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18 Stocks Growing Their Cash Dividends
Posted by: Dividends4Life (IP Logged)
Date: March 4, 2013 10:56AM

When people learn that I am an income investor, the reaction is often a desire to discuss high-yield investments. Many people commonly confuse income investing with high-yield investing. The two are not the same. High-yield investing often carries a greater degree of risk than I am willing to accept. For me, I will continue to focus on high-quality dividend stocks at lower, but growing, yields.

Below are several dividend stocks that recently grew their yields by paying higher cash dividends:

The Chubb Corporation (CB) provides property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals. Feb. 28, the company increased its quarterly dividend 7.3% to $0.44 per share. The dividend is payable April 2, 2013 to shareholders of record on March 15, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 2.1%.

Getty Realty Corp. (GTY) operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the U.S. Feb. 28, the company increased its quarterly dividend 60% to $0.20 per share. the dividend is payable April 11, 2013 to shareholders of record on March 31, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 4.0%.

Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) operates department stores in the U.S. Feb. 27, 2013 the company increased its quarterly dividend 9% to $0.35 per share. The dividend is payable March 27, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 13, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 3.0%.

Nordstrom Inc. (JWN), a fashion specialty retailer, offers apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories for women, men, and children in the U.S. Feb. 27, the company increased its quarterly dividend 11% to $0.30 per share. The dividend is payable March 22, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 11, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 2.2%.

Ensco PLC (ESV) provides offshore contract drilling services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. Feb. 27, the company increased its quarterly dividend 33% to $0.50 per share. The dividend is payable March 22, 2013, to shareholders of record March 11, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 3.3%.

Eaton Corporation (ETN) operates as a diversified power management company worldwide. Feb. 27, the company increased its quarterly dividend 10.5% to $0.42 per share. The dividend is payable March 22, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 11, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 2.7%.

Southwest Gas Corporation (SWX) engages in the purchase, distribution, and transportation of natural gas in Arizona, Nevada and California. Feb. 27, the company increased its quarterly dividend 11.9% to $0.33 per share. The dividend is payable June 3, 2013. to stockholders of record May 15, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 2.9%.

Deere & Company (DE) manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. Feb. 26, the company increased its quarterly dividend 11% to $0.51 a share. The dividend is payable May 1, 2013 to stockholders of record on March 28, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 4.5%.

EPR Properties (EPR), a real estate investment trust (REIT), develops, owns, leases, and finances entertainment and related properties in the U.S. and Canada. Feb. 26, the company increased its quarterly dividend 5.3% to $0.79 per share. The dividend is payable April 15, 2013, to shareholders of record on March 28, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 6.5%.

QNB Corp. (QNBC) operates as the bank holding company for QNB Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services for the residents and businesses in Pennsylvania. Feb. 26, the company increased its quarterly dividend 3.8% to $0.27 per share. The cash dividend is payable March 29, 2013, to shareholders of record March 15, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 4.5%.

CBL & Associates Properties Inc. (CBL) is a public real estate investment trust. It engages in acquisition, development, and management of properties. The fund invests in the real estate markets of United States. Feb. 26, the company increased its quarterly dividend 4.5% to $0.23 per share. The dividend is payable April 16, 2013, to shareholders of record as of April 1, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 4.1%.

Mac-Gray Corporation (TUC) operates as a laundry facilities management contractor in the United States. February 25th the company increased its quarterly dividend 45% to $0.0875 per share. The dividend is payable April 1, 2013, to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 2.8%.

Rockwood Holdings Inc. (ROC) develops, manufactures, and markets specialty chemicals and materials for industrial and commercial applications primarily in Germany, the U.S. and Europe. Feb. 25, the company increased its quarterly dividend 15% to $0.40 per share. The dividend is payable March 22, 2013, to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 7, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 2.7%.

Acadia Realty Trust (AKR), a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages primarily in the ownership, acquisition, redevelopment, and management of retail properties in the U.S. Feb. 25, the company increased its quarterly dividend 17% to $0.21 per share. The dividend is payable on April 15, 2013, to holders of record as of March 29, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 3.2%.

St. Jude Medical Inc. (STJ) develops, manufactures, and distributes cardiovascular and implantable neurostimulation medical devices worldwide. Feb. 24, the company increases its quarterly dividend 8.7% to $0.25 per share. The dividend is payable April 30, 2013, to shareholders of record on March 29, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 2.5%.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) engages in the design and sale of semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. Feb. 22, the company increased its quarterly dividend 33% to $0.28 a share. The dividend is payable May 20 to shareholders of record as of April 30. The yield based on the new payout is 3.3%.

Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) engages in the acquisition, exploration, and production of gold and copper properties. Feb. 21, the company increased its quarterly dividend to 21% to $0.425 per share. The yield based on the new payout is 4.2%.

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PEI) is a publicly owned equity real estate investment trust that manages owns, manages, develops, acquires, and leases mall and power and strip centers primarily in the $0.18 per share. The dividend is payable March 15, 2013, to common shareholders of record on March 4, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 4.0%.

Selecting stocks with increasing dividends is critical for an income growth strategy. The above list contains stocks that recently raised their dividends; it is not a list of recommend buys. As always, due diligence should be performed before buying or selling any stock. For a list of stocks with a long string of consecutive cash dividend increases, see this list.

Full Disclosure: No position in the aforementioned securities. See a list of all my dividend growth holdings here.

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Stocks Discussed: TXN, DE, CB, KSS, JWN, GTY, ESV, ETN, SWX, EPR, QNBC, CBL, TUC,
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