190511 Update: HSBC, Hang Seng Bank, dividend announcement
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190511 Update: HSBC, Hang Seng Bank, dividend announcement

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In this Update:

  • Dividend announcements of the past week
  • Blog post that got attention: Why Warren Buffett loves dividend stocks
  • Company of this week
  • Averages HKDS updated May 11

Dividend announcements of the past week
This week 3 main streamers got their interim dividends out,

HSBC, stayed excactly where there were last year. Interim was 0.10
Hang Seng Bank they topped their interim up with over 7% to 1.40

CPL gave interim a dividend raise of 3.3%

All 3 of these companies pay out 4 times a year. Not many Dividend Growth stocks on the Hang Seng Index do that.

Blog post that got attention

The following was found on the site of The Motley Fool.

Why Warren Buffett loves dividend stocks

First of all, it isn’t just that Buffett loves dividend stocks. He loves stocks with reliable and sustainable dividends, especially if the company has a track record of increasing the payout year after year.

Just take a look at some of Berkshire’s biggest stock investments in the charts (Note: All 10 of Berkshire’s largest stock positions pay dividends). Coca-Cola has been a staple of Berkshire’s portfolio for decades and has increased its dividend for an astonishing 56 years in a row. Apple is a relatively new dividend payer, but already has a strong history of dividend increases. And, while most banks were required to slash their dividends as a result of the financial crisis, Buffett’s bank stocks (much of which were acquired after the crisis) are all earning plenty of cash to allow for future dividend increases.

Hong Kong Listed Company of the week:
Hopewell Holding brought the curtains down on its 47 years as a listed entity. The last day of the stock’s trading was on April 17 and it was delisted on May 3. So they will be off the Challengers list.
Not the news that would make dividend investors happy, I guess.

Averages of all dividend growth stocks as listed in the Hong Kong Dividend Growth stocks Directory:
Average yield : 4.02%
Average 5 year average dividend growth 16.25%

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