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Friday, June 8, 2018

Dividend Increases This Week (June 4 - June 8)

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.


Helmerich & Payne Inc. (HP)

Industry: Oil & Gas - Drilling
Sector: Energy

Helmerich & Payne Inc is engaged in contract drilling of oil and gas wells for oil and gas exploration and production companies. Its business comprises of three reportable segments, U.S. Land, Offshore and International Land.

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. has declared quarterly dividend of $0.7100 (+1.4290% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 08-16-2018 and is payable on 08-31-2018. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. has 45 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price $66.61
Market Cap $7.253 billion
Annualized Dividend $2.84
Yield 4.264%
EPS(TTM) $-0.8
Payout Ratio -355.0%
50-day moving average $68.684
200-day moving average $60.395
P/E Ratio -81.72
52 week range $42.16 - $75.02


2-Year Dividend History

DeclaredDate Ex-DividendDate RecordDate PayableDate Qualified Amount
2017-12-05 2018-02-09 2018-02-12 2018-03-01 $0.7
2017-09-06 2017-11-10 2017-11-13 2017-12-01 $0.7
2017-06-07 2017-08-16 2017-08-18 2017-09-01 Q $0.7
2017-03-01 2017-05-17 2017-05-19 2017-06-01 Q $0.7
2016-12-06 2017-02-09 2017-02-13 2017-03-01 Q $0.7
2016-09-07 2016-11-08 2016-11-11 2016-12-01 Q $0.7
2016-06-01 2016-08-11 2016-08-15 2016-09-01 Q $0.7
2016-03-02 2016-05-11 2016-05-13 2016-06-01 Q $0.6875








Philip Morris International Inc (PM)

Industry: Tobacco Products
Sector: Consumer Defensive

Philip Morris International Inc is a holding company. It manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside the United States of America.

Philip Morris International Inc. has declared quarterly dividend of $1.1400 (+6.5420% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 06-21-2018 and is payable on 07-11-2018. Philip Morris International Inc. has 10 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price $77.39
Market Cap $120.301 billion
Annualized Dividend $4.28
Yield 5.53%
EPS(TTM) $4.72
Payout Ratio 90.678%
50-day moving average $86.864
200-day moving average $100.854
P/E Ratio 16.83
52 week range $76.21 - $123.55


2-Year Dividend History

DeclaredDate Ex-DividendDate RecordDate PayableDate Qualified Amount
2017-12-07 2017-12-20 2017-12-21 2018-01-11 $1.07
2017-09-13 2017-09-26 2017-09-27 2017-10-12 Q $1.07
2017-06-09 2017-06-21 2017-06-23 2017-07-11 Q $1.04
2017-03-09 2017-03-21 2017-03-23 2017-04-11 Q $1.04
2016-12-07 2016-12-20 2016-12-22 2017-01-10 Q $1.04
2016-09-14 2016-09-26 2016-09-28 2016-10-13 Q $1.04
2016-06-09 2016-06-21 2016-06-23 2016-07-11 Q $1.02
2016-03-10 2016-03-22 2016-03-25 2016-04-11 Q $1.02


Peer Comparison

Ticker Name Dividend Yield EPS (TTM) P/E P/B Price/Sales Payout Ratio
PM Philip Morris International Inc $4.28 5.53% $4.72 16.83 1318.7 1.494 90.678%
BTI British American Tobacco Industries p.l.c. ADR $2.717 5.561% $0 N/A 1.37 0.056 N/A
VGR Vector Group Ltd. $1.6 8.226% $0.53 37.28 98.91 1.435 301.887%
MO Altria Group Inc. $2.8 4.939% $3.61 15.99 6.97 4.178 77.562%
XXII 22nd Century Group Inc. $0 0% $-0.06 -37.67 3.54 13.593 N/A








UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (DE) (UNH)

Industry: Health Care Plans
Sector: Healthcare

UnitedHealth Group Inc is a diversified health care company in the United States. It designs products, provides services and applies technologies that improve access to health and well-being services, and make health care more affordable.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. has declared quarterly dividend of $0.9000 (+20.0000% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 06-15-2018 and is payable on 06-26-2018. UnitedHealth Group Inc. has 8 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price $248.98
Market Cap $238.948 billion
Annualized Dividend $3.6
Yield 1.448%
EPS(TTM) $10.75
Payout Ratio 33.488%
50-day moving average $235.439
200-day moving average $219.736
P/E Ratio 23.32
52 week range $176.42 - $250.79


2-Year Dividend History

DeclaredDate Ex-DividendDate RecordDate PayableDate Qualified Amount
2018-02-14 2018-03-08 2018-03-09 2018-03-20 $0.75
2017-11-08 2017-11-30 2017-12-01 2017-12-12 $0.75
2017-08-16 2017-09-07 2017-09-08 2017-09-19 Q $0.75
2017-06-07 2017-06-15 2017-06-19 2017-06-27 Q $0.75
2017-02-09 2017-03-08 2017-03-10 2017-03-21 Q $0.625
2016-11-09 2016-11-30 2016-12-02 2016-12-13 Q $0.625
2016-08-03 2016-09-07 2016-09-09 2016-09-20 Q $0.625
2016-06-08 2016-06-15 2016-06-17 2016-06-28 Q $0.625


Peer Comparison

Ticker Name Dividend Yield EPS (TTM) P/E P/B Price/Sales Payout Ratio
UNH UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (DE) $3.6 1.448% $10.75 23.32 5 1.157 33.488%
CI Cigna Corporation $0.04 0.023% $11.79 15.08 3.04 0.999 0.339%
HUM Humana Inc. $2 0.675% $12.3 24.22 4.03 0.749 16.26%
AET Aetna Inc. $2 1.113% $10.31 17.54 3.59 0.965 19.399%
CNC Centene Corporation $0 0% $6.08 19.71 3.26 0.49 0.0%
ANTM Anthem Inc. $3 1.307% $12.72 17.95 2.15 0.644 23.585%
XLV SPDR Select Sector Fund - Health Care $1.213 1.437% $0 N/A 3.82 N/A N/A








Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. (ARE)

Industry: REITs
Sector: Real Estate

Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc is an urban office REIT engaged in life science and technology campuses through ownership, operation, management and selective redevelopment and development of properties in office/laboratory space.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. has declared quarterly dividend of $0.9300 (+3.3330% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 06-28-2018 and is payable on 07-16-2018. Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. has 7 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price $126.34
Market Cap $13.011 billion
Annualized Dividend $3.72
Yield 2.944%
EPS(TTM) $6.16
Payout Ratio 60.39%
50-day moving average $124.472
200-day moving average $122.955
P/E Ratio 20.65
52 week range $114 - $134.37


2-Year Dividend History

DeclaredDate Ex-DividendDate RecordDate PayableDate Qualified Amount
2017-12-04 2017-12-28 2017-12-29 2018-01-15 $0.9
2017-09-06 2017-09-28 2017-09-29 2017-10-16 $0.86
2017-06-05 2017-06-28 2017-06-30 2017-07-17 $0.86
2017-03-06 2017-03-29 2017-03-31 2017-04-17 $0.83
2016-12-05 2016-12-28 2016-12-30 2017-01-17 $0.83
2016-09-06 2016-09-28 2016-09-30 2016-10-17 N $0.8
2016-06-06 2016-06-28 2016-06-30 2016-07-15 N $0.8
2016-03-07 2016-03-29 2016-03-31 2016-04-15 N $0.8


Peer Comparison

Ticker Name Dividend Yield EPS (TTM) P/E P/B Price/Sales Payout Ratio
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. $3.72 2.944% $6.16 20.65 2.13 10.301 60.39%
ROIC Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. $0.78 4.209% $1.16 15.92 1.73 7.489 67.241%
VNO Vornado Realty Trust $2.52 3.509% $3.76 19.04 3.94 6.305 67.021%
CHSP Chesapeake Lodging Trust of Beneficial Interest $1.6 4.938% $2.2 14.63 1.89 3.327 72.727%
DOC Physicians Realty Trust of Beneficial Interest $0.92 6.195% $1.03 14.43 1.1 8.666 89.32%












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4 comments:

  1. Thanks DG. I was really happy and surprised with the PM increase. I'm not a smoker, but I don't mind profiting from it. Tom

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  2. Geek -

    LOVED the PM surprise increase!

    -Lanny

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  3. Hey DivGeek,

    HP is a fascinating one - pretty amazing for an oil and gas exploration and production company to have such a strong dividend track record. Dividends have been steady, but the share price has been on a wild ride the past few years!

    Cheers, Frankie

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  4. Unfortunately, I'm not invested in any of those companies, but I will continue to look for increases in the companies I own. Thanks for putting this together Geek.

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