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.
Jim Cramer is excited about the market’s pullback since it allows investors to buy terrific growth stocks like Lululemon on the cheap.
If Facebook was willing to spend $1 billion to acquire Instagram, Travelzoo would look like a bargain at the same price. Unlike Instagram and Groupon, Travelzoo has a clearly defined business model that has proven successful over the past decade.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer recently recommended Microsoft and Intel as two examples of old tech stocks that are beginning to get their groove back.
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.
Given the company’s rough track record of late and the potential for higher commission payments to Walmart beginning next year, it’s difficult to embrace Green Dot as an investment right now.
Apple announced today that the world’s largest company will initiate a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share beginning this summer.
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.
Only five companies have ever reached the point of greatness where investors valued their company at over $500 billion. That exclusive group may soon expand by one as Apple is poised to join that elite club.
St. Jude Medical announced today that the company will offer their shareholders a 10 percent dividend increase to $.23 per share each quarter.
Mosaic announced today that the company will boost their dividend payout by 150 percent to $.50 per share.
President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget includes a proposed dividend tax hike that could end up tripling investor’s tax bill next year.
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.
Investors received a positive signal from CEO Tim Cook yesterday that an Apple dividend could be coming in the near future.
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.
Rayonier announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 11 percent and will give investors a three-for-two stock split.
Altera announced yesterday that the company will boost their quarterly dividend by 33 percent to $.08 per share.
Gannett announced today that they will double their dividend as profits at the newspaper company plunged 22 percent.
Walgreens today announced their biggest dividend increase ever and also authorized a $2 billion stock buyback program.
Cummins announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 52 percent to $.40 per share.
PACCAR announced today that the company will give their investors a 50 percent quarterly dividend increase to $.18 per share.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer recently identified 5 manufacturing stocks that are experiencing rising demand for their products.
Dividend investors received good news today as Standard & Poors released a report showing that dividend payments improved again in the second quarter.
This latest dividend increase from General Mills will push the current yield on their stock to 3.3 percent.
The Office 365 announcement from Microsoft actually added $5 billion to the company’s market cap today.
The defensive nature of healthcare stocks has made them more attractive in this unsettled market.
Even coupling a high dividend yield with their cheap valuation won’t be enough to save Research in Motion.
Medtronic announced today that the company will raise their quarterly dividend by 8 percent to $.2425 per share.
It’s a stock’s dividend yield which provides important protection for investors in tumultuous times.
Duke Energy announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 2 percent to $.25 per share.
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.
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.
Many investors are worried that a Greece collapse could have the same domino effect that the fall of Lehman Brothers had in September 2008.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer recently pointed out that investors are ignoring the optimism displayed by CEO’s of blue chip stocks.
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.
Poor Bank of America is watching its stock price drop fast and they have no real dividend to help prop up their share price.
Vail Resorts announced today that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend program of $.15 per share.
Caterpillar has now paid a regular dividend every quarterly since 1933 and has given their shareholders a dividend increase for 18 consecutive years.
Target announced a 20% dividend increase this quarter to $.30 per share.
Following the penny per share increase, FedEx stock will offer investors a current dividend yield of 0.6% based on today’s closing price.
This mega stock repurchase program represents about 8% of Walmart’s current market cap of $188.8 billion.
Rockwell Automation announced today that the company will give their shareholders a 21% dividend increase to $.425 per share.
Many are now proposing that Google should be evaluated as a value stock.
For investors looking for an attractive emerging markets dividend stock – Diageo may just fit the bill.
There are 4 major bull market themes that can be recognized despite the current volatility of the overall markets.
The dividend increase comes as Heinz reported strong fourth quarter earnings results and raised their guidance for fiscal 2012 and 2013.
We have identified 6 blue chip dividend stocks that we expect to outperform the Dow Jones index over the next 6 months. All 6 of these dividend stocks are currently Dow components and a couple of our stock picks will probably surprise you.
Today’s announcement marks the 9th dividend increase in the past 7 years for Deere investors.
IBM has finally overtaken Microsoft to become the 2nd most valuable tech stock in the world.
These are not hyper-growth stocks with potential to open hundreds of more restaurants. Instead these are mature businesses that are focused on increasing their same store sales and refreshing their brands.
Jim Cramer kicked off a week-long series on restaurant stocks by dusting off his Mad Money restaurant guide and highlighting his top 5 restaurant stocks for investors.
Cisco could be facing several quarters of lackluster performance. In all likelihood their stock price will fall much lower before the company’s performance stabilizes.
This marks the 2nd time in the past 12 months that AmerisourceBergen has increased their dividend.
Citigroup announced today that the company will officially reinstate their quarterly dividend at $.01 per share in June.
Cypress Semiconductor announced today that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend of $.09 per share beginning in July.
Intel Corporation announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend again this year.
This marks the fourth dividend increase in the past 12 months from Yamana Gold.
Former hedge fund manager Jim Cramer believes there is only one oil tanker stock that you should own right now.
Even with an attractive dividend yield of 3.4%, most PetMed Express investors have a hound dog expression these days.
This marks the 112th consecutive year that the Union Pacific has been paying dividends to their shareholders.
This marks the 39th consecutive year that Pepsi has raised their dividend.
On yesterday’s Mad Money show, host Jim Cramer outlined 4 ways Osama Bin Laden’s death will impact the stock market.
This is the first dividend increase since Harley-Davidson reduced their dividend by 70% in early 2009.
This marks the 49th consecutive year that the dividend aristocrat has raised their quarterly dividend.
This marks the 24th consecutive year that Chevron has raised their quarterly dividend.
Here is a look at 7 hot Dow stocks that have seen their stock prices climb each month in 2011.
Costco announced yesterday that the company will give their shareholders a dividend increase and will initiate a $4 billion stock repurchase program.
Over the past 8 years, IBM has increased their dividend by 400%.
Humana announced today that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend program in July.
General Electric announced this week that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 7% to $.15 per share.
The Travelers Companies announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 14% to $.41 per share.
Amgen announced today that the company will pay their first dividend ever in the second quarter of 2011.
Hudson City Bancorp announced today that the company will cut their quarterly dividend by 47% to $.08 per share.
Gone are the days of heady growth rates and disruptive technologies. In fact you could argue that these tech giants are nothing more than glorified utility stocks.
This marks the 10th straight year that the utility stock has given their shareholders a dividend increase.
United Technologies announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 13% to $.48 per share.
This marks the 55th consecutive year that Procter & Gamble has increased their dividend.
Ingersoll-Rand announced this week that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 71% to $.12 per share.
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.
Seagate Technology announced this week that the company will reinstate their quarterly dividend at $.18 per share.
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.
Lowe’s has undertaken a major restructuring program which is expected to improve their margins and lift their earnings results.
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.
The first quarter was the best the market has seen since 1998 and Jim Cramer believes that 2011 will be the year of trading.
Investors have a new dividend ETF to consider for their portfolios with iShares launching their High Dividend Equity Fund today.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer believes that bank stocks have become public enemy number one and are now being treated like tobacco stocks were in past years.
International Paper announced today that the company was giving another dividend increase to their shareholders.
Investors learned today of a small Oracle dividend increase of 20% to $.06 per share.
Bank of America announced today that investors should expect no dividend increase from Bank of America this year.
BNY Mellon announced today that the company will give their investors a 44% dividend increase to $.13 per share.
Citigroup announced today that the company is offering a 1-for-10 reverse stock split and resuming their quarterly dividend at $.01 per share.
BB&T announced on Friday that the bank stock is increasing their quarterly dividend by 7% to $.16 per share.
The dividend increase is the result of a special dividend $.07 per share that Wells Fargo will pay in the first quarter.
The dividend increase has been a long time in coming, but will lift the current dividend yield on JPM stock to 2.2%.
Cisco Systems announced yesterday that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend payment of $.06 per share beginning in April.
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.
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Patterson Companies announced today that the company will raise their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.12 per share and increase their stock repurchase program.
Williams-Sonoma announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 13% to $.17 per share.
The big dividend increase from HP was completely unexpected since the tech company had not raised their dividend since 1998.