113 Dividend Increases Expected

“The CCC list is an excellent resource for Dividend Income Investors.”

One hundred and thirteen companies from Davis Fish’s Dividend Champions, Challengers and Contenders (CCC) list are expected to raise their dividends prior to June 30. This list was compiled by Mr. Fish from his  CCC List and is based on the companies prior history of raising dividends.

Here is a compiled list:

Dividend Champions ( 25 or more years of Dividend Increases )

W.W. Grainger Inc., PPG Industries Inc., Exxon Mobile Corp., Sonoco Products Co.,MSA Safety Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Weyco Group Inc, Conn. Water Service, NACCO Industries, RLI Corp., PepsiCo Inc., Donaldson Company, Farmers & Merchants, Leggett & Platt Inc., UGI Corp., First Financial Corp., Tootsie Roll Industries, National Fuel Gas

Dividend Contenders (10-24 years of Dividend Increases)

Costco Wholesale, Donegal Group Inc. A, Donegal Group Inc. B, People’s United Financial, Franklin Electric Co., Ameriprise Financial Inc., AmeriGas Partners LP,International Business Machines, Southern Company, Xilinx Inc., United Technologies, CCFNB Bancorp Inc, Cullen/Frost Bankers, Expeditors International, FactSet Research Systems, Monro Muffler Brake Inc., Northrop Grumman, Flowers Foods, Travelers Companies, Chesapeake Utilities Corp., W.R. Berkley Corp., FedEx CorpRepublic Bancorp KY, Tiffany & Company, Portland General Electric Company, HDFC Bank Limited, Chubb Limited, National Healthcare Corp., Armanino Foods, Cardinal Health Inc., Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Regal Beloit Corp.

Dividend Challengers ( 5-9 Years of Dividend Increases)

Signet Jewelers Limited, Aon , Celanese Corp., Lazard Limited, Heritage Financial Corp., Lakeland Bank Corp., Wells Fargo & Co., American Water Works, Apple Inc. , Aspen Insurance, Webster Financial Corp., West Bancorp Inc., Winmark Corp., Invesco Limited, Lithia Motors Inc., Sabra Heath Care REIT, Tractor Supply Company, Materion Corp., Phillips 66, HNI Corp, Pool Corp., Marriott International Inc., PetMed Express Inc., Whirlpool Corp., LyondellBasell Indus., Barnes Group Inc., Avery Dennison Corp., Hyster Yale Materials, KeyCorp, ManPower Group Inc., Sinclair Broadcast GP, Insperity Inc., Southwest Airlines Co., CNO Financial Group, NASDAQ Inc., Legg Mason Inc., Ominicon Group Inc., El Paso Electric Co., Extra Space Storage Inc., Macy’s Inc., MB Financial Inc., Service Corp Int’l, First Financial Bankshares Inc., Franco-Nevada Corp. UnitedHealth Group Inc., Convergys Corp., Lennox International Inc., Towne Bank, Black Box Corp., Domtar Corp., Shoe Carnival Inc.

The CCC list is an excellent resource for Dividend Income Investors. While there of course no guarantees that companies will continue to raise their dividends , history is one of the best indicators. You are encouraged to to visit the CCC List site at the link above.


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Champions, Contenders and Challengers

“The Dividend Champions, Contenders and Challengers are a valuable resource for the Dividend Income Investor “

What are the Dividend Champions, Contenders and Challengers (CCC Lists) ?

They are a list of stocks that are maintained by David Fish, Editor of the Money paper and, Co-Manager of the Mutual Fund MP 63 Fund (DRIPX),   which invests exclusively in companies that offer Direct Reinvestment Plans. His lists are provided in both excel and PDF can be found at the DRiP Investing Resource Center

He is also an author of 473 articles that he has shared on Seeking Alpha,  a major online investing blog. You can check out his latest articles there by visiting his personal seeking alpha page.

Here is the basic criteria for each category:

Dividend Champions – Companies that have increased their Dividends Payouts for at least 25 consecutive years

Dividend Contenders – Companies that have increased their Dividend Payouts for 10 – 24 years

Dividend Challengers – Companies that have increased their dividend Payouts for 5-9 years

There are currently 115 Champions, 236, Contenders and 480 Challengers on the Lists. As you can see it takes a tremendous amount of effort to make sure they are keep up to date.

Mr Fish keeps the  lists current and in addition has a wide array of media and tools on the website in addition to the CCC lists. There are even lists of Dividend Champions from other countries such as Canada , The United Kingdom and Sweden.

The Dividend Champions, Contenders and Challengers are a valuable resource for the Dividend Income Investor because while history does not predict the future it serves to show the companies that the odds are favoring in terms of trust. It is easy to read and easy to differentiate companies on the list by a wide array of factors and criteria such as the companies Name, Ticker Symbol, the industry or sector, the number of years on the list, its curre4nt dividend yield and even if it is in danger of losing its status by failing to raise its dividend for more than a year.

Dividend Income Investors intends to keep our readers updated on this valuable resource by publishing several articles a year about the list. We intend to update our followers with our picks from each category at least twice per year and write articles that are fact based on data derived from these lists. Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Fish for allowing us access to this valuable data this will enable  provide you, our readers with very informative and actionable articles to help you make decisions on your financial future.   Don’t miss out – be sure to follow us and stay on top when it comes to your dividend Income Investing.

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