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Dividend Increases for June 2017

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A List of notable Dividend Increases for June 2017

The following Notable Companies raised its Dividend in June 2017: American Tower Corporation, Alexandria Real Estate Corporation, United Health Group, Legg Mason, FedEx, Heico, El Paso Electric, Bed Bath & Beyond, Horizon Bancorp, H&R Block, Target, Caterpillar, United Technologies,Two Harbors Investment, Realty Income, W.P. Carey, Shoe Carnival, New Residential Investment Corp., The Kroger Co., Darden Restaurants, Inc., Whole Foods Market, Inc., General Mills Inc., Worthington Industries,Inc., Bank of America Corporation,

 


Bank of America Corporation (BAC)

Bank of America:

Through our eight lines of businesses, we focus on helping individuals navigate every stage of their financial lives, working with companies—large and small—to drive the economy forward, and providing insights, ideas and award-winning research for institutional investors.

Bank of America lines of Business includes: Retail Banking, Small Business Banking, U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch, Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking, Global Investment Banking and Global Markets.

Bank of America has a current Market Cap of approximately $244 Billion dollars.

In its June 2017 dividend announcement Bank of America has announced an Increase in its Quarterly dividend from $0.075 per share to $0.12 per share.

Its new annual dividend is now $0.48 per share.


Worthington Industries, Inc. (WOR)

Worthington Industries manufacturers a wide range of industrial products such as Oil & Gas Equipment, Propane Cylinders , Steel, Specialty Storage Tanks, Alternative Fuels and Fire and Rescue Equipment. It has a current Market Cap of about $3 Billion dollars.

In its June 2017 Dividend announcement Worthington Industries has increased its Quarterly dividend 5% from $0.20 to $0.21 per share.

Its new annual dividend is now $0.84 per share.


General Mills Inc. (GIS)

General Mills started in 1866 as a Flour Mill. Today it is one of the Worlds largest food companies with brands such as : Betty Crocker, Pilsbury, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Progresso Soup and much more ! It has a current Market Cap of $32 Billion dollars.

In its June 2017 dividend declaration General Mills announced a 2% increase in its dividend. its Quarterly Dividend has increased from $0.48 to $0.49 per share.

Its new annual Dividend is now $1.96 per share.


Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI)

Darden Restaurants with a current Market Cap of over $11.5 Billion dollars operates many popular restaurant brands that most will recognize such as Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Yard House, Seasons 52 and more.

In its June 2017 Dividend Declaration Darden Restaurants announced a Dividend Increase of 12.5% bringing its Quarterly dividend from $0.56 to $0.63 per share.

Its new annual dividend is now $2.52 per share.


Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM)

Whole Foods Market is the Healthy option Supermarket. Its IPO (Initial Public Offering) was in 1992 and has a current Market Cap of almost $14 Billion dollars. Whole Foods Market is currently in the process of being acquired by Amazon/

Whole Foods announced a Dividend Increased of its Quarterly Dividend by 28.5% from $0.14 to $0.18 per share in June 2017.

Its new annual dividend is now $0.72 per share.


New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ)

New Residential Investment is a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust).

New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE: NRZ) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that focuses on investing in, and actively managing, investments primarily related to residential real estate.

We aim to drive strong risk-adjusted returns primarily through investments in (i) Excess Mortgage Servicing Rights (“MSRs”), (ii) Servicer Advances, (iii) non-Agency residential mortgage backed securities (“RMBS”) and associated call rights.

New Residential currently has a Market Cap of approximately $5 Billion dollars and is externally managed.

New Residential announced a Dividend Increase of 4% in June 2017, its quarterly dividend has increased from $0.48 to $0.50 per share.

Its new annual dividend is now $2.00 per share.


The Kroger Co. (KR)

About Kroger:

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) is one of the world’s largest grocery retailers, with fiscal 2016 sales of $115.3 billion. The Kroger Co. Family of Stores spans many states with store formats that include grocery and multi-department stores, discount, convenience stores and jewelry stores. We operate under nearly two dozen banners, all of which share the same belief in building strong local ties and brand loyalty with our customers.

Kroger has a current Market Cap of over $21 Billion dollars.

In it Dividend Declaration of June 2017 Kroger announced an Increase in its quarterly dividend of 4% from $0.12 to $0.125 per share.

Its new annual dividend is now $0.50 per share.


Shoe Carnival, Inc. (SCVL)

About Shoe Carnival:

Shoe Carnival, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest family footwear retailers, offering a broad assortment of moderately priced dress, casual and athletic footwear for men, women and children with emphasis on national and regional name brands. As of December 1, 2014, the Company operates 404 stores in 33 states and Puerto Rico, and offers online shopping. Headquartered in Evansville, IN, Shoe Carnival trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC under the symbol SCVL

Shoe carnival has a Market Cap of less than $356 Million dollars.

In June 2017 Shoe Carnival announced a Dividend Increase of its Quarterly dividend by 7% from $0.07 to $0.075 per share.

Its new annual Dividend is now $0.30 per share.


Two Harbors Investment Corp. (TWO)

Two Harbors Investment Corp.:

Two Harbors Investment Corp. is a Maryland corporation focused on investing, financing and managing residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and related investments.

Our objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns to our stockholders over the long term, primarily through dividends and secondarily through capital appreciation. We selectively acquire and manage an investment portfolio of our target assets, which is constructed to generate attractive returns through market cycles. We focus on security selection and implement a relative value investment approach across various sectors within the mortgage market.

Two Harbors Investment has a current Market Cap of approximately $3.5 Billion dollars.

In its June 2017 Dividend declaration Two Harbors announced a dividend increase of 4% from $0.25 to $0.26 per share.

Its new annual dividend is now $1.04 per share.


Realty Income Corporation (O)

Realty Income Corporation is very popular with REIT investors. It is known for its great growth over the years and is considered the creme De la creme of REIT stocks. It has a diversified portfolio of almost 5,000 properties located in 48 states, has paid dividends for 563 months and increased its dividend for 79 consecutive quarters! Realty Income has a current Market Cap of almost $16 Billion dollars.

In June 2017 Realty Income announced a Monthly Dividend Increase of .2% from $0.211 per share to $0.2115 per share.

Its new annual dividend is now $2.538 per share.


W.P. Carey Inc. (WPC)

W.P. Carey is a Diversified REIT. Its portfolio of properties include over $8 Billion in assets, 900 properties with about 90 million square feet of space. The property sectors include over 16 segments and the properties are located in the United States and in over 8 other countries around the world. W.P. Carey has a current Market Cap of over $7 Billion dollars.

In June 2017 W.P. Carey announced a Quarterly Dividend Increase of 1/2% from $0.995 to $1.00 per share.

Annually from $3.98 to $4.00 per share.


United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

United Technologies Corporation is a Global Conglomerate. MANY may not be familiar with the company  as a whole but chances are you will recognize one or more  of its individual companies. Its companies include: Otis Elevators, Carrier Air Conditioners, Pratt & Whitney (Aircraft Engines) , and United Technologies Aerospace division. These along with hundreds of name brand products easily make them a household name. United Technologies has a current Market Cap of over $96 Billion dollars.

In June 2017 United Technologies announced a Dividend Increase of 6% from $0.66 to $0.70 per share.

Its new annual dividend is now $2.80 per share.


Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)

Caterpillar roots go back to 1881 when Benjamin Holt built his first combine harvester. Today it operates under the following Brands: CAT, CAT Financial, CAT Reman, CAT Rental Store, Anchor, Asiatrak, F.G. Wilson, Hindustan, Hypac, MAK, MWM, Olympian,Prentiss,  Perkins,   Progress Rail, Pyroban, SEM, Zhenghou SIWEI, Solar Turbines, Turbomach, & Turner Power Train Systems. Caterpillar has a current Market Cap of over $60 Billion dollars.

In its June 2017 Dividend Announcement Caterpillar Increased its Dividend 1% from $.77 to $0.78 per share.

Its new annual dividend is  now $31.2 per share.


Target Corporation (TGT)

Target Corporation is a controversial retailer that has angered a large percentage of its consumer base in recent years by its promotion of allowing access to its restrooms by transgenders despite concerns by patrons of allowing same sex individuals to use either restroom. The Corporate leadership has refuse to budge from their positions while its customer base is eroding. it has a current Market Cap of approximately 30 Billion dollars.

In June 2017 Target raised its Dividend 3% from $0.60 to $0.62 per share.

Its new annual dividend is now $2.48 per share.


H&R Block Inc. (HRB )

H&R Block provides tax services through a network of over 12,000 retail locations across the U.S. It also has digital tax preparation software for do it yourself. It its latest information provided it claims to have help process over 24 million tax returns in the previous year.

In June 2017 H&R Block increased its quarterly Dividend 9%, from $0.22 to $0.24 per share.

Its new annual Dividend is $0.96


Horizon Bancorp (HBNC)

Horizon Bancorp is a Regional Bank serving Ohio and Michigan. Founded in 1873 . Horizon Bancorp currently has 59 Locations and has a Market Cap of $595 Million.

In its Dividend declaration of June 2017 Horizon announced a Dividend Increase of 18% raising its quarterly dividend per share from $0.11 to $0.13 per share.

Horizon Bancorp’s  new annual Dividend is now $0.52 per share.


Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY)

Bed Bath & Beyond is a Specialty Retailer that was founded in 1971.The company operates over 2000 stores worldwide, not only the Bed Bath & Beyond stores but additionally other stores under other brand names such as , BuyBuy Baby, Face Value, World Market, Christmas Tree Shops and That! or and That!. It has a current Market Cap of almost $5.5 Billion dollars.

In its June 2017 Dividend declaration Bed Bath & Beyond Increased its quarterly Dividend 20% from $0.13 to $0.15 per share.

Annually its new Dividend is $0.60 per share.


El Paso Electric Company  (EE)

Founded in 1901 El Paso Electric Company is a regional eletric utility provider servicing about a 1/2 million customers in West Texas and Southern New Mexico. It has a Market Cap of $2.17 Billion dollars.

In June 2017 El Paso Electric announced it was Increasing its quarterly dividend 8% from $0.31 to $0.335 per share.

Its new annual dividend is $1.34 per share.


HEICO Corporation (HEI)

Most have probably never heard of HEICO Corporation, but don’t let that fool you, it is a major player in Aviation providing products and services to major airlines. It operates in two distinct divisions, the Flight Support group and it Electronic Technologies group.  It has a current Market Cap of over $5.5 Billion dollars.

In June 2017 HEICO announced it was raising its Semi Annual Dividend 11% from $0.072 to $0.08 per share.

HEICO’s new annual dividend is now $0.24 per share.


FedEx Corporation (FDX)

FedEx operates Internationally as a Air Delivery and Freight Services Company. FedEx (Federal Express Corporation) was founded in Little Rock, AR in 1971 by Frederick W. Smith.   It now operates in 220 countries and territories. Its revenue last year was over $50 Billion dollars. Its current Market Cap is approximately $56 Billion dollars.

In its recent Dividend Announcement of June 2017 FedEx (FDX) has announced an Increase  of 25% in its quarterly Dividend from $0.40 to $0.50 per share.

Its new Annual Dividend is now $2.00 per share.


Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT)

Universal Health Realty is a REIT that has investments in 66 properties across the United States. The properties include Medical Office Buildings, Acute Care facilities, Freestanding emergency Centers, Sub Acute Care Facilities and Child Care Facilities. It has a current market cap of over $900 Million Dollars. It was founded in 1986.

In June 2017 Universal Health Realty announced an increase in it quarterly dividend of 1% from $0.655 to $0.66 per share.

Universal Health Realty’s new annual dividend is now $ 2.64 per share.


Legg Mason Inc. (LM)

Legg Mason is an Investment Management company whose products include Mutual Funds, ETFs, Closed End Funds, Money Market Accounts and Educational Savings accounts (529 accounts) among other products. Legg Mason was founded in 1899, is headquarted in Baltimore, Maryland. Legg Mason has over $700 Billion of assets under its management and has a current Market Cap of over $3.6 Billion dollars.

In June 2017 Legg Mason announced an Increase in its quarterly  Dividend of 27% from $0.22 to $0.28 per share.

Legg Mason’s new Annual Dividend is $ 1.12 per share.


UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)

UnitedHealth Group operates under two distinct business platforms. The first of which as a Health Insurance provider which includes Community and State Insurance Services , Employer and Individual , Medicare and Retirement and Global Services. The second platform is “Optum” which includes OptumHealth , Optumsight and OptumRX. The second platform provides health management and collaborative care, software and information products and pharmacy care services. UnitedHealth Group has a current Market Cap of $175 Billion Dollars.

As of June 2017 UnitedHealth has increased its quarterly dividend from $0.625 to $0.75 per share.

It has a new Annual Dividend of $3.00 per share.


Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (ARE)

Alexandria Real Estate Equities is an Urban Ofice REIT that focuses on Life science and Technology building clusters. Its portfolio includes over 28 million square feet of space.  Present locations include Boston, MA; New York City, NY; Seattle, Washington; San Francisco and San Diego, CA; and Maryland. Its current Market Cap is $14 Billion Dollars.

In June 2017 Alexandria Real Estate Equities announced an Increased in its quarterly Dividend from $0.83 to $0.86 per share.

Its new Annual Dividend is now $3.44 per share.


American Tower Corporation (AMT)

American Tower Corporation is a REIT that has almost 150,000 Wireless towers . It builds ,and operates the towers and leases them to multiple tenants. Its current Market Cap is over $56 Billion Dollars.

In its June 2017 Dividend announcement American Tower has Increased its quarterly dividend from $0.62 to $0.64 per share.

Its new Annual Dividend is now $2.56 per share.



For a complete list of Dividend Increases and Dividend Decreases please visit our  Dividend Stock News Page .

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