Dividend Comparison Tool
Updated: Feb 22
I would like to introduce you to a brand new tool that is the personal helper for Dividend Growth Investors in particular and long term investors in general. The tool provides clear comparison of historical dividend values between several stocks, both relative and absolute, for the selected time period. The user can filter data in many ways. Start and end quarter and year can be selected, and by this the period of interest is defined. The table can can one of several information pieces: Cash Amount, Declaration Date, Ex-Date, Record Date or Pay Date. The generated chart picks one of the data events against the Cash Amount in the Y-Axis. The chart can show the results per quarter or per year.
Relative comparison of stocks provides the relative evolution of the cash amount in dollars. All compared stocks start at the reference value of 100 and the increasing dividend payments are accumulated until the end of the selected period.
In the example below, we can see that CAT increased its dividend by more than 30% between Q1 2017 and Q4 2019, while IBM and XOM only increased by approximately 17% for the same period. The detailed numbers and dates are provided in the generated table.
The tool is free for all stocks traded on US Stock Exchanges. An Ad-free version is available for a small membership fee.