Wednesday, May 24th the Board of Directors of Scotiabank (BNS)
a quarterly dividend increase of from C$1.03 to C$1.06 per share
that’s payable July 27, 2023 to holders of record July 5, 2023.
This represents a 2.91% increase over the last quarterly dividend.
With current price C$66.72 (yesterday’s
close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 6.35%.
Due to the pandemic, BNS paid the same
dividend in 2020 and 2021, so Scotiabank is no longer a member of
Canadian Dividend All Star. So dividend growth rates for 1, 3, 5 and
10 years are 12.8, 5.2, 5.9 and 6.4 (Canadian
Dividend All-Star List)
Since I own 165 shares of BNS, at
today’s exchange rates, this will increase my portfolio’s projected
annual net dividend income by $10.85.
Scotiabank last increased its dividend
in May 2022, so it seems that the pre-pandemic era is not back and
the dividend will possibly increase once a year. If that is the case,
I am a little disappointed with the size of this increase.
This is the 14th dividend increase I
received from Scotiabank since initiating a position March 2014.
During this period, the quarterly dividend has risen almost according
to my expectations from $0.64 to $1.06, or 65.6%.
This increase raises my YOC to 7.05%.
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