Large US companies announcing dividend hikes this week include:
Dollar General (ticker: DG), a large discount retailer, said it plans to boost its quarterly disbursement 59 cents per share, up 7% from 55 cents.
The stock, which yields 1.1%, has a one-year return of about 1% including dividends, compared with zero to 7.5% for
Applied Materials (AMAT) said it plans to promote quarterly dividend 26 cents to 32 cents per share, an increase of 23%. The chip equipment maker’s stock, which has a one-year return of minus 5%, yields 1%.
(TEL) said he would pick it up quarterly payments Three cents per share to 59 cents. The stock, which has a yield of 1.9%, has a one-year return of minus 3%. The company’s products include sensors, antennas and connectors.
Elsewhere, three Real Estate Industrial Trusts-
(UDR) said they plan to boost their dividend.
Realty Income Declared A monthly dividend 25.5 cents per share, up from 25.45 cents. The stock, which yields 5%, has a one-year return of minus 0.5%.
Equity Residential said it plans to raise quarterly dividend From 62.5 cents per share to 66.25 cents per share, a 6% increase. The stock whose one-year return is minus 31% has a yield of 4.3%.
UDR declared a quarterly dividend 42 cents per share, up from 38 cents per share, for a 10.5% increase. The stock, which has a yield of 3.9%, has a one-year return of minus 27%.
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