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February 27, 2012

St. Jude Medical Declares 10 Percent Dividend Increase

St. Jude Medical announced today that the company will offer their shareholders a 10 percent dividend increase to $.23 per share each quarter.



July 20, 2011

Altera Boosts Dividend

Altera announced yesterday that the company will boost their quarterly dividend by 33 percent to $.08 per share.


July 12, 2011

Cummins Dividend Yield Climbs Higher

Cummins announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 52 percent to $.40 per share.


July 11, 2011

PACCAR Gives Investors a 50% Dividend Increase

PACCAR announced today that the company will give their investors a 50 percent quarterly dividend increase to $.18 per share.


June 29, 2011

General Mills Raises Dividend Again

This latest dividend increase from General Mills will push the current yield on their stock to 3.3 percent.



June 20, 2011

PetSmart Announces Dividend Increase and Stock Buyback

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.


June 8, 2011

Caterpillar Raises Dividend for 18th Consecutive Year

Caterpillar has now paid a regular dividend every quarterly since 1933 and has given their shareholders a dividend increase for 18 consecutive years.


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.






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 13, 2011

United Technologies Announces a 13% Dividend Increase

United Technologies announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 13% to $.48 per share.


April 9, 2011

Rising Gold Prices Leads to Shift in Dividend Policy at Newmont Mining

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.


March 29, 2011

Another Dividend Increase for International Paper

International Paper announced today that the company was giving another dividend increase to their shareholders.


March 22, 2011

BNY Mellon Gives Investors a Dividend Increase

BNY Mellon announced today that the company will give their investors a 44% dividend increase to $.13 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 10, 2011

Steel Dynamics Increasing Dividend and Raising Earnings Forecast

Steel Dynamics announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 33% and raising their first quarter earnings forecast.












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 27, 2011

Eaton Rewards Shareholders with Dividend Hike and Stock Split

Eaton Corporation announced today that the company is offering a 2-for-1 stock split and increasing their quarterly dividend by 17% to $.68 per share.





Airgas Raising Dividend 16% on Strong Earnings

Airgas announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 16% to $.29 per share following a 19% increase in net earnings in the third quarter.



December 17, 2010

Dominion Increasing Dividend and Dividend Payout Ratio

Dominion announced today that the utility stock will increase their quarterly dividend by 8% to $.4925 per share and their dividend payout ratio to 60 – 65%.







December 6, 2010

Ecolab Hikes Dividend for 19th Consecutive Year

This marks the 19th consecutive year that Ecolab has raised their dividend. Ecolab has now been paying dividends for 74 consecutive years.






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.



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.


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.


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.



September 16, 2010

Texas Instruments Raising Dividend for 7th Consecutive Year

Texas Instruments announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 8 percent to $.13 per share.



September 2, 2010

High Yielding Verizon Inches Dividend Higher

Verizon Communications announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 2.6 percent to $.4875 per share.










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 26, 2010

Crane Increases Dividend By 15%

Crane Co. announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 15% to $.23 per share.




July 21, 2010

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.







April 1, 2010

JP Morgan Hints at Dividend Increase

Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon announced today in his annual letter to shareholders that JPM may raise its annual dividend to $.75 – $1.00 if certain conditions are met.