Will Shares Price Change (Positive or Negative) Dramatically Over a Short Time Period? Futu Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:FUTU), TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL), Energy Fuels Inc. (AMEX:UUUU), Five9, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVN)

Dividend growth investing is a strategy that focuses on companies which regularly raise dividends. The strategy focuses on growth in dividends over a longer period of time that usually exceeds ten years. The typical dividend growth stock does not yield a lot today, but can generate very high yields on cost, that will definitely trump even some of the highest yielding stocks today.As a result, dividend growth investors focus on the catalysts that can generate a higher net income for the corporations whose stock they are purchasing. Companies can earn more by selling more, increasing prices, streamlining operations, expanding in new markets, selling new products or acquiring and merging with other companies. Mergers and acquisitions can only lead to higher earnings per share if they result in synergies. We want growth in earnings per share after all, not just a growth in overall net income.

The important tool that makes dividend growth investing is growth in earnings per share. Growth in earnings per share enables companies to increase dividends over time in a sustainable matter. A company that grows dividends for a period of time without corresponding earnings growth will eventually run out of room to boost distributions.

Here are companies that have increased their dividend payouts for several consecutive years.

Futu Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:FUTU) Shareholders tracking shares of Futu Holdings Limited (FUTU) belongs to Financial sector and Capital Markets industry. FUTU flaunted 2.64% to reach at $97.26 during previous trading session. FUTU Inc. has a total market value of 14.52B at the time of writing – representing $142.33M outstanding shares. Turning to other widely-considered trading data, this company’s half yearly performance is observed at -39.76%.

TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) Shareholders tracking shares of TAL Education Group (TAL) belongs to Consumer Defensive sector and Education & Training Services industry. FUTU flaunted 7.54% to reach at $5.42 during previous trading session. TAL Inc. has a total market value of 3.33B at the time of writing – representing $636.17M outstanding shares. Turning to other widely-considered trading data, this company’s half yearly performance is observed at -93.58%.

Energy Fuels Inc. (AMEX:UUUU) Shareholders tracking shares of Energy Fuels Inc. (UUUU) belongs to Energy sector and Uranium industry. UUUU flaunted 2.51% to reach at $5.25 during previous trading session. UUUU Inc. has a total market value of 751.66M at the time of writing – representing $146.81M outstanding shares. Turning to other widely-considered trading data, this company’s half yearly performance is observed at -17.29%.

Five9, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVN) Shareholders tracking shares of Futu Holdings Limited (FIVN) belongs to Technology sector and Software – Infrastructure industry. FIVN has a total market value of 12.47B at the time of writing – representing $67.29M outstanding shares. Turning to other widely-considered trading data, this company’s Earnigs per share for the Next 5 years is observed at 26.60%.