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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 28, 2011

Is Microsoft Cool Again?

The Office 365 announcement from Microsoft actually added $5 billion to the company’s market cap today.


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 24, 2011

Oracle Dividend Increase Is Modest

Investors learned today of a small Oracle dividend increase of 20% to $.06 per share.


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.


December 8, 2010

Bank of America Hoping to Raise Dividend Early In 2011

CEO Brian Moynihan commented yesterday that Bank of America would raise their dividend as soon as they pass the Federal Reserve stress test.


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.


August 23, 2010

A High Yielding Dividend Stock on Sale

Dividend investors can often scoop up accidental high yielding dividend stocks that have gone “on sale” due to market jitters.


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 9, 2010

Why Big Dividends Are Not Bad News

Are growth stocks really finding a better use for their cash piles than returning it to investors in the form of a dividend?


June 9, 2010

Viacom Initiates Attractive Dividend Payment

Income investors are sure to take notice of Viacom now that the stock offers a higher dividend yield than other consumer media stocks like Disney or News Corp.


June 11, 2009

Attention Target Investors: Company Increases Dividend By 6%

Retailer Target announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 6% increase in their quarterly dividend to $.17 per share.


Clorox Improves Quarterly Dividend By 9%

Clorox Corporation announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 9% increase in their quarterly dividend to $.50 per share.


Bristol-Myers Squibb Keeps Dividend Yield Over 6%

Global pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb announced late yesterday that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.31 per share.


June 9, 2009

Staples Maintains Dividend After Strong First Quarter Results

Office supplies retailer Staples announced today that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.0825 per share.


Monsanto Approves Quarterly Dividend

Monsanto announced today that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.265 per share.


April 30, 2009

Power Tool Maker Black & Decker Cuts Quarterly Dividend By 71%

Black & Decker announced today that they are cutting their quarterly dividend by 71% to $.12 per share.


Eastman Kodak Snaps Dividend From Investors

Eastman Kodak announced today that the company is suspending their quarterly dividend.


April 23, 2009

Johnson & Johnson Increases Dividend By 6.5%

Johnson & Johnson announced today that they are increasing their quarterly dividend by 6.5% to $.49 per share.