13 Companies Increasing Dividends

by Marc Bastow | February 22, 2013 12:35 pm

13 Companies Increasing Dividends

IncreasingDividends 13 Companies Increasing Dividends[1]This Presidents’ Day week was short on work days but long on companies that were willing to dole out a little extra income to investors. The group of generous companies features some big names, too, including a top soda maker and the world’s largest retailer.

All told, 13 companies made it onto our Companies Increasing Dividends[2] list. (Note: All dividend yields are as of Feb. 22.)

Worldwide beverage maker and InvestorPlace Dependable Dividend Stock[3] Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO[4]) raised its quarterly dividend 10% to 28 cents per share, payable April 1 to shareholders of record as of March 15. Coca-Cola now has increased its dividend for 51 consecutive years.
KO Dividend Yield: 2.66%

Lumber manufacturer and distributor Deltec Timber (NYSE:DEL[5]) raised its quarterly dividend 33% to 10 cents per share, payable March 15 to shareholders of record as of March 4.
DEL Dividend Yield: 0.55%

Apartment community real estate investment trust Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS[6]) raised its quarterly dividend 10% to $1.21 per share, payable April 15 to shareholders of record as of March 28.
ESS Dividend Yield: 3.19%

Bank holding company Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI[7]) raised its quarterly dividend 12.5% to 18 cents per share, payable April 2 to shareholders of record as of March 14.
FISI Dividend Yield: 3.61%

Automotive parts distributor Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC[8]) raised its quarterly dividend 8.6% to 53.75 cents per share, payable April 1 to shareholders of record as of March 8.
GPC Dividend Yield: 3.11%

Oilfield services company Halliburton (NYSE:HAL[9]) raised its quarterly dividend 39% to 12.5 cents per share, payable March 27 to shareholders of record as of March 6.
HAL Dividend Yield: 1.23%

Petroleum refiner HollyFrontier (NYSE:HFC[10]) raised its quarterly dividend 50% to 30 cents per share, payable April 2 to shareholders of record as of March 15. HFC also announced a special cash dividend of 50 cents per share payable March 19 to shareholders as of March 5.
HFC Dividend Yield: 2.18%

Personal care products maker Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB[11]) raised its quarterly dividend 9.5% to 81 cents per share, payable April 2 to stockholders of record as of March 8.
KMB Dividend Yield: 3.47%

Mall and strip-center real estate investment trust Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (NYSE:PEI[12]) raised its quarterly dividend 12.5% to 18 cents per share, payable March 15 to shareholders of record as of March 4.
PEI Dividend Yield:
3.41%

Northeastern utility company Public Services Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG[13]) raised its quarterly dividend 1.4% to 36 cents per share, payable March 29 to shareholders of record on March 8. PSEG has paid dividends on an uninterrupted basis since 1907.
PEG Dividend Yield: 4.51%

Semiconductor manufacturer Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN[14]) raised its quarterly dividend 33% to 28 cents per share, payable May 20 to shareholders of record as of April 30. This marks Texas Instruments’ 10th consecutive year of dividend increases.
TXN Dividend Yield:
3.28%

Discount retail giant Walmart (NYSE:WMT[15]) raised its quarterly dividend 18% to 47 cents per share, payable April 1 to shareholders of record as of March 12. Walmart has increased its dividend every year since 1974.
WMT Dividend Yield:
2.69%

Health benefits and insurance company WellPoint (NYSE:WLP[16]) raised its quarterly dividend 30% to 37.5 cents per share, payable March 25 to shareholders of record as of March 8.
WLP Dividend Yield: 2.40%

Marc Bastow is an Assistant Editor at InvestorPlace.com. As of this writing he does not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. For more payout winners, see previous weeks’ lists of Companies Increasing Dividends[2].

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://www.investorplace.com/hot-topics/companies-increasing-dividends/
  2. Companies Increasing Dividends: http://www.investorplace.com/hot-topics/companies-increasing-dividends/
  3. Dependable Dividend Stock: http://investorplace.com/dividend-paying-stocks/
  4. KO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KO
  5. DEL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DEL
  6. ESS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ESS
  7. FISI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FISI
  8. GPC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GPC
  9. HAL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HAL
  10. HFC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HFC
  11. KMB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KMB
  12. PEI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PEI
  13. PEG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PEG
  14. TXN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TXN
  15. WMT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WMT
  16. WLP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WLP

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