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February 15, 2012

CEO Tim Cook Hints At Apple Dividend

Investors received a positive signal from CEO Tim Cook yesterday that an Apple dividend could be coming in the near future.


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.


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.



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 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 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 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.


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 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.


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 22, 2011

Men’s Wearhouse Raises Dividend By 33%

Men’s Wearhouse announced yesterday that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 33% to $12 per share.




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.


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 14, 2010

CSC Raising Dividend 33%

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


December 11, 2010

Honeywell Raises Dividend 10%

Honeywell announced yesterday that the company is raising their annual dividend rate by 10% to $1.33 per share.




December 8, 2010

Bank of America Hoping to Raise Dividend Early In 2011

CEO Brian Moynihan commented yesterday that Bank of America would raise their dividend as soon as they pass the Federal Reserve stress test.





November 9, 2010

Baxter Raises Dividend 7%

Baxter International announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 7% to $.31 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

Visa Rings Up Big Dividend Increase

Visa announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.15 per share.


September 21, 2010

ConAgra Foods Lifts Dividend As Earnings Disappoint

The dividend increase from ConAgra reflects the food company’s strong cash flows and their commitment to maintaining a top-tier dividend payout.





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

Murphy Oil Lifts Dividend 10%

Murphy Oil announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 10% to $.275 per share.






July 21, 2010

Altera Raises Dividend As Cash Flow Increases

The chipmaker can certainly afford to increase their dividend. Altera finished the second quarter with $2.1 billion in cash and virtually no debt on their balance sheet.


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.






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.


May 19, 2010

Forecasting JP Morgan Chase Dividend Increase

JP Morgan Chase has indicated that the bank will eventually increase their dividend payout to 30 – 40% of earnings.




March 10, 2010

Financial Stocks Restricted From Increasing Their Dividend

We likely will not see any dividend increases from financial stocks until at least the second half of this year and probably not until 2011.