earnings in Brief
    • Brown-Forman reported third quarter sales of $1.078 billion, a 5% increase from last year's Q3 sales of $1.027 billion.
    • Net income for the quarter came in at $177 million, or 82 cents per share, up from $157 million, or 73 cents per share, that was reported for last year's Q3.
    • BF-B beat analysts' EPS estimates of 76 cents, and came slightly above analysts' revenue views of $1.07 billion.
    • Looking ahead to FY2014, FB-B sees EPS in the range of $2.95 to $3.05, which is up from its previous guidance of $2.80 to $3.00. Analysts are expecting FY EPS of $2.96.
    CEO Commentary Brown-Forman's CEO, Paul Varga, had the following to say about the company's strong quarter: “We delivered great top- and bottom-line results in the third quarter, continuing the momentum from the first half. We believe our top-tier performance was due primarily to the global strength of the Jack Daniel’s trademark, disciplined innovation, our favorable skew to outperforming categories and price points, and our limited exposure to some of the emerging markets that have decelerated.” BF-B' Dividend Brown-Forman most recently raised its dividend to 29 cents from 25.5 cents for its December payout. BF-B's next dividend is payable on April 1 and goes ex-dividend today, March 5. Stock Performance Brown-Forman stock was inactive in pre-market trading. So far this year, the stock is up 12.93%.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Brown-Forman (BF-B)  have a yield of 1,38% based on Tuesday's closing price of $84.30 and the company's annualized payout of $1.16. Brown-Forman (BF-B)  is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Brown-Forman Corporation Beats Q2 Estimates; Reaffirms Outlook (BF-B)

    Before the bell on Wednesday, Brown-Forman (BF-B) announced its second quarter and first half earnings results, posting increases in sales and earnings. BF-B Earnings in Brief -Brown-Forman reported net sales for Q2 of $1.08 billion, a 6% increase from 2012's Q2 sales of $1.01 billion. -The company's net income came in at $206 million, or 96 cents per diluted share, and increase from last year's Q2 net income of $173 million, or 80 cents per diluted share. -Brown-Forman beat analysts' estimates of 91 cents EPS on revenues of $1.04 billion. -The alcoholic beverages company reaffirmed its guidance for fiscal 2014, and sees EPS in the range of $2.80-$3.00. CEO Commentary Brown-Forman CEO Paul Varga had the following comments: “Fueled by the Jack Daniel’s trademark, the company’s second quarter and first half results were very strong. We continued to generate an excellent balance of geographic growth, including strong growth in the emerging markets. We are particularly pleased with Brown-Forman’s results in light of recent industry commentary around a slowdown in global spirits momentum, and we are reaffirming our expectations for excellent full year growth in underlying operating income.” Recent Dividend Increase Brown-Forman announced a 13.7% increase to its dividend payout on November 21. The payout increased to 29 cents per quarter, or $1.16 annually. The dividend is payable on December 27, 2013 to all shareholders on record as of December 11. Stock Performance Investors have not had a chance to react to BF-B's strong quarter, as the stock was inactive in pre-market trading. YTD, the stock is up 16.55%.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Brown-Forman (BF-B) have a yield of 1.56& based on Tuesday's closing price of $74.50 and the company's annualized payout of $1.16. Brown-Forman (BF-B)  is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Brown-Forman Announces $250M Share Buyback Program (BF-B)

    Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) announced on Wednesday that its board has approved a $250 million share buyback program. . The company will purchase up to $250 million of its outstanding Class A and Class B common shares between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014. Paul Varga, CEO of BF-B commented: "This program is both a flexible and effective way for us to utilize our considerable cash flow for the benefit of shareholders. This, along with our previously announced production expansion at the Jack Daniel's, Woodford Reserve, and Sonoma-Cutrer facilities reinforces our belief in the company's long-term business prospects." Brown-Forman shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock is up 10% YTD.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) have a 1.47% yield based on Tuesday's closing price of $69.40. Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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