The Home Depot declared a 29 percent increase in the quarterly dividend to $0.89 per share. The dividend is payable on March 23, 2017, to shareholders of record on the close of business on March 9, 2017.
NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) declared a regular quarterly common stock dividend of $0.9825 per share, up approximately 13 percent versus the prior-year comparable quarterly dividend. The dividend is payable on March 15, 2017, to shareholders of record on Feb. 28, 2017.
Aetna (NYSE:AET) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share on the company's common stock, doubling the dividend from the previous quarter. The dividend was declared on February 17, 2017 and is payable on April 28, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 13, 2017.
Williams' (NYSE:WMB) board of directors has approved a regular dividend of $0.30 per share, or $1.20 annualized, on the company's common stock, payable on March 27, 2017 to holders of record at the close of business on March 10, 2017.
Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) declared a quarterly common stock dividend for the first quarter of 2017 of $0.43 per share payable on March 31, 2017 to shareholders of record on March 10, 2017. This action represents a $0.02 per share, or 4.9%, increase in the company's quarterly common stock dividend and brings the indicative annual dividend rate to $1.72 per share.
Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) increased the cash dividend payable to an annual rate of $2.70 per share compared with the previous dividend of $2.63 per share. The quarterly cash dividend of sixty-seven and one-half cents per share is payable April 3, 2017 to shareholders of record March 10, 2017.
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