24 stocks announced a growing dividend in the past week. The biggest names were Illinois Tool Works, Expedia, Hershey and Broadridge Financial Solutions.
Big is beautiful but to pay a high price for growth or more safety is also irrational. In terms of cheapness, measured by forward P/E's are Avnet, State National and Ares Management the top picks.
Asset managers become the latest stocks on my cheap dividend plays but the industry also faces a strong headwind of out flooding money. How it will end in the mid-term is a question of believe. I do think that AUM will growth in the future but there is still a high sensibility to financial crisis and depressions.
However, let's face the facts. These are the latest dividend growers. Attached is also a list of the 20 biggest stocks with dividend growth in the past week. Which do you like?
These are the latest dividend growers....
|Company||Ticker||New Yield||Dividend Growth|
|Illinois Tool Works||ITW||2.47||13.40|
|Prudentl Finl Rtl Med Trm||PFK||2.30||7.29|
|RamcoGershenson Prprts Tr||RPT||5.01||5.00|
|FR STRATSs 2006-2 GS Grp||GJS||1.20||0.53|
|Haverty Furniture A||HVTA||1.73||26.67|
|PPLUS FR Call Ser GSC-2||PYT||3.86||8.04|
|Rentech Nitrogen Ptrs LP.||RNF||26.95||177.78|
|G&K Services Inc. Cl A||GK||2.08||19.35|
|Kimball Intl Cl B||KBAL||1.90||10.00|
|Service Corp Intl||SCI||1.53||20.00|
|Group 1 Auto||GPI||0.90||5.00|
|Healthcare Tr of America||HTA||4.63||1.72|
|Old Point Fincl||OPOF||2.29||12.50|
|Utd Community Banks||UCBI||1.15||20.00|