dividend announcement

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

Wells Fargo Increases Dividend – At Least Temporarily

The dividend increase is the result of a special dividend $.07 per share that Wells Fargo will pay in the first quarter.

March 8, 2011

The Bank of Nova Scotia Is Increasing Their Dividend

The Bank of Nova Scotia is the 3rd largest bank in Canada and is only the second Canadian bank stock to increase their dividend since the recession.

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 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.

January 31, 2011

Small Cap Cherokee Cutting Dividend in Half

The company’s rationale for the dividend cut is to better focus on the company’s brands and to enable Cherokee to execute on its growth strategy.

January 29, 2011

Will BP Reinstate Their Dividend Next Week?

Investors are speculating whether BP will reinstate their dividend next week when they report their fourth quarter earnings results.

January 27, 2011

Investors Get a Dividend Boost from Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.48 per share.

January 21, 2011

Washington Post Raises Dividend as Warren Buffet Exits

The dividend announcement was overshadowed by news that investing guru Warren Buffet is stepping down from the board of directors at the Washington Post.

December 22, 2010

Alliant Energy Raising Dividend 8%

Alliant Energy announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 8% to $.425 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.

November 2, 2010

Principal Financial Raises Dividend 10%

Principal Financial Group announced yesterday that the company will increase their annual dividend by 10% to $.55 per share.

November 1, 2010

Simon Says a Higher Dividend Is Here

The dividend announcement comes as the shopping mall operator reported strong third quarter results and raised their forecast for the rest of the year.

August 5, 2010

Canadian Telecom Stock Sends Dividend Yield Higher

The largest Canadian telecom stock announced today that they will boost their already high dividend yield even higher.

August 4, 2010

Dividend Aristocrat Lifts Payout for 39th Consecutive Year

Dividend aristocrat Leggett & Platt is increasing their dividend for the 39th consecutive year.

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.

July 27, 2010

Quarterly Dividend Chugs Higher At Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern announced today that the railroad stock will increase their quarterly dividend by 6% to $.36 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.

June 16, 2010

BP Officially Suspends Dividend

As expected, BP announced today that the company will officially suspend their quarterly dividend in the wake of the Gulf oil spill disaster.

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.

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 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.

April 8, 2009

Caterpillar Maintains High Dividend Yield

Caterpillar announced today that they are maintaining their quarterly dividend payment of $.42 per share.

March 30, 2009

High Yielding Dow Stock Continues Dividend Payments

AT&T’s board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.41 per share.

March 20, 2009

Intel Announces Quarterly Dividend

Intel Corporation announced today that its board of directors has approved a $.14 per share dividend.

March 18, 2009

Oracle Declares First Dividend Ever

Software company Oracle declared their very first quarterly dividend today after posting better than expected third quarter profits.