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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.


February 18, 2010

6 Dividend Aristocrat Losers of the Last Decade

Here are six dividend aristocrat stocks that delivered negative returns over the last decade.


December 22, 2009

Three Safe Dividend Stocks

With Treasury rates at historic lows, fixed income investors are hard pressed to find decent yields.


August 31, 2009

Altria Group Raises Quarterly Dividend

Altria Group announced Thursday that its Board of Directors has approved a 6% increase in their quarterly dividend to $.34 per share.


August 3, 2009

Kimberly Clark Maintains Strong Dividend

Kimberly Clark announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.60 per share.


July 31, 2009

Honeywell Declares Quarterly Dividend

Honeywell announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.3025 per share.


Capital One Puts Small Dividend in Investors Wallet

The credit card company has now paid dividends every quarter since it went public in 1995.


Valero Energy Announces Quarterly Dividend

Valero Energy announced yesterday that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.15 per share.


Union Pacific Keeps Dividend Steady

Union Pacific announced yesterday that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.27 per share.


July 29, 2009

High Flying IBM Announces Dividend

IBM announced yesterday that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.55 per share.


Merck Maintains High Dividend Yield

Merck’s current dividend yield now stands at 5.1% making it the fourth highest yielding Dow stock.


High Yielding Dow Stock Keeps Dividend Steady

DuPont announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.41 per share.


Chevron Increases Dividend For 22nd Consecutive Year

Chevron announced today that its Board of Directors has agreed to increase their quarterly dividend by 5% to $.68 per share.


July 27, 2009

Kellogg Increases Quarterly Dividend

Kellogg Company announced on Friday that its Board of Directors has increased their quarterly dividend by 10% to $.375.


Dividend Declared By Dow Stock Alcoa

Alcoa announced Friday that the company’s Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.03 per share.


Visa Announces Quarterly Dividend

Visa announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $.105 per share.


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.


Dow Component Microsoft Declares Dividend

Dow component Microsoft announced late yesterday that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.13 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.


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.


Philip Morris Maintains High Dividend Yield

Tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.54 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.


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.


Mastercard Declares Quarterly Dividend

Mastercard announced today that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.15 per share.


June 5, 2009

High Yielding Verizon Maintains Dividend Level

High yielding Dow component Verizon Communiciations announced yesterday that they are maintaining their quarterly dividend of $.46 per share.


May 29, 2009

Restaurant Operator Brinker International Maintains Quarterly Dividend

Restaurant operator Brinker International announced today that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.11 per share.


YUM! Brands Holds Dividend Steady

Yum! Brands announced today that their Board of Directors is maintaining their quarterly dividend of $.19 per share.


Lowes Dividend Inches Higher

Lowe’s announced today that their Board of Directors has increased their quarterly dividend by 6% to $.09 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.


Burger King Maintains Low Dividend

Burger King announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.0625 per share.


Merck Maintains High Dividend Yield

Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. announced today that they are maintaining their quarterly dividend payment of $.38 per share.


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.


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.


May 19, 2009

J.C. Penney’s Continues Quarterly Dividend

Retailer J.C. Penney’s announced that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.20 per share.


May 12, 2009

BB&T Cuts Dividend To Repay TARP

BB&T announced yesterday that they are reducing their quarterly dividend by 68% to $.15 per share.