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Honeywell International Inc (NYSE:HON): Ex-Dividend Is In 9 Days, Should You Buy?

Devin Koller

If you are interested in cashing in on Honeywell International Inc’s (NYSE:HON) upcoming dividend of $0.75 per share, you only have 9 days left to buy the shares before its ex-dividend date, 17 May 2018, in time for dividends payable on the 08 June 2018. Should you diversify into Honeywell International and boost your portfolio income stream? Well, keep on reading because today, I’m going to look at the latest data and analyze the stock and its dividend property in further detail. See our latest analysis for Honeywell International

5 checks you should do on a dividend stock

Whenever I am looking at a potential dividend stock investment, I always check these five metrics:

  • Does it pay an annual yield higher than 75% of dividend payers?
  • Has it consistently paid a stable dividend without missing a payment or drastically cutting payout?
  • Has the amount of dividend per share grown over the past?
  • Can it afford to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Will it have the ability to keep paying its dividends going forward?
NYSE:HON Historical Dividend Yield May 7th 18

How well does Honeywell International fit our criteria?

The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for HON is 121.13%, which means that the dividend is not well-covered by its earnings. In the near future, analysts are predicting a more sensible payout ratio of 37.92%, leading to a dividend yield of around 2.27%. Furthermore, EPS should increase to $8.14, meaning that the lower payout ratio does not necessarily implicate a lower dividend payment. If there’s one type of stock you want to be reliable, it’s dividend stocks and their stable income-generating ability. HON has increased its DPS from $1.1 to $2.98 in the past 10 years. It has also been paying out dividend consistently during this time, as you’d expect for a company increasing its dividend levels. These are all positive signs of a great, reliable dividend stock. In terms of its peers, Honeywell International generates a yield of 2.07%, which is on the low-side for Industrials stocks.

Next Steps:

Keeping in mind the dividend characteristics above, Honeywell International is definitely worth considering for investors looking to build a dedicated income portfolio. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, you should always research extensively before deciding whether or not a stock is an appropriate investment for you. I always recommend analysing the company’s fundamentals and underlying business before making an investment decision. Below, I’ve compiled three pertinent factors you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for HON’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for HON’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is HON worth today? Even if the stock is a cash cow, it’s not worth an infinite price. The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether HON is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.