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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.


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.


May 13, 2011

Citigroup Officially Reinstates Dividend

Citigroup announced today that the company will officially reinstate their quarterly dividend at $.01 per share in June.




April 21, 2011

Amgen Announces First Dividend Ever

Amgen announced today that the company will pay their first dividend ever in the second quarter of 2011.


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 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 29, 2011

Another Dividend Increase for International Paper

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


March 19, 2011

Big Dividend Increase from JP Morgan

The dividend increase has been a long time in coming, but will lift the current dividend yield on JPM stock to 2.2%.



March 7, 2011

Forecasting a Viacom Dividend Increase

Since announcing their initial dividend payment last June, Viacom shares have climbed over 45% and now yield only 1.1%. However, investors could see a larger dividend payout beginning this summer.


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

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 10, 2011

Pitney Bowes Is Becoming an Exciting Dividend Stock

According to Jim Cramer, Pitney Bowes is transitioning from a good dividend stock and is fast becoming an exciting dividend stock.



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.




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 10, 2011

ElDorado Gold Raising Dividend and 2011 Outlook

ElDorado Gold announced today that the company will double their dividend payment to C$0.10.


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 13, 2010

Chevron Hits 52-Week High

Since the beginning of 2010, CVX shares have gained nearly 15% and have outpaced the 9.6% gain in the Dow Jones index.


December 11, 2010

Honeywell Raises Dividend 10%

Honeywell announced yesterday that the company is raising their annual dividend rate by 10% to $1.33 per share.


December 6, 2010

Reynolds American Raises Dividend Payout Target

Reynolds American announced today that the company is increasing their dividend payout target from 75% to 80% of net income.


December 2, 2010

Steve Jobs Gives Himself A 14% Pay Raise

Steve Jobs dividend income from his Disney stock is increasing 14% to a cool $55 million.


December 1, 2010

Walt Disney Increases Dividend for 55th Consecutive Year

Walt Disney Company announced today that the company is increasing their annual dividend by 14% to $.40 per share.



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.



August 12, 2010

BP Could Restore Dividend in February

One of BP’s largest shareholders, Newton Higher Income Fund, believes that BP is committed to restoring their dividend.


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 12, 2010

The Biggest Dividend Stories of 2010

At the midpoint of this year it seems a good opportunity to review the biggest dividend stories of 2010.


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

Best Buy Raises Dividend by a Penny

The penny increase in the dividend payment will lift BBY’s current yield to 1.6% based on yesterday’s closing price.



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 14, 2010

When to Buy BP Stock?

It was only 18 months ago that JP Morgan, Bank of America and even General Electric were in similar situations.






June 7, 2010

Goldman Sachs Warns That BP Will Likely Cut Dividend

Goldman Sachs analyst, Michelle della Vigna, believes that the increasing cost of damages and reduced earnings outlook will impact BP’s dividend.



June 3, 2010

How Safe Is BP’s Dividend?

While fundamentally BP can continue to service their annual $10.4 billion dividend payment, politically it may become impossible to maintain.


May 20, 2010

Northrop Grumman Increases Quarterly Dividend

This marks the 7th consecutive year that Northrop Grumman has increased their dividend payment.



Clorox Hikes Dividend for 33rd Consecutive Year

The dividend increase marks the 33rd consecutive year that Clorox has increased their annual dividend payout – dating back to 1977.


May 19, 2010

Nordstrom Focuses On Dividend

Nordstrom, Inc announced yesterday that the company will increase their dividend by 25%.



April 21, 2010

Sonoco Inches Dividend Higher for 28th Consecutive Year

Sonoco announced today that their Board of Directors approved a 4% increase in their quarterly dividend.


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 17, 2010

Investors Will Have To Keep Waiting for GE to Increase Their Dividend

Dividend investors have reason to cheer as GE’s CFO indicated that the company plans to begin growing their dividend again, but not until 2011.


March 16, 2010

Pepsi Hikes Dividend, But Still Chasing Coke

Pepsi increased their dividend by 7%, but their dividend yield is still below Coca Cola’s 3.3% yield.


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.


April 22, 2009

Eli Lilly Maintains Quarterly Dividend

Eli Lilly’s board of directors have approved a quarterly dividend of $.49 per share.


April 9, 2009

Walgreens Declares Dividend For 306th Consecutive Quarter

Walgreens announced today that they are paying a quarterly dividend for the 306th consecutive quarter.


April 8, 2009

United Technologies Keeps Dividend Steady

United Technologies announced today that they are maintaining their quarterly dividend at $.385 per share.


March 18, 2009

Sony Reduces Planned Dividend

Sony announced today that they are reducing their dividend by 15%.


March 9, 2009

Capital One Puts $500 Million Back In Its Wallet

Capital One is cutting its quarterly dividend by 87% to save the company $500 million.


March 6, 2009

Wells Fargo Makes Difficult Decision To Cut Dividend

Wells Fargo makes the difficult, but necessary decision to reduce their quarterly dividend by 85% to $.05 per share.


February 27, 2009

Home Depot Pays Dividend For 88th Consecutive Quarter

Home Depot announced a quarter dividend of $.225 per share and appears well positioned to maintain their dividend in 2009.


February 26, 2009

Gannett Slashes Dividend By 90%

Gannett Co. is slashing their quarterly dividend by 90%. The new dividend payment will be $.04 per share, down from $.40 per share. The dividend will be payable on April 1, 2009 to shareholders of record as of March 6, 2009.


February 25, 2009

BB&T Increase Dividend Payment For 37th Consecutive Year

BB&T Corp announced they are increasing their quarterly dividend payment from $.46 per share to $.47 per share. The dividend will be payable on May 1, 2009 to shareholders of record as of April 10, 2009.


Allstate Cuts Dividend 51%

Allstate Corp announced they are slashing their dividend from $.41 per share to $.20 per share. The dividend will be payable on April 1 to shareholders of record as of March 13.


February 20, 2009

New York Times Axes Dividend

The New York Times Company announced that they are suspending their dividend payment in an effort to conserve cash.