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February's Biggest Dividend Boosters

Shauna O'Brien Mar 04, 2015


In February, dozens of companies made changes to their dividend payouts. Below are the 10 largest dividend increases for February. For more information on dividend increases, cuts and initiations, check out our Dividend Payout Changes page.


1. Federal Signal Corporation


Federal Signal Corporation (FSS ) raised its quarterly payout by 100% from 3 cents to 6 cents in February. The pollution control company now offers a dividend yield of approximately 1.40% based on its annualized dividend payout of 24 cents. Dividend.com currently rates FSS as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 2.7 stars out of 5 stars.


2. Tessera Technologies


Tessera Technologies (TSRA ) raised its quarterly payout by 100% from 10 cents to 20 cents in February. The semiconductor company now offers a dividend yield of approximately 1.95% based on its annualized dividend payout of 80 cents. Dividend.com currently rates TSRA as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.


3. Vulcan Materials


Vulcan Materials (VMC ) raised its quarterly payout by 67% from 6 cents to 10 cents in February. The construction material company now offers a dividend yield of approximately 0.50% based on its annualized dividend payout of 40 cents. Dividend.com currently rates VMC as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.1 stars out of 5 stars.


4. CyrusOne Inc


CyrusOne Inc (CONE ) raised its quarterly payout by 50% from 21 cents to 31.5 cents in February. The real estate investment trust (REIT) now offers a dividend yield of approximately 4.15% based on its annualized dividend payout of $1.26. Dividend.com currently rates CONE as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.


5. L Brands


L Brands (LB ) raised its quarterly payout by 47% from 34 cents to 50 cents in February. The apparel retailer now offers a dividend yield of approximately 2.10% based on its annualized dividend payout of $2.00. Dividend.com currently rates LB as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.


6. Corporate Executive Board


Corporate Executive Board (CEB ) raised its quarterly payout by 43% from 26.25 cents to 37.5 cents in February. The management services company now offers a dividend yield of approximately 1.9% based on its annualized dividend payout of $1.50. Dividend.com currently rates CEB as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.3 stars out of 5 stars.


7. Tesoro


Tesoro (TSO ) raised its quarterly payout by 42% from 30 cents to 42.5 cents in February. The oil and gas company now offers a dividend yield of approximately 1.85% based on its annualized dividend payout of $1.70. Dividend.com currently rates TSO as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.


8. Danaher


Danaher (DHR ) raised its quarterly payout by 35% from 10 cents to 13.5 cents in February. The conglomerate now offers a dividend yield of approximately 0.60% based on its annualized dividend payout of 54 cents. Dividend.com currently rates DHR as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.


9. Enbridge


Enbridge (ENB ) raised its quarterly payout by 33% from 35 cents to 46.5 cents in February. The oil and gas company now offers a dividend yield of approximately 4.00% based on its annualized dividend payout of $1.86. Dividend.com currently rates ENB as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.


10. Interpublic Group


Interpublic Group (IPG ) raised its quarterly payout by 26% from 9.5 cents to 12 cents in February. The advertising agency now offers a dividend yield of approximately 2.00% based on its annualized dividend payout of 48 cents. Dividend.com currently rates IPG as “Neutral” with a DARS™ rating of 3.2 stars out of 5 stars.

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