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.

March 29, 2011

Another Dividend Increase for International Paper

International Paper announced today that the company was giving another dividend increase to their shareholders.

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 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.

January 21, 2011

PriceSmart Raises Dividend By 20%

PriceSmart announced yesterday that the company is increasing their dividend by 20% to $.30 per share.

January 10, 2011

ElDorado Gold Raising Dividend and 2011 Outlook

ElDorado Gold announced today that the company will double their dividend payment to C$0.10.

August 12, 2010

BP Could Restore Dividend in February

One of BP’s largest shareholders, Newton Higher Income Fund, believes that BP is committed to restoring their dividend.

June 16, 2010

BP Officially Suspends Dividend

As expected, BP announced today that the company will officially suspend their quarterly dividend in the wake of the Gulf oil spill disaster.

June 7, 2010

Goldman Sachs Warns That BP Will Likely Cut Dividend

Goldman Sachs analyst, Michelle della Vigna, believes that the increasing cost of damages and reduced earnings outlook will impact BP’s dividend.

May 20, 2010

Northrop Grumman Increases Quarterly Dividend

This marks the 7th consecutive year that Northrop Grumman has increased their dividend payment.

Clorox Hikes Dividend for 33rd Consecutive Year

The dividend increase marks the 33rd consecutive year that Clorox has increased their annual dividend payout – dating back to 1977.

April 21, 2010

Sonoco Inches Dividend Higher for 28th Consecutive Year

Sonoco announced today that their Board of Directors approved a 4% increase in their quarterly dividend.

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.

March 4, 2010

Walmart Remains A Below Average Dividend Stock

Despite their tremendous cash flow, the world’s largest retailer remains one of the lower yielding dividend stocks in the Dow Jones index.

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.

Mastercard Declares Quarterly Dividend

Mastercard announced today that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.15 per share.

May 19, 2009

J.C. Penney’s Continues Quarterly Dividend

Retailer J.C. Penney’s announced that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.20 per share.