The market actually had a very good week last week. Yes, it has been a long time since we’ve been able to proclaim that, as the recent environment has been exceedingly tough so far nearly all stocks in 2016.
Last week, we saw a baker’s dozen of great companies come out and add to their dividend yield attractiveness, including one of the world’s most iconic brands, one of its biggest insurers and a company that lives on walls throughout the globe.
Here are 13 dividend stocks increasing payouts.
Allstate Corp (ALL) moved to ensure its shareholders they were in good hand, as the insurance giant increased its payout 10% to 33 cents per share from 30 cents. The new dividend is payable April 1 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 29. The stock becomes ex-dividend on Feb. 25.
ALL Dividend Yield: 2.06%
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) processed a 5% boost in its quarterly payout to 42 cents per share from 40 cents. The integrated circuit maker’s new dividend is payable on March 8 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 26. ADI shares become ex-dividend Feb. 24.
ADI Dividend Yield: 3.22%
Anthem Inc (ANTM) moved to make shareholders 4% healthier with a new dividend of 65 cents per share from 62.5 cents. The health insurance and benefits provider will make its new dividend policy effective March 25 to shareholders of record as of March 10. Anthem shares become ex-dividend on March 8.
ANTM Dividend Yield: 2.04%
Autoliv Inc. (ALV) boosted the horsepower on its quarterly payment by 3.6% to 58 cents per share from 56 cents. The maker of automotive safety systems such as airbags and seat belts will buckle in its new dividend on June 2 to shareholders of record as of May 18. The ex-date is May 16.
ALV Dividend Yield: 2.13%
The Coca-Cola Co (KO) added 6.1% more fizz and flavor into shareholder’s bottles, upping its dividend to 35 cents per share from 33 cents. The global beverage giant’s new quarterly pour will be ready on April 1 to shareholders of record as of March 15. Coca-Cola shares will become ex-dividend on March 11.
KO Dividend Yield: 3.20%
Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc (CCE) bottled a new, 7.1% tastier dividend of 30 cents per share from 28 cents. The bottling division of the Coca-Cola empire will send its new dividend on March 17 to shareholders of record as of March 4. CCE shares will officially be ex-dividend on March 2.
CCE Dividend Yield: 2.45%
Genuine Parts Company (GPC) provided a new fiscal part that’s 6.9% better than its current version, upping the dividend to 65.75 cents per share from 61.5 cents. The auto parts wholesaler will make its new payment available on April 1 to owners of record as of March 4. GPC goes ex-dividend on March 2.
GPC Dividend Yield: 2.86%
Lear Corporation (LEA) added another 20% to its quarterly payout, boosting the dividend to 30 cents per share from 25 cents. The automotive seat systems maker will reposition its dividend seat on March 23 to shareholders of record as of March 2. LEA shares will officially go ex-dividend on Feb. 29.
LEA Dividend Yield: 1.16%
NextEra Energy Inc (NEE) powered up its quarterly payment by 13% to 87 cents per share from 77 cents. The Florida-based energy power generator will deliver its higher-voltage payout on March 15 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 26. NEE shares are ex-dividend on Feb. 24.
NEE Dividend Yield: 3.03%
Questar Corporation (STR) approved a 4.8% increase in its quarterly dividend to 22 cents per share from 21 cents. The natural gas producer and transporter will send its new payment on March 14 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 26. Shares will become ex-dividend on Feb. 24.
STR Dividend Yield: 3.53%
Sherwin-Williams Co (SHW) applied a 25.4% thicker coat of dividends to shareholders of 84 cents per share from 67 cents. The maker of paints and specialty coatings will apply its new quarterly dividend on March 11 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 29. The stock’s ex-dividend date will cure on Feb. 25.
SHW Dividend Yield: 1.32%
T. Rowe Price Group Inc (TROW) boosted the payment it sends to shareholders by 3.8% to 54 cents per share from 52 cents. The brokerage and financial firm will make its new payout available on March 30 to stockholders of record as of March 16. T. Rowe shares go ex-dividend on March 14.
TROW Dividend Yield: 3.14%
Xcel Energy Inc (XEL) raised its quarterly dividend 6.25% to 34 cents per share from 32 cents. The Midwest and Southwest electric power generator will send its surge of fiscal juice on April 20 to shareholders of record as of March 15. XEL shares become ex-dividend on March 11.
XEL Dividend Yield: 3.46%
As of this writing, Jim Woods was long KO.