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April 3, 2012

16th Consecutive Annual TJX Dividend Increase

The discount retailer has been a terrific holding for investors this year. Already the stock has announced a 2:1 split and increased their dividend by 21 percent.


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.


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 20, 2011

Altera Boosts Dividend

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



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 7, 2011

5 Manufacturing Stocks Experiencing Rising Demand

Mad Money host Jim Cramer recently identified 5 manufacturing stocks that are experiencing rising demand for their products.


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 10, 2011

Having No Dividend Is Hurting Bank of America

Poor Bank of America is watching its stock price drop fast and they have no real dividend to help prop up their share price.


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.




May 25, 2011

6 Blue Chip Dividend Stocks for the Next 6 Months

We have identified 6 blue chip dividend stocks that we expect to outperform the Dow Jones index over the next 6 months. All 6 of these dividend stocks are currently Dow components and a couple of our stock picks will probably surprise you.



May 18, 2011

3 Stable Restaurant Stocks

These are not hyper-growth stocks with potential to open hundreds of more restaurants. Instead these are mature businesses that are focused on increasing their same store sales and refreshing their brands.


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 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 29, 2011

Johnson & Johnson Rolls Out Dividend Increase

This marks the 49th consecutive year that the dividend aristocrat has raised their quarterly dividend.


April 28, 2011

Chevron Quietly Raises Dividend Again

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



April 22, 2011

GE Dividend Climbs Higher

General Electric announced this week that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 7% to $.15 per share.


April 20, 2011

Hudson City Bancorp Announces Dividend Cut

Hudson City Bancorp announced today that the company will cut their quarterly dividend by 47% to $.08 per share.




April 5, 2011

Lowe’s Is Improving

Lowe’s has undertaken a major restructuring program which is expected to improve their margins and lift their earnings results.


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.




March 19, 2011

Cisco Initiates Dividend Payment As Promised

Cisco Systems announced yesterday that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend payment of $.06 per share beginning in April.


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 7, 2011

Forecasting a Viacom Dividend Increase

Since announcing their initial dividend payment last June, Viacom shares have climbed over 45% and now yield only 1.1%. However, investors could see a larger dividend payout beginning this summer.


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

Walmart Rolls Out Big Dividend Increase As Stock Price Treads Water

Wal-Mart Stores announced yesterday that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 21% to $.365 per share. Walmart’s dividend yield has taken on greater importance in recent years as their stock price has lagged the broader market indices.



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.



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.


February 10, 2011

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.







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.


February 3, 2011

UPS Delivers Bigger Dividend

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



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 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 24, 2011

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 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 18, 2011

The Most Underachieving Dow Stock of 2010

No stock was more disappointing to investors in 2010 than Hewlett Packard. They take the title as the most underachieving Dow stock in 2010.



January 6, 2011

10 Dogs of the S&P 500

Here is Jim Cramer’s list of the 10 Dogs of the S&P 500, although some have the potential to become winners.



January 5, 2011

Our Top Dow Dividend Stock For 2011

For investors looking to follow a Dow 10 strategy this year, Merck is a must-have stock in your portfolio. However, we have Merck as our top Dow dividend stock in 2011.


Our Top Dow Dividend Stock For 2011

For investors looking to follow a Dow 10 strategy this year, Merck is a must-have stock in your portfolio. However, we have Merck as our top Dow dividend stock in 2011.


January 4, 2011

Jim Cramer’s Top 3 Dow Dividend Stocks

As his tradition has been, Jim Cramer used the first Mad Money show of 2011 to reveal his Dow forecast and his top Dow stock picks for 2011.


January 3, 2011

The Dow 10 Strategy for 2011

For dividend investors wanting to capitalize on the Dow 10 strategy this year, here are the 10 highest yielding Dow stocks to add to your portfolio.



December 16, 2010

Higher Gold Prices Lead To Big Dividend Increase from Agnico-Eagle

Agnico-Eagle Mines announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by a whopping 256%.


AT&T Dividend Forecast

AT&T is already the highest yielding stock in the Dow Jones index, so investors shouldn’t expect a significant dividend increase this year.


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.



December 7, 2010

Dividend Tax Rates Extended For 2 More Years

President Obama announced that a framework agreement is in place with Congressional Republicans that will extend the Bush tax rates for 2 more years.


December 6, 2010

Ecolab Hikes Dividend for 19th Consecutive Year

This marks the 19th consecutive year that Ecolab has raised their dividend. Ecolab has now been paying dividends for 74 consecutive years.


December 2, 2010

Steve Jobs Gives Himself A 14% Pay Raise

Steve Jobs dividend income from his Disney stock is increasing 14% to a cool $55 million.


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 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.


15 Stocks That Can’t Stop Raising Their Dividends

Annual dividend increases may be fine for regular dividend stocks, but these premier dividend stocks are rewarding investors with multiple dividend increases this year.





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.




October 14, 2010

Is SuperValu Undervalued?

Last year’s dividend cut was intended to save SuperValu $75 million, but has ended up costing them over $1 billion in lost market cap.


October 13, 2010

The Gold Rush of 2010

The California gold rush saw speculators from across the globe converged on California convinced that gold would make them rich.