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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.

April 22, 2011

Travelers Announces a 14% Dividend Increase

The Travelers Companies announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 14% to $.41 per share.

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.

February 22, 2011

Home Depot Announces Dividend Increase

Home Depot announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 6% to $.25 per share.

January 23, 2011

Bank of America Could Raise Dividend in Late 2011

The bank reported a fourth quarter loss of $1.6 billion, but Moynihan believes the company will be in a position to increase their dividend later this year.

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 8, 2010

Bank of America Hoping to Raise Dividend Early In 2011

CEO Brian Moynihan commented yesterday that Bank of America would raise their dividend as soon as they pass the Federal Reserve stress test.

November 11, 2010

Citing Positive Momentum Siemens Raises Dividend

More important than the dividend increase was Siemens acknowledgement of a clear dividend policy for the first time in the company’s history.

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.

March 17, 2010

Kraft Foods Announces Quarterly Dividend

Kraft Food’s current dividend yield now stands at 3.9% and ranks 6th among the Dow Jones stock components.

March 8, 2010

5 Quality Dividend Stocks despite Their High Payout Ratios

Here are 5 dividend stocks offer investors impressively high dividend yields, and they also have sufficient free cash flow to maintain their dividend payments.

March 13, 2009

5 Large Cap Dividend Stocks To Own

Here are five blue-chip dividend stocks that not only have attractive dividend yields, but are also very profitable and have reasonable payout ratios.