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Dividend Tip Sheet: Where the Payouts Are Growing Fastest 

By Bloomberg Rankings and Suzanne Woolley - 2014-01-27T14:22:03Z

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The Dividend Growers

Which companies will boost their dividends the most over the next three years? To find out, Bloomberg ranked S&P 500 companies by their three-year projected dividend growth as forecast by Bloomberg analysts. Three banks top the list. As of Jan. 16, the top 25 ranked here, from lowest to highest growth, were among 130 S&P companies expected to increase dividends over three years. We provide yields, which measure the income an investor gets from a stock relative to its price; they assume a continuation of the most recent dividend payout. We also provide the 12-month projected dividend yields for the 25 companies. Click through to see which ones topped the dividend growth list. 

Methodology: Bloomberg's Dividend Forecasting team incorporates seven factors into their forecasts, including company guidance, industry analysis, the dividend health score (which is determined by comparing the dividend per share to current EPS, free cash flow and other factors), the historical trend in dividend payments and fundamentals data (which include regression analysis).

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