Your way to early. last year the board announced the dividend increase on November 6th. Still over one month away. Last year the % increase was about 2.5% in line with expected earnings increase. For 2013 the analysts are forecasting an 11.5% earnings increase. If true maybe the company would also increase the dividend by a similar amount. That is if the board believes that the $3.88 earnings target is achievable. You could see an increase up to 4 cents per quarter. Just my guess.