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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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Bermuda-based reinsurance solutions provider Maiden Holdings (MHLD) raised its quarterly dividend 22% to 11 cents per share, payable on Jan. 15 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 2.
MHLD Dividend Yield: 3.79%

Customized debt and equity financing company Main Street Capital (MAIN) raised its quarterly dividend 10% to 16.5 cents per share for January, February, and March. The payable, record and ex-dividend dates are as follows: payable on Jan. 15 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 30; payable on Feb. 14 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 21; payable on Mar. 14 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 20.
MAIN Dividend Yield: 6.36%

Media and marketing company Meredith (MDP) raised its quarterly dividend 6.5% to 40.75 cents per share, payable on Dec. 13 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 29. The increase marks the 20th consecutive increase in Meredith’s annual dividend.
MDP Dividend Yield: 3.08%

Retail shopping mall real estate investment trust Pennsylvania REIT (PEI) raised its quarterly dividend 11% to 20 cents per share, payable on Dec. 16 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 2.
PEI Dividend Yield: 4.74%

Industrial automation power, control and information systems company Rockwell Automation (ROK) raised its quarterly dividend 12% to 58 cents per share, payable on Dec. 10 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 8.
ROK Dividend Yield: 2.08%

Entertainment theme park operator Six Flags (SIX) raised its quarterly dividend 4.4% to 47 cents per share, payable on Dec. 9 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 25.
SIX Dividend Yield: 5.14%

Specialty paper manufacturer and distributor Schweitzer-Mauduit (SWM) raised its quarterly dividend 20% to 36 cents per share, payable on Dec. 26 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 27.
SWM Dividend Yield: 2.78%

Leaf tobacco supplier Universal Corporation (UVV) raised its quarterly dividend 2% to 51 cents per share, payable on Feb. 10 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 13.
UVV Dividend Yield: 4.06%

Oil exploration and production company Vermillion Energy (VET) raised its monthly dividend 7.5% to 21.50 cents (Canadian) per share, and is expected to be payable on February 17.
VTE Dividend Yield: 1.52%

Natural and organic foods supermarket chain Whole Foods (WFM) raised its quarterly dividend 20% to 12 cents per share, payable on Jan. 28 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 17.
WFM Dividend Yield: 0.83%

Independent oil and gas producer W&T Offshore (WTI) raised its quarterly dividend 11.1% to 10 cents per share, payable on Dec. 3 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 18.
WTI Dividend Yield: 2.25%

Casino developer, owner and operator Wynn Resorts (WYNN) raised its quarterly dividend 25% to $1.25 per share, payable on Dec. 6 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 20.
WYNN Dividend Yield: 3.07%

Marc Bastow is an Assistant Editor at Investorplace.com. As of this writing he did 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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