Genuine Parts: Dividend Know-How

February 16, 2016

Joseph Sroka, CFA, CMT Chief Investment Officer, NovaPoint Capital LLC jsroka@novapointcapital.com The Board of Directors of Genuine Parts (ticker: GPC) announced an increase in the quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock to $0.6575 per share from $0.6150, a 6.9% increase.  This is the 60th consecutive year the company has raised its dividend. Genuine Parts …

PepsiCo: A Pop in the Dividend

February 12, 2016

Joseph Sroka, CFA, CMT Chief Investment Officer, NovaPoint Capital LLC jsroka@novapointcapital.com The Board of Directors of PepsiCo (ticker: PEP) announced an increase in the quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock to $0.7525 per share from $0.7025, a 7.1% increase.  This is the 44th consecutive year the company has raised its dividend. PepsiCo is one …

3M: mmm…Dividends

February 3, 2016

  Joseph Sroka, CFA, CMT Chief Investment Officer, NovaPoint Capital LLC jsroka@novapointcapital.com The Board of Directors of 3M (ticker: MMM) announced an increase in the quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock to $1.11 per share from $1.025, an 8.3% increase.  This is the 58th consecutive year the company has raised its dividend. 3M is …

Ten Questions Every Retirement Plan Sponsor Should be Asking

January 25, 2016

Alan J. Conner President and Chief Compliance Officer NovaPoint Capital LLC aconner@novapointcapital.com Retirement plan sponsors that violate their fiduciary duty are coming under fire for not providing adequate investment options, not pursuing collective fund and separate account options and not minimizing plan expenses. Here is a list of Ten Questions every retirement plan sponsor should …

Linear Technology: A Rising Dividend Line

January 20, 2016

Joseph Sroka, CFA, CMT Chief Investment Officer, NovaPoint Capital LLC jsroka@novapointcapital.com The Board of Directors of Linear Technology (ticker: LLTC) announced an increase in the quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock to $0.32 per share from $0.30, a 6.7% increase.  This is the 24th consecutive year the company has raised its dividend. Linear Technology …

Dividend Matters – December 2015

December 30, 2015

Joseph Sroka, CFA, CMT Chief Investment Officer, NovaPoint Capital LLC jsroka@novapointcapital.com A key component of the investment strategy at NovaPoint Capital is owning companies that have demonstrated track records of annual dividend increases. In December, three of the companies in our Dividend Growth strategy announced dividend increases: AT&T (T), Dominion Resources (D) and Pentair (PNR).  These companies …

AT&T: Dialing Up the Dividend

December 21, 2015

Joseph Sroka, CFA, CMT Chief Investment Officer, NovaPoint Capital LLC jsroka@novapointcapital.com The Board of Directors of AT&T (ticker: T) announced an increase in the quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock to $0.48 per share from $0.47, a 2.1% increase.  This is the 32nd consecutive year the company has raised its dividend. AT&T is one …

Dominion Resources: D is for Dividend

December 18, 2015

Joseph Sroka, CFA, CMT Chief Investment Officer, NovaPoint Capital LLC jsroka@novapointcapital.com The Board of Directors of Dominion Resources (ticker: D) announced an increase in the dividend on the company’s common stock to $0.70/share per quarter from $0.6475, an 8.1% increase.  This is the 13th consecutive year the company has raised its dividend. Dominion Resources is …

Pentair: Dividend Flows

December 11, 2015

Joseph Sroka, CFA, CMT Chief Investment Officer NovaPoint Capital LLC jsroka@novapointcapital.com Earlier this week, the Board of Directors of Pentair (ticker: PNR) announced an increase in the 2016 dividend on the company’s common stock to $1.34 from $1.28, a 4.7% increase.  This is the 40th consecutive year the company has raised its dividend.  The payment …