LyondellBasell (LYB) stock has had a decent performance so far in 2017. It has risen 4.3% but has underperformed the broad-based SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY).
Xcel Energy has a strong dividend profile that outshines many of its peers. It increased its quarterly dividends from $0.34 to $0.36 per share in 1Q17.
As of March 7, 2017, 3M traded at a one-year forward PE multiple of 21.60x—compared to its peers Honeywell (HON) and United Technologies (UTX).
As of March 8, 18 brokerage firms were tracking 3M stock—42% of the analysts rated it as a “buy,” 42% rated it as a “hold,” and 16% rated it as a “sell.”
Since 2011, 3M’s dividend payout has been rising—good news for investors. 3M shares a higher percentage of net income with shareholders.
Assuming that the dividend rate of $1.18 per share will be paid in the remaining quarters in 2017, 3M will be paying a dividend of $4.7 per share for 2017.
Duke Energy’s (DUK) dividend growth hasn’t been the best in the US utility industry, but its premium yield of 4.5% is among the highest.
On February 16, 2017, Apple (AAPL) paid $3.1 billion in dividends to its shareholders.
As of March 1, 2017, PPG is trading at a one-year forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 16.3x.
As of March 1, 2017, 22 brokerage firms were actively tracking PPG Industries (PPG) stock. About 64.0% of them have recommended a “buy” for the stock.
On March 1, 2017, PPG stock closed at $103.29. With a 1Q17 quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share, its current dividend yield is ~1.6%.
PPG Industries has been paying dividends every quarter since 1899. This will be its 474th consecutive dividend payment.
PPL (PPL), one of the most internationally diversified utilities, declared a dividend of $0.40 per share in 1Q17.
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As of February 24, 2017, 19 brokerage firms were actively tracking Albemarle (ALB) stock. About 58.0% of them have recommended a “buy” for the stock.
On February 23, 2017, Albemarle (ALB) announced a quarterly dividend of $0.32 per share. That’s a 5.0% rise from the previous quarter.
With ALB’s dividend for fiscal 2017 expected to be $1.28, its current dividend yield stands at ~1.4%.
Albemarle (ALB) has extended its good 2016 stock performance to 2017. As of February 24, 2017, ALB has risen approximately 8.0%.
As of February 27, 2017, Sherwin-Williams traded at a one-year forward PE multiple of 22.10x—compared to its peers PPG Industries and RPM International.
As of February 27, 21 brokerage firms were actively tracking Sherwin-Williams stock—57% gave it a “buy,” 38% gave it a “hold,” and 5% gave it a “sell.”