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December 6, 2010

Reynolds American Raises Dividend Payout Target

Reynolds American announced today that the company is increasing their dividend payout target from 75% to 80% of net income.

July 31, 2010

Highest Yielding S&P 500 Stock Cuts Dividend

The highest yielding S&P 500 stock announced on Friday that they will cut their dividend beginning in September.

May 19, 2010

Forecasting JP Morgan Chase Dividend Increase

JP Morgan Chase has indicated that the bank will eventually increase their dividend payout to 30 – 40% of earnings.

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.

May 28, 2009

Merck Maintains High Dividend Yield

Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. announced today that they are maintaining their quarterly dividend payment of $.38 per share.

April 27, 2009

Was Pfizer’s Dividend Cut Really Necessary?

Last week, Pfizer slashed their dividend by 50%, but was their dividend cut even necessary?