PACCAR announced today that the company will give their investors a 50 percent quarterly dividend increase to $.18 per share.
Dividend investors received good news today as Standard & Poors released a report showing that dividend payments improved again in the second quarter.
This latest dividend increase from General Mills will push the current yield on their stock to 3.3 percent.
The defensive nature of healthcare stocks has made them more attractive in this unsettled market.
It’s a stock’s dividend yield which provides important protection for investors in tumultuous times.
Caterpillar has now paid a regular dividend every quarterly since 1933 and has given their shareholders a dividend increase for 18 consecutive years.
For investors looking for an attractive emerging markets dividend stock – Diageo may just fit the bill.
The dividend increase comes as Heinz reported strong fourth quarter earnings results and raised their guidance for fiscal 2012 and 2013.
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.
Today’s announcement marks the 9th dividend increase in the past 7 years for Deere investors.
This marks the 2nd time in the past 12 months that AmerisourceBergen has increased their dividend.
Cypress Semiconductor announced today that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend of $.09 per share beginning in July.
This marks the 39th consecutive year that Pepsi has raised their dividend.
This is the first dividend increase since Harley-Davidson reduced their dividend by 70% in early 2009.
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Over the past 8 years, IBM has increased their dividend by 400%.
Hudson City Bancorp announced today that the company will cut their quarterly dividend by 47% to $.08 per share.
This marks the 10th straight year that the utility stock has given their shareholders a dividend increase.
United Technologies announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 13% to $.48 per share.
This marks the 55th consecutive year that Procter & Gamble has increased their dividend.
Ingersoll-Rand announced this week that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 71% to $.12 per share.
BB&T announced on Friday that the bank stock is increasing their quarterly dividend by 7% to $.16 per share.
Cisco Systems announced yesterday that the company will initiate a quarterly dividend payment of $.06 per share beginning in April.
Investors will take the small dividend increase from Staples, but it won’t offset the company’s falling stock price
Tyco International announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.25 per share.
Jim Cramer is recommending that conservative investors take a look at Canadian bank stocks that offer less headline risk.
Piedmont Natural Gas announced a quarterly dividend increase of 4% to $.29 per share.
ConocoPhillips announced today that the company will offer investors a 20% dividend rate increase this quarter to $.66 per share.
Hasbro announced that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 20% to $.30 per share.
UPS is using their cash flows to deliver a bigger dividend to investors.
Regis Corporation announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 50% to $.06 per share.
Typically Smucker doesn’t announce a dividend increase until April, so today’s announcement was a pleasant surprise to investors.
It’s hard not to take a second and even third look at what may be the cheapest Israeli dividend stock.
Praxair announced that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by 11% to $.50 per share.
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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.
For investors looking for a high yield China dividend stock, Huaneng Power may be the stock you’ve been looking for.
UBS upgraded GE from “Neutral” to a “Buy” rating today citing an attractive valuation and strong dividend yield.
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.
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Agnico-Eagle Mines announced today that the company is raising their quarterly dividend by a whopping 256%.
Iron Mountain announced today that the company is increasing their quarterly dividend by 200% to $.1875 per share.
This marks the 19th consecutive year that Ecolab has raised their dividend. Ecolab has now been paying dividends for 74 consecutive years.
Reynolds American announced today that the company is increasing their dividend payout target from 75% to 80% of net income.
Today’s dividend announcement will make Reynolds American the highest yielding tobacco 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.
Are tech stocks cheap or is the worst still to come?
Should investors consider Hewlett-Packard or are they just a fake dividend stock?
With all of the attention that is being given to agriculture stocks these days, it behooves dividend investors to follow the money.
Here are 3 restaurant stocks with above average dividend yields that you should pay attention to.
We believe these five factors provide compelling reasons to buy Verizon stock now.
This internet stock offers an impressive 6.8% dividend yield and yet the stock only trades at 5x consensus 2011 earnings estimates.
This dividend stock generates 100% of their revenues from international markets and offers a compelling dividend yield of 4.6%.
Investors may be surprised at this list of 7 Dow laggards with compelling dividend yields.
PPG Industries announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 2% to $.55 per share.
National Semiconductor announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 25% to $.10 per share.
KLA-Tencor announced that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 67% to $.25 per share.
Are growth stocks really finding a better use for their cash piles than returning it to investors in the form of a dividend?
This company has an impressive record of reinventing itself, which has allowed it to be successful for over 100 years.
We have assembled this complete list of dividend ETF’s for the benefit of our fellow dividend investors.
Investors that owned the following five companies have reaped the benefits of owning the best dividend stocks over the last 3 years.
With so much uncertainty in the markets, it’s nice to see financial pundits like Jim Cramer still recommending 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.
Darden shares have gained 19% since the beginning of the year, but cautious consumers may hold back further gains in the near term.
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.
Here is a look at the 10 stocks initiating dividends in 2010.
The auto insurer is on the verge of paying out the largest dividend payout in the company’s history.
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If you look beyond Verizon and AT&T you can find 3 top Dow dividend stocks that have shined in 2010.
BP shares plunged nearly 16% today as investors dumped the stock since a dividend cut appears imminent.
Target announced today that the retailer is increasing its quarterly dividend by 47% to $.25 per share.
Income investors are sure to take notice of Viacom now that the stock offers a higher dividend yield than other consumer media stocks like Disney or News Corp.
FedEx announced today that they are increasing their quarterly dividend by 12% to $.12 per share.
Fitch Ratings believes that BP’s dividend is safe despite the widespread speculation of an imminent dividend cut.
Here is a look at the top dividend stocks for May 2010 that managed to deliver impressive gains despite the market sell-off.
Investors looking for higher yields should not write off dividend stocks.
Falling oil prices are producing attractive dividend yields among stocks in the energy sector.
The impressive dividend hike shows that Dr. Pepper Snapple is getting serious about dividends.
Earlier this month, Mad Money host Jim Cramer unveiled his recommendations to investors for a diversified portfolio of dividend stocks.
High-end retailer Coach seems to be getting serious about dividends.
Don’t be fooled by AT&T and Verizon’s subpar performances this year, high yielding Dow dividend stocks are thriving in 2010.
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.
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.
Kraft Food’s current dividend yield now stands at 3.9% and ranks 6th among the Dow Jones stock components.
Pepsi increased their dividend by 7%, but their dividend yield is still below Coca Cola’s 3.3% yield.
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.
Here are 5 dividend stocks offer investors impressively high dividend yields, and they also have sufficient free cash flow to maintain their dividend payments.
Despite their tremendous cash flow, the world’s largest retailer remains one of the lower yielding dividend stocks in the Dow Jones index.
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.
Just days ago we profiled CKE Restaurants as one of our Top 5 Restaurant Dividend Stocks.
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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.
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.
Dividend stock investors should be optimistic about several announcements this week of companies restoring or increasing their dividend payments.
As net earnings decline in 2010, these dividends are at risk of being reduced in the months ahead.
Dividend stock investors tend to focus exclusively on American blue chip stocks often to their own chagrin.