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Dividend Increases This Week (July 23 - July 27)

One way to identify dividend growth stocks is to look for dividend increases. Companies that pay rising dividends are likely to be financially healthy, generate consistent cash flow and regular dividend. I am interested in stocks with at least ten consecutive years of increasing annual dividend payments (Dividend Achievers). Here is a list of US companies that increased their dividends this week.


Kellogg Company (K)

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods
Sector: Consumer Defensive

Kellogg Co is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods. Its products include cereal, cookies, crackers, and other packaged foods.

Kellogg Company has Declared Quarterly Dividend of $0.5600 (+3.7040% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 08-31-2018 and is payable on 09-17-2018. Kellogg Company has 13 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price$70.88
Market Cap$24.585 billion
Annualized Dividend$2.16
Yield3.047%
EPS(TTM)$4.17
Payout Ratio51.799%
50-day moving average$66.723
200-day moving average$64.6
P/E Ratio17.12
52 week range$56.4 - $72.26

2-Year Dividend History

DeclaredDateEx-DividendDateRecordDatePayableDateQualifiedAmount
2018-02-162018-03-022018-03-052018-03-15$0.54
2017-10-202017-11-302017-12-012017-12-15$0.54
2017-07-282017-08-302017-09-012017-09-15Q$0.54
2017-04-282017-05-302017-06-012017-06-15Q$0.52
2017-02-172017-02-272017-03-012017-03-15Q$0.52
2016-10-212016-11-292016-12-012016-12-15Q$0.52
2016-07-292016-08-302016-09-012016-09-15Q$0.52
2016-04-292016-05-272016-06-012016-06-15Q$0.5

Peer Comparison

TickerNameDividendYieldEPS (TTM)P/EP/BPrice/SalesPayout Ratio
KKellogg Company$2.163.047%$4.1717.129.682.48751.799%
HAINThe Hain Celestial Group Inc.$00%$1.420.41.621.6490.0%
GISGeneral Mills Inc.$1.964.437%$2.9815.094.271.64265.772%
TSNTyson Foods Inc.$1.21.902%$5.7910.981.90.76420.725%
FLOFlowers Foods Inc.$0.723.57%$0.9421.473.291.07276.596%
THSTreehouse Foods Inc.$00%$2.3820.181.240.580.0%
POSTPost Holdings Inc.$00%$3.4525.71.911.3320.0%
MDLZMondelez International Inc.$1.042.404%$2.3218.492.412.32144.828%
PEPPepsiCo Inc.$3.713.226%$5.3621.32N/A2.52969.216%







Bank of America Corporation (BAC)

Industry: Banks
Sector: Financial Services

Bank of America Corporation is a bank holding and a financial holding company. The company provides financial products and services to people, companies and institutional investors.

Bank of America has declared quarterly dividend of $0.1500 (+25.0000% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 09-06-2018 and is payable on 09-28-2018. Bank of America has 4 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price$30.94
Market Cap$309.794 billion
Annualized Dividend$0.48
Yield1.551%
EPS(TTM)$2.2
Payout Ratio21.818%
50-day moving average$29.562
200-day moving average$29.497
P/E Ratio14.12
52 week range$22.75 - $33.05

2-Year Dividend History

DeclaredDateEx-DividendDateRecordDatePayableDateQualifiedAmount
2018-01-312018-03-012018-03-022018-03-30$0.12
2017-10-252017-11-302017-12-012017-12-29$0.12
2017-07-262017-08-302017-09-012017-09-29Q$0.12
2017-04-262017-05-312017-06-022017-06-30Q$0.075
2017-01-262017-03-012017-03-032017-03-31Q$0.075
2016-10-272016-11-302016-12-022016-12-30Q$0.075
2016-07-272016-08-312016-09-022016-09-23Q$0.075
2016-04-272016-06-012016-06-032016-06-24Q$0.05

Peer Comparison

TickerNameDividendYieldEPS (TTM)P/EP/BPrice/SalesPayout Ratio
BACBank of America Corporation$0.481.551%$2.214.121.282.99721.818%
TRMKTrustmark Corporation$0.922.625%$2.1216.671.515.08543.396%
BCSBarclays PLC$00%$0.8212.40.510.0220.0%
BBTBB&T Corporation$1.623.173%$3.614.261.493.14445.0%
WFCWells Fargo & Company$1.562.674%$4.2113.931.582.89537.055%
TCFTCF Financial Corporation$0.62.384%$1.3419.131.793.67144.776%
JPMJP Morgan Chase & Co.$2.241.95%$8.1814.181.683.15327.384%
USBU.S. Bancorp$1.22.323%$3.7314.11.933.41332.172%
CCitigroup Inc.$1.82.523%$611.950.981.94630.0%







Community Trust Bancorp Inc. (CTBI)

Industry: Banks
Sector: Financial Services

Community Trust Bancorp Inc is a bank holding company. The company provides commercial and personal banking and trust and wealth management activities.

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. has declared quarterly dividend of $0.3600 (+9.0910% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 09-13-2018 and is payable on 10-01-2018. Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. has 37 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price$50.5
Market Cap$0.895 billion
Annualized Dividend$1.44
Yield2.851%
EPS(TTM)$3.21
Payout Ratio44.86%
50-day moving average$50.96
200-day moving average$47.82
P/E Ratio15.42
52 week range$40.325 - $53

2-Year Dividend History

DeclaredDateEx-DividendDateRecordDatePayableDateQualifiedAmount
2017-10-252017-12-142017-12-152018-01-01Q$0.33
2017-07-252017-09-142017-09-152017-10-01Q$0.33
2017-04-252017-06-132017-06-152017-07-01Q$0.32
2017-01-242017-03-132017-03-152017-04-01Q$0.32
2016-10-252016-12-132016-12-152017-01-01Q$0.32
2016-07-262016-09-132016-09-152016-10-01Q$0.32
2016-04-262016-06-132016-06-152016-07-01Q$0.31

Peer Comparison

TickerNameDividendYieldEPS (TTM)P/EP/BPrice/SalesPayout Ratio
CTBICommunity Trust Bancorp Inc.$1.442.851%$3.2115.421.664.15544.86%
FFKTFarmers Capital Bank Corporation$0.50.88%$2.8819.462.25.07117.361%
CZFCCitizens First Corporation$0.281.075%$0N/A1.422.86N/A
CIZNCitizens Holding Company$0.964.068%$0N/A1.412.963N/A
RNSTRenasant Corporation$0.81.762%$2.7116.541.464.06829.52%
SYBTStock Yards Bancorp Inc.$0.922.359%$2.1517.842.635.26542.791%
BXSBancorpSouth Bank$0.682.033%$1.9517.051.65.25634.872%







The Hershey Company (HSY)

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods
Sector: Consumer Defensive

The Hershey Co operates as a confectionery manufacturer in the United States engaged in the chocolate industry. The firm has more than 80 brands, including Hershey's, Reese's, Kit Kat, Twizzlers, and Ice Breakers with a business presence across the world.

Hershey Company has declared quarterly dividend of $0.7220 (+10.0610% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 08-23-2018 and is payable on 09-14-2018. Hershey Company has 8 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price$99.66
Market Cap$20.856 billion
Annualized Dividend$2.888
Yield2.898%
EPS(TTM)$4.86
Payout Ratio59.424%
50-day moving average$92.521
200-day moving average$100.169
P/E Ratio19.96
52 week range$89.101 - $115.82

2-Year Dividend History

DeclaredDateEx-DividendDateRecordDatePayableDateQualifiedAmount
2018-02-012018-02-222018-02-232018-03-15$0.656
2017-10-052017-11-212017-11-222017-12-15$0.656
2017-07-252017-08-232017-08-252017-09-15Q$0.656
2017-05-022017-05-232017-05-252017-06-15Q$0.618
2017-02-032017-02-222017-02-242017-03-15Q$0.618
2016-10-142016-11-212016-11-232016-12-15Q$0.618
2016-07-282016-08-232016-08-252016-09-15Q$0.618
2016-05-042016-05-232016-05-252016-06-15Q$0.583

Peer Comparison

TickerNameDividendYieldEPS (TTM)P/EP/BPrice/SalesPayout Ratio
HSYThe Hershey Company$2.8882.898%$4.8619.9619.983.26859.424%
JBSSJohn B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc.$0.550.704%$0N/A3.731.299N/A
HAINThe Hain Celestial Group Inc.$00%$1.420.41.621.6490.0%
GISGeneral Mills Inc.$1.964.437%$2.9815.094.271.64265.772%
MDLZMondelez International Inc.$1.042.404%$2.3218.492.412.32144.828%
RMCFRocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.$0.484.678%$0N/A2.951.649N/A







Landstar System Inc. (LSTR)

Industry: Transportation & Logistics
Sector: Industrials

Landstar System Inc is an asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions. The company offers services to its customers across multiple transportation modes.

Landstar System, Inc. has declared quarterly dividend of $0.1650 (+10.0000% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 08-10-2018 and is payable on 08-31-2018. Landstar System, Inc. has 13 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price$108.5
Market Cap$4.564 billion
Annualized Dividend$0.66
Yield0.608%
EPS(TTM)$4.97
Payout Ratio13.28%
50-day moving average$111.898
200-day moving average$106.941
P/E Ratio21.74
52 week range$80 - $118.6

2-Year Dividend History

DeclaredDateEx-DividendDateRecordDatePayableDateQualifiedAmount
2018-01-312018-02-152018-02-192018-03-16Q$0.15
2017-10-252017-11-132017-11-142017-12-08Q$0.1
2017-07-252017-08-102017-08-142017-09-01Q$0.1
2017-04-262017-05-092017-05-112017-06-02Q$0.09
2017-02-012017-02-152017-02-202017-03-17Q$0.09
2016-10-192016-11-042016-11-082016-12-02Q$0.09
2016-07-202016-08-042016-08-082016-08-26Q$0.09
2016-04-202016-05-032016-05-052016-05-27Q$0.08

Peer Comparison

TickerNameDividendYieldEPS (TTM)P/EP/BPrice/SalesPayout Ratio
LSTRLandstar System Inc.$0.660.608%$4.9721.746.341.09413.28%
PTSIP.A.M. Transportation Services Inc.$00%$0N/A2.530.964N/A
CVTICovenant Transportation Group Inc.$00%$1.5319.021.750.9520.0%
HTLDHeartland Express Inc.$0.080.417%$0.5435.372.742.42814.815%
JBHTJ.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.$0.960.808%$4.3927.076.691.64121.868%
USAKUSA Truck Inc.$00%$0.298.22.670.4960.0%
WERNWerner Enterprises Inc.$0.360.996%$1.7221.132.171.15420.93%
ULHUniversal Logistics Holdings Inc.$0.421.536%$0.9531.424.340.80944.211%
RRTSRoadrunner Transportation Systems Inc$00%$0N/A0.970.055N/A
KNXKnight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc.$0.240.744%$1.7718.131.081.42413.559%







BOK Financial Corporation (BOKF)

Industry: Banks
Sector: Financial Services

BOK Financial Corp is a financial company providing full service banking in the United States. The company through its subsidiary BOKF, NA, operates in three segments, Commercial Banking, Consumer Banking and Wealth Management services.

BOK Financial Corporation has declared quarterly dividend of $0.5000 (+11.1110% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 08-10-2018 and is payable on 08-27-2018. BOK Financial Corporation has 13 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price$98.91
Market Cap$6.527 billion
Annualized Dividend$2
Yield2.022%
EPS(TTM)$5.96
Payout Ratio33.557%
50-day moving average$99.706
200-day moving average$95.092
P/E Ratio16.63
52 week range$77.1 - $107

2-Year Dividend History

DeclaredDateEx-DividendDateRecordDatePayableDateQualifiedAmount
2018-01-302018-02-082018-02-092018-02-23Q$0.45
2017-10-312017-11-102017-11-132017-11-27Q$0.45
2017-07-252017-08-092017-08-112017-08-25Q$0.44
2017-04-252017-05-102017-05-122017-05-26Q$0.44
2017-01-312017-02-082017-02-102017-02-24Q$0.44
2016-10-252016-11-092016-11-142016-11-28Q$0.44
2016-07-262016-08-102016-08-122016-08-26Q$0.43
2016-04-262016-05-112016-05-132016-05-27Q$0.43

Peer Comparison

TickerNameDividendYieldEPS (TTM)P/EP/BPrice/SalesPayout Ratio
BOKFBOK Financial Corporation$22.022%$5.9616.631.873.90833.557%
BANFBancFirst Corporation$0.841.308%$3.1819.832.515.49926.415%
IBOCInternational Bancshares Corporation$0.661.472%$0N/A1.616.632N/A
HWCHancock Whitney Corporation$0.961.875%$3.4814.551.523.54827.586%
SFNCSimmons First National Corporation$0.61.99%$2.0814.421.323.91628.846%
IBKCIBERIABANK Corporation$1.521.821%$5.4115.411.243.60628.096%
CFRCullen/Frost Bankers Inc.$2.682.427%$5.7819.342.357.50546.367%
WFCWells Fargo & Company$1.562.674%$4.2113.931.582.89537.055%
TCFTCF Financial Corporation$0.62.384%$1.3419.131.793.67144.776%
RFRegions Financial Corporation$0.563.045%$1.2115.341.363.26346.281%







ONEOK Inc. (OKE)

Industry: Oil & Gas - Midstream
Sector: Energy

ONEOK Inc is a diversified energy company. Its business operations are divided into Natural Gas Gathering and Processing, Natural Gas Liquids and Natural Gas Pipelines.

ONEOK, Inc. has declared quarterly dividend of $0.8250 (+3.7740% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 08-03-2018 and is payable on 08-14-2018. ONEOK, Inc. has 15 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price$71.29
Market Cap$29.306 billion
Annualized Dividend$3.3
Yield4.629%
EPS(TTM)$1.92
Payout Ratio171.875%
50-day moving average$68.955
200-day moving average$58.69
P/E Ratio36.52
52 week range$49.65 - $71.99

2-Year Dividend History

DeclaredDateEx-DividendDateRecordDatePayableDateQualifiedAmount
2018-01-172018-01-262018-01-292018-02-14$0.77
2017-10-252017-11-032017-11-062017-11-14$0.745
2017-07-262017-08-032017-08-072017-08-14Q$0.745
2017-04-202017-04-272017-05-012017-05-15Q$0.615
2017-01-182017-01-262017-01-302017-02-14Q$0.615
2016-10-192016-10-272016-10-312016-11-14Q$0.615
2016-07-282016-08-042016-08-082016-08-14Q$0.615
2016-04-212016-04-282016-05-022016-05-13Q$0.615

Peer Comparison

TickerNameDividendYieldEPS (TTM)P/EP/BPrice/SalesPayout Ratio
OKEONEOK Inc.$3.34.629%$1.9236.524.352.973171.875%
SRESempra Energy$3.583.092%$5.1122.52.223.64870.059%
ATOAtmos Energy Corporation$1.942.125%$3.6424.972.133.90153.297%
NFGNational Fuel Gas Company$1.73.147%$3.3515.832.423.71550.746%
SWXSouthwest Gas Holdings Inc.$2.082.65%$3.7920.442.021.81254.881%
UGIUGI Corporation$1.041.972%$2.7718.982.421.50837.545%
EQTEQT Corporation$0.120.221%$1.9525.561.234.8736.154%
WESWestern Gas Partners LP Limited Partner Interests$3.87.523%$1.6430.742.245.217231.707%







Wells Fargo & Company (WFC)

Industry: Banks
Sector: Financial Services

Wells Fargo & Co operates as one of the largest banks in the United States. Its business operations are split into three segments: Community banking; Wholesale banking; and Wealth and Investment Management.

Wells Fargo & Company has declared quarterly dividend of $0.4300 (+10.2560% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 08-09-2018 and is payable on 09-01-2018. Wells Fargo & Company has 6 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price$58.31
Market Cap$282.943 billion
Annualized Dividend$1.56
Yield2.674%
EPS(TTM)$4.21
Payout Ratio37.055%
50-day moving average$55.357
200-day moving average$56.021
P/E Ratio13.93
52 week range$49.27 - $66.31

2-Year Dividend History

DeclaredDateEx-DividendDateRecordDatePayableDateQualifiedAmount
2018-01-232018-02-012018-02-022018-03-01$0.39
2017-10-242017-11-022017-11-032017-12-01$0.39
2017-07-252017-08-022017-08-042017-09-01Q$0.39
2017-04-252017-05-032017-05-052017-06-01Q$0.38
2017-01-242017-02-012017-02-032017-03-01Q$0.38
2016-10-252016-11-022016-11-042016-12-01Q$0.38
2016-07-262016-08-032016-08-052016-09-01Q$0.38
2016-04-262016-05-042016-05-062016-06-01Q$0.38

Peer Comparison

TickerNameDividendYieldEPS (TTM)P/EP/BPrice/SalesPayout Ratio
WFCWells Fargo & Company$1.562.674%$4.2113.931.582.89537.055%
GSBCGreat Southern Bancorp Inc.$1.121.851%$3.6316.351.783.88930.854%
KEYKeyCorp$0.683.217%$1.5313.91.613.2144.444%
BACBank of America Corporation$0.481.551%$2.214.121.282.99721.818%
PNCPNC Financial Services Group Inc. (The)$3.82.665%$9.615.041.413.49739.583%
TCFTCF Financial Corporation$0.62.384%$1.3419.131.793.67144.776%
JPMJP Morgan Chase & Co.$2.241.95%$8.1814.181.683.15327.384%
USBU.S. Bancorp$1.22.323%$3.7314.11.933.41332.172%
FHNFirst Horizon National Corporation$0.482.749%$1.3213.371.363.27736.364%
RFRegions Financial Corporation$0.563.045%$1.2115.341.363.26346.281%
CCitigroup Inc.$1.82.523%$611.950.981.94630.0%







PetMed Express Inc. (PETS)

Industry: Retail - Defensive
Sector: Consumer Defensive

PetMed Express Inc is a nationwide pet pharmacy. The Company markets prescription and non-prescription pet medications and other health products for dogs, cats, and horses direct to the consumer.

PetMed Express, Inc. has declared quarterly dividend of $0.2700 (+8.0000% increase). It goes ex-dividend on 08-02-2018 and is payable on 08-10-2018. PetMed Express, Inc. has 6 years of consecutive dividend increase.

Price$36.14
Market Cap$0.745 billion
Annualized Dividend$1.08
Yield2.988%
EPS(TTM)$1.49
Payout Ratio72.483%
50-day moving average$39.925
200-day moving average$40.968
P/E Ratio23.78
52 week range$31.81 - $57.8

2-Year Dividend History

DeclaredDateEx-DividendDateRecordDatePayableDateQualifiedAmount
2018-01-222018-02-022018-02-052018-02-16Q$0.25
2017-10-232017-11-032017-11-062017-11-17Q$0.2
2017-07-242017-08-032017-08-072017-08-18Q$0.2
2017-05-082017-05-172017-05-192017-05-26Q$0.2
2017-01-232017-02-022017-02-062017-02-17Q$0.19
2016-10-242016-11-032016-11-072016-11-18Q$0.19
2016-07-252016-08-042016-08-082016-08-19Q$0.19
2016-05-092016-05-182016-05-202016-05-27Q$0.19

Peer Comparison

TickerNameDividendYieldEPS (TTM)P/EP/BPrice/SalesPayout Ratio
PETSPetMed Express Inc.$1.082.988%$1.4923.786.492.66672.483%
CJJDChina Jo-Jo Drugstores Inc.$00%$0N/A2.030.513N/A
CVSCVS Health Corporation$23.015%$6.2310.71.730.47832.103%
RADRite Aid Corporation$00%$-0.04-48.51.120.085N/A
WBAWalgreens Boots Alliance Inc.$1.762.687%$5.6512.152.340.51631.15%









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