Most good things are worth waiting for. If you are to establish a long-term relationship with a stock, it better be a quality stock. Time is a powerful force, with it we can overcome poor choices, poor timing and bad decisions. Without it, we immediately are forced to pay for our indiscretions. When it come to building retirement income, I look for stocks that have consistently increased their dividends for many consecutive years.
Below are several stocks building future gratification through with the promise of higher future cash dividends:
RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ) is an independent equity real estate investment trust. March 15th the company increased its quarterly dividend 10% to $0.165 per common share. The dividend is payable on April 13, 2012, to shareholders of record as of March 30, 2012. The yield based on the new payout is 3.8%.
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide. March 15th the company increased its quarterly dividend 10% to $0.64 per share. The dividend is payable on May 14, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 2, 2012. This marks the 30th consecutive year that Air Products has increased its dividend payment. The yield based on the new payout is 2.8%.
Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (WASH) operates as the holding company for The Washington Trust Company that offers various financial products and services to individuals and businesses. March 15th the company increased its quarterly dividend to $0.23 per share. The dividend is payable April 13, 2012 to shareholders of record on March 30, 2012. The yield based on the new payout is 3.8%.
Newcastle Investment Corp. (NCT) operates as a real estate investment and finance company that invests in and manages a portfolio consisting primarily of real estate securities.