Earnings season began in earnest this week, and with it came an increase in the number of companies increasing dividends.
Indeed, 14 dividend stocks increased their payouts over the past week, including discount retailing giant Family Dollar (FDO). Here’s a look at the new dividend being paid out to FDO stock holders, as well as the improvements from other dividend stocks in the past week.
(Note: all dividend yields are as of Jan. 17):
Investment management firm BlackRock (BLK) raised its quarterly dividend 15% to $1.93 cents per share, payable March 24 to shareholders of record March 7.
BLK Dividend Yield: 2.4%
The biggest increase in our dividend stocks this week came from reservoir management and services company Core Labs (CLB), which raised its quarterly dividend 56.25% to 50 cents per share, payable Feb. 21 to shareholders of record Jan. 24.
CBL Dividend Yield: 1.05%
Vehicle components, manufacturer and supplier Delphi (DLPH) raised its quarterly dividend 47% to 25 cents per share payable Feb. 27 to shareholders of record Feb. 18.
DLPH Dividend Yield: 1.60%
Entertainment properties real estate investment trust EPR Properties (EPR) raised its monthly dividend 28.5 cents per share, payable Feb. 18 to shareholders of record Jan. 31. EPR stock is the highest yielder of this week’s dividend stocks.
EPR Dividend Yield: 6.77%
Discount retail store chain Family Dollar (FDO) raised its quarterly dividend 19.2% to 31 cents per share. FDO has not announced a dividend payout or ex-dividend date.
FDO Dividend Yield: 1.91%
Mall-based specialty retailer Finish Line (FINL) raised its quarterly dividend 14% to 8 cents per share, payable March 17 to shareholders of record Feb. 28.
FINL Dividend Yield: 1.19%
Semi-fabricated aluminum products manufacturer Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) raised its quarterly dividend 17% to 35 cents per share, payable Feb. 14 to shareholders of record Jan. 24.
KALU Dividend Yield: 1.98%