Dividend investors received good news today as Standard & Poors released a report showing that dividend payments improved again in the second quarter.
It’s a stock’s dividend yield which provides important protection for investors in tumultuous times.
Caterpillar has now paid a regular dividend every quarterly since 1933 and has given their shareholders a dividend increase for 18 consecutive years.
We have identified 6 blue chip dividend stocks that we expect to outperform the Dow Jones index over the next 6 months. All 6 of these dividend stocks are currently Dow components and a couple of our stock picks will probably surprise you.
Investors have a new dividend ETF to consider for their portfolios with iShares launching their High Dividend Equity Fund today.
The dividend increase has been a long time in coming, but will lift the current dividend yield on JPM stock to 2.2%.
Cisco Systems announced yesterday that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend payment of $.06 per share beginning in April.
Here are 5 dividend stocks that Jim Cramer recommended for investors in this new normal market.
Family Dollar Stores announced yesterday that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 16% to $18 per share.
No stock was more disappointing to investors in 2010 than Hewlett Packard. They take the title as the most underachieving Dow stock in 2010.
Here are 5 dividend stocks that investors are watching in 2011.
For investors looking for a high yield China dividend stock, Huaneng Power may be the stock you’ve been looking for.
Here are two cheap China dividend stocks that give investors both a play on the emerging markets growth as well as a nice dividend yield.
As his tradition has been, Jim Cramer used the first Mad Money show of 2011 to reveal his Dow forecast and his top Dow stock picks for 2011.
For dividend investors wanting to capitalize on the Dow 10 strategy this year, here are the 10 highest yielding Dow stocks to add to your portfolio.
President Obama announced that a framework agreement is in place with Congressional Republicans that will extend the Bush tax rates for 2 more years.
Annual dividend increases may be fine for regular dividend stocks, but these premier dividend stocks are rewarding investors with multiple dividend increases this year.
Here is a look at 3 dividend stocks outperforming Apple this year.
Here are 3 stocks that are trying to impress investors by paying out a bigger dividend than they can really afford.
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.
Although Google and Apple are both shadow dividend stocks for now, let’s take a look at these two tech giants to see whose stock we should be buying.
The bearish tone in the market this month led many investors to look at safer dividend stocks.
This marks the second time in the past year that Bob Evans has increased their quarterly dividend.
Should investors consider Hewlett-Packard or are they just a fake dividend stock?
With all of the attention that is being given to agriculture stocks these days, it behooves dividend investors to follow the money.
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.
These companies currently do not pay a dividend to investors, but they have all the criteria to make a great dividend stock.
The least covered Dow dividend stocks have all outperformed the index this year.
This dividend stock generates 100% of their revenues from international markets and offers a compelling dividend yield of 4.6%.
With all the focus that has been given to Europe, China and even the Gulf of Mexico in recent months, it seems that many investors have ignored Latin America.
Only 7 of the 43 dividend aristocrat stocks managed to post gains in June.
We have assembled this complete list of dividend ETF’s for the benefit of our fellow dividend investors.
With so much uncertainty in the markets, it’s nice to see financial pundits like Jim Cramer still recommending 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.
By buying a dividend stock with a 7% yield, you stand to double your investment in a decade even if the stock price doesn’t budge.
Here is a look at the top performing dividend aristocrat stocks in 2010.
Here’s a list of 5 dividend stocks for former BP investors to consider.
Dividend stocks that can demonstrate that they are generating significant cash flow and are increasing their dividend payments are becoming very popular.
If you look beyond Verizon and AT&T you can find 3 top Dow dividend stocks that have shined in 2010.
Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan was recently asked at a Sanford Bernstein analyst conference how large of a dividend increase should investors expect.
Investors looking for higher yields should not write off dividend stocks.
Earlier this month, Mad Money host Jim Cramer unveiled his recommendations to investors for a diversified portfolio of dividend stocks.
Dividends are why stocks generate better returns than bonds over the long term.
We tend to focus primarily on identifying good dividend stocks to buy and probably don’t give enough attention on when to sell 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.
Here is a list of 6 fake dividend stocks. These companies pay investors as little as they feel they can get away with, while still being classified as a dividend stock.
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.
Eli Lilly’s board of directors have approved a quarterly dividend of $.49 per share.
Procter & Gamble announced yesterday that their Board of Directors has approved a 10% increase in their quarterly dividend payment to $.44 per share.
Seagate Technology announced today that they are suspending their quarterly dividend payment.
Family Dollar Stores announced yesterday that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.135 per share.
Walgreens announced today that they are paying a quarterly dividend for the 306th consecutive quarter.
United Technologies announced today that they are maintaining their quarterly dividend at $.385 per share.
Caterpillar announced today that they are maintaining their quarterly dividend payment of $.42 per share.
CBS Corporation announced yesterday that their board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.05 per share.
Discount retailer TJX, operator of TJ Maxx and Marshalls stores, has raised its quarterly dividend by 9% to $.12 per share.
Pepsi Bottling Group announced that their board of directors has approved a 6% increase in their quarterly dividend to $.18 per share.
AT&T’s board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.41 per share.
Defense contractor Raytheon announced yesterday that its board of directors has increased the company’s quarterly dividend by 11% to $.31 per share.
Newell Rubbermaid announced today that they are reducing their quarterly dividend by 52%.
Intel Corporation announced today that its board of directors has approved a $.14 per share dividend.
Discover Financial announced they were reducing their quarterly dividend by 67% as the company reported a worse than expected operating loss for their fiscal first quarter.
Software company Oracle declared their very first quarterly dividend today after posting better than expected third quarter profits.
Dow component Alcoa cuts their quarterly dividendy by 82% as part of a broad cost cutting announcement.
Here are five blue-chip dividend stocks that not only have attractive dividend yields, but are also very profitable and have reasonable payout ratios.
Pep Boys announced yesterday that they are cutting their quarterly dividend by 56% to $.03 per share.
Wells Fargo makes the difficult, but necessary decision to reduce their quarterly dividend by 85% to $.05 per share.
BorgWarner announced yesterday that they are suspending their quarterly dividend payment in an effort to conserve cash.
Wal-Mart comes through once again with another dividend increase….for the 35th consecutive year.
Abbott Laboratories announced they are increasing their quarterly dividend by 11% to $.40 per share.
General Dynamics announced yesterday that its board of directors has approved a 9% increase in their quarterly dividend.
U.S. Bancorp became the latest financial service company to announce a dividend cut.
Qualcomm announced a 6% increase in their quarterly dividend payment from $.16 per share to $.17 per share.
Talbots announced that they are suspending their quarterly dividend payment.
Three high-yield dividend stocks that are almost certain to cut their dividend payments in the coming weeks.
International Paper announced today they are cutting their quarterly dividend by 90% to $.025 per share in an effort to conserve $400 million.
PNC Financial Services has cut its quarterly dividend payment by 85% to $.10 per share.
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?
General Electric announced they are slashing their quarterly dividend from $.10 to $.31 per share. The dividend cut has been widely speculated on, but the 68% cut is even more than most expected.
Home Depot announced a quarter dividend of $.225 per share and appears well positioned to maintain their dividend in 2009.
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.
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 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.
JP Morgan Chase announced today that they are slashing their quarterly dividend payment from $.38 per share to $.05 per share. The dividend will be payable on April 30, 2009 to shareholders of record as of April 6, 2009.
Coca-Cola Co.’s raised their quarterly dividend to $.41 per share. The dividend will be payable on April 1, 2009 to shareholders of record as of March 15, 2009.
Xerox Corp announced yesterday that their board had declared a quarterly dividend of $.0425 per share. The dividend will be payable on April 30, 2009 to shareholders of record as of March 31, 2009.
The Hershey Company announced a quarterly dividend of $.2975 per share. The dividend is payable March 13, 2009 to shareholders of record as of February 25, 2009.
Whirlpool Corporation announced a quarterly dividend of $.43 per share. The dividend is payable March 15, 2009 to shareholders of record as of February 27, 2009.
PepsiCo announced a quarterly dividend of $.425 per share. The dividend will be payable on March 31, 2009 to shareholders of record as of March 6, 2009.
Dow Chemical cut their quarterly dividend 64% to $.15 per share. The dividend will be payable on April 30, 2009 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 32, 2009.
Harley-Davidson has slashed their quarterly dividend from $.33 per share to $.10 per share. The dividend will be payable on March 19, 2009 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 5, 2009.
3M Company announced they were increasing their quarterly dividend to $.51 per share. The dividend will be payable on March 12, 2009 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 20, 2009.