What you can see in these charts is the percentage of stocks that have increased or decreased dividends. So far this year some 31% of the stocks I follow have increased their dividends. This is compared to 57% in 2016, 62% in 2015 and 64% in 2014. So, so far this year in the first quarter about half the number which increased dividends in recent years has increased their dividends.
You can also see in the first chart that certain months seem to have more dividend increases than other months. Those months are March, June and December.
In this chart you can see that so far this year, more companies have increased their dividends than in prior years to the end of April. Here you see that 31% have increased dividends to the end of April. By this time in 2016 23% had, in 2015 26% had and in 2014 27% had. You can also see that in 2017 there were fewer decreases at 2% than there were for other years expect for 2014 which only had a 1% of companies decreasing their dividends.
On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Veresen Inc. (TSX-VSN, OTC-FCGYF)... learn more. Tomorrow, I will write about SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX-SNC, OTC-SNCAF)... learn more on Friday, April 21, 2017 around 5 pm.
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