June 21, 2011

Best Buy Authorizes $5 Billion Stock Repurchase and Dividend Increase

Best Buy announced today that the company had authorized a $5 billion stock repurchase program and will increase their quarterly dividend by 7 percent to $.16 per share.

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 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 10, 2011

Seagate Technology Reinstates Dividend

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

April 5, 2011

Lowe’s Is Improving

Lowe’s has undertaken a major restructuring program which is expected to improve their margins and lift their earnings results.

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.

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.

January 27, 2011

Investors Get a Dividend Boost from Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.48 per share.

January 21, 2011

First Horizon Restoring Dividend But Just Barely

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

December 6, 2010

Six Flags Initiating Dividend Program

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation announced today that the company is initiating a quarterly dividend program.

September 22, 2010

Microsoft Finally Raises Dividend

Microsoft initiated their dividend program in 2003, but this marks the first dividend increase from the tech giant since September 2008.

August 5, 2010

Investors Expecting Dividend Increase from Microsoft

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

July 21, 2010

Starbucks Surprises Investors with Dividend Increase

The surprise dividend increase comes as Starbucks posted fiscal third quarter earnings growth of 37% and boosted their guidance.

June 11, 2010

BP To Announce Dividend Suspension Next Week

It has been widely speculated that BP would be forced to suspend their dividend program given the political pressure they are facing to do so.

June 10, 2010

Del Monte Foods Nearly Doubles Dividend

Del Monte Foods is aggressively working to increase shareholder value and will nearly double their quarterly dividend this year.

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.