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 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.

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.

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 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 2, 2011

Harley-Davidson Finally Revs Up Dividend

This is the first dividend increase since Harley-Davidson reduced their dividend by 70% in early 2009.

April 28, 2011

7 Hot Dow Stocks in 2011

Here is a look at 7 hot Dow stocks that have seen their stock prices climb each month in 2011.

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 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 19, 2011

BB&T Joins the Dividend Increase Party

BB&T announced on Friday that the bank stock is increasing their quarterly dividend by 7% to $.16 per share.

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 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.

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 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 26, 2011

The Cheapest Israeli Dividend Stock

It’s hard not to take a second and even third look at what may be the cheapest Israeli dividend stock.

January 12, 2011

Lowes Looks More Attractive Than Home Depot In 2011

Home Depot may have outperformed Lowes over the past few years, but a side-by-side analysis shows that Lowes stock looks more attractive as we enter 2011.

January 11, 2011

A High Yield China Dividend Stock

For investors looking for a high yield China dividend stock, Huaneng Power may be the stock you’ve been looking for.

January 10, 2011

UBS Recommending Clients Buy GE

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

January 7, 2011

Cheap China Dividend Stocks

Here are two cheap China dividend stocks that give investors both a play on the emerging markets growth as well as a nice dividend yield.

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%.

December 13, 2010

Iron Mountain Triples Dividend

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

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.

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.

October 15, 2010

Reynolds American Becomes Highest Yielding Tobacco Stock

Today’s dividend announcement will make Reynolds American the highest yielding tobacco stock.

October 5, 2010

Can Microsoft Become A Top 20 Dividend Stock?

Microsoft needs to dramatically ramp up their dividend program to where they become one of the top 20 dividend stocks in the S&P 500.

August 18, 2010

4 Hot Agriculture Dividend Stocks

With all of the attention that is being given to agriculture stocks these days, it behooves dividend investors to follow the money.

July 21, 2010

A Cheap Internet Stock with a High Dividend Yield

This internet stock offers an impressive 6.8% dividend yield and yet the stock only trades at 5x consensus 2011 earnings estimates.

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.

July 13, 2010

KLA-Tencor Dividend Jumps by 67%

KLA-Tencor announced that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 67% to $.25 per share.

July 9, 2010

Why Big Dividends Are Not Bad News

Are growth stocks really finding a better use for their cash piles than returning it to investors in the form of a dividend?

July 8, 2010

A 100-Year Old Growth Stock

This company has an impressive record of reinventing itself, which has allowed it to be successful for over 100 years.

June 29, 2010

The Best Dividend Stocks over the Last 3 Years

Investors that owned the following five companies have reaped the benefits of owning the best dividend stocks over the last 3 years.

June 25, 2010

Cash Flow: The Key to Dividend Stocks

If there is only one factor that you use to evaluate dividend stocks, it should be their cash flow and specifically their free cash flow.

June 23, 2010

Darden Investors Catch Big Dividend Increase

Darden shares have gained 19% since the beginning of the year, but cautious consumers may hold back further gains in the near term.

June 22, 2010

The Power of 7% Dividend Yields

By buying a dividend stock with a 7% yield, you stand to double your investment in a decade even if the stock price doesn’t budge.

June 17, 2010

Investors Look for Big Dividend from Progressive

The auto insurer is on the verge of paying out the largest dividend payout in the company’s history.

June 15, 2010

3 Top Dow Dividend Stocks in 2010

If you look beyond Verizon and AT&T you can find 3 top Dow dividend stocks that have shined in 2010.

June 7, 2010

FedEx Moves Dividend Higher

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

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.

May 19, 2010

A Diversified Dividend Portfolio from Jim Cramer

Earlier this month, Mad Money host Jim Cramer unveiled his recommendations to investors for a diversified portfolio of dividend stocks.

April 12, 2010

6 Dow Dividend Stocks That Are Thriving In 2010

Don’t be fooled by AT&T and Verizon’s subpar performances this year, high yielding Dow dividend stocks are thriving in 2010.

April 1, 2010

JP Morgan Hints at Dividend Increase

Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon announced today in his annual letter to shareholders that JPM may raise its annual dividend to $.75 – $1.00 if certain conditions are met.

March 22, 2010

6 Fake Dividend Stocks

Here is a list of 6 fake dividend stocks. These companies pay investors as little as they feel they can get away with, while still being classified as a dividend stock.

March 17, 2010

Kraft Foods Announces Quarterly Dividend

Kraft Food’s current dividend yield now stands at 3.9% and ranks 6th among the Dow Jones stock components.

March 16, 2010

Pepsi Hikes Dividend, But Still Chasing Coke

Pepsi increased their dividend by 7%, but their dividend yield is still below Coca Cola’s 3.3% yield.

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.

March 8, 2010

5 Quality Dividend Stocks despite Their High Payout Ratios

Here are 5 dividend stocks offer investors impressively high dividend yields, and they also have sufficient free cash flow to maintain their dividend payments.

March 4, 2010

Walmart Remains A Below Average Dividend Stock

Despite their tremendous cash flow, the world’s largest retailer remains one of the lower yielding dividend stocks in the Dow Jones index.

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.

February 26, 2010

Restaurant Dividend Stock Acquired

Just days ago we profiled CKE Restaurants as one of our Top 5 Restaurant Dividend Stocks.

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.

February 2, 2010

Dividend Stock Analysis: Pepsico vs. Coca Cola

While Coca Cola stock has outperformed Pepsi over the last several years, Pepsi appears poised to reverse that trend and offers investors a solid dividend with strong growth potential.

February 1, 2010

Dividend Investing in 2010

Investors are now looking for more realistic returns and they are now accepting the fact that dividends will account for a significant portion of their total returns.

January 29, 2010

6 Big Dividend Announcements over the Last Week

Dividend stock investors should be optimistic about several announcements this week of companies restoring or increasing their dividend payments.

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.