Becton Dickinson: Healthy Dividend Increase

November 24, 2015

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Joseph Sroka, CFA, CMT
Chief Investment Officer, NovaPoint Capital LLC
jsroka@novapointcapital.com

The Board of Directors of Becton Dickinson (ticker: BDX) announced an increase in the dividend on the company’s common stock to $0.66 per quarter from $0.60, a 10% increase.  This is the 44th consecutive year the company has raised its dividend.

Becton Dickinson is one of the stock holdings in NovaPoint Capital’s Dividend Growth Strategy.  Our Strategy seeks to own high-quality, dividend-paying stocks with a track record of annual dividend increases.  Our research shows that a portfolio of companies with track records of raising their dividends has, on average, produced total returns higher than both the market and their non-dividend paying peers.  The average track record of dividend increases for companies in our current portfolio is thirty-one years.

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