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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.

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.

May 12, 2011

Cypress Semiconductor Initiates Dividend

Cypress Semiconductor announced today that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend of $.09 per share beginning in July.

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.

March 19, 2011

Wells Fargo Increases Dividend – At Least Temporarily

The dividend increase is the result of a special dividend $.07 per share that Wells Fargo will pay in the first quarter.

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.

February 11, 2011

ConocoPhillips Offers Investors a 20% Dividend Rate Increase

ConocoPhillips announced today that the company will offer investors a 20% dividend rate increase this quarter to $.66 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

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.

June 1, 2010

Top Dividend Stocks for May 2010

Here is a look at the top dividend stocks for May 2010 that managed to deliver impressive gains despite the market sell-off.