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Dividend Growers of the Week

I'm a dividend growth investor and watch daily what companies have raised their dividends. During the past week, seven stocks with a market capitalization of more than 1 billion increased dividends. Five of them have a current yield of more than 4 percent.

I've compiled all stocks with dividend growth in one sheet. Attached, you can find the list. The biggest names are U.S. Bancorp which Warren Buffett also owns. He recently added the company to his portfolio. 

Agilent, Morgan Stanley and the monthly dividend payer Realty Income increased dividends. 

Others are the fast growing semiconductor company Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) who has an unbelievable momentum as well as the Retail REIT W.P. Carey.

Agilent is also a stock that Warren Buffett should love while Morgan Stanley announced a huge dividend hike in April this year. Realty Income is still one of the most favored High-Yield stocks that pay monthly dividends.

Many banks and REITs are on the list. It should be a sign that those stocks benefit from low interest rates and quantitative easing.

Banks benefit not as much as REITs due to the low interest rates, but banks start to hike because their regulation allows it after the shocking financial crises in 2008.

Remember that those two industries are not in my dividend growth focus because they are cyclic and offer a kind of black-box for investors which I don't like. I like to see what I get.

Here are the dividend growers of the week:

Dividend Growers of the Week (click to enlarge)


Company
Ticker
New Yield
Dividend Increase
Shoe Carnival

0.95
8.33%
SCVL
Ashford Hospitality Prime
AHP
2.62
100.00%
MS Non-Cum. pfd.Ser A
MS+A
4.78
1.11%
Realty Income
O
4.97
0.26%
U.S. Bncp Pfd Ser A
USBA
4.23
1.11%
US Bancorp
USB
2.28
4.08%
US Bancorp Dep pfd.
USBHH
4.04
1.11%
First Bancorp Inc
FNLC
4.8
4.76%
Great Southern Bancorp
GSBC
2.13
10.00%
Mesa Royalty Tr
MTR
6.13
53.73%
Silver Bay Realty Trust
SBY
3.05
33.33%
Skyworks Solutions
SWKS
0.95
100.00%
Armour Residential REIT
ARR
134.24
3.13%
Investar Holding
ISTR
0.21
5.41%
W. P. Carey Inc.
WPC
6.12
0.16%

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