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Introduction

The Dividend Champions list is a monthly compilation of companies which have consistently increased their annual dividend payouts. However, since this list is only produced once per month, the data in it can quickly get out of date. Furthermore, with over 700 companies on the list, the sheer amount of data can quickly become overwhelming. In this weekly series, I highlight recent and upcoming dividend related activity for companies on the Dividend Champions list.

In the data presented below, Yield is forward annualized and Years reflects the up-to-date streak, including dividends declared since the last edition of the Dividend Champions list.

Dividend Changes

In the past week, the following companies declared dividends which changed from their previous payouts.

Increases:

Company

Symbol

Ex-Div

Pay

Old Rate

New Rate

Increase

Yield

Years

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

(A)

12/30

1/25

0.21

0.225

7.14%

0.62%

12

American National Bankshares Inc.

(AMNB)

12/1

12/16

0.28

0.3

7.14%

3.14%

8

Brown-Forman Corporation

(BF.B)

12/1

1/3

0.1885

0.2055

9.02%

1.21%

38

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

(CHRW)

12/1

1/3

0.55

0.61

10.91%

2.51%

25

DTE Energy Company

(DTE)

12/16

1/15

0.885

0.9525

7.63%

3.32%

14

Four Corners Property Trust, Inc.

(FCPT)

12/29

1/13

0.3325

0.34

2.26%

5.02%

8

Griffon Corporation

(GFF)

11/28

12/16

0.09

0.1

11.11%

1.11%

12

KeyCorp

(KEY)

11/28

12/15

0.195

0.205

5.13%

4.41%

12

Matthews International Corporation

(MATW)

11/25

12/12

0.22

0.23

4.55%

3.07%

28

MDU Resources Group, Inc.

(MDU)

12/7

1/1

0.2175

0.2225

2.30%

2.91%

31

Motorola Solutions, Inc.

(MSI)

12/14

1/13

0.79

0.88

11.39%

1.34%

13

NIKE, Inc.

(NKE)

12/2

12/28

0.305

0.34

11.48%

1.29%

20

Royal Gold, Inc.

(RGLD)

1/5

1/20

0.35

0.375

7.14%

1.44%

22

WesBanco, Inc.

(WSBC)

12/8

1/3

0.34

0.35

2.94%

3.52%

13

Decreases:

None

Last Chance to Buy

These companies have ex-dividend dates approaching. The following tables indicate the last day you can buy these stocks in order to be eligible for the upcoming dividend. Tables are sorted alphabetically by symbol.

Monday Nov 21 (Ex-Div 11/22)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Brunswick Corporation

(BC)

12/15

0.365

73.04

2.00%

10

Curtiss-Wright Corporation

(CW)

12/1

0.19

175.41

0.43%

6

Discover Financial Services

(DFS)

12/8

0.6

107.26

2.24%

12

Forward Air Corporation

(FWRD)

12/8

0.24

110.63

0.87%

7

Littelfuse, Inc.

(LFUS)

12/8

0.6

244.63

0.98%

13

Moody's Corporation

(MCO)

12/14

0.7

292.33

0.96%

13

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated

(RBA)

12/14

0.27

54.91

1.97%

22

Southside Bancshares, Inc.

(SBSI)

12/8

0.34

35.84

3.79%

28

Tuesday Nov 22 (Ex-Div 11/23)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Applied Materials, Inc.

(AMAT)

12/15

0.26

104.7

0.99%

5

Badger Meter, Inc.

(BMI)

12/9

0.225

116.18

0.77%

30

Cabot Corporation

(CBT)

12/9

0.37

72.23

2.05%

10

CDW Corporation

(CDW)

12/9

0.59

185.6

1.27%

10

Evercore Inc.

(EVR)

12/9

0.72

112.25

2.57%

16

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.

(FBHS)

12/14

0.28

64.41

1.74%

10

First BanCorp.

(FBP)

12/9

0.12

14.94

3.21%

5

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

(HII)

12/9

1.24

227.31

2.18%

11

National Bank Holdings Corporation

(NBHC)

12/15

0.25

48.63

2.06%

7

NextEra Energy, Inc.

(NEE)

12/15

0.425

83.2

2.04%

28

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.

(NUS)

12/7

0.385

38.38

4.01%

22

Robert Half International Inc.

(RHI)

12/15

0.43

75.5

2.28%

19

Walker & Dunlop, Inc.

(WD)

12/9

0.6

81.19

2.96%

5

Westlake Chemical Corporation

(WLK)

12/9

0.357

104.43

1.37%

19

Yum! Brands, Inc.

(YUM)

12/9

0.57

124.61

1.83%

5

Wednesday Nov 23 (Ex-Div 11/25)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Assurant, Inc.

(AIZ)

12/19

0.7

124.95

2.24%

19

Atmos Energy Corporation

(ATO)

12/12

0.74

115.05

2.57%

39

Equitable Holdings, Inc.

(EQH)

12/5

0.2

30.65

2.61%

5

LyondellBasell Industries N.V.

(LYB)

12/5

1.19

82.3

5.78%

12

Matthews International Corporation

(MATW)

12/12

0.23

30.01

3.07%

28

Northrop Grumman Corporation

(NOC)

12/14

1.73

520.42

1.33%

19

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

(SMG)

12/9

0.66

56.55

4.67%

12

S&P Global Inc.

(SPGI)

12/12

0.85

345.87

0.98%

49

Thursday Nov 24

Markets closed in observance of Thanksgiving

Friday Nov 25 (Ex-Div 11/28)

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Price

Yield

Years

Cable One, Inc.

(CABO)

12/16

2.85

683.35

1.67%

8

CRA International, Inc.

(CRAI)

12/9

0.36

117.6

1.22%

7

Griffon Corporation

(GFF)

12/16

0.1

36.16

1.11%

12

KeyCorp

(KEY)

12/15

0.205

18.61

4.41%

12

TFS Financial Corporation

(TFSL)

12/13

0.2825

14.04

8.05%

8

Money on the Way

The following companies have dividend pay dates in the upcoming week (Tuesday through the following Monday). Check if you want your DRIPs to reinvest at these yields…or take the cash and go have a steak dinner!

Company

Symbol

Pay Date

Payout

Yield

AmerisourceBergen Corporation

(ABC)

11/28

0.485

1.2%

Artesian Resources Corporation

(ARTNA)

11/23

0.2784

2.0%

Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation

(AUB)

11/25

0.3

3.5%

Bank of Montreal

(BMO)

11/28

1.39 CAD

4.2%

BOK Financial Corporation

(BOKF)

11/25

0.54

2.1%

Brookline Bancorp, Inc.

(BRKL)

11/25

0.135

3.8%

Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated

(CHCT)

11/25

0.445

5.1%

Civista Bancshares, Inc.

(CIVB)

11/22

0.14

2.3%

Enviva Partners, LP

(EVA)

11/25

0.905

6.2%

Diamondback Energy, Inc.

(FANG)

11/25

0.75

1.9%

Fastenal Company

(FAST)

11/23

0.31

2.4%

The First Bancshares, Inc.

(FBMS)

11/25

0.2

2.4%

Comfort Systems USA, Inc.

(FIX)

11/28

0.15

0.5%

Franklin Financial Services Corporation

(FRAF)

11/28

0.32

4.0%

FS Bancorp, Inc.

(FSBW)

11/23

0.2

2.4%

Hilltop Holdings Inc.

(HTH)

11/25

0.15

2.1%

Innospec Inc.

(IOSP)

11/28

0.65

1.2%

Kearny Financial Corp.

(KRNY)

11/23

0.11

4.7%

Masco Corporation

(MAS)

11/28

0.28

2.2%

Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc.

(MPB)

11/28

0.2

2.4%

MPLX LP

(MPLX)

11/22

0.775

9.3%

National Instruments Corporation

(NATI)

11/28

0.28

2.8%

Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (Staten Island, NY)

(NFBK)

11/23

0.13

3.4%

Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

(NXST)

11/28

0.9

2.1%

Oil-Dri Corporation of America

(ODC)

11/25

0.28

3.6%

Oshkosh Corporation

(OSK)

11/28

0.37

1.6%

Paychex, Inc.

(PAYX)

11/23

0.79

2.6%

Pool Corporation

(POOL)

11/23

1

1.2%

SB Financial Group, Inc.

(SBFG)

11/25

0.125

3.0%

Starbucks Corporation

(SBUX)

11/25

0.53

2.2%

Standex International Corporation

(SXI)

11/23

0.28

1.1%

Timberland Bancorp, Inc.

(TSBK)

11/25

0.22

2.6%

Unitil Corporation

(UTL)

11/28

0.39

3.0%

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

(WSM)

11/25

0.78

2.5%

West Bancorporation, Inc.

(WTBA)

11/23

0.25

4.3%

Wintrust Financial Corporation

(WTFC)

11/25

0.34

1.5%

Conclusion

I hope you found this article useful. Please let me know if you have any ideas for improving the format or data included in this series.

Editor's Note: This article discusses one or more securities that do not trade on a major U.S. exchange. Please be aware of the risks associated with these stocks.