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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.



February 15, 2012

CEO Tim Cook Hints At Apple Dividend

Investors received a positive signal from CEO Tim Cook yesterday that an Apple dividend could be coming in the near future.


July 25, 2011

Rayonier Announces Dividend Increase and Stock Split

Rayonier announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 11 percent and will give investors a three-for-two stock split.


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 20, 2011

PetSmart Announces Dividend Increase and Stock Buyback

This year’s dividend hike is less than half the 25 percent dividend increase from PetSmart in 2010. However, the retailer did announce a new $450 million stock buyback program.


June 16, 2011

J.C. Penney’s New $1 Billion CEO

A new CEO is not going to change the short-term challenges facing the company. Being a successful executive at Apple is no guarantee of success at J.C. Penney’s.


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.



June 7, 2011

FedEx Gives Investors a Penny Dividend Increase

Following the penny per share increase, FedEx stock will offer investors a current dividend yield of 0.6% based on today’s closing price.



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.




May 18, 2011

3 Stable Restaurant Stocks

These are not hyper-growth stocks with potential to open hundreds of more restaurants. Instead these are mature businesses that are focused on increasing their same store sales and refreshing their brands.


May 16, 2011

Why I Sold Cisco Systems

Cisco could be facing several quarters of lackluster performance. In all likelihood their stock price will fall much lower before the company’s performance stabilizes.



May 12, 2011

Cypress Semiconductor Initiates Dividend

Cypress Semiconductor announced today that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend of $.09 per share beginning in July.


May 11, 2011

Intel Raising Dividend Once Again

Intel Corporation announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend again this year.




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.




May 2, 2011

Harley-Davidson Finally Revs Up Dividend

This is the first dividend increase since Harley-Davidson reduced their dividend by 70% in early 2009.


April 29, 2011

Johnson & Johnson Rolls Out Dividend Increase

This marks the 49th consecutive year that the dividend aristocrat has raised their quarterly dividend.


April 28, 2011

Chevron Quietly Raises Dividend Again

This marks the 24th consecutive year that Chevron has raised their quarterly dividend.



April 27, 2011

Costco Announces Dividend Increase and Stock Repurchases

Costco announced yesterday that the company will give their shareholders a dividend increase and will initiate a $4 billion stock repurchase program.




April 22, 2011

GE Dividend Climbs Higher

General Electric announced this week that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 7% to $.15 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.


April 20, 2011

Hudson City Bancorp Announces Dividend Cut

Hudson City Bancorp announced today that the company will cut their quarterly dividend by 47% to $.08 per share.


April 13, 2011

United Technologies Announces a 13% Dividend Increase

United Technologies announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 13% to $.48 per share.


April 10, 2011

Seagate Technology Reinstates Dividend

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


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 22, 2011

BNY Mellon Gives Investors a Dividend Increase

BNY Mellon announced today that the company will give their investors a 44% dividend increase to $.13 per share.


March 18, 2011

Air Products Gives Dividend Increase for 29th Straight Year

Air Products & Chemicals announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 18% to $.58 per share. This marks the 29th straight year that Air Products has given their shareholders a dividend increase.


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.




March 14, 2011

Xilinx Unveils Increased Dividend for Analyst Day

Xilinx announced ahead of their annual analyst day meeting that the company had increased their quarterly dividend by 19%.


March 12, 2011

Lennox Turns Up the Heat on Their Dividend

Lennox International announced yesterday that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.18 per share.


March 10, 2011

Steel Dynamics Increasing Dividend and Raising Earnings Forecast

Steel Dynamics announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 33% and raising their first quarter earnings forecast.



Investors Receive a Small Dividend Increase from Staples

Investors will take the small dividend increase from Staples, but it won’t offset the company’s falling stock price


Tyco Raising Dividend By 20%

Tyco International announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.25 per share.


March 8, 2011

The Bank of Nova Scotia Is Increasing Their Dividend

The Bank of Nova Scotia is the 3rd largest bank in Canada and is only the second Canadian bank stock to increase their dividend since the recession.


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 5, 2011

Piedmont Natural Gas Dividend Increase for the 33rd Straight Year

Piedmont Natural Gas announced a quarterly dividend increase of 4% to $.29 per share.



March 1, 2011

Navios Maritime Partners Is a Risky Dividend Stock

To the casual observer, Navios Maritime Partners may not look like a risky dividend stock. In fact, it looks like it could be a perfect dividend play.



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.


February 22, 2011

Home Depot Announces Dividend Increase

Home Depot announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 6% to $.25 per share.


Barnes & Noble Dividend Just Got Nuked

Barnes & Noble announced today that the company is suspending their quarterly dividend.


February 17, 2011

Jim Cramer’s Favorite Gold Stock

Jim Cramer is very bullish on gold and believes that gold prices have a long way to run. Here is a look at his favorite gold stock.


Coca Cola Lifts Dividend for 49th Consecutive Year

The dividend increase just adds to Coca Cola’s legacy as a dividend aristocrat and reflects the company’s confidence in their long-term cash flows.


February 16, 2011

Is Family Dollar Stores Going Private?

Shares in Family Dollar Stores spiked over 21% today on news that Trian Capital wants to take the discount retailer private.


Comcast Raising Dividend and Accelerating Stock Repurchases

Comcast announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 19% and accelerating their stock repurchases for 2011.


Sherwin Williams Raising Dividend Again

The dividend increase is nothing new for Sherwin-Williams, the dividend aristocrat has now raised their dividend for 32 consecutive years.



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.


February 11, 2011

ConocoPhillips Offers Investors a 20% Dividend Rate Increase

ConocoPhillips announced today that the company will offer investors a 20% dividend rate increase this quarter to $.66 per share.






February 7, 2011

Owens & Minor Dividend Getting Stronger

Owens & Minor announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 13% to $.20 per share.




February 5, 2011

Aetna Will Finally Start Paying a Meaningful Dividend

Aetna announced on Friday that the company is significantly increasing their dividend and moving from a nominal annual dividend to a quarterly payment cycle.



February 3, 2011

UPS Delivers Bigger Dividend

UPS is using their cash flows to deliver a bigger dividend to investors.



January 28, 2011

Smucker Surprises Investors with an Early Dividend Increase

Typically Smucker doesn’t announce a dividend increase until April, so today’s announcement was a pleasant surprise to investors.



January 26, 2011

Praxair Lifts Dividend for 18th Consecutive Year

Praxair announced that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 11% to $.50 per share.


January 24, 2011

JC Penney Closing Stores, But Dividend Appears Safe

J.C. Penney Company unveiled a strategic restructuring program today that will result in store closures and the shutting down their catalog business.



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 10, 2011

UBS Recommending Clients Buy GE

UBS upgraded GE from “Neutral” to a “Buy” rating today citing an attractive valuation and strong dividend yield.


January 6, 2011

10 Dogs of the S&P 500

Here is Jim Cramer’s list of the 10 Dogs of the S&P 500, although some have the potential to become winners.



January 5, 2011

Our Top Dow Dividend Stock For 2011

For investors looking to follow a Dow 10 strategy this year, Merck is a must-have stock in your portfolio. However, we have Merck as our top Dow dividend stock in 2011.


Our Top Dow Dividend Stock For 2011

For investors looking to follow a Dow 10 strategy this year, Merck is a must-have stock in your portfolio. However, we have Merck as our top Dow dividend stock in 2011.


December 28, 2010

5 Top Dividend Stocks For 2011

Here are 5 top dividend stocks for 2011 that we at eDividendStocks have highlighted for investors.


December 17, 2010

AT&T Raising Dividend Even Higher

AT&T is already the highest yielding stock in the Dow Jones index. Today’s dividend announcement will increase that dividend yield to 5.9% based on yesterday’s closing price.


Dominion Increasing Dividend and Dividend Payout Ratio

Dominion announced today that the utility stock will increase their quarterly dividend by 8% to $.4925 per share and their dividend payout ratio to 60 – 65%.



December 16, 2010

Higher Gold Prices Lead To Big Dividend Increase from Agnico-Eagle

Agnico-Eagle Mines announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by a whopping 256%.



AT&T Dividend Forecast

AT&T is already the highest yielding stock in the Dow Jones index, so investors shouldn’t expect a significant dividend increase this year.


December 13, 2010

Chevron Hits 52-Week High

Since the beginning of 2010, CVX shares have gained nearly 15% and have outpaced the 9.6% gain in the Dow Jones index.


December 8, 2010

Fortune Brands Breaking Up

Fortune Brands Inc. announced plans today to split the company into three separate businesses.