MDLZ Delivers a Treat: 20 Companies Increasing Dividends

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MDLZ Delivers a Treat: 20 Companies Increasing Dividends

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

Independent oil and gas exploration company Anadarko Petroleum (APC) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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.


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