Comcast, Chevron, and 7 More Companies That Just Boosted Their Stock Dividends

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Comcast raised its dividend this week.

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were among the many U.S. companies that declared dividend increases this week.

Energy giant Chevron (ticker: CVX) said it plans to boost its quarterly disbursement by 8 cents a share to $1.42, up 6%.

The stock, which yields 4.4%, has a one-year return of about 62% as of the close on Jan. 27, dividends included, compared with 17% for the

S&P 500.

Several other energy firms declared dividend increases as well.

Oil services company


(HAL) said it plans to raise its quarterly dividend to 12 cents a share, more than double the 4.5 cents it has been paying. The stock, which yields 1.5%, has a one-year return of about 80%.

Another energy firm,

Phillips 66

(PSX), said this week that it plans to raise its quarterly dividend by 2 cents, or about 2%, to 92 cents a share.

The stock, which has a one-year return of about 26%, yields 4.3%. The company’s midstream orientation includes refining operations.

Elsewhere, Comcast (CMCSA) declared a quarterly dividend of 27 cents a share, up 2 cents, or 8%, from 25 cents. That equates to $1.08 a share on an annualized basis. The entertainment and communications company’s stock, whose one-year return is about 1%, yields 2.2%.

Kimberly-Clark (KMB), a consumer products company whose…


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