50 Blue-Chip Stocks Increasing Dividends in Q1 2013

These big names now feature even bigger quarterly payouts

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50 Blue-Chip Stocks Increasing Dividends in Q1 2013
Coca-Cola (KO)
new payout % Increase Yield as of 3/29 Payment Date Record Date
$0.28/share 10% 2.77% April 1 March 15

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) is the consummate dividend stock. It has boosted its dividend for half a century, it continues to provide reliable capital gains year after year, it’s a diversified business with operations in most of the world, and it’s a favorite of legendary value investor Warren Buffett. Finding fault with The Coca-Cola Co. is like trying to find fault with Coca-Cola.

Colgate-Palmolive (CL)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 3/29 Payment Date Record Date
$0.68/share 10% 2.30% May 15 April 23
Comcast (CMCSA)
new payout % Increase Yield as of 3/29 Payment Date Record Date
$0.78/share 20% 1.86% April 24 April 3

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) — cable operator and parent of NBCUniversal — and the rest of the media sector has been awfully kind to investors as of late. Comcast itself has improved a clean 40% over the past 52 weeks, and will enter Q2 with a slightly sweetened dividend.

Deere (DE)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 3/29 Payment Date Record Date
$0.51/share 11% 2.37% May 1 March 28
Devon Energy (DVN)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 3/29 Payment Date Record Date
$0.22/share 10% 1.56% June 28 June 14
Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 3/29 Payment Date Record Date
$0.38/share 12% 3.24% April 5 March 15
Family Dollar (FDO)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 3/29 Payment Date Record Date
$0.26/share 24% 1.76% April 15 March 15
Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 3/29 Payment Date Record Date
$0.11/share 10% 2.70% April 18 March 29
Ford (F)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 3/29 Payment Date Record Date
$0.10/share 100% 3.04% March 1 Jan. 30

That beeping sound is the dump trucks full of money backing into Ford (NYSE:F) shareholder driveways across the U.S. The automaker’s continued resurgence since summer of 2012 — that has included a 45% run-up in shares — led to a doubling of the company’s dividend in January, paid out for the first time at the beginning of this month.

Franklin Resources (BEN)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 3/29 Payment Date Record Date
$0.29/share 7% 0.77% April 12 March 28
General Dynamics (GD)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 3/29 Payment Date Record Date
$0.56/share 10% 3.18% May 10 April 12
General Mills (GIS)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 3/29 Payment Date Record Date
$0.33/share 15% 2.68% May 1 April 10

General Mills (NYSE:GIS) is one of the shining examples of how good times have been for consumer staples. The Minnesota-based maker of Cheerios — not to mention top name brands like Green Giant, Betty Crocker, Yoplait and Pillsbury — has cruised to all-time highs this year thanks to a 22% run. Now, shareholders will get a big boost in the quarterly payout come May.

Genuine Parts (GPC)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 3/29 Payment Date Record Date
$0.5375/share 8.6% 2.76% April 1 March 8
Goldcorp (GG)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 3/29 Payment Date Record Date
$0.05/share 11% 1.78% Jan. 25 Jan. 17
Halliburton (HAL)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 3/29 Payment Date Record Date
$0.125/share 39% 1.24% March 27 March 6

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