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April 11, 2013

A Pharmaceutical Stock to Get Jazzed About

Given the company’s terrific growth prospects and attractive valuation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals looks like a strong buy at these levels and could give investors a 30 percent return over the next 12 months.


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.


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.


August 4, 2010

Dividend Aristocrat Lifts Payout for 39th Consecutive Year

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


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.


March 1, 2010

Top Dividend Announcements of the Last Week

Lost in the myriad of stories hitting the markets last week were several key dividend announcements.


February 18, 2010

6 Dividend Aristocrat Losers of the Last Decade

Here are six dividend aristocrat stocks that delivered negative returns over the last decade.


February 16, 2010

Top 5 Restaurant Dividend Stocks

Here are the top five restaurant dividend stocks that income investors should eat up.


February 8, 2010

Are AT&T and Verizon the Best Dividend Stocks in the Dow?

Here are three Dow stocks that dividend investors should consider ahead of Verizon and AT&T.


February 4, 2010

5 Stocks Increasing Their Dividend Programs

Here are five big dividend announcements that income investors should take notice of.


January 27, 2010

3 Dividend Stocks to Avoid

As net earnings decline in 2010, these dividends are at risk of being reduced in the months ahead.


January 20, 2010

3 Canadian Dividend Stocks Offering Yields Over 5%

Dividend stock investors tend to focus exclusively on American blue chip stocks often to their own chagrin.


January 11, 2010

Five Overlooked Small Cap Dividend Stocks

Five small cap dividend stocks that offer attractive dividend yields, but are often overlooked by dividend investors.


December 22, 2009

Three Safe Dividend Stocks

With Treasury rates at historic lows, fixed income investors are hard pressed to find decent yields.


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.


Union Pacific Keeps Dividend Steady

Union Pacific announced yesterday that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.27 per share.


July 29, 2009

High Flying IBM Announces Dividend

IBM announced yesterday that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.55 per share.


Merck Maintains High Dividend Yield

Merck’s current dividend yield now stands at 5.1% making it the fourth highest yielding Dow stock.


High Yielding Dow Stock Keeps Dividend Steady

DuPont announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.41 per share.


Chevron Increases Dividend For 22nd Consecutive Year

Chevron announced today that its Board of Directors has agreed to increase their quarterly dividend by 5% to $.68 per share.


July 27, 2009

Dividend Declared By Dow Stock Alcoa

Alcoa announced Friday that the company’s Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.03 per share.


Visa Announces Quarterly Dividend

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


June 11, 2009

Bristol-Myers Squibb Keeps Dividend Yield Over 6%

Global pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb announced late yesterday that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.31 per share.


The Street Preserves 5% Dividend Yield

Financial media company The Street announced late yesterday that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $.025 per share.


June 9, 2009

Monsanto Approves Quarterly Dividend

Monsanto announced today that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.265 per share.


Mastercard Declares Quarterly Dividend

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


June 5, 2009

High Yielding Verizon Maintains Dividend Level

High yielding Dow component Verizon Communiciations announced yesterday that they are maintaining their quarterly dividend of $.46 per share.


May 29, 2009

Restaurant Operator Brinker International Maintains Quarterly Dividend

Restaurant operator Brinker International announced today that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.11 per share.


YUM! Brands Holds Dividend Steady

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


Lowes Dividend Inches Higher

Lowe’s announced today that their Board of Directors has increased their quarterly dividend by 6% to $.09 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.


Burger King Maintains Low Dividend

Burger King announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.0625 per share.


Merck Maintains High Dividend Yield

Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. announced today that they are maintaining their quarterly dividend payment of $.38 per share.


Frontline Maintains Dividend After Posting Better Than Expected Earnings

Frontline announced first quarter earnings results that exceeded Wall Street’s expectations and maintained their current high dividend.


May 27, 2009

McDonald’s Announces Cash Dividend

McDonald’s announced today that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.50 per share.


May 12, 2009

BB&T Cuts Dividend To Repay TARP

BB&T announced yesterday that they are reducing their quarterly dividend by 68% to $.15 per share.


May 8, 2009

Tidewater Maintains Quarterly Dividend

Tidewater announced today that will maintain their quarterly dividend payment of $.25 per share.


May 7, 2009

Pepsi Increases Dividend For 37th Consecutive Year

The Board of Directors of Pepsi has approved a 6% increase in the company’s quarterly dividend to $.45 per share.


April 30, 2009

Power Tool Maker Black & Decker Cuts Quarterly Dividend By 71%

Black & Decker announced today that they are cutting their quarterly dividend by 71% to $.12 per share.


Eastman Kodak Snaps Dividend From Investors

Eastman Kodak announced today that the company is suspending their quarterly dividend.


April 29, 2009

Costco Ups Quarterly Dividend By Over 12%

Costco announced today that they are increasing their quarterly dividend by over 12% to $.18 per share.


April 28, 2009

IBM Increases Dividend For 14th Consecutive Year

IBM announced today that they are increasing their quarterly dividend for the 14th consecutive year.


Sotheby’s Dividend Going, Going Lower

Sotheby’s announced today that they are cutting their quarterly dividend by 67% to $.05 per share.


Fortune Brands Cuts Dividend By 57%

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


U.S. Steel Slashes Dividend By 83%

U.S. Steel announced yesterday that they are reducing their quarterly dividend by 83% to $.05 per share.


April 27, 2009

Was Pfizer’s Dividend Cut Really Necessary?

Last week, Pfizer slashed their dividend by 50%, but was their dividend cut even necessary?


April 23, 2009

Pfizer Slashed Dividend By 50%

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced today that they are slashing their quarterly dividend by 50% to $.16 per share.


Johnson & Johnson Increases Dividend By 6.5%

Johnson & Johnson announced today that they are increasing their quarterly dividend by 6.5% to $.49 per share.


Coach Declares Quarterly Dividend

Luxury retailer Coach has announced that they will begin paying a quarterly cash dividend of $.075 per share.


April 22, 2009

Eli Lilly Maintains Quarterly Dividend

Eli Lilly’s board of directors have approved a quarterly dividend of $.49 per share.


April 15, 2009

Procter & Gamble Increases Dividend For 53rd Consecutive Year

Procter & Gamble announced yesterday that their Board of Directors has approved a 10% increase in their quarterly dividend payment to $.44 per share.


April 13, 2009

Seagate Technology Eliminates Quarterly Dividend

Seagate Technology announced today that they are suspending their quarterly dividend payment.


April 10, 2009

Family Dollar Stores Announces Quarterly Dividend

Family Dollar Stores announced yesterday that their Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.135 per share.


April 9, 2009

Walgreens Declares Dividend For 306th Consecutive Quarter

Walgreens announced today that they are paying a quarterly dividend for the 306th consecutive quarter.


April 8, 2009

United Technologies Keeps Dividend Steady

United Technologies announced today that they are maintaining their quarterly dividend at $.385 per share.


Caterpillar Maintains High Dividend Yield

Caterpillar announced today that they are maintaining their quarterly dividend payment of $.42 per share.


CBS Corporation Maintains High Dividend Yield

CBS Corporation announced yesterday that their board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend payment of $.05 per share.


April 7, 2009

Discount Retailer TJX Increases Dividend For 13th Consecutive Year

Discount retailer TJX, operator of TJ Maxx and Marshalls stores, has raised its quarterly dividend by 9% to $.12 per share.


March 30, 2009

Pepsi Bottling Group Increases Dividend By 6%

Pepsi Bottling Group announced that their board of directors has approved a 6% increase in their quarterly dividend to $.18 per share.


High Yielding Dow Stock Continues Dividend Payments

AT&T’s board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $.41 per share.