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Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by Pickles » 31 Dec 2013 18:50

If we are lucky enough to see dividend or distribution hikes in 2014, feel free to let us all know. right here!
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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by MALDI_ToF » 09 Jan 2014 12:05

Ford increases dividend by 25%
The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company declared a first-quarter 2014 dividend of $0.125 per share on the company’s outstanding Class B and common stock. This is a 25 percent increase from the level of dividend paid in each quarter of 2013.
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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by ockham » 09 Jan 2014 19:16

Don't have the link, but Canadian Utilities (CU) increased by 10% today, I believe to .2675 per quarter.

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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by Peculiar_Investor » 09 Jan 2014 19:47

How about Canadian Utilities Limited Eligible Dividends
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 9, 2014) - The Board of Directors of Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO Company, today declared a first quarter dividend of 26.75 cents per Class A non-voting (TSX:CU) and Class B common share (TSX:CU.X), a 10% increase over the 24.25 cents paid in each of the four previous quarters. The dividend is payable March 1, 2014, to shareholders of record on February 6, 2014.
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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by Lazy Ninja » 09 Jan 2014 20:14

ATCO too
The Board of Directors of ATCO Ltd. today declared a first quarter dividend of 21.5 cents per Class I Non-Voting (TSX:ACO.X) and Class II Voting Share (TSX:ACO.Y), a 15% increase over the 18.75 cents paid in each of the previous four quarters. The dividend is payable March 31, 2014, to shareholders of record on March 7, 2014.

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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by Sensei » 11 Jan 2014 03:40

Hi,

This will be my first dividend increase of 2014 and I promise I'll just keep count to myself.

Spectra Energy (SE), the c-corp parent of Spectra Energy Partners LP (SEP), raised their dividend to 1.34 for an dividend yield of 3.8%. This represents an increase of 9.8%. :)

SEP also raised their dividend, but I do not own it as it is not tax friendly for me.
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Post by DenisD » 13 Jan 2014 22:20

Surge Announces $109 Million SE Saskatchewan Light Oil Acquisition, Upward Revision to 2014 Guidance, $70 Million Equity Financing, and Four Percent Increase in Dividend
In addition, based on the accretive Acquisition, and better than anticipated operational and drilling results, Surge will be increasing the Company's annual dividend four percent from $0.52 per share per year ($0.04333 per share per month), to $0.54 per share per year ($0.045 per share per month).

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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by Descartes » 14 Jan 2014 08:58

Corus does not refrain from providing dividend increase
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a $0.07 increase in its annual dividend.

At the new rate, the dividend on an annual basis for the Company's Class A and Class B Shares is $1.085 and $1.09 respectively, up from the previous rate of $1.015 and $1.02, respectively.

The Company's monthly dividend for holders of its Class A and Class B Shares will increase to $0.090417 and $0.090833, respectively. The dividend will be paid on each of February 28, 2014, March 31, 2014 and April 30, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 14, 2014, March 14, 2014 and April 15, 2014, respectively.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1680073#ixzz2qNgkkBWo
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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by like_to_retire » 14 Jan 2014 10:20

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Shaw Announces 8% Increase in Dividends to $1.10 Per Annum.

Shaw Communications Inc. ("Shaw") (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) announced today that its Board of Directors has increased the equivalent annual dividend rate to $1.10 on its Class B Non-Voting Participating Shares and $1.0975 on its Class A Participating Shares. This represents an increase of 8% or $0.08 per share. Shaw's dividends are declared and paid on a monthly basis and this increase will commence March 28, 2014. Based on the January 13, 2014 closing stock price, the new dividend rate represents a yield of 4.3% on the Class B Non-Voting Participating Shares.

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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by ig17 » 14 Jan 2014 20:46

Shaw Announces 8% Increase in Dividends to $1.10 Per Annum.
... and the stock promptly drops on concerns about subscriber losses.

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Post by ig17 » 14 Jan 2014 20:52

After Six Years, G.M. Restores Its Common Stock Dividend
The carmaker, the largest in the United States, said on Tuesday it would pay shareholders a quarterly dividend of 30 cents a share, payable on March 28 to shareholders of record on March 18. It last paid a quarterly dividend in June 2008, before it moved to save money during the recession, of 25 cents a share.

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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by jeremy » 16 Jan 2014 23:27

Pizza Pizza Royalty Corp. Announces a 2.6% Dividend Increase
Pizza Pizza Royalty Corp. (TSX:PZA) today announced a 2.6% increase in its monthly dividend which will be effective beginning with the January 2014 dividend.

On an annualized basis, the dividend will increase from $0.78 to $0.8004 per share.

For the period January 1 to January 31, the dividend per share will increase to $0.0667 from $0.065 and will be payable February 14, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 31, 2014.

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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by jeremy » 20 Jan 2014 14:16

NorthWest International Healthcare Properties REIT announces 37.5% increase in distribution effective January 2014
TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - NorthWest International Healthcare Properties REIT (the "REIT") announced today that it has declared a distribution of $0.018333 per trust unit (TSX-V: MOB.UN) for the month of January 2014. The January 2014 distribution represents an annual distribution of $0.22 per trust unit which equates to a 37.5% increase from the December 2013 distribution and is supported by the previously announced closing of the REIT's $205 million (R$ 447 million) sale leaseback of a portfolio of three leading Brazilian hospitals.

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Post by Descartes » 21 Jan 2014 09:29

Stockholders are oil tanking this storage and transport company for the increase
Oiltanking Partners, L.P. (NYSE: OILT) announced today that the board of directors of its general partner declared a cash distribution of $0.47 per unit, or $1.88 per unit on an annualized basis, for the fourth quarter of 2013. The fourth quarter distribution represents a 5.6% increase over the prior quarter distribution of $0.445 per unit and a 20.5% increase over the prior year distribution of $0.39 per unit. The distribution will be paid on February 14, 2014, to unitholders of record on February 3, 2014
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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by Descartes » 21 Jan 2014 09:33

Expansive distribution from Compressco
Compressco Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: GSJK) announced today that the board of directors of its general partner has declared a cash distribution attributable to the quarter ended December 31, 2013 of $0.4375 per outstanding unit, or $1.75 per outstanding unit on an annualized basis. This amount is an increase of $0.0075 per outstanding unit over the previous distribution of $0.43, and an increase of $0.0175 per outstanding unit over the distribution of $0.42 ($1.68 on an annualized basis) attributable to the fourth quarter of 2012. This cash distribution will be paid on February 14, 2014 to all unitholders of record as of the close of the business on January 31, 2014.
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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by Descartes » 21 Jan 2014 09:37

Centerpoint dividend blooms just as the poinsettias you bought over the holidays wither
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s. (NYSE: CNP) board of directors today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.2375 per share of common stock payable on March 10, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 14, 2014. This represents a 14.5 percent increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.2075, and if annualized, would equate to $0.95 per share.

CenterPoint Energy's objective is to provide a quarterly cash dividend that is supported by the long-term stability and growth of its regulated utility operations combined with the growth of its significant interest in the distributable cash flow from Enable Midstream Partners. The company's intention is to target a payout of 60 to 70 percent of sustainable earnings from its regulated utility operations and 90 to 100 percent of the net after-tax cash distributions it receives from Enable Midstream Partners.
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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by jeremy » 22 Jan 2014 11:54

MTY increases its quarterly dividend by 21%
MONTREAL, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - MTY Food Group Inc. ("MTY" or the "Company") (TSX: MTY), franchisor and operator of multiple concepts of quick service restaurants, announced today that it will increase its quarterly dividend to 8.5¢ per share

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Post by Peculiar_Investor » 28 Jan 2014 12:20

More change in the pocket, METRO increases its dividend by 20% -- MONTREAL, Jan. 28, 2014
Given our strong financial position, the Board of Directors has approved a change in the Corporation's dividend policy. The annual dividend payout represents a target range of 20% to 30% of the net earnings excluding the non-recurring items of the previous fiscal year, with a target of 25% as opposed to the previous target of 20%. On January 27, 2014, the Corporation's Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per Common Share payable March 14, 2014, an increase of 20% over the dividend declared for the same quarter last year. On an annualized basis, this dividend represents approximately 23% of 2013 adjusted net earnings from continuing operations
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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by ig17 » 29 Jan 2014 19:09

Exco Technologies (XTC.TO) increases its quarterly dividend by 11%.

http://www.excocorp.com/releases/2014_01_29.htm
http://www.excocorp.com/releases/2014_01_29a.htm

Dividend growth:

2014: 11%
2013: 20%
2012: 25%

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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by DenisD » 30 Jan 2014 00:49

WellPoint (WLP) increases dividend by 16.7% and repurchases 6.8% of shares outstanding during 2013.
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Post by Peculiar_Investor » 30 Jan 2014 16:07

The big dividend engine that could, CN | CN announces 16 per cent increase in quarterly cash dividend
CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 16 per cent increase in the Company's cash dividend. With this increase, the Company's dividend on an annualized basis is C$1.00 per common share.

A quarterly dividend of twenty-five cents (C$0.25) per common share will be paid on March 31, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 10, 2014.

Luc Jobin, CN executive vice-president and chief financial officer, said: "In keeping with our track record since CN's initial public offering of shares in 1995, we are pleased to raise our dividend for the 18th consecutive year. This 16 per cent dividend increase reflects our confidence in the growth prospects of the Company and our commitment to reward shareholders."

CN has increased its dividend per share by 16 per cent per year on average since its privatization.
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Royal Dutch Shell

Post by bpither » 30 Jan 2014 16:16

Published today on their website but the announcement is pretty much a sure dividend increase. I own the ADR "B" shares with zero withholding taxes.

The Board expects that the first quarter 2014 interim dividend will be US$0.47, an increase of 4.4% over the US dollar dividend for the same quarter in the previous year. The first quarter 2014 interim dividend is scheduled to be announced on May 1, 2014.
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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by Lazy Ninja » 30 Jan 2014 20:07

This was actually announced a week ago, but I didn't see it at the time.

Richelieu Hardware announces dividend increase
Increase of 7.7% in the quarterly dividend which was raised from $0.13 to $0.14 — a
dividend of $0.14 per share has been declared and will be payable on February 20, 2014 to
shareholders of record as at February 6, 2014.

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Post by parvus » 30 Jan 2014 20:49

bpither wrote:Published today on their website but the announcement is pretty much a sure dividend increase. I own the ADR "B" shares with zero withholding taxes.
How do you manage that, I wonder? Because the ADR is in an RRSP or RRIF? Are there other share classes? If so, what are their characteristics?
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Re: Dividend and distribution hikes (2014)

Post by vince2 » 30 Jan 2014 21:21

RDS ( Royal Dutch Shell ) is a dual-listed company on the London and Amsterdam stock exchanges - and the B-class shares listed in England ( like other shares on the LSE ) do not attract withholding tax. There are other similar dual-listed companies eg. Unilever, BHP Billiton etc.
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