Dividends4Life: When Stocks Pay And Raise Dividends

When Stocks Pay And Raise Dividends

Posted by D4L | Tuesday, May 04, 2010 | | 0 comments »

In the U.S. and Canada, most companies pay dividends quarterly. In other parts of the world, it is not uncommon for companies to pay an annual or a semi-annual dividend. That is not to say that North American companies sometimes choose not to pay quarterly dividends. For many years McDonald’s (MCD) paid an annual dividend. Since 2000, Walt Disney Co. (DIS) has paid an annual dividend and Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (RT) pays a semi-annual dividend. Going in the other direction, Realty Income Corp. (O) and Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (AOD) pay monthly dividends.

Frequency of dividends increases is one of the most important things to consider when adopting a dividend growth investment strategy. For a list of stocks with a long string of consecutive cash dividend increases, see this list.

Source: Dividends Value

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