Dividend investors received good news today as Standard & Poors released a report showing that dividend payments improved again in the second quarter.
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.
Hudson City Bancorp announced today that the company will cut their quarterly dividend by 47% to $.08 per share.
This marks the 55th consecutive year that Procter & Gamble has increased their dividend.
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.
BB&T announced on Friday that the bank stock is increasing their quarterly dividend by 7% to $.16 per share.
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.
Tyco International announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.25 per share.
Barnes & Noble investors have been left with no dividend, no buyers and a brick & mortar business with declining sales.
Piedmont Natural Gas announced a quarterly dividend increase of 4% to $.29 per share.
Jim Cramer is urging investors to sell pharmaceutical stocks calling the sector “just one expensive graveyard.”
Comcast announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 19% and accelerating their stock repurchases for 2011.
This marks the 44th consecutive year that the dividend aristocrat has increased their dividend payout.
This marks the seventh consecutive year that L-3 Communications has increased their dividend.
Owens & Minor announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 13% to $.20 per share.
This will mark the 145th consecutive quarter that Limited Brands has paid a dividend to its shareholders.
Investors now have 3 new dividend aristocrat stocks for 2011 to consider.
Here is Jim Cramer’s list of the 10 Dogs of the S&P 500, although some have the potential to become winners.
Spectra Energy announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 4% to $.26 per share.
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.
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.
AT&T is already the highest yielding stock in the Dow Jones index, so investors shouldn’t expect a significant dividend increase this year.
AXIS Capital Holdings Limited announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 10% to $.23 per share.
This marks the eighth dividend increase from the farm equipment maker since early 2004.
McCormick has paid our dividends every year since initiating their dividend program in 1925.
Visa announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.15 per share.
A recent research report from Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. commented that BP is on track to restore their dividend next year.
Here are 3 dividend aristocrat stocks that have proven capable of posting strong performances in any market.
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.
The bearish tone in the market this month led many investors to look at safer dividend stocks.
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.
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.
We interviewed AT&T Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Brooks McCorcle, about why dividend investors should reconsider AT&T.
Dover is the second dividend aristocrat stock to increase their dividend this week.
Dividend aristocrat Leggett & Platt is increasing their dividend for the 39th consecutive year.
Here is a look at the top dividend aristocrat stocks for July.
The highest yielding S&P 500 stock announced on Friday that they will cut their dividend beginning in September.
International Flavors & Fragrances announced today that the company is lifting their quarterly dividend by 8% to $.27 per share.
We believe these five factors provide compelling reasons to buy Verizon stock now.
This internet stock offers an impressive 6.8% dividend yield and yet the stock only trades at 5x consensus 2011 earnings estimates.
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.
Solera Holdings announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.30 per share.
Investors may be surprised at this list of 7 Dow laggards with compelling dividend yields.
This marks the 43rd consecutive year that the dividend aristocrat has increased their dividend.
At the midpoint of this year it seems a good opportunity to review the biggest dividend stories of 2010.
Only 7 of the 43 dividend aristocrat stocks managed to post gains in June.
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.
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.
Here is a look at the 10 stocks initiating dividends in 2010.
If you look beyond Verizon and AT&T you can find 3 top Dow dividend stocks that have shined in 2010.
Here is a look at the top dividend stocks for May 2010 that managed to deliver impressive gains despite the market sell-off.
This marks the 7th consecutive year that Northrop Grumman has increased their dividend payment.
The impressive dividend hike shows that Dr. Pepper Snapple is getting serious about dividends.
The dividend increase marks the 33rd consecutive year that Clorox has increased their annual dividend payout – dating back to 1977.
While many of the top dividend stocks have performed very well this year, eDividendStocks.com has put together a list of 5 Dow dividend stocks that are lagging in 2010.
Here are 5 dividend stocks offer investors impressively high dividend yields, and they also have sufficient free cash flow to maintain their dividend payments.