Saturday, September 8, 2018

Dividend Increases This Week (Sep 3 - Sep 7)

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.


EastGroup Properties Inc. (EGP)

Industry: REITs
Sector: Real Estate

EastGroup Properties Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. It is engaged in the acquisition, development, and operation of industrial properties in major urban areas within the Sunbelt region of the United States.

EastGroup Properties Inc. has declared quarterly dividend of $0.7200 (+12.5000% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 09-27-2018 and is payable on 10-15-2018. EastGroup Properties Inc. has 6 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price $97.11
Market Cap $3.448 billion
Annualized Dividend $2.56
Yield 2.653%
EPS(TTM) $4.51
Payout Ratio 56.763%
50-day moving average $96.077
200-day moving average $88.773
P/E Ratio 21.39
52 week range $77.74 - $99.39


Peer Comparison

Ticker Dividend Yield EPS (TTM) P/E Payout Ratio
EGP $2.56 2.653% $4.51 21.39 56.763%
FR $0.87 2.721% $1.59 20.11 54.717%
MNR $0.68 3.988% $0.84 20.3 80.952%
DLR $4.04 3.294% $6.33 19.38 63.823%
COR $4.12 3.608% $4.83 23.64 85.3%
STAG $1.42 5.027% $1.75 16.14 81.143%
PLD $1.92 2.909% $2.85 23.16 67.368%
REXR $0.64 2.023% $1.05 30.12 60.952%
QTS $1.64 3.612% $2.81 16.16 58.363%




Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

Industry: Communication Services
Sector: Communication Services

Verizon Communications Inc is a provider of communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. It offers voice, data and video services and solutions to wireless and wireline networks.

Verizon Communications Inc. has declared quarterly dividend of $0.6030 (+2.2030% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 10-09-2018 and is payable on 11-01-2018. Verizon Communications Inc. has 11 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price $54.29
Market Cap $223.125 billion
Annualized Dividend $2.41
Yield 4.463%
EPS(TTM) $4.21
Payout Ratio 57.245%
50-day moving average $52.4
200-day moving average $49.501
P/E Ratio 12.83
52 week range $43.965 - $55.21


Peer Comparison

Ticker Dividend Yield EPS (TTM) P/E Payout Ratio
VZ $2.41 4.463% $4.21 12.83 57.245%
SHEN $0.26 0.707% $0.47 78.19 55.319%
AAPL $2.92 1.319% $10.36 21.36 28.185%
USM $0 0% $1.07 39.55 0.0%
T $2 6.227% $3.28 9.79 60.976%
TDS $0.64 2.179% $0.76 38.64 84.211%
VOD $2.35 10.954% $0 N/A N/A
SPOK $0.5 3.279% $0 N/A N/A
GOOGL $0 0% $40.95 28.76 0.0%
TMUS $0 0% $2.81 22.91 0.0%




American Tower Corporation (REIT) (AMT)

Industry: Communication Services
Sector: Communication Services

American Tower Corp is a real estate investment trust and an owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate. The company leases the space of communications sites to wireless service providers, and wireless data providers.

American Tower Corporation (REIT) has declared quarterly dividend of $0.7900 (+2.5970% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 09-27-2018 and is payable on 10-17-2018. American Tower Corporation (REIT) has 6 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price $148.09
Market Cap $64.604 billion
Annualized Dividend $3.16
Yield 2.156%
EPS(TTM) $6.95
Payout Ratio 45.468%
50-day moving average $146.511
200-day moving average $140.971
P/E Ratio 21.09
52 week range $130.37 - $155.28


Peer Comparison

Ticker Dividend Yield EPS (TTM) P/E Payout Ratio
AMT $3.16 2.156% $6.95 21.09 45.468%
DRE $0.8 2.817% $1.24 22.9 64.516%
CTL $2.16 9.845% $1.11 19.77 194.595%
PCH $1.6 3.383% $2.92 16.2 54.795%
PW $0 0% $0 N/A N/A
TDS $0.64 2.179% $0.76 38.64 84.211%
LAND $0.532 4.044% $0.53 24.83 100.415%
CTT $0.54 4.419% $-0.33 -37.03 N/A
CCI $4.2 3.716% $5.07 22.29 82.84%
SIR $2.04 10.144% $2.44 8.24 83.607%




Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)

Industry: Travel & Leisure
Sector: Consumer Cyclical

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd is a global cruise company. It owns and operates three global cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has declared quarterly dividend of $0.7000 (+16.6670% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 09-20-2018 and is payable on 10-11-2018. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has 6 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price $124.04
Market Cap $25.988 billion
Annualized Dividend $2.8
Yield 2.252%
EPS(TTM) $8.19
Payout Ratio 34.188%
50-day moving average $113.306
200-day moving average $117.043
P/E Ratio 15.18
52 week range $101.2 - $135.65


Peer Comparison

Ticker Dividend Yield EPS (TTM) P/E Payout Ratio
RCL $2.8 2.252% $8.19 15.18 34.188%
DIS $1.68 1.514% $6.38 17.39 26.332%
CUK $2 3.258% $4.12 14.9 48.544%
CCL $2 3.223% $4.12 15.06 48.544%
WYND $1.64 3.962% $6.1 6.79 26.885%
MAR $1.64 1.295% $5.29 23.93 31.002%
IHG $0.726 1.207% $0 N/A N/A
NCLH $0 0% $4.35 12.27 0.0%








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