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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 15, 2012

CEO Tim Cook Hints At Apple Dividend

Investors received a positive signal from CEO Tim Cook yesterday that an Apple dividend could be coming in the near future.



June 21, 2011

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 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 16, 2011

Why I Sold Cisco Systems

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.



April 10, 2011

Seagate Technology Reinstates Dividend

Seagate Technology announced this week that the company will reinstate their quarterly dividend at $.18 per share.


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.


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 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.



February 25, 2011

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 9, 2011

Wyndham Worldwide Raising Their Quarterly Dividend By 25%

Wyndham Worldwide announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 25% to $.15 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.


February 3, 2011

UPS Delivers Bigger Dividend

UPS is using their cash flows to deliver a bigger dividend to investors.




January 28, 2011

Smucker Surprises Investors with an Early Dividend Increase

Typically Smucker doesn’t announce a dividend increase until April, so today’s announcement was a pleasant surprise to investors.


January 26, 2011

The Cheapest Israeli Dividend Stock

It’s hard not to take a second and even third look at what may be the cheapest Israeli dividend stock.


January 22, 2011

Men’s Wearhouse Raises Dividend By 33%

Men’s Wearhouse announced yesterday that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 33% to $12 per share.


January 21, 2011

Finish Line Using Cash Position To Raise Dividend

The Finish Line announced yesterday that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 25% to $.05 per share.




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

Higher Gold Prices Lead To Big Dividend Increase from Agnico-Eagle

Agnico-Eagle Mines announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by a whopping 256%.



December 13, 2010

Iron Mountain Triples Dividend

Iron Mountain announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 200% to $.1875 per share.


December 9, 2010

Whole Foods Restoring Their Quarterly Dividend

Whole Foods Market, Inc. announced yesterday that the company is reinstituting their quarterly dividend program at $.10 per share.



November 12, 2010

Sysco Increases Dividend for 41st Consecutive Year

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


November 9, 2010

Baxter Raises Dividend 7%

Baxter International announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 7% to $.31 per share.



October 12, 2010

How Safe Is Verizon’s Dividend?

Once Verizon begins paying dividends to Vodafone, Wall Street is concerned that Verizon may not have the cash flow to sustain their dividend.



October 7, 2010

RPM Raises Dividend for 37th Consecutive Year

This marks the 37th consecutive year that RPM has increased their cash dividend putting them in a very elite group.


October 5, 2010

Can Microsoft Become A Top 20 Dividend Stock?

Microsoft needs to dramatically ramp up their dividend program to where they become one of the top 20 dividend stocks in the S&P 500.


September 24, 2010

Why Yahoo Can’t Pay a Dividend

Yahoo was once a darling of the dot-com world. Now it seems that Yahoo’s days as a publicly trading company may be numbered.


September 23, 2010

Covidien Declares Dividend Increase

Covidien announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 11 percent to $.20 per share.



September 22, 2010

Microsoft Finally Raises Dividend

Microsoft initiated their dividend program in 2003, but this marks the first dividend increase from the tech giant since September 2008.



September 14, 2010

Investors Cheer Dividend Increase from Yum Brands

Dividend investors reacted positively to news of the dividend increase, sending Yum! Brands stock price to a new 52-week high.


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

Monsanto Boosts Dividend 6%

Monsanto announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 6% to $.28 per share.


July 29, 2010

Investing In Shadow Dividend Stocks

These companies currently do not pay a dividend to investors, but they have all the criteria to make a great dividend stock.





July 22, 2010

Why Dividends Are Better Than Stock Buybacks

One question that we do hear quite frequently from investors is why are dividends better than stock buybacks?


July 21, 2010

Starbucks Surprises Investors with Dividend Increase

The surprise dividend increase comes as Starbucks posted fiscal third quarter earnings growth of 37% and boosted their guidance.


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.


Eaton Raises Dividend By 16%

The dividend increase comes as ETN delivered second quarter earnings results that were $.19 above Wall Street’s consensus 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 13, 2010

KLA-Tencor Dividend Jumps by 67%

KLA-Tencor announced that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 67% to $.25 per share.


July 9, 2010

Why Big Dividends Are Not Bad News

Are growth stocks really finding a better use for their cash piles than returning it to investors in the form of a dividend?


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 24, 2010

Medtronic Ups Dividend in Effort to Return Cash to Shareholders

The dividend increase was driven by Medtronic’s strong cash flows and part of their effort to return cash to their shareholders.








June 9, 2010

Target Dividend Jumps 47%

Target announced today that the retailer is increasing its quarterly dividend by 47% to $.25 per share.



June 7, 2010

Sasol to Resume Their Dividend Growth Policy

In an indication that the global economy is improving, Sasol Ltd. announced today that they are resuming their dividend growth policy.



March 29, 2010

When to Sell Dividend Stocks

We tend to focus primarily on identifying good dividend stocks to buy and probably don’t give enough attention on when to sell dividend stocks.


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 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.


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.


February 26, 2010

Restaurant Dividend Stock Acquired

Just days ago we profiled CKE Restaurants as one of our Top 5 Restaurant Dividend Stocks.


February 1, 2010

Dividend Investing in 2010

Investors are now looking for more realistic returns and they are now accepting the fact that dividends will account for a significant portion of their total returns.


June 11, 2009

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.


The Street Preserves 5% Dividend Yield

Financial media company The Street announced late yesterday that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $.025 per share.


June 10, 2009

Caterpillar Maintains High Dividend For Now

Equipment maker Caterpillar announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $.42 per share.


Applied Materials Sets Quartely Dividend

Applied Materials announced yesterday that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share.


May 28, 2009

Home Depot Pays Dividend For 89th Consecutive Quarter

The Home Depot announced today that their Board of Directors has approved a cash dividend for the 89th consecutive quarter.


May 27, 2009

McDonald’s Announces Cash Dividend

McDonald’s announced today that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.50 per share.