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Dividend Increases: February 15-21, 2020 (Part 2)

This article series provides a weekly summary of dividend increase announcements.A summary table provides relevant data and key statistics.Part 2 covers the Dividend Challengers. See Part 1 for coverage of the Dividend Champions and Dividend Contenders.As a bonus, I include ex-dividend dates for the next two weeks. I monitor dividend increases for stocks in the Dividend Champions List [CCC list]. The CCC list is separated into three categories based on how long companies... Read more

Oxford Lane: 17% Yield, New Preferred Offering, Positive Insider Activity

Oxford Lane Capital recently avoided much attention, until this quarter.Management is not seeking to reduce leverage, a significant change from its peers.OXLC's new preferred offering is the lowest yielding CLO fund preferred to date.Co-produced with Treading Softly Here at High Dividend Opportunities, we love to see income come pouring into our brokerage accounts. It means one thing. Our money is working as hard as we are. When we first highlighted Collateralized Loan... Read more

3 Top Dividend Stocks for March 2020, Yielding up to 10%

Looking for Oversized Dividends in March 2020? Read This In a soaring market, a few percentages of dividends may not seem like much. Over the past few months, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq Composite have all reached new all-time highs. In this kind of environment, dividend stocks can get overlooked. However, many analysts have pointed out that recently, the market has been trading like it’s at the end of a cycle. Given the bloated valuations of U.S.... Read more

Assured Guaranty Ltd. Raises Quarterly Dividend by 11% to $0.20 per Common Share

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per common share, an increase of 11% from the quarterly dividend of $0.18 per common share that was declared on November 6, 2019.... Read more

50 Dividend Dogs Show 10%+Yields At $2-$20 Prices In February

These 10%+Yield@$2-$20-priced dividend Dogs are all sourced from YCharts which allows a dividend yield to persist for 365 days after the most recent reported dividend if a dividend is cut.Analyst Target net gain estimates for these bargain basement dogs 2/21/20 ranged from 35.13%-94.28% for USAC, NBLX, USDP, GEL, DCP, NGL, VEON, OMP, HMLP, and top pick, SSSS, per YCharts dividend data.Top ten 10%+Yield@$2-$20 Priced firms by yield, OMP, UAN, APDSF, VSTHY, DCP, NGL, SRLP, PSTVY, SGTPY,... Read more

Assessing CenterPoint Energy's Dividend Ahead Of Its Q4 Numbers

The dividend yield is very close to its 3-year high.Shares trading for just over one times sales.We look into how the firm's key dividend metrics have been trending.The utility company CenterPoint Energy (CNP) operates in both electric and natural gas distribution. The firm is based out of Houston in the US and presently has a market cap of $12.69 billion. The company is expected to announced its fourth quarter and full 2019 numbers on the 27th of this month (February).... Read more

Packaging Corporation of America Declares Quarterly Dividend

Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG) announced today that its Board approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.79 per share on its common stock. The quarterly dividend of $0.79 per share will be paid to shareholders of record as of March 13, 2020 with a payment date of April 15, 2020. Future declaration of quarterly dividends and the establishment of future record and payment dates are subject to the final determination by PCA’s Board of Directors.... Read more

Turning Point Brands Increases Common Stock Dividend and Announces Share Repurchase Authorization

The Board of Directors of Turning Point Brands (NYSE: TPB) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.05 per common share. This is an approximate 11% increase over the regular quarterly dividend declared in October 2019. The dividend is payable on April 10, 2020, to shareholders of record on the close of business on March 20, 2020.... Read more

Imperial Brands: Conference Highlights And Why 11.9% Yield Is Not Enough

Data from the CAGNY conference shows e-vapor still decelerating in the U.S. and elsewhere, which may benefit tobacco stocks in the short term. Imperial Brands is trying to expand in several Next Generation Product categories, on a “fast-follower” model that likely lacks speed and scale. Altria is planning a third U.S. market launch for IQOS, and is scaling up in modern oral tobacco, threatening Imperial's business in the U.S. Philip Morris shared details on IQOS’ global... Read more

Valmont Announces 20% Dividend Increase

Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure development and irrigation equipment and services for agriculture, today announced that its Board of Directors approved an increase to its quarterly cash dividend to $0.45 cents per share, or a rate of $1.80 per share on an annualized basis. This represents an increase of 20% from the prior quarterly cash dividend of $0.375 cents per share. The dividend will be payable on April... Read more

COPT Declares 89th Consecutive Common Dividend

Corporate Office Properties Trust (“COPT” or the “Company”) (NYSE: OFC) announced today that its Board of Trustees declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.275 per common share for the first quarter ending March 31, 2020. The first quarter 2020 dividend represents an annualized amount of $1.10 per share, and is payable on April 15, 2020 to shareholders of record on March 31, 2020.... Read more

Otter Tail: Richly Valued On Richer Dividend Growth

Otter Tail reported 2019 fourth quarter and full-year results on February 17th. Revenue and EPS improved year over year. Results drove a healthy dividend-rate increase.Longer-term through 2024, the diversified utility expects EPS growth of 5% to 7% based on its rate base growth. It expects dividend growth to pace EPS growth.Growth in electric utility companies will be driven by the clean energy transition, technological innovation and system upgrades and the adoption of electrification... Read more

United Bankshares Declares First Quarter Dividend

United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a first quarter 2020 dividend of $0.35 per share for shareholders of record as of March 13, 2020.... Read more

Farmers National Banc Corp. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

On February 25, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Farmers National Banc Corp. (NASDAQ: FMNB) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share, representing a 22% increase over the same period last year. The common stock cash dividend will have a record date of March 13, 2020 and is payable to shareholders on March 31, 2020.... Read more

Walgreens Boots: Dividend All-Star Transforming Too Slow

Goldman Sachs listed Walgreens Boots Alliance as a dividend all-star.The company has made limited progress on in-store healthcare initiatives considering a store base of 18,750.The stock is appealing at 8x EPS estimates with a 3.5% dividend yield, but Walgreens has no real catalyst for higher prices.As predicted, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) wasn't likely going to go private via a private equity buyout led by the CEO. Even worse, the stock is only a tepid Buy in the low $50s after... Read more

Extra Space Storage: Looking For Yield? Look No Further

Extra Space Storage erased most of its year-to-date gains after reporting disappointing fourth quarter results.Nonetheless, at this point, a lot has been priced in and long-term growth prospects continue to be good.If global yields continue to drop and/or the company manages to contain operating costs, I believe this stock price has a lot of room to grow.I added to one of my largest dividend investments. On 02/21/20, I expanded my Extra Space Storage (EXR) investment after the... Read more

Graham Holdings Company Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.45 per share, payable on May 14, 2020, to shareholders of record on April 16, 2020.... Read more

Eaton Increases Quarterly Dividend by 3 Percent

The Board of Directors of power management company Eaton (NYSE: ETN) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.73 per ordinary share, an increase of 3 percent over its last quarterly dividend. The dividend is payable March 27, 2020, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 13, 2020.... Read more

Home Financial Bancorp Announces Dividend

HOME FINANCIAL BANCORP, (OTCPink: “HWEN”), the holding company for a state commercial bank based in Spencer, Indiana (the “Corporation”), announced today that it has declared a cash dividend of $.04 on each share of its Common Stock for its third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2020. The dividend is payable on March 26, 2019, to holders of record on March 13, 2020.... Read more