Dividend Champions: 9 Increases Expected By February 3
By David Fish: In compiling the Dividend Champions list. I get to see which companies are nearing the anniversaries of their previous dividend increases. Since most of these firms raise their payout about the same time every year, I can say with some confidence that they are likely to do so again.
Happy New Year
Recently, I modified the Expected Increase series to reflect a more SA-friendly format by separating the Champions, Contenders, and Challengers into distinct groupings, so please look for the other articles, which I hope will be published about the same time. The key number today is 45, as in three companies that should record their 45th straight year of higher dividends in the next 10 weeks. Based on last year's announcements, I'm expecting the following companies to announce dividend increases between now and the anniversary of the Ex-Dividend Date of their previous increase: Dividend Champions (25 or more years):Complete Story »