According to ETF Trends, a handful of airline names that pay dividends have been increasing them in recent years. Following years of bankruptcy in the industry, along with ballooning debt and unsound pricing discipline, Tom Lydon writes that this could be a hopeful sign of improving health within the sector. Delta “has steadily raised its quarterly payout, most recently in 2016, to 20.25 cents a share, a 50 percent increase from its previous level,” reports Barron’s. “And from the perspective of returning capital to shareholders, Delta has earned good marks.”
Past performance does not guarantee future results.