February 27, 2012

St. Jude Medical Declares 10 Percent Dividend Increase

St. Jude Medical announced today that the company will offer their shareholders a 10 percent dividend increase to $.23 per share each quarter.

July 20, 2011

Altera Boosts Dividend

Altera announced yesterday that the company will boost their quarterly dividend by 33 percent to $.08 per share.

July 6, 2011

Dividend Payments Improved Again In the Second Quarter

Dividend investors received good news today as Standard & Poors released a report showing that dividend payments improved again in the second quarter.

May 17, 2011

Jim Cramer’s Top 5 Restaurant Stocks

Jim Cramer kicked off a week-long series on restaurant stocks by dusting off his Mad Money restaurant guide and highlighting his top 5 restaurant stocks for investors.

May 16, 2011

Why I Sold Cisco Systems

Cisco could be facing several quarters of lackluster performance. In all likelihood their stock price will fall much lower before the company’s performance stabilizes.

May 11, 2011

Intel Raising Dividend Once Again

Intel Corporation announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend again this year.

April 22, 2011

Travelers Announces a 14% Dividend Increase

The Travelers Companies announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 14% to $.41 per share.

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.

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 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 29, 2011

Will BP Reinstate Their Dividend Next Week?

Investors are speculating whether BP will reinstate their dividend next week when they report their fourth quarter earnings results.

January 23, 2011

Bank of America Could Raise Dividend in Late 2011

The bank reported a fourth quarter loss of $1.6 billion, but Moynihan believes the company will be in a position to increase their dividend later this year.

January 21, 2011

Airgas Raising Dividend 16% on Strong Earnings

Airgas announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 16% to $.29 per share following a 19% increase in net earnings in the third quarter.

November 11, 2010

Lincoln National Approves 25% Dividend Increase

Lincoln National currently only pays out $.01 per share every quarter, so even with the dividend increase LNC shares will only yield 0.2%.

November 1, 2010

Simon Says a Higher Dividend Is Here

The dividend announcement comes as the shopping mall operator reported strong third quarter results and raised their forecast for the rest of the year.

August 2, 2010

Higher Gold Prices Leading To Bigger Dividends

It’s hard to ignore the fact that higher gold prices are leading to bigger dividends and investors need to at least consider gold stocks for their portfolio.

July 26, 2010

Crane Increases Dividend By 15%

Crane Co. announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 15% to $.23 per share.

July 22, 2010

Diamond Offshore Drilling Cuts Dividend

Diamond Offshore Drilling announced today that the company will cut their quarterly dividend by 45% due to uncertainty on the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico.

July 21, 2010

Eaton Raises Dividend By 16%

The dividend increase comes as ETN delivered second quarter earnings results that were $.19 above Wall Street’s consensus estimates.

Altera Raises Dividend As Cash Flow Increases

The chipmaker can certainly afford to increase their dividend. Altera finished the second quarter with $2.1 billion in cash and virtually no debt on their balance sheet.

June 24, 2010

Best Buy Raises Dividend by a Penny

The penny increase in the dividend payment will lift BBY’s current yield to 1.6% based on yesterday’s closing price.

June 9, 2010

Target Dividend Jumps 47%

Target announced today that the retailer is increasing its quarterly dividend by 47% to $.25 per share.

July 27, 2009

Kellogg Increases Quarterly Dividend

Kellogg Company announced on Friday that its Board of Directors has increased their quarterly dividend by 10% to $.375.

May 29, 2009

YUM! Brands Holds Dividend Steady

Yum! Brands announced today that their Board of Directors is maintaining their quarterly dividend of $.19 per share.

May 28, 2009

Home Depot Pays Dividend For 89th Consecutive Quarter

The Home Depot announced today that their Board of Directors has approved a cash dividend for the 89th consecutive quarter.

April 28, 2009

Fortune Brands Cuts Dividend By 57%

Fortune Brands announced today that the company is reducing their quarterly dividend by 57% to $.19 per share.