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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.


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.


March 19, 2011

Cisco Initiates Dividend Payment As Promised

Cisco Systems announced yesterday that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend payment of $.06 per share beginning in April.


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 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.





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.



November 8, 2010

Equifax Quadruples Dividend

Equifax is quadrupling their quarterly dividend and raising their dividend payout target to 25 – 35% of adjusted net income.


September 29, 2010

CSX Dividend Chugs Higher

This announcement marks the eighth time in the past five years that CSX has increased their dividend payment.



July 30, 2010

Anglo American Restores Dividend

Anglo American will restore their dividend that was suspended in 2008 in the wake of massive cost cutting measures.




June 11, 2010

BP To Announce Dividend Suspension Next Week

It has been widely speculated that BP would be forced to suspend their dividend program given the political pressure they are facing to do so.


June 9, 2010

Viacom Initiates Attractive Dividend Payment

Income investors are sure to take notice of Viacom now that the stock offers a higher dividend yield than other consumer media stocks like Disney or News Corp.


March 26, 2010

Brinker Increases Dividend By 27%

The positive dividend announcement follows yesterday’s announcement that Brinker will be selling their On The Border restaurants for an undisclosed amount.


March 24, 2010

Starbucks Joins the Ranks of Dividend Stocks

Starbucks joins the ranks of dividend stocks after announcing this morning that the company will initiate a quarterly cash dividend of $.10 per share.


March 4, 2010

Walmart Remains A Below Average Dividend Stock

Despite their tremendous cash flow, the world’s largest retailer remains one of the lower yielding dividend stocks in the Dow Jones index.


March 2, 2010

Qualcomm Hikes Dividend by 12%

With over $12 billion in cash on their balance sheet, income investors should be excited to see the company focusing on returning some of that cash to its shareholders.


June 11, 2009

Attention Target Investors: Company Increases Dividend By 6%

Retailer Target announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 6% increase in their quarterly dividend to $.17 per share.


Clorox Improves Quarterly Dividend By 9%

Clorox Corporation announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 9% increase in their quarterly dividend to $.50 per share.


Bristol-Myers Squibb Keeps Dividend Yield Over 6%

Global pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb announced late yesterday that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.31 per share.


United Technologies Pays Dividend For 73rd Consecutive Year

Dow component United Technologies announced late yesterday that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $.385 per share.


June 9, 2009

Staples Maintains Dividend After Strong First Quarter Results

Office supplies retailer Staples announced today that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.0825 per share.


Monsanto Approves Quarterly Dividend

Monsanto announced today that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.265 per share.


May 28, 2009

Frontline Maintains Dividend After Posting Better Than Expected Earnings

Frontline announced first quarter earnings results that exceeded Wall Street’s expectations and maintained their current high dividend.


April 10, 2009

Family Dollar Stores Announces Quarterly Dividend

Family Dollar Stores announced yesterday that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.135 per share.