10 Companies Creating Real Wealth With Higher Cash Dividends

 

stock dividend, also known as a "scrip dividend," is a dividend payment made with stock instead of cash. Sometimes when companies are tight on cash, they will declare and pay a stock dividend in lieu of a cash dividend. Most shareholders feel like they are getting something. But are they really?

In short, a stock dividend is nothing more than a glorified stock split. At the end of the process, the shareholder has more shares that are worth less. Like a stock split, you cannot create value by issuing paper and getting nothing in exchange.

Below are several select companies that recently decided to create real value for their shareholders by raising their cash dividends:

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) provides power and hand tools, mechanical access solutions, and electronic security and monitoring systems for various industrial applications. July 23rd the company increased its quarterly dividend 5.8% to $0.55 per share. The dividend is payable September 22, 2015 to stockholders of record on September 4, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of September 2, 2015. The yield based on the new payout is 2.1%.

Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE:PSXP) owns, operates, develops, and acquires crude oil, refined petroleum products, and natural gas liquids pipelines and terminals, as well as other transportation and midstream assets in the United States. On July 22 the company increased its quarterly dividend 8.1% to $0.40 per share. The dividend is payable August 12, 2015 to stockholders of record on August 3, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of July 30, 2015. The yield based on the new payout is 2.7%.

Global Partners LP (NYSE:GLP), a midstream logistics and marketing company, distributes gasoline, distillates, residual oil, and renewable fuels to wholesalers, retailers, and commercial customers in the New England states and New York. On July 22 the company increased its quarterly dividend 1.8% to $0.6925 per share. The dividend is payable August 14, 2015 to stockholders of record on August 5, 2015, with an ex-dividend date of August 3, 2015. The yield based on the new payout is 8.6%.

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Carol W 5 years ago Contributor's comment

Great article... thanks for all numbers. I am long PSXP... liking a few others you mentioned. Cheers Carol