For example, I have 139 stocks that are the same as 2015 as in the 2016 spreadsheet. Of these stocks 33 stocks or 23.7% had higher 5 year dividend growth, 31 stocks or 22.3% had lower 5 year dividend growth and 75 stocks or 54% had the same dividend growth.
Examples would be Canadian National Railway (TSX-CNR, NYSE-CNI) which grew its dividend. It had 5 year growth of 14.6% per year over the past 5years on my 2015 spreadsheet and 18.3% per year over the past 5years on my 2016 spreadsheet.
Ag Growth International (TSX-AFN, OTC-AGGZF) dividends declined because it had 5 year growth of 3.3% per year over the past 5years on my 2015 spreadsheet and 3.0% per year over the past 5years on my 2016 spreadsheet.
Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX-BNS, NYSE-BNS) dividends were the same because it had 5 year growth of 7.6% per year over the past 5years on my 2015 spreadsheet and 7.6% per year over the past 5years on my 2016 spreadsheet.
|Compared to Current Spreadsheet||2015||2014||2013||2012||2011|
|Dividend growth increased||23.74%||59.70%||45.31%||42.11%||33.65%|
|Dividend growth decreased||22.30%||35.82%||51.56%||56.14%||65.38%|
|Dividend growth same||53.96%||4.48%||3.13%||1.75%||0.96%|
We seem to be in a time of lower dividend growth. This can hardly be surprising. Our economies have not been doing that well. It has been a very long, very slow recovery from 2008.
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