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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.



February 22, 2012

France Telecom to Cut Its High Yielding Dividend

France Telecom SA announced today that the company will cut its dividend forecast for 2012 and 2013 due to an uncertain macro-economic environment and competitive pressures.


July 25, 2011

Rayonier Announces Dividend Increase and Stock Split

Rayonier announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 11 percent and will give investors a three-for-two stock split.



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.


July 11, 2011

PACCAR Gives Investors a 50% Dividend Increase

PACCAR announced today that the company will give their investors a 50 percent quarterly dividend increase to $.18 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.


June 28, 2011

Is Microsoft Cool Again?

The Office 365 announcement from Microsoft actually added $5 billion to the company’s market cap today.



June 21, 2011

Duke Energy Boosts High Dividend Yield

Duke Energy announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 2 percent to $.25 per share.



June 8, 2011

Caterpillar Raises Dividend for 18th Consecutive Year

Caterpillar has now paid a regular dividend every quarterly since 1933 and has given their shareholders a dividend increase for 18 consecutive years.


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.


June 3, 2011

Rockwell Automation Gives 21% Dividend Increase

Rockwell Automation announced today that the company will give their shareholders a 21% dividend increase to $.425 per share.




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 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.


May 11, 2011

Intel Raising Dividend Once Again

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



May 9, 2011

Competitive Pressures Are Crushing PetMed Express

Even with an attractive dividend yield of 3.4%, most PetMed Express investors have a hound dog expression these days.



April 28, 2011

Chevron Quietly Raises Dividend Again

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



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 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.



April 13, 2011

United Technologies Announces a 13% Dividend Increase

United Technologies announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 13% to $.48 per share.


March 31, 2011

A New High Yield Dividend ETF Launches

Investors have a new dividend ETF to consider for their portfolios with iShares launching their High Dividend Equity Fund today.


March 29, 2011

Another Dividend Increase for International Paper

International Paper announced today that the company was giving another dividend increase to their shareholders.


March 24, 2011

Oracle Dividend Increase Is Modest

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



March 22, 2011

BNY Mellon Gives Investors a Dividend Increase

BNY Mellon announced today that the company will give their investors a 44% dividend increase to $.13 per share.


March 21, 2011

Citigroup Resuming Dividend and Announces Stock Split

Citigroup announced today that the company is offering a 1-for-10 reverse stock split and resuming their quarterly dividend at $.01 per share.


March 18, 2011

Air Products Gives Dividend Increase for 29th Straight Year

Air Products & Chemicals announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 18% to $.58 per share. This marks the 29th straight year that Air Products has given their shareholders a dividend increase.



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 8, 2011

The Bank of Nova Scotia Is Increasing Their Dividend

The Bank of Nova Scotia is the 3rd largest bank in Canada and is only the second Canadian bank stock to increase their dividend since the recession.


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.


March 4, 2011

5 Positive Growth Signs in the Market

Jim Cramer believes that investors need to stay in stocks and not ignore the positive growth signs in the market.




February 22, 2011

Home Depot Announces Dividend Increase

Home Depot announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 6% to $.25 per share.


February 17, 2011

Coca Cola Lifts Dividend for 49th Consecutive Year

The dividend increase just adds to Coca Cola’s legacy as a dividend aristocrat and reflects the company’s confidence in their long-term cash flows.


February 16, 2011

Is Family Dollar Stores Going Private?

Shares in Family Dollar Stores spiked over 21% today on news that Trian Capital wants to take the discount retailer private.


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.



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 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.



Rio Tinto Answers Call and Doubles Their Dividend

Rio Tinto announced today that the company will pay a final dividend of $.63 per share which effectively doubles their dividend payment from last year.






February 7, 2011

Owens & Minor Dividend Getting Stronger

Owens & Minor announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 13% to $.20 per share.



February 3, 2011

UPS Delivers Bigger Dividend

UPS is using their cash flows to deliver a bigger dividend to investors.







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 27, 2011

Investors Get a Dividend Boost from Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.48 per share.



Norfolk Southern Dividend Chugs Higher

Norfolk Southern announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 11% to $.40 per share.


January 24, 2011

JC Penney Closing Stores, But Dividend Appears Safe

J.C. Penney Company unveiled a strategic restructuring program today that will result in store closures and the shutting down their catalog business.


Intel Raises Dividend Following Most Profitable Year Ever

Intel has now been paying dividends to investors since 1992 and begins the year as one of the highest yielding stocks in the Dow Jones index.


January 21, 2011

Schlumberger Hikes Dividend 19% Following Strong Revenue Growth

The dividend announcement comes as Schlumberger reported revenues growth of 58% in the fourth quarter with net income rising 42%.


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.


UBS Recommending Clients Buy GE

UBS upgraded GE from “Neutral” to a “Buy” rating today citing an attractive valuation and strong dividend yield.


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 22, 2010

Alliant Energy Raising Dividend 8%

Alliant Energy announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 8% to $.425 per share.


December 17, 2010

AT&T Raising Dividend Even Higher

AT&T is already the highest yielding stock in the Dow Jones index. Today’s dividend announcement will increase that dividend yield to 5.9% based on yesterday’s closing price.


Dominion Increasing Dividend and Dividend Payout Ratio

Dominion announced today that the utility stock will increase their quarterly dividend by 8% to $.4925 per share and their dividend payout ratio to 60 – 65%.





December 13, 2010

Chevron Hits 52-Week High

Since the beginning of 2010, CVX shares have gained nearly 15% and have outpaced the 9.6% gain in the Dow Jones index.


Iron Mountain Triples Dividend

Iron Mountain announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 200% to $.1875 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

Reynolds American Raises Dividend Payout Target

Reynolds American announced today that the company is increasing their dividend payout target from 75% to 80% of net income.


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 12, 2010

Sysco Increases Dividend for 41st Consecutive Year

Sysco Corporation announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 4% to $.26 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%.


Citing Positive Momentum Siemens Raises Dividend

More important than the dividend increase was Siemens acknowledgement of a clear dividend policy for the first time in the company’s history.


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 8, 2010

Equifax Quadruples Dividend

Equifax is quadrupling their quarterly dividend and raising their dividend payout target to 25 – 35% of adjusted net income.


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.


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.