Each day, companies across the globe announce new upcoming dividend payouts. In our Dividend Payout Changes and Announcement tool, you’ll find all of the dividend increases, decreases, initiations, suspensions, updates and regular dividend announcements for a given day.
Below we present an analysis of the stocks that increased dividends last week. The latest payout is compared to the most recent payout before the dividend increase.
Following is a snapshot of the 15 major stocks that increased dividends last week. If an investor simply purchases the stock prior to the ex-dividend date and then sells it either on the ex-dividend date or at some point afterward, he will be able to receive the dividend in his account.
To apply this strategy you need to know when stocks go ex-dividend. You can find out the latest ex-dividend dates for the stocks that interest you in our Ex-Dividend Date Search tool.
|Ticker||Company||Previous Payout||New Payout||Change||Ex-Dividend Date|
|(NVDA )||NVIDIA Corporation||$0.12||$0.14||21.74%||11/23/2016|
|(ADP )||Automatic Data Processing||$0.53||$0.57||7.55%||12/7/2016|
|(HPE )||Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company||$0.06||$0.07||18.18%||12/12/2016|
|(HPQ )||Hewlett Packard||$0.12||$0.13||7.02%||12/12/2016|
|(ABC )||AmerisourceBergen Corp||$0.34||$0.37||7.35%||11/17/2016|
|(MLM )||Martin Marietta Materials||$0.40||$0.42||5.00%||11/29/2016|
|(MCHP )||Microchip Technology||$0.36||$0.36||0.14%||11/17/2016|
|(DHI )||DR Horton||$0.08||$0.10||25.00%||11/23/2016|
|(BWA )||BorgWarner Inc.||$0.13||$0.14||7.69%||11/29/2016|
|(ATO )||Atmos Energy||$0.42||$0.45||7.14%||11/23/2016|
|(SIX )||Six Flags Entertainment||$0.58||$0.64||10.34%||11/29/2016|
|(WEN )||The Wendy's Company||$0.06||$0.07||8.33%||11/29/2016|
|(AKR )||Acadia Realty Trust||$0.25||$0.26||4.00%||12/28/2016|
|(UE )||Urban Edge Properties||$0.20||$0.22||10.00%||12/13/2016|
The Stock With the Highest Market Cap
NVIDIA Corp (NVDA ), with a market cap of $45 billion, is the stock with the highest market cap that increased its dividend last week. The % increase in payout is more than 21%. The previous payout was $0.11, while its latest payout is $0.14. The ex-dividend date for the latest payout is 11/23/2016.
The Stock With the Highest Dividend Yield
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (CHKR ), with a dividend yield of 16%, is the stock with the highest dividend yield that increased its dividend last week. Its dividend increase was 14% (previous payout of $0.07 vs. latest payout of $0.08).
CHKR currently sits in 10th position in stocks that currently have the highest yield on Wall Street.
The Stocks With the Best/Worst 52-Week Performance
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (CHKR ) and AAON (AAON ) are the two stocks that increased dividends last week and take the honour for the worst 52-week performance and the best 52-week performance, respectively.
|Ticker||Company Name||Market Cap ($B)||Annualized Payout||Previous Payout||Next Payout||Ex-Dividend Date||Yield||%-off From 52-week High|
|(CHKR )||Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust||$0.09||$0.34||$0.07||$0.09||11/17/2016||16.32%||61.55%|
Find a complete explanation of the ex-dividend date, record date, payment date and declaration date here. This will broaden your understanding of the dividend capture strategy.
There were three Dividend Aristocrats that increased dividends last week:
|Ticker||Company Name||Market Cap ($B)||Annualized Payout||Previous Payout||Next Payout||Ex-Dividend Date||Yield %||Dividend Growth Years|
|(UVV )||Universal Corp||$1.17||$2.16||$0.53||$0.54||1/5/2017||3.96%||44|
|(ADP )||Automatic Data Processing||$41.31||$2.28||$0.53||$0.57||12/7/2016||2.50%||41|
You can find all the companies that have increased their dividends for more than 25 consecutive years on our 25-year Dividend Increasing Stocks page. And those companies that have increased their dividends for more than 10 years in a row on our 10-Year Dividend Increasing Stocks page.
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