MDLZ Delivers a Treat: 20 Companies Increasing Dividends

by Marc Bastow | August 9, 2013 2:24 pm

A big week of earnings reports brought along a big number of dividend increases for investors.

IncreasingDividends MDLZ Delivers a Treat: 20 Companies Increasing Dividends [1]The dividend bumps spanned a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas players like Anadarko Petroleum (APC[2]), food services manufacturer Mondelez (MDLZ[3]) , and a REIT in Chesapeake Lodging (CHSP[4]). Those three were among the 21 companies that made our Companies Increasing Dividends[5] list this week. (Note: All dividend yields are as of August 9).

Independent oil and gas exploration company Anadarko Petroleum (APC[2]) raised its quarterly dividend 100% to 18 cents per share, payable on September 25 to shareholders of record as of September 11, with an ex-dividend date of September 9.
APC Dividend Yield: 0.8%

Global agribusiness and food company Bunge (BG[6]) raised its quarterly dividend 11% to 30 cents per share, payable on December 2 to shareholders of record as of November 18.
BG Dividend Yield: 1.56%

Diversified company owner Chemed (CHE[7]) raised its quarterly dividend 11% to 20 cents per share, payable on September 3 to shareholders of record as of August 12.
CHE Dividend Yield: 1.11%

Upscale hotel and convention properties real estate investment trust Chesapeake Lodging (CHSP[4]) raised its quarterly dividend 8% to 26 cents per share, payable on October 15 to shareholders of record as of September 30.
CHSP Dividend Yield: 4.54%

Corporate loan asset management company CIFC (CIFC[8]) announced its initial dividend at 10 cents per share per quarter, with the first payment due on September 17 to shareholders of record as of August 27.
CIFC Dividend Yield: 5.08%

Internet access and protocol provider Cogent Communications (CCOI[9]) raised its quarterly dividend 7.7% to 14 cents per share, payable on September 25 to shareholders of record as of September 5.
CCOI Dividend Yield: 1.76%

Claims and risk management solutions provider Crawford & Company (CRD.B[10]) raised its quarterly dividend 25% to 4 cents per share, payable on August 29 to shareholders of record as of August 21.
CRD.B Dividend Yield: 2.08%

Investment advisory services firm Gamco (GBL[11]) raised its quarterly dividend 20% to 6 cents per share, payable on September 24 to shareholders of record as of September 10.
GBL Dividend Yield: 0.41%

Springfield, Mass. bank holding company Hampden Bancorp (HBNK[12]) raised its quarterly dividend 20% to 6 cents per share, payable on August 30 to shareholder of record as of August 16.
HBNK Dividend Yield: 1.52%

Food solutions company Hillshire (HSH[13]) raised its quarterly dividend 40% to 17.5 cents per share, payable on October 7 to shareholders of record as of September 3.
HSH Dividend Yield: 2.08%

Industrial design and manufacturing company Leggett & Platt (LEG[14]) raised its quarterly dividend 3.4% to 30 cents per share, payable on October 15 to shareholders of record as of September 13. This is the 42nd consecutive annual dividend increase for LEG.
LEG Dividend Yield: 3.89%

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Snack food manufacturer Mondelez (MDLZ[3]) raised its quarterly dividend 8% to 14 cents per share, payable on October 15 to shareholders of record as of September 30.
MDLZ Dividend Yield: 1.75%

Agricultural giant Monsanto (MON[15]) raised its quarterly dividend 15% to 43 cents per share, payable on October 25 to shareholders of record as of October 4, with and ex-dividend date of October 2.
MON Dividend Yield: 1.79%

Milwaukee-based bank holding company Bank Mutual Corporation (BKMU[16]) raised its quarterly dividend 50% to 3 cents per share, payable on August 30 to shareholders of record as of August 16.
BKMU Dividend Yield: 1.91%

Auctioneer Ritchie Brothers (RBA[17]) raised its quarterly dividend 6% to 13 cents per share, payable on September 13 to shareholders of record as of August 23.
RBA Dividend Yield: 2.72%

Mid-stream oil services company SemGroup (SEMG[18]) raised its quarterly dividend 5.3% to 20 cents per share, payable on August 30 to shareholders of record as of August 19.
SEMG Dividend Yield: 1.42%

Lawn and garden products manufacturer and distributor Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG[19]) raised its quarterly dividend 35% to 43.75 cents per share, payable on September 10 to shareholders of record as of August 27.
SMG Dividend Yield: 3.23%

Therapeutic support services manufacturer Span-America (SPAN[20]) raised its quarter dividend 12% to 14 cents per share, payable on September 4 to shareholders of record as of August 20.
SPAN Dividend Yield: 2.62%

Motor fuels wholesaler Susser Petroleum (SUSP[21]) raised its quarterly distribution 3.5% to 45.28 cents per unit, payable on August 29 to shareholders of record as of August 19.
SUSP Dividend Yield: 5.96%

Marine cargo container holding company Textainer Group (TGH[22]) raised its quarterly dividend 2% to 47 cents per share, payable on August 27 to shareholders of record as of August 16. This is the 14th consecutive quarterly increase in the dividend.
TGH Dividend Yield: 5.37%

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[23].

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/hot-topics/companies-increasing-dividends/
  2. APC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=APC
  3. MDLZ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MDLZ
  4. CHSP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CHSP
  5. Companies Increasing Dividends: http://investorplace.com/hot-topics/companies-increasing-dividends/
  6. BG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BG
  7. CHE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CHE
  8. CIFC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CIFC
  9. CCOI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CCOI
  10. CRD.B: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CRD.B
  11. GBL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GBL
  12. HBNK: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HBNK
  13. HSH: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HSH
  14. LEG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=LEG
  15. MON: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MON
  16. BKMU: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BKMU
  17. RBA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=RBA
  18. SEMG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SEM
  19. SMG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SMG
  20. SPAN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SPAN
  21. SUSP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SUSP
  22. TGH: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TGH
  23. Companies Increasing Dividends: http://www.investorplace.com/hot-topics/companies-increasing-dividends/

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