|New Threads Only:|
|New Threads & Replies:|
Forum List » Income Investors' Forum|
Ideas for Income Investors. High Dividend Stocks, Mutual Funds etc.
4 Stocks Raising Dividends and Expectations
Posted by: Dividends4Life (IP Logged)
Date: April 1, 2013 10:01AM
Gregg S. Fisher noted in a 2009 Forbes article that the assumption that investors are rational agents is bunk. He went on to say, "We are not rational. We’re human. Even the most brilliant investor can be swayed by emotions into making irrational decisions that result in financial loss." Logic has very little to do with short-term movements in stock prices. Knowing this, there are some things that long-term buy-and-hold investors can do to profit from these irrational moves in the market, such as following a disciplined approach of acquiring stocks that routinely increase their dividends.
Below are several companies that are helping build shareholder wealth through higher their cash dividends:
The Female Health Company (FHCO) engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of consumer health care products. March 27th the company increased its quarterly dividend 17% to $0.07 per share. The dividend is payable May 8, 2013 to stockholders of record as of May 1, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 3.9%.
Camden National Corporation (CAC) operates as the holding company for Camden National Bank, which provides commercial and consumer banking products and services. March 26, the company increased its quarterly dividend 8% to $0.27 per share. The dividend is payable on April 30, 2013, for shareholders of record on April 16, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 3.2%.
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (APD) provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide. March 25, the company increased its quarterly dividend 11% to $0.71 a share. The dividend is payable May 13, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 1, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 3.2%.
Washington Federal Inc. (WAFD) operates as the holding company for Washington Federal that provides various financial services in the U.S. March 25, the company increased its quarterly dividend 12.5% to $0.09 per share. The dividend is payable April 19, 2013 to shareholders of record on April 5, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 2.1%.
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.
- 5 Higher-Yielding, Income Growing Tech Stocks
- Warning Signs of an Imminent Dividend Cut
- 7 Higher-Yielding Consumer Stocks To Build Your Yield
- 2 High-Yield Investments To Increase Income While Waiting On Dividend Growth
- 6 Healthcare Dividend Stocks For A Healthy Portfolio
Stocks Discussed: FHCO, CAC, APD, WAFD,
Disclaimers: GuruFocus.com is not operated by a broker, a dealer, or a registered investment adviser. Under no circumstances does any information posted on GuruFocus.com represent a recommendation to buy or sell a security. The information on this site, and in its related newsletters, is not intended to be, nor does it constitute, investment advice or recommendations. The gurus may buy and sell securities before and after any particular article and report and information herein is published, with respect to the securities discussed in any article and report posted herein. In no event shall GuruFocus.com be liable to any member, guest or third party for any damages of any kind arising out of the use of any content or other material published or available on GuruFocus.com, or relating to the use of, or inability to use, GuruFocus.com or any content, including, without limitation, any investment losses, lost profits, lost opportunity, special, incidental, indirect, consequential or punitive damages. Past performance is a poor indicator of future performance. The information on this site, and in its related newsletters, is not intended to be, nor does it constitute, investment advice or recommendations. The information on this site is in no way guaranteed for completeness, accuracy or in any other way. The gurus listed in this website are not affiliated with GuruFocus.com, LLC. Stock quotes provided by InterActive Data. Fundamental company data provided by Morningstar, updated daily.