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Whole Foods Gets Tastier: 23 Companies Increasing Dividends

From the mega- to the microcaps, companies were busy boosting dividends

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When earnings reports roll in, so do the dividend increases. This week, we saw a veritable tidal wave of dividend increases, from Megacap stocks like Halliburton (HAL) and Whole Foods (WFM) to smaller players like  CTS Corporation (CTS), companies were scrambling to boost their dividend payouts. A total of 23 companies increased their dividends this week.

IncreasingDividends Whole Foods Gets Tastier: 23 Companies Increasing Dividends(Note: All dividend yields are as of 11/8.)

Consumer electronics residential furniture and household appliances lessor Aaron’s (AAN) raised its quarterly dividend 23.5% to 21 cents per share, payable on Jan. 3 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 2. The increase marks the 8th consecutive year AAN has raised its annual dividend.
AAN Dividend Yield: 2.86%

Pharmaceuticals company AmerisourceBergen (ABC) raised its dividend 12% to 23.5 cents per share, payable on Dec. 2 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 18.
ABC Dividend Yield:

Retail properties real estate investment trust Acadia (AKR) raised its quarterly dividend 9.5% to 23 cents per share, payable on Jan. 15 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 15.
AKR Dividend Yield: 3.51%

Natural gas distribution and storage company Atmos (ATO) raised its quarterly dividend 5.7% to 37 cents per share, payable on Dec. 9 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 25. The increase marks the 26th consecutive year Atmos has raised its annual dividend.
ATO Dividend Yield: 3.26%

Electronic component and sensor equipment manufacturer CTS (CTS) raised its quarterly dividend 14% to to 4 cents per share, payable on Jan. 31 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 27.
CTS Dividend Yield: 0.86%

High-quality office and multi-family real estate investment trust Douglas Emmett (DEI) raised its quarterly dividend 11% to 20 cents per share, payable on Jan. 15 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 30.
DEI Dividend Yield: 3.38%

Off-shore contact drilling service provider Ensco (ESV) raised its quarterly dividend 50% to 75 cents per share, payable on Dec. 20 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 9.
ESV Dividend Yield: 4.90%

Commercial and retail property owner-operator and real estate investment trust Excel Trust (EXL) raised its quarterly dividend 3% to 17.5 cents per share, payable on Jan. 15 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 31.
EXL Dividend Yield: 6.04%

Oil field services company Halliburton (HAL) raised its quarterly dividend 20% to 15 cents per share, payable on Dec. 27 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 6.
HAL Dividend Yield: 1.09%

Senior housing and medical office buildings real estate investment trust Health Care REIT (HCN) raised its quarterly dividend 3.4% to 76.5 cents per share, payable on Nov. 20 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 12.
HCN Dividend Yield: 5.07%

Vehicle auction services company KAR (KAR) raised its quarterly dividend 31% to 25 cents per share, payable on Jan. 3 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 20.
KAR Dividend Yield: 3.53%


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