dividend program

May 9, 2011

Competitive Pressures Are Crushing PetMed Express

Even with an attractive dividend yield of 3.4%, most PetMed Express investors have a hound dog expression these days.

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 10, 2011

Seagate Technology Reinstates Dividend

Seagate Technology announced this week that the company will reinstate their quarterly dividend at $.18 per share.

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 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.

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.

January 27, 2011

Investors Get a Dividend Boost from Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.48 per share.

January 21, 2011

Airgas Raising Dividend 16% on Strong Earnings

Airgas announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 16% to $.29 per share following a 19% increase in net earnings in the third quarter.

First Horizon Restoring Dividend But Just Barely

First Horizon National announced on Wednesday that they are restoring their dividend program at $.01 per share.

December 9, 2010

Whole Foods Restoring Their Quarterly Dividend

Whole Foods Market, Inc. announced yesterday that the company is reinstituting their quarterly dividend program at $.10 per share.

December 6, 2010

Six Flags Initiating Dividend Program

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation announced today that the company is initiating a quarterly dividend program.

October 5, 2010

Can Microsoft Become A Top 20 Dividend Stock?

Microsoft needs to dramatically ramp up their dividend program to where they become one of the top 20 dividend stocks in the S&P 500.

September 24, 2010

Why Yahoo Can’t Pay a Dividend

Yahoo was once a darling of the dot-com world. Now it seems that Yahoo’s days as a publicly trading company may be numbered.

September 22, 2010

Microsoft Finally Raises Dividend

Microsoft initiated their dividend program in 2003, but this marks the first dividend increase from the tech giant since September 2008.

August 5, 2010

Investors Expecting Dividend Increase from Microsoft

Investor expectations for a dividend increase from Microsoft have been increasing in recent weeks.

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 21, 2010

Starbucks Surprises Investors with Dividend Increase

The surprise dividend increase comes as Starbucks posted fiscal third quarter earnings growth of 37% and boosted their guidance.

A Cheap Internet Stock with a High Dividend Yield

This internet stock offers an impressive 6.8% dividend yield and yet the stock only trades at 5x consensus 2011 earnings estimates.

July 20, 2010

Is The Dividend Safe At Barnes & Noble?

Big dividends are not bad news if a company can afford to pay them, unfortunately in Barnes & Noble’s case it appears that they cannot.

June 12, 2010

BP by the Numbers

BP will likely be forced to modify their dividend program, but speculation over a possible bankruptcy or acquisition appears remote given these numbers.

June 11, 2010

BP To Announce Dividend Suspension Next Week

It has been widely speculated that BP would be forced to suspend their dividend program given the political pressure they are facing to do so.

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.