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BT, LSE May Raise Final Dividend; TUI Travel May Boost Interim

May 6 (Bloomberg) -- J Sainsbury Plc, BT Group Plc and the London Stock Exchange Group Plc are among companies in the Stoxx 600 Index that may boost their dividends next week, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Sainsbury, Britain’s third-biggest supermarket chain, may raise its final dividend 6.9 percent to 10.90 pence a share from 10.20 pence, according to Bloomberg estimates that factor in earnings and options prices. BT Group’s payment is forecast to increase to 4.90 pence from 4.60 pence, while the London Stock Exchange may distribute 17 pence.

Companies in the Stoxx 600 may boost dividends by 13 percent in the next fiscal year, according to estimates compiled by Bloomberg.

Imperial Tobacco Group Plc may boost its interim payout 16 percent to 28.10 pence, Bloomberg data show. TUI Travel Plc, Europe’s largest tour operator, may increase its interim dividend to 3.30 pence from 3.20 pence, while Thomas Cook Group Plc, Europe’s second-biggest tour operator, may raise it to 4 pence, a 6.7 percent increase.

DCC Plc, the Irish distributor of goods from heating oil to computer games’ energy unit, may raise its final dividend to 46.5 euro cents from 43.7 euro cents. FirstGroup Plc’s final dividend may gain 1.4 percent, while Indra Sistemas SA’s payout should remain unchanged.

To contact the reporter on this story: Julie Cruz in Frankfurt at jcruz6@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew Rummer at arummer@bloomberg.net

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