BDX announced 11/25 a quarterly dividend increase from 0.545 to 0.60. The dividend is payable Dec. 31, 2014 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 10, 2014.
This is an increase of 10.1%! Any double-digit increase is solid in my book. BDX keeps a fairly low payout ratio so has plenty of room for some great raises going forward.
This will mark the 43rd consecutive increase for BDX.
Since I own 53.33 shares, this will increase my yearly dividends by $11.73. I’ve had 33 stocks in my portfolio increase their dividend already this year.
I love reporting these raises and seeing my forward dividend automatically go up each time!