Earnings season is well behind us, but that doesn’t mean that the past two weeks have been devoid of dividend stocks increasing payouts. In that time, we’ve seen nine prominent dividend stocks announce increases in payments to their shareholders.
Here are nine dividend stocks recently increasing payouts.
Avago Technologies (AVGO) added to the processing power of its quarterly dividend by 5.3% to 40 cents per share from 38 cents. The analog semiconductor device maker will make the new dividend payable June 30 to shareholders of record as of June 19. AVGO will become ex-dividend June 17.
AVGO Dividend Yield: 1.11%
Donaldson (DCI) filtered its quarterly payment to shareholders by 3% to 17 cents per share from 16.5 cents. The filtration systems manufacturer’s new dividend is payable July 2 to shareholders of record as of June 16. DCI shares will become ex-dividend on June 12.
DCI Dividend Yield: 1.89%
El Paso Electric (EE) boosted the power on its quarterly payment by 5.4% to 29.5 cents per share from 28 cents. The electricity generator and power transmission firm’s new payment is payable June 30 to shareholders of record as of June 16. El Paso shares will go ex-dividend on June 12.
EE Dividend Yield: 3.38%
FEI Company (FEIC) will increase its dividend payment by 20% to 30 cents per share from 25 cents. The nanotechnology solutions firm will send out the new payment on July 28 to shareholders of record as of July 16. FEIC shares go ex-dividend on July 14.
FEIC Dividend Yield: 1.46%
Flowers Foods (FLO) baked up a 9.4% higher dividend cake for shareholders to 14.5 cents per share from 13.25 cents. The baked goods giant will make the new dividend payment on July 2 to shareholders of record on June 19. FLO stock becomes ex-dividend on June 17.
FLO Dividend Yield: 2.66%
Lowe’s Companies (LOW) improved its quarterly payment to shareholders by a sizable 21.7% to 28 cents per share from 23 cents. The home improvement retailer will send its new dividend Aug. 5 to shareholders of record as of July 22. LOW will go ex-dividend on July 20.
LOW Dividend Yield: 1.6%
Tiffany & Co. (TIF) added 5.3% more carats to its quarterly payment to 40 cents per share from 38 cents. The luxury goods retailer will make its shinier dividend available July 10 to shareholders of record as of June 22. TIF stock will go ex-dividend June 18.
TIF Dividend Yield: 1.72%
UnitedHealth Group (UNH) upped its dividend by a healthy 33.3% to 50 cents per share from 37.5 cents. The health insurer’s more robust dividend is payable June 24 to shareholders of record as of June 15. UNH becomes ex-dividend June 11.
UNH Dividend Yield: 1.72%
W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) voted to increase the premiums it pays shareholders by 9.1% to 12 cents per share from 11 cents. The property and casualty insurance provider will make its new payment July 1 to shareholders of record as of June 15. WRB will be ex-dividend on June 11.
WRB Dividend Yield: 0.97%
As of this writing, Jim Woods did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.
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