SeaWorld Jumps In: 7 Companies Increasing Dividends

by Marc Bastow | June 14, 2013 2:11 pm

Another solid week of dividend increases included some big names making moves for investors. Construction equipment manufacturing giant Caterpillar (CAT[1]), along with retailer Target (TGT[2]) led our list, while SeaWorld (SEAS[3]) initiated a new dividend.

Companies Increasing Dividends[4]In all, 7 companies made it onto our list of Companies Increasing Dividends[5] for the week of June 10. (Note: dividend yields are as of June 14.)

Dependable Dividend Stock[6] C.R. Bard (BCR[7]), a manufacturer and distributor of medical and diagnostic patient care devices, raised its quarterly dividend 5% to 21 cents per share, payable Aug. 2 to shareholders of record on July 22.
BCR Dividend Yield: 0.76%

Construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar (CAT[1]) raised its quarterly dividend 15.4% to 60 cents per share, payable Aug. 20 to shareholders of record July 22.
CAT Dividend Yield: 2.85%

Specialty finance company CYS Investments (CYS[8]) raised its quarterly dividend 6% to 34 cents per share, payable July 17 to shareholders of record as of June 15.
CYS Dividend Yield: 12.58%

Jet aircraft replacement parts and components maker HEICO (HEI[9]) raised its semiannual dividend 17% to 7 cents per share, payable on July 22 to shareholders of record on July 8.
HEI Dividend Yield: 0.27%

Sorbent products manufacturer Oil-Dri (ODC[10]) raised its quarterly dividend 6% to 19 cents per share, payable on Aug. 30 to shareholders of record as of Aug. 16.
ODC Dividend Yield: 2.77%

Theme park and entertainment company SeaWorld (SEAS[3]) initiated a dividend plan[11], starting with a quarterly payout of 20 cents per share per quarter, payable July 1 for shareholders of record on June 20.
SEAS Dividend Yield: 2.13%

Discount retail giant Target (TGT[2]) raised its quarterly dividend 19.4% to 43 cents per share, payable Sept. 10 to shareholders of record on Aug. 21.
TGT Dividend Yield: 2.49%

Marc Bastow is an Assistant Editor at As of this writing he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. For more payout winners, see previous weeks’ list of Companies Increasing Dividends[5].

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