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March 1, 2012

Walmart Increases Dividend for 39th Consecutive Year

Since last year’s 21 percent dividend increase, WMT shares have gained 14 percent and have outpaced the 6 percent gain in the Dow Jones index.


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 11, 2011

PACCAR Gives Investors a 50% Dividend Increase

PACCAR announced today that the company will give their investors a 50 percent quarterly dividend increase to $.18 per share.


June 24, 2011

Initiating a Dividend Won’t Save Research in Motion

Even coupling a high dividend yield with their cheap valuation won’t be enough to save Research in Motion.


June 10, 2011

Having No Dividend Is Hurting Bank of America

Poor Bank of America is watching its stock price drop fast and they have no real dividend to help prop up their share price.


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 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.


April 28, 2011

Chevron Quietly Raises Dividend Again

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




April 9, 2011

Rising Gold Prices Leads to Shift in Dividend Policy at Newmont Mining

Newmont Mining announced at their annual Investors Day conference that the company will be changing their dividend policy in order to link future payments directly to gold prices.


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 21, 2011

Citigroup Resuming Dividend and Announces Stock Split

Citigroup announced today that the company is offering a 1-for-10 reverse stock split and resuming their quarterly dividend at $.01 per share.


March 19, 2011

Cisco Initiates Dividend Payment As Promised

Cisco Systems announced yesterday that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend payment of $.06 per share beginning in April.



March 9, 2011

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



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.



January 27, 2011

Eaton Rewards Shareholders with Dividend Hike and Stock Split

Eaton Corporation announced today that the company is offering a 2-for-1 stock split and increasing their quarterly dividend by 17% to $.68 per share.


January 25, 2011

Norfolk Southern Dividend Chugs Higher

Norfolk Southern announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 11% to $.40 per share.




First Horizon Restoring Dividend But Just Barely

First Horizon National announced on Wednesday that they are restoring their dividend program at $.01 per share.



January 12, 2011

Lowes Looks More Attractive Than Home Depot In 2011

Home Depot may have outperformed Lowes over the past few years, but a side-by-side analysis shows that Lowes stock looks more attractive as we enter 2011.


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 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.


January 3, 2011

First Dividend Increase in 2011 Comes From Spectra Energy

Spectra Energy announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 4% to $.26 per share.



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 14, 2010

CSC Raising Dividend 33%

CSC announced that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 33% to $.20 per share.



October 21, 2010

Visa Rings Up Big Dividend Increase

Visa announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.15 per share.


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.


September 14, 2010

Investors Cheer Dividend Increase from Yum Brands

Dividend investors reacted positively to news of the dividend increase, sending Yum! Brands stock price to a new 52-week high.


September 2, 2010

High Yielding Verizon Inches Dividend Higher

Verizon Communications announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 2.6 percent to $.4875 per share.



August 18, 2010

Should Dividend Investors Reconsider AT&T?

We interviewed AT&T Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Brooks McCorcle, about why dividend investors should reconsider AT&T.



August 10, 2010

Questar Raises Dividend Again

This marks 263rd consecutive dividend paid by the company.



August 5, 2010

Investors Expecting Dividend Increase from Microsoft

Investor expectations for a dividend increase from Microsoft have been increasing in recent weeks.


August 4, 2010

Monsanto Boosts Dividend 6%

Monsanto announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 6% to $.28 per share.



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 20, 2010

Is The Dividend Safe At Barnes & Noble?

Big dividends are not bad news if a company can afford to pay them, unfortunately in Barnes & Noble’s case it appears that they cannot.




June 29, 2010

The Best Dividend Stocks over the Last 3 Years

Investors that owned the following five companies have reaped the benefits of owning the best dividend stocks over the last 3 years.



June 22, 2010

Duke Energy Lifts Quarterly Dividend

Although the dividend increase is marginal, it will lift Duke Energy’s yield to 6.1% based on today’s closing price.


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 14, 2010

When to Buy BP Stock?

It was only 18 months ago that JP Morgan, Bank of America and even General Electric were in similar situations.


June 12, 2010

BP by the Numbers

BP will likely be forced to modify their dividend program, but speculation over a possible bankruptcy or acquisition appears remote given these numbers.


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.


FedEx Moves Dividend Higher

FedEx announced today that they are increasing their quarterly dividend by 12% to $.12 per share.





May 19, 2010

Nordstrom Focuses On Dividend

Nordstrom, Inc announced yesterday that the company will increase their dividend by 25%.


April 19, 2010

5 Dow Dividend Stocks That Are Lagging In 2010

While many of the top dividend stocks have performed very well this year, eDividendStocks.com has put together a list of 5 Dow dividend stocks that are lagging in 2010.


April 12, 2010

6 Dow Dividend Stocks That Are Thriving In 2010

Don’t be fooled by AT&T and Verizon’s subpar performances this year, high yielding Dow dividend stocks are thriving in 2010.


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.