Dividend Increase 077 : Microsoft

Microsoft announces quarterly dividend and changes to its board of directors


REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 19, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.42 per share, reflecting a 3 cent or 7.6 percent increase over the previous quarter’s dividend. The dividend is payable Dec. 14, 2017, to shareholders of record on Nov. 16, 2017. The ex-dividend date will be Nov. 15, 2017.

The company also announced the date for the 2017 annual shareholders meeting, to be held Nov. 29, 2017. Shareholders at the close of business on Sept. 29, 2017, the record date, will be entitled to vote at the annual shareholders meeting.

In addition, the company announced the appointment of Hugh Johnston, vice chairman and chief financial officer of PepsiCo, to its board of directors and to the board’s audit committee, effective immediately. Johnston brings valuable experience through his nearly 30-year history at PepsiCo, the global food and beverage company whose product portfolio includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Johnston, 56, has served as the chief financial officer since 2010 and became vice chairman in 2015. In his career at PepsiCo, he has served as executive vice president of global operations, president of Pepsi-Cola North America, senior vice president of transformation, and senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions. Johnston has previously served as a director and audit committee chair for Twitter Inc. and AOL Inc. He currently serves as a director for the Peterson Institute for International Economics, on the University of Chicago’s Booth School CFO Advisory Board, and on Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Advisory council. Adding Johnston increases Microsoft’s board to 13 members.

“Hugh is an accomplished financial and business leader who brings a depth of experience from his successful career at PepsiCo where he has oversight of finance, IT, e-commerce and the company’s digital transformation,” said John W. Thompson, independent Microsoft board chairman. “He is a great addition to Microsoft’s board of directors, and we look forward to working with him.”Microsoft also announced that G. Mason Morfit, president and chief investment officer of ValueAct Capital, will not seek re-election to the board. His current term expires at the annual shareholders meeting in November.

“Mason has been a valuable adviser at an important time in Microsoft’s transformation, and we are grateful for his contributions,” Thompson said.

Other board members include John W. Thompson, Microsoft independent chairman; William H. Gates, Microsoft founder and technology advisor; Reid Hoffman, partner at Greylock Partners; Teri L. List-Stoll, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gap Inc.; Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft; Charles H. Noski, former vice chairman of Bank of America Corp.; Dr. Helmut Panke, former chairman of the board of management at BMW AG; Sandra E. Peterson, group worldwide chairman for Johnson & Johnson; Charles W. Scharf, chief executive officer of The Bank of New York Mellon Corp.; John W. Stanton, chairman of Trilogy Equity Partners; and Padmasree Warrior, CEO and chief development officer of NIO USA Inc.


Microsoft fa parte del gruppo “TECHNOLOGY” all’interno del portafoglio Black Dog.

Ad oggi ha restituito 62 euro che corrispondono ad un tasso di payback del 9.54%.

Il nuovo dividend yeld netto “on cost” si attesta al 1.47% e al 1.63% considerando i dividendi già incassati.

Ad oggi l’investimento in Microsoft corrisponde al 1% dell’intero portafoglio.

Il rendimento attuale ,dividendi inclusi , si attesta al 15.19%( escludendo capita gain già incassato di 776 euro)


 

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Dividend Increase 076: McDonald’s

McDonald’s Raises Quarterly Cash Dividend By 7%

– Quarterly cash dividend increases 7% to $1.01 per share – the equivalent of $4.04 annually
– This increase reinforces management’s confidence in the Company’s long-term strategy and expectation to return between $22 and $24 billion to shareholders for the 3-year period ending 2019

OAK BROOK, Ill., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, McDonald’s Board of Directors approved the Company’s 41st consecutive annual dividend increase, raising the quarterly dividend 7% from $0.94 to $1.01 per share of common stock, payable on December 15, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 1, 2017. This brings the fourth quarter dividend payout to approximately $800 million.

McDonald’s President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook said, “We continue to make progress in building a better McDonald’s with our Velocity Growth Plan. Today’s dividend increase reflects our confidence in the strength of the business and our ability to deliver sustained, long-term profitable growth for our system and our shareholders.”


 

McDonald’s fa parte del gruppo “FOOD AND BEVERAGE” all’interno del portafoglio Black Dog.

Ad oggi ha restituito 112 euro che corrispondono ad un tasso di payback del 11.62%.

Il nuovo dividend yeld netto “on cost” si attesta al 2.18% e al 2.47% considerando i dividendi già incassati.

Ad oggi l’investimento in McDonald’s corrisponde al 1.9% dell’intero portafoglio.

Il rendimento attuale ,dividendi inclusi , si attesta al 37.27%( escludendo capita gain già incassato di 370 euro)


 

Dividend Increase 075 : Realty Income

93rd Common Stock Monthly Dividend Increase Declared By Realty Income

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income, NYSE: O), The Monthly Dividend Company®, today announced its Board of Directors has declared an increase in the company’s common stock monthly cash dividend to $0.212 per share from $0.2115 per share. The dividend is payable on October 13, 2017 to shareholders of record as of October 2, 2017. This is the 93rd dividend increase since Realty Income’s listing on the NYSE in 1994. The ex-dividend date for October’s dividend is September 29, 2017. The new monthly dividend represents an annualized dividend amount of $2.544 per share as compared to the current annualized dividend amount of $2.538 per share.

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“We are pleased that our Board of Directors has once again determined that we are able to increase the amount of the monthly dividend we pay to our shareholders,” said John P. Case, Chief Executive Officer of Realty Income. “With the payment of the October dividend, we will have made 567 consecutive monthly dividend payments and paid over $4.9 billionin dividends throughout our 48-year operating history.”


Realty Income fa parte del gruppo “Immobiliare” all’interno del portafoglio Black Dog.

Ad oggi ha restituito 203.10 euro che corrispondono ad un tasso di payback del 32.16%.

Il nuovo dividend yeld netto “on cost” si attesta al 2.43% e al 3.57% considerando i dividendi già incassati.

Ad oggi l’investimento in Realty Income corrisponde allo  0.9% dell’intero portafoglio.

Il rendimento attuale ,dividendi inclusi , si attesta al 25.55%


 

Dividend Increase 074 : Altria

Altria Increases Quarterly Dividend by 8.2% to $0.66 per Common Share

RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 24, 2017– Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) today announced that its Board of Directors voted to increase Altria’s regular quarterly dividend by 8.2% to $0.66 per common share versus the previous rate of $0.61 per common share. The quarterly dividend is payable on October 10, 2017, to shareholders of record as of September 15, 2017. The ex-dividend date is September 14, 2017.

The new annualized dividend rate is $2.64 per common share, representing a yield of 4.1% based on Altria’s closing stock price of $63.69 on August 18, 2017.

Today’s dividend increase reflects Altria’s intention to return a large amount of cash to shareholders in the form of dividends and is consistent with Altria’s dividend payout ratio target of approximately 80% of its adjusted diluted earnings per share. Altria has increased its dividend 51 times in the past 48 years.


ALTRIA fa parte del gruppo “CONSUMERS” all’interno del portafoglio Black Dog.

Ad oggi ha restituito 10.6 euro che corrispondono ad un tasso di payback del 1.78%.

Il nuovo dividend yeld netto “on cost” si attesta al 2.44% e al 2.49% considerando i dividendi già incassati.

Ad oggi l’investimento in ALTRIA corrisponde allo 0.8% dell’intero portafoglio.

Il rendimento attuale ,dividendi inclusi , si attesta al – 7.39%.


 

Dividend Increase 073 : Diageo

2017 Preliminary Results, year ended 30 June 2017

Consistent strong performance delivered through effective execution against our strategy

  • Reported net sales (£12.1 billion) and operating profit (£3.6 billion) were up 15% and 25%, respectively, reflecting favourable exchange and accelerated organic growth
  • All regions contributed to broad based organic net sales growth, up 4.3%, and organic volume grew 1.1%
  • Organic operating profit grew 5.6%, ahead of top line growth, driven by good progress on productivity partially offset by implementation costs and one-off items
  • Free cash flow continued to be strong at £2.7 billion, increasing by £566 million compared to the prior year, with net cash from operating activities up £584 million to £3.1 billion
  • Basic eps of 106.0 pence was up 18%. Pre-exceptional eps was 108.5 pence, up 21%, as higher organic operating profit and associate income along with favourable exchange more than offset the impact of disposals and a higher tax rate
  • We continue to expect mid-single digit organic net sales growth and are raising our margin improvement objective from 100bps to 175bps over the three years ending 30 June 2019
  • On 26 July 2017 the Board approved a share buy-back programme to return up to £1.5 billion to shareholders during F18
  • The Board recommended a final dividend increase of 5% bringing the full year dividend to 62.2 pence per share 

Ivan Menezes, Chief Executive, commenting on the results said:

 “We delivered a strong set of results including broad based improvement in organic net sales and operating profit. Our performance demonstrates the effective delivery of our strategy through disciplined execution of our six priorities put in place four years ago. We have delivered consistent strong performance improvement across all regions and I am pleased with progress in our focus areas of US Spirits, scotch and India. 

Our productivity work is delivering ahead of expectations allowing us to reinvest in our brands, drive margin improvement and generate consistent strong cash flow. Through productivity we have embedded an everyday efficiency mind set in the business and with improved data and insight we are making faster, smarter decisions on investment choices. 

Diageo is a strong company today and we are confident in our ability to deliver sustainable growth. We are raising our productivity goal to £700 million with two thirds being reinvested in the business. We continue to expect mid-single digit top line growth, and we are raising our operating margin expansion objective to 175bps over the three years ending 30 June 2019. 

Following three years of consistently improving cash flow generation the Board has approved a share buy-back programme of up to £1.5 billion in F18.” 


DIAGEO fa parte del gruppo “FOOD AND BEVERAGE” all’interno del portafoglio Black Dog.

Ad oggi ha restituito 7.9 euro che corrispondono ad un tasso di payback del 3.06%.

Il nuovo dividend yeld netto “on cost” si attesta al 2.01% e al 2.08% considerando i dividendi già incassati.

Ad oggi l’investimento in DIAGEO corrisponde allo 0.4% dell’intero portafoglio.

Il rendimento attuale ,dividendi inclusi , si attesta allo 5.78%.


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