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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Dividend Increases This Week (Mar 19 - Mar 23)

One way to identify dividend growth stocks is to look for dividend increases. Companies that pay rising dividends are likely to be financially healthy, generate consistent cash flow and regular dividend. I am interested in stocks with at least ten consecutive years of increasing annual dividend payments (Dividend Achievers). Here is a list of US companies that increased their dividends this week.

US Dividend Increases

Raytheon Company (RTN) , +8.78% dividend increase

Raytheon Company has declared quarterly dividend of $0.8675 (+8.7774% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 04-10-2018 and is payable on 05-10-2018. Annualized dividend is $3.47 at a yield of 1.6254%. Raytheon Company has 13 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Disclaimer: I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.


  1. Geek -

    Thanks for sharing. Been pretty quiet on the increase front, or at least div increases that are in my portfolio this month.


    1. Yup really quite. Nothing happening in terms of dividend increases.

  2. It's a short list, but I'm a happy long term owner of RTN. Thanks Geek. Tom

  3. Hey Geek,

    Raytheon has always been intriguing to me, but, as far as I know, it's mainly a defense contractor? I wonder if they have many non-defense business lines?

    1. They are mostly into defense. Looks like they also have a commercial electronics division. Very sure it is a small chunk of their business.