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July 12, 2011

Cummins Dividend Yield Climbs Higher

Cummins announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 52 percent to $.40 per share.


June 29, 2011

General Mills Raises Dividend Again

This latest dividend increase from General Mills will push the current yield on their stock to 3.3 percent.


June 20, 2011

PetSmart Announces Dividend Increase and Stock Buyback

This year’s dividend hike is less than half the 25 percent dividend increase from PetSmart in 2010. However, the retailer did announce a new $450 million stock buyback program.


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 13, 2011

Citigroup Officially Reinstates Dividend

Citigroup announced today that the company will officially reinstate their quarterly dividend at $.01 per share in June.


May 2, 2011

Harley-Davidson Finally Revs Up Dividend

This is the first dividend increase since Harley-Davidson reduced their dividend by 70% in early 2009.


April 28, 2011

Chevron Quietly Raises Dividend Again

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


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.


March 24, 2011

Oracle Dividend Increase Is Modest

Investors learned today of a small Oracle dividend increase of 20% to $.06 per share.



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


Tyco Raising Dividend By 20%

Tyco International announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.25 per share.


March 5, 2011

Piedmont Natural Gas Dividend Increase for the 33rd Straight Year

Piedmont Natural Gas announced a quarterly dividend increase of 4% to $.29 per share.


February 16, 2011

Comcast Raising Dividend and Accelerating Stock Repurchases

Comcast announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 19% and accelerating their stock repurchases for 2011.


Sherwin Williams Raising Dividend Again

The dividend increase is nothing new for Sherwin-Williams, the dividend aristocrat has now raised their dividend for 32 consecutive years.


February 15, 2011

Omicom Raising Dividend for 2nd Year in a Row

Omnicom Group announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 25% to $.25 per share.


February 8, 2011

L-3 Communications Will Raise Dividend for 7th Straight Year

This marks the seventh consecutive year that L-3 Communications has increased their dividend.


February 4, 2011

Avon Products Raising Dividend for 22nd Consecutive Year

While the $.01 dividend isn’t massive, it does mark the 22nd consecutive year that Avon has increased their dividend.




January 28, 2011

Smucker Surprises Investors with an Early Dividend Increase

Typically Smucker doesn’t announce a dividend increase until April, so today’s announcement was a pleasant surprise to investors.



January 26, 2011

Praxair Lifts Dividend for 18th Consecutive Year

Praxair announced that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 11% to $.50 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.


January 21, 2011

Washington Post Raises Dividend as Warren Buffet Exits

The dividend announcement was overshadowed by news that investing guru Warren Buffet is stepping down from the board of directors at the Washington Post.


PriceSmart Raises Dividend By 20%

PriceSmart announced yesterday that the company is increasing their dividend by 20% to $.30 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 10, 2011

ElDorado Gold Raising Dividend and 2011 Outlook

ElDorado Gold announced today that the company will double their dividend payment to C$0.10.


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 14, 2010

CSC Raising Dividend 33%

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


December 10, 2010

Axis Capital Declares 10% Dividend Increase

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 10% to $.23 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.


December 1, 2010

Walt Disney Increases Dividend for 55th Consecutive Year

Walt Disney Company announced today that the company is increasing their annual dividend by 14% to $.40 per share.



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%.


DeVry Lifts Dividend By 20%

DeVry announced today that the company will increase their semi-annual dividend by 20% to $.12 per share


November 9, 2010

ADP Increases Dividend for 36th Consecutive Year

Automatic Data Processing announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 6% to $.36 per share.


November 2, 2010

Principal Financial Raises Dividend 10%

Principal Financial Group announced yesterday that the company will increase their annual dividend by 10% to $.55 per share.


October 21, 2010

Dividend Aristocrat Raises Payout for 38th Consecutive Year

This marks the 38th consecutive year that VFC has increased their dividend payout putting them in the elite group of dividend aristocrat stocks.



September 29, 2010

CSX Dividend Chugs Higher

This announcement marks the eighth time in the past five years that CSX has increased their dividend payment.


September 23, 2010

Covidien Declares Dividend Increase

Covidien announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 11 percent to $.20 per share.



September 16, 2010

Texas Instruments Raising Dividend for 7th Consecutive Year

Texas Instruments announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 8 percent to $.13 per share.


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.



August 10, 2010

Questar Raises Dividend Again

This marks 263rd consecutive dividend paid by the company.



Delphi Financial Raises Dividend 10%

Delphi Financial Group announced yesterday that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 10% to $.11 per share.


August 4, 2010

Dividend Aristocrat Lifts Payout for 39th Consecutive Year

Dividend aristocrat Leggett & Platt is increasing their dividend for the 39th consecutive year.


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.


July 27, 2010

Quarterly Dividend Chugs Higher At Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern announced today that the railroad stock will increase their quarterly dividend by 6% to $.36 per share.



July 14, 2010

National Semiconductor Raises Dividend by 25%

National Semiconductor announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 25% to $.10 per share.


June 23, 2010

Darden Investors Catch Big Dividend Increase

Darden shares have gained 19% since the beginning of the year, but cautious consumers may hold back further gains in the near term.



June 7, 2010

FedEx Moves Dividend Higher

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


May 20, 2010

Clorox Hikes Dividend for 33rd Consecutive Year

The dividend increase marks the 33rd consecutive year that Clorox has increased their annual dividend payout – dating back to 1977.


April 21, 2010

Sonoco Inches Dividend Higher for 28th Consecutive Year

Sonoco announced today that their Board of Directors approved a 4% increase in their quarterly dividend.


March 2, 2010

Qualcomm Hikes Dividend by 12%

With over $12 billion in cash on their balance sheet, income investors should be excited to see the company focusing on returning some of that cash to its shareholders.


August 3, 2009

Kimberly Clark Maintains Strong Dividend

Kimberly Clark announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.60 per share.


July 31, 2009

Honeywell Declares Quarterly Dividend

Honeywell announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.3025 per share.


Capital One Puts Small Dividend in Investors Wallet

The credit card company has now paid dividends every quarter since it went public in 1995.


Valero Energy Announces Quarterly Dividend

Valero Energy announced yesterday that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.15 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.


Visa Announces Quarterly Dividend

Visa announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $.105 per share.


June 11, 2009

Clorox Improves Quarterly Dividend By 9%

Clorox Corporation announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 9% increase in their quarterly dividend to $.50 per share.


Dow Component Microsoft Declares Dividend

Dow component Microsoft announced late yesterday that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.13 per share.


June 10, 2009

Applied Materials Sets Quartely Dividend

Applied Materials announced yesterday that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share.


June 9, 2009

Mastercard Declares Quarterly Dividend

Mastercard announced today that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.15 per share.


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.