Given the generally lower amount of corporate activity around both Christmas and New Year’s, it’s not a surprise that many dividend stocks have been silent on the payment announcement front as of late.
Nevertheless, seven dividend stocks increased their payouts between Dec. 23 and Jan. 10, including hallowed American automaker Ford (F). Here’s a look at the new dividend being paid out to F stock holders, as well as the improvements from other dividend stocks in the past couple weeks.
(Note: All dividend yields are as of Jan. 10.)
Shopping center real estate investment trust DDR Corp. (DDR) raised its quarterly dividend 15% to 15.5 cents per share, payable April 8 to shareholders of record as of March 13.
DDR Stock Dividend Yield: 3.95%
The biggest increase among our dividend stocks this week came from automotive giant Ford (F) raised its quarterly dividend 25% to 12.5 cents per share, payable March 3 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 31.
F Stock Dividend Yield: 3.11%
Management investment company Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. (FSFR) raised its quarterly dividend 15% to 23 cents per share, payable April 15 to shareholders of record as of March 31.
FSFR Stock Dividend Yield: 6.88%
Global aircraft lessor Fly Leasing (FLY) raised its quarterly dividend 13% to 25 cents per share, payable Feb. 20 to shareholders of record Jan. 30.
FLY Stock Dividend Yield: 6.08%
PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (PMT), a REIT involved in mortgages and mortgage-related assets, raised its quarterly dividend 4% to 59 cents per share, payable Jan. 28 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 14. At more than 10%, PMT is the highest yielder of this week’s list of dividend stocks.
PMT Stock Dividend Yield: 10.15%
Healthcare REIT Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) was right up their with Ford in raising its quarterly dividend 25%, to 22.5 cents per share, payable Feb. 7 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 24.
DOC Stock Dividend Yield: 7.02%
Natural gas asset and infrastructure company Spectra Energy (SE) raised its quarterly dividend 9.8% to 33.5 cents per share, payable March 10 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 14.
SE Stock Dividend Yield: 3.8%
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 dividend stocks increasing payouts, see previous weeks’ lists of Companies Increasing Dividends.