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March 1, 2012

Walmart Increases Dividend for 39th Consecutive Year

Since last year’s 21 percent dividend increase, WMT shares have gained 14 percent and have outpaced the 6 percent gain in the Dow Jones index.

February 27, 2012

St. Jude Medical Declares 10 Percent Dividend Increase

St. Jude Medical announced today that the company will offer their shareholders a 10 percent dividend increase to $.23 per share each quarter.

June 3, 2011

Rockwell Automation Gives 21% Dividend Increase

Rockwell Automation announced today that the company will give their shareholders a 21% dividend increase to $.425 per share.

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.

March 21, 2011

Citigroup Resuming Dividend and Announces Stock Split

Citigroup announced today that the company is offering a 1-for-10 reverse stock split and resuming their quarterly dividend at $.01 per share.

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.

Omicom Raising Dividend for 2nd Year in a Row

Omnicom Group announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 25% to $.25 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.

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.

October 21, 2010

Dividend Aristocrat Raises Payout for 38th Consecutive Year

This marks the 38th consecutive year that VFC has increased their dividend payout putting them in the elite group of dividend aristocrat stocks.

September 21, 2010

ConAgra Foods Lifts Dividend As Earnings Disappoint

The dividend increase from ConAgra reflects the food company’s strong cash flows and their commitment to maintaining a top-tier dividend payout.

August 18, 2010

Should Dividend Investors Reconsider AT&T?

We interviewed AT&T Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Brooks McCorcle, about why dividend investors should reconsider AT&T.

August 4, 2010

Murphy Oil Lifts Dividend 10%

Murphy Oil announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 10% to $.275 per share.

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.

June 17, 2010

Investors Look for Big Dividend from Progressive

The auto insurer is on the verge of paying out the largest dividend payout in the company’s history.

June 15, 2010

3 Top Dow Dividend Stocks in 2010

If you look beyond Verizon and AT&T you can find 3 top Dow dividend stocks that have shined in 2010.

May 20, 2010

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

Forecasting JP Morgan Chase Dividend Increase

JP Morgan Chase has indicated that the bank will eventually increase their dividend payout to 30 – 40% of earnings.

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.

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.

February 27, 2009

Five Safe Dow Dividend Stocks

The falling stock prices of the blue chip companies of the Dow Jones index has produced some incredibly high dividend yields. So which dividend stocks are the safest?