dividend increases

July 6, 2011

Dividend Payments Improved Again In the Second Quarter

Dividend investors received good news today as Standard & Poors released a report showing that dividend payments improved again in the second quarter.

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.

April 1, 2011

Dividends Surge in the First Quarter

In the first quarter of 2011, 117 stocks in the S&P 500 index either initiated a dividend or increased their dividend. That’s up 50% from last year.

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 19, 2011

BB&T Joins the Dividend Increase Party

BB&T announced on Friday that the bank stock is increasing their quarterly dividend by 7% to $.16 per share.

November 9, 2010

15 Stocks That Can’t Stop Raising Their Dividends

Annual dividend increases may be fine for regular dividend stocks, but these premier dividend stocks are rewarding investors with multiple dividend increases this year.

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 23, 2010

Dividend Rising At Lockheed Martin

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin announced today that they are increasing their quarterly dividend by 19 percent to $.75 per share.

Covidien Declares Dividend Increase

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

August 5, 2010

Another Gold Stock Raises Their Dividend

Yamana Gold is joining the list of gold stocks that have raised their dividends in the last two weeks.

August 2, 2010

Higher Gold Prices Leading To Bigger Dividends

It’s hard to ignore the fact that higher gold prices are leading to bigger dividends and investors need to at least consider gold stocks for their portfolio.

July 22, 2010

Diamond Offshore Drilling Cuts Dividend

Diamond Offshore Drilling announced today that the company will cut their quarterly dividend by 45% due to uncertainty on the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico.

May 18, 2010

Take Another Look at Gold Dividend Stocks

While gold stocks typically don’t offer great dividend yields, income investors should take another look at these stocks given the positive outlook for gold prices.

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.

March 10, 2010

Financial Stocks Restricted From Increasing Their Dividend

We likely will not see any dividend increases from financial stocks until at least the second half of this year and probably not until 2011.