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45 Blue-Chip Stocks Increasing Dividends in Q3 2013

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Pall Corp. (PLL)*
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 9/30 Payment date Record date
$0.275/share 10% 1.43% Nov. 8 Oct. 18
* Goes ex-dividend Oct. 16

Filtration and purification — it’s a recipe for a sleeping potion, I’m sure. But it’s also the recipe for success at Pall Corp. (PLL), which has ridden roughly 30% gains this year — including a big push in September — to all-time highs above $77 per share. To keep up with its screaming stock, PLL upped its dividend another 10%.

PetSmart (PETM)*
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 9/30 Payment date Record date
$0.195/share 18% 1.02% Nov. 15 Nov. 1
* Goes ex-dividend Oct. 30
Philip Morris International (PM)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 9/30 Payment date Record date
$0.94/share 10.6% 4.34% Oct. 11 Sept. 23
Royal Bank of Canada (RY)*
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 9/30 Payment date Record date
$0.67/share 6% 4.06% Nov. 22 Oct. 24
* Goes ex-dividend Oct. 22
SanDisk (SNDK)^
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 9/30 Payment date Record date
$0.225/share N/A 1.51% Aug. 30 Aug. 1
^ First dividend

To its credit, data storage maker SanDisk (SNDK) didn’t wait for a down year to announce its first dividend. SNDK was riding 25% gains by the end of July, when it announced it would pay out a 22.5-cent dividend starting in late August. It also tacked on another $2.5 billion to its stock repurchase program.

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 9/30 Payment date Record date
$0.50/share 2% 2.21% Sept. 17 Sept. 6
Texas Instruments (TXN)*
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 9/30 Payment date Record date
$0.30/share 7% 2.98% Nov. 18 Oct. 31
* Goes ex-dividend Oct. 29

Chipmaker Texas Instruments (TXN) has lifted itself to 13-year highs with its 30% year-to-date gains, coming off a couple quarters of strong earnings growth, even in the face of shrinking revenues. Meanwhile, its 7% dividend bump is its fourth payout increase in the past three years, bringing the dividend from 13 cents to 30 cents in that time.

Valero (VLO)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 9/30 Payment date Record date
$0.225/share 12.5% 2.64% Sept. 11 Aug. 14
Verizon (VZ)*
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 9/30 Payment date Record date
$0.53/share 2.9% 4.54% Nov. 1 Oct. 10
* Goes ex-dividend Oct. 8
Walgreen (WAG)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 9/30 Payment date Record date
$0.315/share 14.5% 2.34% Sept. 12 Aug. 20

Walgreen (WAG) shares have sizzled nearly 50% year-to-date, thanks in part to a 15% dividend improvement that helped please Walgreen shareholders this past quarter. For the cherry on top, WAG also reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings this morning that soared 86% year-over-year and topped analyst estimates.

Weyerhaeuser (WY)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 9/30 Payment date Record date
$0.22/share 10% 3.07% Sept. 13 Aug. 30
Williams Cos. (WMB)
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 9/30 Payment date Record date
$0.36625/share 17.2% 4.03% Sept. 30 Sept. 13
Yum Brands (YUM)*
New Payout % Increase Yield as of 9/30 Payment date Record date
$0.37/share 10% 2.07% Nov. 1 Oct. 11
* Goes ex-dividend Oct. 9

Kyle Woodley is the Deputy Managing Editor of InvestorPlace.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Follow him on Twitter at @IPKyleWoodley.

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