Gannett announced today that they will double their dividend as profits at the newspaper company plunged 22 percent.
Walgreens today announced their biggest dividend increase ever and also authorized a $2 billion stock buyback program.
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.
Vail Resorts announced today that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend program of $.15 per share.
This mega stock repurchase program represents about 8% of Walmart’s current market cap of $188.8 billion.
Costco announced yesterday that the company will give their shareholders a dividend increase and will initiate a $4 billion stock repurchase program.
Humana announced today that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend program in July.
Amgen announced today that the company will pay their first dividend ever in the second quarter of 2011.
Seagate Technology announced this week that the company will reinstate their quarterly dividend at $.18 per share.
Lowe’s has undertaken a major restructuring program which is expected to improve their margins and lift their earnings results.
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.
Patterson Companies announced today that the company will raise their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.12 per share and increase their stock repurchase program.
Kohl’s announced yesterday that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend program for the first time ever at $.25 per share.
Health insurance stocks are starting to feel more confident about their cash flows and are finally paying reasonable dividends to their shareholders.
Broadcom announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 13% to $.09 per share.
Mattel is increasing their dividend by 11% and moves to quarterly dividend payments.
BP announced today that the company will reinstate their dividend program at $.07 per share for the fourth quarter.
Time Warner Cable announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.48 per share.
First Horizon National announced on Wednesday that they are restoring their dividend program at $.01 per share.
Carnival Corporation announced today that they are increasing their quarterly dividend by 150% to $.25 per share.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation announced today that the company is initiating a quarterly dividend program.
Toy maker Mattel announced today that the company will increase their dividend by 11% to $.83 per share.
Microsoft initiated their dividend program in 2003, but this marks the first dividend increase from the tech giant since September 2008.
Avago Technologies announced today that the company is initiating a quarterly dividend program.
Investor expectations for a dividend increase from Microsoft have been increasing in recent weeks.
General Electric announced today that the conglomerate will finally increase their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.12 per share.
The surprise dividend increase comes as Starbucks posted fiscal third quarter earnings growth of 37% and boosted their guidance.
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.
Del Monte Foods is aggressively working to increase shareholder value and will nearly double their quarterly dividend this year.
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.
News of the dividend increase came as ConocoPhillips unveiled plans to increase shareholder value at their annual analyst meeting in New York.