Should Home Depot Up Its Dividend?
Aug 2nd 2012 4:00PM
Updated Aug 2nd 2012 4:32PM
Investors typically flock to the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEX: ^DJI) for its incredible dividends, but not all companies are as generous as they could or should be. To figure out who is doing well, and who is being stingy, we looked at each component individually and asked whether they should up their dividend. Up today is Home Depot (NYS: HD) . The company's yield trails closest competitor Lowe's (NYS: LOW) , but that's not a compelling reason for it to increase its dividend, and in fact, it is achieving very impressive return on invested capital while managing an approximately equal yield with Lowe's.
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