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.

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 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 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 31, 2011

A New High Yield Dividend ETF Launches

Investors have a new dividend ETF to consider for their portfolios with iShares launching their High Dividend Equity Fund today.

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 9, 2011

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

Barnes & Noble Has No Dividend and No Buyers

Barnes & Noble investors have been left with no dividend, no buyers and a brick & mortar business with declining sales.

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.

February 16, 2011

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.

February 8, 2011

L-3 Communications Will Raise Dividend for 7th Straight Year

This marks the seventh consecutive year that L-3 Communications has increased their dividend.

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.

January 28, 2011

Limited Brands Lifts Annual Dividend 33%

This will mark the 145th consecutive quarter that Limited Brands has paid a dividend to its shareholders.

January 6, 2011

10 Dogs of the S&P 500

Here is Jim Cramer’s list of the 10 Dogs of the S&P 500, although some have the potential to become winners.

January 3, 2011

First Dividend Increase in 2011 Comes From Spectra Energy

Spectra Energy announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 4% to $.26 per share.

The Dow 10 Strategy for 2011

For dividend investors wanting to capitalize on the Dow 10 strategy this year, here are the 10 highest yielding Dow stocks to add to your portfolio.

December 17, 2010

AT&T Raising Dividend Even Higher

AT&T is already the highest yielding stock in the Dow Jones index. Today’s dividend announcement will increase that dividend yield to 5.9% based on yesterday’s closing price.

December 16, 2010

AT&T Dividend Forecast

AT&T is already the highest yielding stock in the Dow Jones index, so investors shouldn’t expect a significant dividend increase this year.

December 10, 2010

Axis Capital Declares 10% Dividend Increase

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 10% to $.23 per share.

October 21, 2010

Visa Rings Up Big Dividend Increase

Visa announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.15 per share.

September 13, 2010

BP On Track to Restore Dividend Next Year

A recent research report from Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. commented that BP is on track to restore their dividend next year.

September 10, 2010

3 Dividend Stocks for Any Market

Here are 3 dividend aristocrat stocks that have proven capable of posting strong performances in any market.

September 1, 2010

Top Dividend Aristocrat Stocks: August 2010

Dividend aristocrat stocks once again outperformed the broader market indices with the group of long-term dividend payers declining only 2.8 percent on average.

August 31, 2010

Top Dow Dividend Stocks: August 2010

The bearish tone in the market this month led many investors to look at safer dividend stocks.

August 25, 2010

6 Ways to Bring Small Investors Back To the Stock Market

Jim Cramer acknowledged that the stock market is “as troubled as I have ever seen it in my 31 years investing career” on yesterday’s Mad Money show.

August 19, 2010

Growth Catalysts for AT&T

In the second part of this interview, we look at growth catalysts for AT&T and the potential impact of losing their exclusive agreement to sell the Apple iPhone.

August 18, 2010

Should Dividend Investors Reconsider AT&T?

We interviewed AT&T Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Brooks McCorcle, about why dividend investors should reconsider AT&T.

August 4, 2010

Dividend Aristocrat Lifts Payout for 39th Consecutive Year

Dividend aristocrat Leggett & Platt is increasing their dividend for the 39th consecutive year.

July 31, 2010

Highest Yielding S&P 500 Stock Cuts Dividend

The highest yielding S&P 500 stock announced on Friday that they will cut their dividend beginning in September.

July 27, 2010

International Flavors & Fragrances Lifts Dividend 8%

International Flavors & Fragrances announced today that the company is lifting their quarterly dividend by 8% to $.27 per share.

July 21, 2010

A Cheap Internet Stock with a High Dividend Yield

This internet stock offers an impressive 6.8% dividend yield and yet the stock only trades at 5x consensus 2011 earnings estimates.

July 20, 2010

Is The Dividend Safe At Barnes & Noble?

Big dividends are not bad news if a company can afford to pay them, unfortunately in Barnes & Noble’s case it appears that they cannot.

July 12, 2010

The Biggest Dividend Stories of 2010

At the midpoint of this year it seems a good opportunity to review the biggest dividend stories of 2010.

June 25, 2010

Cash Flow: The Key to Dividend Stocks

If there is only one factor that you use to evaluate dividend stocks, it should be their cash flow and specifically their free cash flow.

June 22, 2010

The Power of 7% Dividend Yields

By buying a dividend stock with a 7% yield, you stand to double your investment in a decade even if the stock price doesn’t budge.

June 15, 2010

3 Top Dow Dividend Stocks in 2010

If you look beyond Verizon and AT&T you can find 3 top Dow dividend stocks that have shined in 2010.

June 1, 2010

Top Dividend Stocks for May 2010

Here is a look at the top dividend stocks for May 2010 that managed to deliver impressive gains despite the market sell-off.

May 20, 2010

Northrop Grumman Increases Quarterly Dividend

This marks the 7th consecutive year that Northrop Grumman has increased their dividend payment.

Clorox Hikes Dividend for 33rd Consecutive Year

The dividend increase marks the 33rd consecutive year that Clorox has increased their annual dividend payout – dating back to 1977.

April 19, 2010

5 Dow Dividend Stocks That Are Lagging In 2010

While many of the top dividend stocks have performed very well this year, has put together a list of 5 Dow dividend stocks that are lagging in 2010.

March 8, 2010

5 Quality Dividend Stocks despite Their High Payout Ratios

Here are 5 dividend stocks offer investors impressively high dividend yields, and they also have sufficient free cash flow to maintain their dividend payments.