Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on May 25, 2010
I found five major issues which have a history of increasing in June. They are Bard (C.R.), Darden Restaurants, General Mills, Medtronic, and Target. YTD dividends are hot, with 123 increases and 2 decreases; last year it was 79 increases and 63 decreases. More relevant is that this year we’ve added $9.3 billion, compared to last year when we took away $39.8 billion.
Also, given our attempts to estimate the Euro’s impact, I found the 25% dividend increase by Tiffany (second this year) to be interesting. Since the Euro became front page news just prior to their announcement, I would speculate that the company did a full review (at least they better have) of the potential impact of the falling Euro, and its impact on their sales and profits. It is of course possible that they planned to increase their rate 30% before the review, possible, but what we do know for sure is that after their review they increased it 25%.
See file for details
June dividend watch list.doc