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.
St. Jude Medical announced today that the company will offer their shareholders a 10 percent dividend increase to $.23 per share each quarter.
Mosaic announced today that the company will boost their dividend payout by 150 percent to $.50 per share.
Medtronic announced today that the company will raise their quarterly dividend by 8 percent to $.2425 per share.
Rockwell Automation announced today that the company will give their shareholders a 21% dividend increase to $.425 per share.
Amgen announced today that the company will pay their first dividend ever in the second quarter of 2011.
Citigroup announced today that the company is offering a 1-for-10 reverse stock split and resuming their quarterly dividend at $.01 per share.
Williams-Sonoma announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 13% to $.17 per share.
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.
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.
Fred’s announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 25% to $.05 per share.
Kohl’s announced yesterday that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend program for the first time ever at $.25 per share.
Health insurance stocks are starting to feel more confident about their cash flows and are finally paying reasonable dividends to their shareholders.
This marks the 44th consecutive year that the dividend aristocrat has increased their dividend payout.
Omnicom Group announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 25% to $.25 per share.
Today’s announcement marks the seventh consecutive year that Waste Management has increased their dividend.
Reynolds American announced today that the company is increasing their dividend payout target from 75% to 80% of net income.
Equifax is quadrupling their quarterly dividend and raising their dividend payout target to 25 – 35% of adjusted net income.
This marks the 38th consecutive year that VFC has increased their dividend payout putting them in the elite group of dividend aristocrat stocks.
The dividend increase from ConAgra reflects the food company’s strong cash flows and their commitment to maintaining a top-tier dividend payout.
We interviewed AT&T Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Brooks McCorcle, about why dividend investors should reconsider AT&T.
Murphy Oil announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 10% to $.275 per share.
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.
The auto insurer is on the verge of paying out the largest dividend payout in the company’s history.
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Retailer American Eagle Outfitters is increasing their quarterly dividend by 10%.
The dividend increase marks the 33rd consecutive year that Clorox has increased their annual dividend payout – dating back to 1977.
JP Morgan Chase has indicated that the bank will eventually increase their dividend payout to 30 – 40% of earnings.
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.
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.
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