Dividend Challengers: 19 Increases Expected By October 31 [Yum! Brands, Inc., Accenture Plc, Covidien plc, Pall Corporation, A. Schulman Inc] – Seeking Alpha
In compiling the Dividend Champions list (found here), I get to see which companies are nearing the anniversaries of their previous dividend increases. Since most of these firms raise their payout about the same time every year, I can say with some confidence that they are likely to do so again. I have modified the Expected Increase series to reflect a more SA-friendly format by separating the Champions (25 or more years of higher dividends), Contenders (10-24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years) into distinct groupings, so please look for the other articles, which I hope will be published about the same time.