Dividend News


Top investors know the importance of closely following the dividend news of the companies they follow. Dividend news announcements can indicate an upcoming change in the current yield of stocks that you own or are just watching. Positive dividend news typically leads to a positive reaction by the market, since dividend increases indicate that a company is optimistic about their future prospects.


April 17, 2012

Goldman Sachs Increases Dividend By 31 Percent

Goldman Sachs announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 31 percent to $.46 per share. This marks the first Goldman Sachs dividend increase since December 2005.


April 3, 2012

16th Consecutive Annual TJX Dividend Increase

The discount retailer has been a terrific holding for investors this year. Already the stock has announced a 2:1 split and increased their dividend by 21 percent.


March 19, 2012

Apple Dividend Is Finally Here

Apple announced today that the world’s largest company will initiate a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share beginning this summer.


March 1, 2012

Walmart Increases Dividend for 39th Consecutive Year

Since last year’s 21 percent dividend increase, WMT shares have gained 14 percent and have outpaced the 6 percent gain in the Dow Jones index.


February 27, 2012

St. Jude Medical Declares 10 Percent Dividend Increase

St. Jude Medical announced today that the company will offer their shareholders a 10 percent dividend increase to $.23 per share each quarter.



February 22, 2012

France Telecom to Cut Its High Yielding Dividend

France Telecom SA announced today that the company will cut its dividend forecast for 2012 and 2013 due to an uncertain macro-economic environment and competitive pressures.


February 8, 2012

Time Warner Raises Dividend Following Strong Fourth Quarter

Time Warner announced this morning that the media company will raise their quarterly dividend by 11 percent to $.26 per share and initiated a new $4 billion stock repurchase plan.


July 25, 2011

Rayonier Announces Dividend Increase and Stock Split

Rayonier announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 11 percent and will give investors a three-for-two stock split.


July 20, 2011

Altera Boosts Dividend

Altera announced yesterday that the company will boost their quarterly dividend by 33 percent to $.08 per share.




July 12, 2011

Cummins Dividend Yield Climbs Higher

Cummins announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 52 percent to $.40 per share.


July 11, 2011

PACCAR Gives Investors a 50% Dividend Increase

PACCAR announced today that the company will give their investors a 50 percent quarterly dividend increase to $.18 per share.


July 6, 2011

Dividend Payments Improved Again In the Second Quarter

Dividend investors received good news today as Standard & Poors released a report showing that dividend payments improved again in the second quarter.


June 29, 2011

General Mills Raises Dividend Again

This latest dividend increase from General Mills will push the current yield on their stock to 3.3 percent.



June 21, 2011

Duke Energy Boosts High Dividend Yield

Duke Energy announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 2 percent to $.25 per share.


Best Buy Authorizes $5 Billion Stock Repurchase and Dividend Increase

Best Buy announced today that the company had authorized a $5 billion stock repurchase program and will increase their quarterly dividend by 7 percent to $.16 per share.


June 20, 2011

PetSmart Announces Dividend Increase and Stock Buyback

This year’s dividend hike is less than half the 25 percent dividend increase from PetSmart in 2010. However, the retailer did announce a new $450 million stock buyback program.


June 16, 2011

J.C. Penney’s New $1 Billion CEO

A new CEO is not going to change the short-term challenges facing the company. Being a successful executive at Apple is no guarantee of success at J.C. Penney’s.



June 8, 2011

Caterpillar Raises Dividend for 18th Consecutive Year

Caterpillar has now paid a regular dividend every quarterly since 1933 and has given their shareholders a dividend increase for 18 consecutive years.



June 7, 2011

FedEx Gives Investors a Penny Dividend Increase

Following the penny per share increase, FedEx stock will offer investors a current dividend yield of 0.6% based on today’s closing price.



June 3, 2011

Rockwell Automation Gives 21% Dividend Increase

Rockwell Automation announced today that the company will give their shareholders a 21% dividend increase to $.425 per share.





May 13, 2011

Citigroup Officially Reinstates Dividend

Citigroup announced today that the company will officially reinstate their quarterly dividend at $.01 per share in June.


May 12, 2011

Cypress Semiconductor Initiates Dividend

Cypress Semiconductor announced today that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend of $.09 per share beginning in July.


May 11, 2011

Intel Raising Dividend Once Again

Intel Corporation announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend again this year.





May 2, 2011

Harley-Davidson Finally Revs Up Dividend

This is the first dividend increase since Harley-Davidson reduced their dividend by 70% in early 2009.


April 29, 2011

Johnson & Johnson Rolls Out Dividend Increase

This marks the 49th consecutive year that the dividend aristocrat has raised their quarterly dividend.


April 28, 2011

Chevron Quietly Raises Dividend Again

This marks the 24th consecutive year that Chevron has raised their quarterly dividend.


April 27, 2011

Costco Announces Dividend Increase and Stock Repurchases

Costco announced yesterday that the company will give their shareholders a dividend increase and will initiate a $4 billion stock repurchase program.




April 22, 2011

GE Dividend Climbs Higher

General Electric announced this week that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 7% to $.15 per share.



April 21, 2011

Amgen Announces First Dividend Ever

Amgen announced today that the company will pay their first dividend ever in the second quarter of 2011.


April 20, 2011

Hudson City Bancorp Announces Dividend Cut

Hudson City Bancorp announced today that the company will cut their quarterly dividend by 47% to $.08 per share.



April 13, 2011

United Technologies Announces a 13% Dividend Increase

United Technologies announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 13% to $.48 per share.




April 10, 2011

PNC Financial Moves to Restore Dividend

This announcement of a 250% dividend increase by PNC is a step in the right direction towards restoring their dividend that once paid out $.66 per share every quarter.



April 9, 2011

Rising Gold Prices Leads to Shift in Dividend Policy at Newmont Mining

Newmont Mining announced at their annual Investors Day conference that the company will be changing their dividend policy in order to link future payments directly to gold prices.


April 1, 2011

Dividends Surge in the First Quarter

In the first quarter of 2011, 117 stocks in the S&P 500 index either initiated a dividend or increased their dividend. That’s up 50% from last year.


March 29, 2011

Another Dividend Increase for International Paper

International Paper announced today that the company was giving another dividend increase to their shareholders.


March 24, 2011

Oracle Dividend Increase Is Modest

Investors learned today of a small Oracle dividend increase of 20% to $.06 per share.



March 22, 2011

BNY Mellon Gives Investors a Dividend Increase

BNY Mellon announced today that the company will give their investors a 44% dividend increase to $.13 per share.


March 21, 2011

Citigroup Resuming Dividend and Announces Stock Split

Citigroup announced today that the company is offering a 1-for-10 reverse stock split and resuming their quarterly dividend at $.01 per share.


March 19, 2011

BB&T Joins the Dividend Increase Party

BB&T announced on Friday that the bank stock is increasing their quarterly dividend by 7% to $.16 per share.





March 18, 2011

Air Products Gives Dividend Increase for 29th Straight Year

Air Products & Chemicals announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 18% to $.58 per share. This marks the 29th straight year that Air Products has given their shareholders a dividend increase.





March 14, 2011

Xilinx Unveils Increased Dividend for Analyst Day

Xilinx announced ahead of their annual analyst day meeting that the company had increased their quarterly dividend by 19%.


March 12, 2011

Lennox Turns Up the Heat on Their Dividend

Lennox International announced yesterday that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.18 per share.


March 10, 2011

Steel Dynamics Increasing Dividend and Raising Earnings Forecast

Steel Dynamics announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 33% and raising their first quarter earnings forecast.



Investors Receive a Small Dividend Increase from Staples

Investors will take the small dividend increase from Staples, but it won’t offset the company’s falling stock price


Tyco Raising Dividend By 20%

Tyco International announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.25 per share.


March 8, 2011

The Bank of Nova Scotia Is Increasing Their Dividend

The Bank of Nova Scotia is the 3rd largest bank in Canada and is only the second Canadian bank stock to increase their dividend since the recession.


March 5, 2011

Piedmont Natural Gas Dividend Increase for the 33rd Straight Year

Piedmont Natural Gas announced a quarterly dividend increase of 4% to $.29 per share.


March 4, 2011

Walmart Rolls Out Big Dividend Increase As Stock Price Treads Water

Wal-Mart Stores announced yesterday that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 21% to $.365 per share. Walmart’s dividend yield has taken on greater importance in recent years as their stock price has lagged the broader market indices.



March 1, 2011

Nobody Wants To Buy Pep Boys

Pep Boys has been trying to find a buyer, but unfortunately nobody wants to buy Pep Boys.



February 25, 2011

Kohl’s Initiates First Dividend Ever

Kohl’s announced yesterday that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend program for the first time ever at $.25 per share.


WellPoint Initiates Dividend Program

Health insurance stocks are starting to feel more confident about their cash flows and are finally paying reasonable dividends to their shareholders.


February 22, 2011

Home Depot Announces Dividend Increase

Home Depot announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 6% to $.25 per share.


Barnes & Noble Dividend Just Got Nuked

Barnes & Noble announced today that the company is suspending their quarterly dividend.


February 17, 2011

Coca Cola Lifts Dividend for 49th Consecutive Year

The dividend increase just adds to Coca Cola’s legacy as a dividend aristocrat and reflects the company’s confidence in their long-term cash flows.


February 16, 2011

Is Family Dollar Stores Going Private?

Shares in Family Dollar Stores spiked over 21% today on news that Trian Capital wants to take the discount retailer private.


Comcast Raising Dividend and Accelerating Stock Repurchases

Comcast announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 19% and accelerating their stock repurchases for 2011.


Sherwin Williams Raising Dividend Again

The dividend increase is nothing new for Sherwin-Williams, the dividend aristocrat has now raised their dividend for 32 consecutive years.



Omicom Raising Dividend for 2nd Year in a Row

Omnicom Group announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 25% to $.25 per share.


February 11, 2011

ConocoPhillips Offers Investors a 20% Dividend Rate Increase

ConocoPhillips announced today that the company will offer investors a 20% dividend rate increase this quarter to $.66 per share.


February 10, 2011

Rio Tinto Answers Call and Doubles Their Dividend

Rio Tinto announced today that the company will pay a final dividend of $.63 per share which effectively doubles their dividend payment from last year.






February 7, 2011

Owens & Minor Dividend Getting Stronger

Owens & Minor announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 13% to $.20 per share.





February 5, 2011

Aetna Will Finally Start Paying a Meaningful Dividend

Aetna announced on Friday that the company is significantly increasing their dividend and moving from a nominal annual dividend to a quarterly payment cycle.