dividend stocks



July 6, 2011

Dividend Payments Improved Again In the Second Quarter

Dividend investors received good news today as Standard & Poors released a report showing that dividend payments improved again in the second quarter.



June 8, 2011

Caterpillar Raises Dividend for 18th Consecutive Year

Caterpillar has now paid a regular dividend every quarterly since 1933 and has given their shareholders a dividend increase for 18 consecutive years.


May 25, 2011

6 Blue Chip Dividend Stocks for the Next 6 Months

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.


March 31, 2011

A New High Yield Dividend ETF Launches

Investors have a new dividend ETF to consider for their portfolios with iShares launching their High Dividend Equity Fund today.


March 19, 2011

Big Dividend Increase from JP Morgan

The dividend increase has been a long time in coming, but will lift the current dividend yield on JPM stock to 2.2%.



March 17, 2011

Dividend Investing in the New Normal Market

Here are 5 dividend stocks that Jim Cramer recommended for investors in this new normal market.



January 18, 2011

The Most Underachieving Dow Stock of 2010

No stock was more disappointing to investors in 2010 than Hewlett Packard. They take the title as the most underachieving Dow stock in 2010.



January 11, 2011

A High Yield China Dividend Stock

For investors looking for a high yield China dividend stock, Huaneng Power may be the stock you’ve been looking for.


January 7, 2011

Cheap China Dividend Stocks

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.


January 4, 2011

Jim Cramer’s Top 3 Dow Dividend Stocks

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.


January 3, 2011

The Dow 10 Strategy 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.


December 7, 2010

Dividend Tax Rates Extended For 2 More Years

President Obama announced that a framework agreement is in place with Congressional Republicans that will extend the Bush tax rates for 2 more years.


November 9, 2010

15 Stocks That Can’t Stop Raising Their Dividends

Annual dividend increases may be fine for regular dividend stocks, but these premier dividend stocks are rewarding investors with multiple dividend increases this year.




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 21, 2010

Is Apple or Google Stock Cheaper?

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.


August 31, 2010

Top Dow Dividend Stocks: August 2010

The bearish tone in the market this month led many investors to look at safer dividend stocks.




August 18, 2010

4 Hot Agriculture Dividend Stocks

With all of the attention that is being given to agriculture stocks these days, it behooves dividend investors to follow the money.


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.


July 29, 2010

Investing In Shadow Dividend Stocks

These companies currently do not pay a dividend to investors, but they have all the criteria to make a great dividend stock.




July 16, 2010

4 Cheap Latin America Dividend Stocks

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.





June 25, 2010

Cash Flow: The Key to 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.


June 22, 2010

The Power of 7% Dividend Yields

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.




June 15, 2010

Stocks That Increased Dividends Are Outperforming Market

Dividend stocks that can demonstrate that they are generating significant cash flow and are increasing their dividend payments are becoming very popular.



June 4, 2010

Bank of America Prepares Investors for Smaller Dividend in the Future

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan was recently asked at a Sanford Bernstein analyst conference how large of a dividend increase should investors expect.



May 19, 2010

A Diversified Dividend Portfolio from Jim Cramer

Earlier this month, Mad Money host Jim Cramer unveiled his recommendations to investors for a diversified portfolio of dividend stocks.



March 29, 2010

When to Sell Dividend Stocks

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.


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 22, 2010

6 Fake Dividend Stocks

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.


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.


April 22, 2009

Eli Lilly Maintains Quarterly Dividend

Eli Lilly’s board of directors have approved a quarterly dividend of $.49 per share.


April 15, 2009

Procter & Gamble Increases Dividend For 53rd Consecutive Year

Procter & Gamble announced yesterday that their Board of Directors has approved a 10% increase in their quarterly dividend payment to $.44 per share.


April 13, 2009

Seagate Technology Eliminates Quarterly Dividend

Seagate Technology announced today that they are suspending their quarterly dividend payment.


April 10, 2009

Family Dollar Stores Announces Quarterly Dividend

Family Dollar Stores announced yesterday that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.135 per share.


April 9, 2009

Walgreens Declares Dividend For 306th Consecutive Quarter

Walgreens announced today that they are paying a quarterly dividend for the 306th consecutive quarter.


April 8, 2009

United Technologies Keeps Dividend Steady

United Technologies announced today that they are maintaining their quarterly dividend at $.385 per share.


Caterpillar Maintains High Dividend Yield

Caterpillar announced today that they are maintaining their quarterly dividend payment of $.42 per share.


CBS Corporation Maintains High Dividend Yield

CBS Corporation announced yesterday that their board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.05 per share.


April 7, 2009

Discount Retailer TJX Increases Dividend For 13th Consecutive Year

Discount retailer TJX, operator of TJ Maxx and Marshalls stores, has raised its quarterly dividend by 9% to $.12 per share.


March 30, 2009

Pepsi Bottling Group Increases Dividend By 6%

Pepsi Bottling Group announced that their board of directors has approved a 6% increase in their quarterly dividend to $.18 per share.


High Yielding Dow Stock Continues Dividend Payments

AT&T’s board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.41 per share.


March 26, 2009

Raytheon Increases Quarterly Dividend

Defense contractor Raytheon announced yesterday that its board of directors has increased the company’s quarterly dividend by 11% to $.31 per share.


March 24, 2009

Newell Rubbermaid Cuts Dividend By 52%

Newell Rubbermaid announced today that they are reducing their quarterly dividend by 52%.


March 20, 2009

Intel Announces Quarterly Dividend

Intel Corporation announced today that its board of directors has approved a $.14 per share dividend.


March 19, 2009

Discover Financial Cuts Dividend After Disappointing Earnings Results

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.


March 18, 2009

Oracle Declares First Dividend Ever

Software company Oracle declared their very first quarterly dividend today after posting better than expected third quarter profits.


March 16, 2009

Alcoa Cuts Dividend As Expected

Dow component Alcoa cuts their quarterly dividendy by 82% as part of a broad cost cutting announcement.


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.


Pep Boys Cuts Dividend As Losses Mount

Pep Boys announced yesterday that they are cutting their quarterly dividend by 56% to $.03 per share.


March 6, 2009

Wells Fargo Makes Difficult Decision To Cut Dividend

Wells Fargo makes the difficult, but necessary decision to reduce their quarterly dividend by 85% to $.05 per share.


BorgWarner Suspends Quarterly Dividend

BorgWarner announced yesterday that they are suspending their quarterly dividend payment in an effort to conserve cash.


March 5, 2009

Wal-Mart Hikes Dividend For 35th Consecutive Year

Wal-Mart comes through once again with another dividend increase….for the 35th consecutive year.


Abbott Labs Increases Dividend For 37th Consecutive Year

Abbott Laboratories announced they are increasing their quarterly dividend by 11% to $.40 per share.


General Dynamics Increases Quarterly Dividend

General Dynamics announced yesterday that its board of directors has approved a 9% increase in their quarterly dividend.


March 4, 2009

U.S. Bancorp Joins Dividend Cutting Party

U.S. Bancorp became the latest financial service company to announce a dividend cut.


March 3, 2009

Qualcomm Chips Extra Penny Into Dividend Payment

Qualcomm announced a 6% increase in their quarterly dividend payment from $.16 per share to $.17 per share.


Talbots Halts Dividend

Talbots announced that they are suspending their quarterly dividend payment.


March 2, 2009

Three Dow Stocks Almost Certain To Cut Their Dividends

Three high-yield dividend stocks that are almost certain to cut their dividend payments in the coming weeks.


International Paper Makes Sharp Dividend Cut

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 Makes Prudent Decision To Cut Dividend

PNC Financial Services has cut its quarterly dividend payment by 85% to $.10 per share.


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?


GE Cuts Dividend To Save $8.8 Billion

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 Pays Dividend For 88th Consecutive Quarter

Home Depot announced a quarter dividend of $.225 per share and appears well positioned to maintain their dividend in 2009.


February 26, 2009

Gannett Slashes Dividend By 90%

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.


February 25, 2009

BB&T Increase Dividend Payment For 37th Consecutive Year

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 Cuts Dividend 51%

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.


February 23, 2009

JP Morgan Slashes Dividend Payment To Conserve Capital

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.


February 20, 2009

Coca-Cola Increases Dividend For 47th Consecutive Year

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 Announces Quarterly Dividend

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.


Hershey Declares Another Sweet Dividend

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.


Whirpool Applies Quarterly Dividend

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.


February 13, 2009

Pepsi Declares Dividend

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.


February 12, 2009

Dow Chemical Cuts Dividend 64%

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 Reduces Dividend

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 Raises Dividend

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.