15 stocks with the highest expected dividend increases in S&P 500 high yield index
The stock market is under the pressure of the Federal Reserve's policy change to fight inflation, with the growth and tech names bearings the biggest declines in years. Value stocks, on the other hand, are providing some shelter.
Dividend stocks have actually risen amid the volatile market since the beginning of the year.
MarketWatch has collected a list of 15 companies in the S&P 500 High Yield Index. Their current dividend yields are not the highest. But a rapid increase in payouts may bode well for overall performance as the increases imply healthy cash-flow trends.
These companies are expected to increase their annual dividend payouts the most through 2024, based on consensus estimates among analysts polled by FactSet:
It's worthy of mentioning that some of the 15 firms have cut their dividends in the past five years, which is normally a negative signal:
Source: MarketWatch, Factset, FT.com
Disclaimer: Past performance can't guarantee future results. Investing involves risk and the potential to lose principal. This article is for information and illustrative purposes only.
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