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|
|(TFSL )||TFS Financial Corp||$0.10||$0.13||25.00%||11/25/2016|
|(CATY )||Cathay General Bancorp||$0.18||$0.21||16.67%||11/29/2016|
|(A )||Agilent Technologies Inc.||$0.12||$0.13||14.78%||12/29/2016|
|(INTU )||Intuit Inc.||$0.30||$0.34||13.33%||1/6/2017|
|(NKE )||Nike Inc.||$0.16||$0.18||12.50%||12/1/2016|
|(VAL )||Valspar Corp||$0.33||$0.37||12.12%||11/29/2016|
|(UNP )||Union Pacific||$0.55||$0.61||10.00%||11/28/2016|
|(ENR )||Energizer Holdings||$0.25||$0.28||10.00%||11/28/2016|
|(ARMK )||ARAMARK Holdings Corp||$0.10||$0.10||8.42%||11/23/2016|
|(SR )||Spire Inc||$0.49||$0.53||7.14%||12/8/2016|
|(SYY )||Sysco Corp||$0.31||$0.33||6.45%||1/4/2017|
|(AIZ )||Assurant, Inc.||$0.50||$0.53||6.00%||11/23/2016|
|(RGLD )||Royal Gold Inc.||$0.23||$0.24||4.35%||1/4/2017|
|(CDK )||CDK Global Inc||$0.14||$0.14||3.70%||12/16/2016|
|(MDU )||MDU Resources Group||$0.19||$0.19||2.67%||12/6/2016|
Stock With the Highest Market Cap
Nike (NKE ), with a market cap of $85 billion, is the stock with the highest market cap that increased its dividend last week. The percent increase in payout is 12.5%. The previous payout was $0.16, while its latest payout is $0.14. The ex-dividend date for the latest payout is 12/01/2016.
Stock With the Highest Dividend Yield
Marine Petroleum Trust (MARPS ), with a dividend yield of 10.94%, is the stock with the highest dividend yield that increased dividends last week. Its previous payout was $0.04, while its most recent payout is $0.09, which is a 125% jump.
Stocks With the Best/Worst 52-Week Performance
United Bancorp (UBCP ) and Marine Petroleum Trust (MARPS ) are the two stocks that increased dividends last week and take the honor for the worst 52-week performance and the best 52-week performance, respectively.
|Criteria||Ticker||Company Name||Market Cap ($B)||Annualized Payout||Previous Payout||Next Payout||Ex-Dividend Date||Yield||% Off From 52-Week High|
|Highest 52-Week Off||(MARPS )||Marine Petroleum Trust||$0.01||$0.36||$0.04||$0.09||11/28/2016||10.94%||47.97%|
|Lowest 52-Week Off||(UBCP )||United Bancorp||$0.06||$0.44||$0.10||$0.11||12/7/2016||3.88%||0.00%|
There were three Dividend Aristocrats that increased dividends last week.
|Ticker||Company Name||Market Cap ($B)||Annualized Payout||Previous Payout||Next Payout||Ex-Dividend Date||Yield %||Dividend Growth Years|
|(SYY )||Sysco Corp||$28.19||$1.32||$0.31||$0.33||1/4/2017||2.48%||45|
|(VAL )||Valspar Corp||$8.04||$1.48||$0.33||$0.37||11/29/2016||1.46%||34|
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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