GIS Fills the Bowl: 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

General Mills leads a slow week for dividend news

   
GIS Fills the Bowl: 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Earnings season is largely finished, now, which means the number of dividend stocks increasing payouts is rapidly dwindling.

IncreasingDividends GIS Fills the Bowl: 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing PayoutsThe week’s biggest name was General Mills (GIS), which announced a nice increase for shareholders and kept a streak of 115 years of uninterrupted dividends going.

Here’s a look at the new dividend payout for General Mills as well as the improvements from other dividend stocks this week.

(Note: All dividend yields are as of March 14.)

The biggest increase among our dividend stocks this week came from title and specialty insurance management company First American Financial (FAF), which raised its quarterly dividend 100% to 24 cents per share, payable June 16 to shareholders of record as of June 9.
FAF Dividend Yield: 3.47%

Full-service investment banking, asset management and corporate credit management firm JMP Group (JMP) raised its quarterly dividend 13% to 4.5 cents per share, payable April 11 to shareholders of record as of March 28.
JMP Dividend Yield: 2.41%

Branded consumer foods manufacturer and marketer General Mills (GIS) raised its quarterly dividend 8% to 41 cents per share, payable May 1 to shareholders of record as of April 10.
GIS Dividend Yield: 3.27%

Hotel properties real estate investment trust Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) raised its quarterly dividend 44% to 23 cents per share, payable April 15 to shareholders of record as of March 31.
PEB Dividend Yield: 2.58%

Free-standing retail outlet center real estate investment trust Realty Income (O) raised its monthly dividend 0.17% to 18.25 cents per share, payable April 15 to shareholders of record as of April 1. The increase marks the 75th rise in Realty Income’s dividend. At more than 5%, O is the highest-yielding stock of this week’s list of dividend stocks.
O Dividend Yield: 5.16%

Ski lodging and operations holding company Vail Resorts (MTN) raised its quarterly dividend 100% to 41.5 cents per share, payable April 16 to shareholders of record as of April 1. That increase ties FAF for the biggest increase on this week’s list of dividend stocks.
MTN Dividend Yield: 2.37%

Multi-channel specialty retailer Williams-Sonoma (WSM) raised its dividend 6% to 33 cents per share, payable May 28 to shareholders of record as of April 25.
WSM Dividend Yield: 2.05%

Los-Angeles, California-based bank holding company Wilshire Bancorp (WIBC) raised its quarterly dividend 67% to 5 cents per share, payable April 15 to shareholders of record as of March 31.
WIBC Dividend Yield: 1.77%

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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.


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