Interesting monthly snapshots of div increases/decreases. A simple way to view the market's health.
"Dividends by the Numbers in January 2023
2023 got off to a rocky start for dividend paying stocks in the U.S. stock market. The number of firms announcing dividend reductions jumped back above the threshold indicating recessionary conditions are present in the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, the number of dividend increases announced during January 2023 presents a more mixed picture, up month over month, but down year over year.
These changes are visualized in the following chart...."
Has anyone noticed the implied volatility in Avis Budget Group (CAR)? It's enormous!
I'm thinking the LYFT disaster might be contributing to it? But if you think about it, CAR makes money (LYFT doesn't) and the business model is really the antithesis of LYFT/UBER's.
Earnings are today after the bell.
Friday's 141 put is really sticking out. I just sold two of them for 90¢. That's $77 out of the money on a $218 stock!!
Ford Motor (NYSE:F) declares $0.15/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
Forward yield 4.19%
Payable March 1; for shareholders of record Feb. 13; ex-div Feb. 10.
The automaker also declared a supplemental dividend of $0.65/share.
UPS has done great. I remember talking about it with you at the covid outbreak in March of 2020 and it was trading at 90.00....
UPS raises dividend to boost implied yield above 3.6%, sets new $5 billion stock buyback program
"United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) raised its quarterly dividend by 6.6%, to $1.62 a share from $1.52 a share, and set a new $5 billion share repurchase program. The package delivery giant’s new dividend will be payable March 10 to shareholders of record on Feb. 21. Based on Monday’s stock closing price of $176.97, the new annual dividend rate implies a dividend yield of 3.66%, which compares with rival FedEx Corp.’s (FDX) current yield of 2.50% and the implied yield for the S&P 500 (SPX) of 1.69%.
CVX up $4 afterhours. Nice
"Shares of Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB) edged up 0.2% in premarket trading Friday, even after the oil services company reported fourth-quarter profit and revenue that beat expectations and increased its quarterly dividend by 43%. Excluding nonrecurring items, adjusted earnings per share of 71 cents topped the FactSet consensus of 68 cents. The company said the outlook for its business remains “very compelling,” as overall oil and gas demand is expected to increase in 2023 despite concerns over an economic slowdown, while supply remains tight and as concerns over energy security is prompting increased investments in energy services."
"Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN.TO)(AQN) cuts dividend by 40 per cent and target US$1 billion in asset sales, as the Ontario-based utility attempts to strengthen its financial position and reassure investors."
"Toronto-listed shares fell 6.53 per cent to $9.30 as at 11:20 a.m. ET on Thursday. The stock has plunged nearly 35 per cent since November."
"Carrier's (NYSE:CARR) Dividend Will Be Increased To $0.185"
"The board of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE:CARR) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend by 23% on the 10th of February to $0.185, up from last year's comparable payment of $0.15. Based on this payment, the dividend yield for the company will be 1.4%, which is fairly typical for the industry."
Another Big Dividend Increase For SWKS
Nov 21, 2022 0.62 Dividend
Aug 24, 2022 0.62 Dividend
May 23, 2022 0.56 Dividend
Feb 18, 2022 0.56 Dividend
Nov 22, 2021 0.56 Dividend
Aug 16, 2021 0.56 Dividend
May 17, 2021 0.50 Dividend
Feb 12, 2021 0.50 Dividend
Nov 18, 2020 0.50 Dividend
Aug 10, 2020 0.50 Dividend
May 20, 2020 0.44 Dividend
Feb 10, 2020 0.44 Dividend
Dec 02, 2019 0.44 Dividend
Aug 26, 2019 0.44 Dividend
May 20, 2019 0.38 Dividend
Feb 25, 2019 0.38 Dividend
Nov 26, 2018 0.38 Dividend
Aug 06, 2018 0.38 Dividend
May 21, 2018 0.32 Dividend
Feb 21, 2018 0.32 Dividend
"Hormel Foods and HP Inc. Declare Dividend Increases"
"Hormel Foods HRL +0.53% and HP declared dividend increases in a light week for such announcements before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Hormel Foods (ticker: HRL) said it would increase its annual dividend by 6%. The company’s annual payout will get bumped up to $1.10 a share from $1.04. The quarterly dividend will increase to 27.5 cents a share from 26 cents.
This marks the 57th consecutive year in which the company’s annual dividend has increased. Hormel is a member of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index, whose members have paid out a higher dividend for at least 25 straight years."
now that is impressive !
"ADP Increases Cash Dividend; Marks 48th Consecutive Year of Dividend Increases"
"ROSELAND, N.J., Nov. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of ADP (Nasdaq: ADP) approved a $0.21 increase in the quarterly cash dividend to an annual rate of $5.00 per share, Carlos Rodriguez, ADP's chief executive officer, announced today. The increased cash dividend marks the 48th consecutive year in which ADP, a leading global technology company providing human capital management (HCM) solutions, has raised its quarterly dividend."
Here's one for me! Entergy (NYSE:ETR) declares $1.07/share quarterly dividend, 5.9% increase from prior dividend of $1.01.
Forward yield 4.02%
Payable Dec. 1; for shareholders of record Nov. 14; ex-div Nov. 10.
Finally a nice increase for ME. Rockwell Automation Increases Quarterly Dividend to $1.18 Per Share on Common Stock
"MILWAUKEE, October 27, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), following its regular review, today declared a quarterly dividend of $1.18 per share on its outstanding common stock, payable Dec. 12, 2022, to shareowners of record at the close of business on Nov. 14, 2022. This increase from last quarter’s dividend of $1.12 reflects continued strong operating performance and reinforces the company’s commitment to returning profits to shareowners."
Are you talking I bonds?
A year ago US T-bills paid about 0.15%. Now 4.6%. Better than our banks are paying now.
Been a long time since I've had a div increase. But no cuts and my stocks are generally performing well. Been moving some of my piles of cash into T-bills. Bought a T-bill yesterday paying 4.5%. Plan to buy a lot more over the next few months.
Sounds like the KFC where I live. Its even been said that someone has lived inside the restaurant for a while, which explains the lobby always being closed, and the drive thru personnel no where to be found.
In a busy area, the parking lot tells the story nearly every time.
The McD closest to my home has become a local joke. I almost never eat at McD but the unit I'm talking about has a 1.5-star (out of 5) Yelp rating. Reviews say the drive-thru often has no one working it. My wife picked something up there recently and found the window employee, a kid, fast asleep.
Still, a 10% dividend increase is impressive these days.
There probably isn't a smarter, publicly traded fast food chain out there than MCDs. At least from what I've seen at the McDonalds I've frequented close to where I live. They recently came out with adult happy meals, and they were such a huge success that stores had to prematurely stop offering them. From embracing technology, to upgrading their menus constantly and keeping their interiors fresh, I can see why they are such a success worldwide. Now while I have no interest in adult happy meals, I do like the fact that the service is always quick, the food relatively fresh compared to its competitors, and reasonably priced. I also do custom orders typically when I go, and unlike years past, they rarely get it wrong. Just like Chic Fil A they almost always have someone outside taking orders with a tablet as they have a line wrapped around the building. Yes, it often feels like assembly line food, BUT that's exactly what its intended to be and they have no equal in terms of publicly traded companies. Now if Chik Fil A and Whataburger became public, they'd finally have competition in terms of investment.
McDonald's raises dividend by 10%