Week 15

We’ll start this week off with a repeat from Week 2. MSC Industrial Direct (MSM) brought in a $0.63 dividend and a $0.34 capital gain when we traded it back on January 7. The current yield is now just a bit lower at 3%, but good enough to pick it again!

For Tuesday the pick is General Mills (GIS). This massive food processor is 162 years old and sells its brands (Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Cheerios, Yoplait and nearly 100 more) in over 100 countries. GIS is a component of the S&P 500, has been raising its dividend payout for 15 straight years and the current yield is 3.9%.

Ethan Allen (ETH) gets the Wednesday slot. This furniture store chain was started in 1932 and currently has over 300 stores. They manufacture 70% of their furniture in the US and have a really nice set of core values and initiatives revolving around recycling and reduced fossil fuel usage. The current yield is just below 4%.

Patterson Companies (PDCO), a company I had never heard of before today, will fill the Thursday slot. PDCO is a dental and rehabilitation supply company that was first founded back in 1878 and went public in 1993. The dividend yield is right around 4.7% and payouts have been increased for the last nine years.

AbbVie (ABBV) will finish out Week 15. They are the 6th largest biopharmaceutical company in the world and a component of both the S&P 100 and the S&P 500. Technically ABBV is only six years old, but they are a spinoff of Abbott Laboratories which is well over 100 years old. The current yield is over 5.1% and dividend payouts have been increased for the last 46 years (if you include Abbott)!