Introduction

The Dividend Champions list is a monthly compilation of companies which have consistently increased their annual dividend payouts, and the latest edition may be found here. However, since this list is only produced once per month, the data in it can quickly get out of date. Furthermore, with over 750 companies on the list, the sheer amount of data can quickly become overwhelming. In this weekly series, I highlight recent and upcoming dividend related activity for companies holding Champion (25+ years) and Contender (10-24 years) status.

In the data presented below, Yield is forward annualized and Years reflects the up-to-date streak, including dividends declared since the last edition of the Dividend Champions list.

Dividend Changes

In the past week, the following companies on the Champion or Contender lists declared dividends which changed from their previous payouts.

Increases:

Company

Symbol

Ex-Div

Pay

Old Rate

New Rate

Increase

Yield

Years

American Tower Corp.

(AMT)

9/25

10/16

1.1

1.14

3.64%

1.83%

10

Philip Morris International

(PM)

9/23

10/13

1.17

1.2

2.56%

5.91%

13

Decreases:

None

Last Chance to Buy

These companies have ex-dividend dates approaching. The following tables indicate the last day you can buy these stocks in order to be eligible for the upcoming dividend. Tables are sorted alphabetically by symbol.

Monday, Sept. 14 (Ex Div 9/15)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Cincinnati Financial

(CINF)

10/15

0.6

76.92

3.12%

60

First Financial Bankshares Inc.

(FFIN)

10/1

0.13

29.18

1.78%

10

Hillenbrand Inc.

(HI)

9/30

0.2125

29.63

2.87%

13

Horace Mann Educators Corp.

(HMN)

9/30

0.3

35.52

3.38%

11

Telephone & Data Sys.

(TDS)

9/30

0.17

21.6

3.15%

46

Universal Health Realty Trust

(UHT)

9/30

0.69

64.09

4.31%

35

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Tuesday, Sept. 15 (Ex-Div 9/16)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Aaron’s Inc.

(AAN)

10/6

0.04

58.14

0.28%

17

Arrow Financial Corp.

(AROW)

9/25

0.26

27.54

3.78%

26

Eversource Energy

(ES)

9/30

0.5675

82.16

2.76%

22

Wednesday, Sept. 16 (Ex-Div 9/17)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Albemarle Corp.

(ALB)

10/1

0.385

94.96

1.62%

26

Avient Corp.

(AVNT)

10/8

0.2025

26.75

3.03%

10

Chubb Limited

(CB)

10/9

0.78

120.67

2.59%

27

Hill-Rom Holdings Inc.

(HRC)

9/30

0.22

87.46

1.01%

10

Douglas Dynamics Inc.

(PLOW)

9/30

0.28

37.49

2.99%

11

Republic Bancorp

(RBCAA)

10/16

0.286

31.36

3.65%

22

Thursday, Sept. 17 (Ex-Div 9/18)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

DTE Energy Company

(DTE)

10/15

1.0125

118.44

3.42%

11

International Bancshares Corp.

(IBOC)

10/5

0.55

29.61

3.71%

10

Omnicom Group Inc.

(OMC)

10/12

0.65

52.32

4.97%

10

Stock Yards Bancorp Inc.

(SYBT)

10/1

0.27

41.18

2.62%

10

Tiffany & Company

(TIF)

10/13

0.58

113.81

2.04%

17

Friday, Sept. 18 (Ex-Div 9/21)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Broadcom Inc.

(AVGO)

9/30

3.25

359.7

3.61%

10

Federal Realty Inv. Trust

(FRT)

10/15

1.06

77.15

5.50%

53

New Jersey Resources

(NJR)

10/1

0.3325

28.29

4.70%

25

Money on the Way

The following companies have dividend pay dates in the upcoming week (Tuesday through the following Monday). Check if you want your DRIPs to reinvest at these yields…or take the cash and go have a steak dinner!

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Yield

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

(AJG)

9/18

0.45

1.8%

Arrow Financial Corp.

(AROW)

9/15

0.26

3.8%

Ashland Global Holdings Inc.

(ASH)

9/15

0.275

1.5%

Avista Corp.

(AVA)

9/15

0.405

4.7%

Bar Harbor Bankshares

(BHB)

9/18

0.22

4.4%

Cass Information Systems Inc.

(CASS)

9/15

0.27

2.9%

Cboe Global Markets

(CBOE)

9/15

0.42

1.9%

Commerce Bancshares

(CBSH)

9/21

0.27

2.0%

Cullen/Frost Bankers

(CFR)

9/15

0.71

4.2%

CSX Corp.

(CSX)

9/15

0.26

1.3%

Dover Corp.

(DOV)

9/15

0.495

1.8%

Duke Energy Corp.

(DUK)

9/16

0.965

4.6%

Consolidated Edison

(ED)

9/15

0.765

4.2%

Emclaire Financial Corp.

(EMCF)

9/18

0.3

4.8%

Evergy Inc.

(EVRG)

9/21

0.505

3.9%

First American Financial Corp.

(FAF)

9/15

0.44

3.4%

FactSet Research System Inc.

(FDS)

9/17

0.77

0.9%

Home Depot Inc.

(HD)

9/17

1.5

2.2%

Hershey Company

(HSY)

9/15

0.804

2.2%

Hubbell Inc.

(HUBB)

9/15

0.91

2.6%

International Paper Co.

(IP)

9/15

0.5125

5.3%

Kellogg Company

(K)

9/15

0.57

3.5%

Linde Plc

(LIN)

9/18

0.963

1.5%

McDonald’s Corp.

(MCD)

9/15

1.25

2.3%

MGE Energy Inc.

(MGEE)

9/15

0.37

2.3%

MidWestOne Financial Group Inc.

(MOFG)

9/15

0.22

4.7%

NACCO Industries

(NC)

9/15

0.1925

3.9%

NextEra Energy Inc.

(NEE)

9/15

1.4

2.0%

Northrop Grumman

(NOC)

9/16

1.45

1.7%

Northrim BanCorp Inc.

(NRIM)

9/18

0.35

4.9%

Realty Income Corp.

(O)

9/15

0.2335

4.4%

Old Republic International

(ORI)

9/15

0.21

5.4%

Polaris Industries

(PII)

9/15

0.62

2.7%

Perrigo Company plc

(PRGO)

9/15

0.225

1.9%

Prudential Financial Inc.

(PRU)

9/17

1.1

6.5%

Ryder System

(R)

9/18

0.56

5.4%

Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers Inc.

(RBA)

9/16

0.22

1.5%

Robert Half International Inc.

(RHI)

9/15

0.34

2.6%

RLI Corp.

(RLI)

9/18

0.24

1.1%

Stepan Company

(SCL)

9/15

0.275

1.0%

Silgan Holdings Inc.

(SLGN)

9/15

0.12

1.3%

STAG Industrial Inc.

(STAG)

9/15

0.12

4.6%

Stanley Black & Decker

(SWK)

9/15

0.7

1.8%

Tennant Company

(TNC)

9/15

0.22

1.4%

Thomson Reuters Corp.

(TRI)

9/15

0.38

2.0%

V.F. Corp.

(VFC)

9/21

0.48

2.7%

Waste Management

(WM)

9/18

0.545

1.9%

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Conclusion

I hope you found this article useful. Please let me know if you have any ideas for improving the format or data included in this series.

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Disclosure: I am/we are long HD, O. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.



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