24 Companies Increasing Dividends

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24 Companies Increasing Dividends

Diversified chemical firm FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC) went into its fiscal lab and came out with a 20% increase in its quarterly dividend to 18 cents per share. The new payout will be made on April 19 to shareholders of record as of March 30. The new dividend yield, based on the Feb. 17 closing price of $96.62, is 0.75%.

Newspaper publisher Gannett (NYSE:GCI) printed a new edition of its dividend, increasing the circulation it pays to shareholders by 150% to 20 cents per share. The new dividend is payable April 2 to shareholders of record as of March 9. The new dividend yield, based on the Feb. 22 closing price of $15.61, is 5.12%.

Auto parts supplier Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) restocked shareholders’ shelves with a revved-up 10% increase in its quarterly payout to 49.5 cents per share. The new dividend will be paid April 2 to shareholders of record as of March 9. The new dividend yield, based on the Feb. 21 closing price of $63.81, is 3.10%.

Supplement and health food maker Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) increased the vitality of its quarterly dividend, upping its payment to shareholders by 50% to 30 cents per share. The new dividend will be paid March 22 to shareholders of record as of March 7. The new dividend yield, based on the Feb. 21 closing price of $62.46, is 1.92%.

Mid-price clothing retailer Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) raised the price it pays to shareholders by 28% to 32 cents per share. The new dividend is payable March 28 to shareholders of record as of March 7. The new dividend yield, based on the Feb. 23 closing price of $49.11, is 2.61%.

Global auto supplier Magna International (NYSE:MGA) drove its payout 10% higher to 27.5 cents per share. The new dividend is payable March 23 to shareholders of record as of March 12. The new dividend yield, based on the Feb. 23 closing price of $45.25, is 2.43%.

Power company NextERA Energy (NYSE:NEE) turned up the dial on its dividend by 9% to 60 cents per share. The new payout will be made on March 15 to shareholders of record as of March 2. The new dividend yield, based on the Feb. 17 closing price of $60.22, is 3.99%.

Luxury retailer Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) put a new payout in shareholders’ closets, increasing its dividend 17% to 27 cents per share. The new dividend is payable March 15 to shareholders of record as of March 1. The new dividend yield, based on the Feb. 21 closing price of $52.79, is 2.05%.

Oil and gas giant Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) fueled up shareholders’ portfolio by 100% to 4 cents per share. The new dividend is payable April 12 to shareholders of record as of March 30. The new dividend yield, based on the Feb. 23 closing price of $114.70, is 0.14%.


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