Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Dividend Increase

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) announced a 7.1% increase in its cash dividend. The quarterly cash dividend will increase from $0.70 to $0.75 per share and payable on Jun 9, 2015 to shareholders on record as of May 26, 2015 and ex-div date of May 21st. The annual dividend rate goes up from $2.80 to $3.00. Yield going forward is 3%.

In recognition of our 2014 results, strong financial position and confidence in the future of Johnson & Johnson, the Board has voted to increase the quarterly dividend for the 53rd consecutive year“, said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company.

 My portfolio consists of 15 shares of JNJ, which increases my annual dividends from $42 to $45, an increase of $3.


20 thoughts on “Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Dividend Increase

  1. JC says:

    I’m about like you in that I own way too little JNJ but the value investor in me keeps me from adding more. The plan is to probably just bite the bullet and add some more shares soon since it’s around a 3% current yield. The next dip under $100 will probably bring some more shares to my portfolio. Loved this solid increase from JNJ.

    • Seeing that the stock has barely moved after the announcement, looks like the increased dividend was priced in. Looking for a better opportunity…hopefully one will come by sometime soon. Its been almost a year and a half since I first bought JNJ.


  2. JNJ is such a great stock to own. Of course it increased dividend payout. I am not surprised and will never be surprised when it comes to JNJ increasing dividend payout. Haha



  3. You gotta love consistent dividend increases from the likes of JNJ. At this rate, they will double dividends every decade, which is pretty awesome. If you reinvest those dividends rather than spend it, that income will double much faster.

    Best Regards,


  4. With the £ starting to go up against the $, I am considering JNJ more and more every month. It’s still a bit of a premium option for us right now, but hopefully soon it will become even more attractive.


  5. A 7% pay raise is definitely something to like. I wish I could get that from my employer.

    Perhaps it’s time for me to add some more JNJ to my account. I’m a very bad value investor. Being part of the “under 20x P/E is A-OK” crowd, I’m sort of okay with the current valuation even as the share price surpasses $100. I cannot figure out the Dividend Discount Model for the life of me, and I certainly did try.

    ARB–Angry Retail Banker

    • A 7% raise is great and like you, I wish I could get that from my employer.

      All things considered, like the PE, Forward PE etc, the JNJ valuation isnt all that bad.


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