Monday, January 29, 2024

27 Companies Rewarding Shareholders With Raises

I review the list of dividends increases as part of my monitoring process. This exercise helps me monitor existing holdings and potentially identify new companies for further research.

Last week was a very busy week for dividend increases. There were 59 companies in the US which managed to increase dividends to shareholders. This time of the year is typically a busy time for dividend increases in general.

I typically focus my attention on the companies that have managed to increase dividends for at least a decade, in order to identify companies that are more likely to keep growing those dividends in the future.

There were 27 companies that raised dividends last week, which have also managed to increase anual dividends for at least a decade.

This is a list of companies for further review. Most seem attractive as businesses, but that doesn’t mean that they should be invested in at any price, regardless of valuation.

The next step is to check each business, in order to determine if it is worth further review. I would look at ten year trends in earnings per share, dividends per share, payout ratios, shares outstanding. I would try to understand what the business does, and make an assessment if the good times would continue, so that I can expect higher earnings, dividends and intrinsic values over time. I would look at the valuation relative to earnings and dividend growth, in order to determine if the business is fairly valued, if it looks promising too. 

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