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Dividend Scan: CE, SEE, KALU, STX, PNC, KBH, QADA


As the US market remained volatile during the day, several companies declared their future dividend plans. Some notable dividend payers are discussed here. Celanese Corp. (NYSE: CE) declared a quarterly dividend of 5 cents per share, payable on May 2, 2011 to shareholders of record on April 18, 2011. Shares of the company gained 0.52 percent or 24 cents to $46.68. Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE: SEE) reported a regular cash dividend of 13 cents per share, payable on June 17, 2011 to shareholders of record on June 3, 2011. Shares of the company lost 0.38 percent or 10 cents to $26.46. Kaiser Aluminum Corp. (Nasdaq: KALU) gained 0.32 percent or 16 cents to $49.63 as it declared a quarterly cash dividend of 24 cents per share. The dividend is payable on May 13, 2011 to shareholders of record... more


iStockAnalystStock symbol(s): CE,KALU,KBH,PNC,SEE,STX

The Most Promising Dividends in Shoes

Yields and growth rates and payout ratios, oh my!Before we get to those companies, though, you should understand just why you'd want to own dividend payers. These stocks can contribute a huge chunk of growth to your portfolio in good times, and bolster it during market downturns. As my colleague Matt Koppenheffer has noted: "Between 2000 and 2009, the average dividend-adjusted return on stocks with market caps above $5 billion and a trailing yield of 2.5% or better was a whopping 114%. Compare that to a 19% drop for the S&P 500."... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): NKE,SKX,WEYS,DFZ,BOOT,BWS,CROX

Bank Dividends Ready to Roar: How to Take Full Advantage

PNC Financial Services Group (PNC) just announced that it will raise its quarterly dividend payout from $0.10 to $0.35 per share. In addition, the bank plans on spending as much as $500 million to repurchase shares in 2011. For the financial industry, this is another positive sign for the increasing health of bank balance sheets. The management's decision to repurchase shares may also be very bullish for equity holders, as this sends a clear signal that PNC's management views the stock as a undervalued.Stronger Than It AppearsWhile the $0.35 quarterly dividend is a nice increase, it hides the company's true implied dividend paying capacity. PNC is allocating $500 million to share buybacks, but if the company had allocated the $500 toward dividend payments, with 525.51 million... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BAC,C,GS,JPM,PNC,USB,WFC

6 Dividend Stocks Building Shareholder Returns

Numerous research projects have shown, a conservative dividend growth based investment strategy has consistently outperformed the market over time. My goal as a dividend growth investor is to build a steadily increasing income and not necessarily to outperform the market via capital gains. But given the choice, I certainty don't mind having both. Below are several dividend stocks building shareholder returns with higher cash dividends: Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (SKT) is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that operates and owns, or has ownership interests in, a portfolio of 34 upscale outlet shopping centers in 22 states. April 7th the company increased its quarterly dividend 3.2% to $0.20/share. The dividend is payable on May 13, 2011 to... more


iStockAnalystStock symbol(s): KMB,OZRK,PNC,RELL,SKT,TJX

Highest-Yielding Energy Stocks (You Might Actually Want to Buy)

What's more, reinvesting dividends acts as a "bear-market protector and return accelerator," according to Siegel. The extra shares purchased and accumulated at higher dividend yields during down periods act as a protector in falling markets, and these extra shares rising in value turn into a "return accelerator" when prices rise. As the recent economic crisis illustrated all too well, h owever, you can't buy just any high-yielding stock. Dividends that get cut or suspended entirely can wreak havoc on a stock price -- and thus, your portfolio.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): OXY,SXL,XOM,MRO,ARLP,COP,CVX

Clorox Dividend Stock Analysis

The Clorox Company (CLX) engages in the production, marketing, and sales of consumer products in the United States and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Cleaning, Lifestyle, Household, and International. The company is a dividend aristocrat, which has increased distributions for 33 years in a row. The most recent dividend increase was in January, when the Board of Directors approved a 6.40% increase to 25 cents/share. The major competitors of Clorox include Procter & Gamble (PG), Colgate-Palmolive (CL) and Church & Dwight (CHD).Over the past decade this dividend stock has delivered an annualized total return of 8.60% to its loyal shareholders.(Click charts to enlarge)The company has managed to deliver an impressive increase in EPS of 13.50% per year... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CLX

6 Dividend Stocks Building Shareholder Returns

As numerous research projects have shown, a conservative dividend growth based investment strategy has consistently outperformed the market over time. My goal as a dividend growth investor is to build a steadily increasing income and not necessarily to outperform the market via capital gains. But given the choice, I certainty don’t mind having both. Below are several dividend stocks building shareholder returns with higher cash dividends: Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (SKT) is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that operates and owns, or has ownership interests in, a portfolio of 34 upscale outlet shopping centers in 22 states. April 7th the company increased its quarterly dividend 3.2% to $0.20/share. The dividend is payable on May 13, 2011... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): GOV,OZRK,PNC,RELL,SKT,TJX

Clorox: Dividend Stock Analysis

The Clorox Company (CLX) engages in the production, marketing, and sales of consumer products in the United States and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Cleaning, Lifestyle, Household, and International. The company is a Dividend Aristocrat which has increased distributions for 33 years in a row. The most recent dividend increase was in January, when the Board of Directors approved a 6.40% increase to 25 cents/share. The major competitors of Clorox include Procter & Gamble (PG), Colgate-Palmolive (CL) and Church & Dwight (CHD).Over the past decade this dividend stock has delivered an annualized total return of 8.60% to its loyal shareholders. Click to enlarge: The company has managed to deliver an impressive increase in EPS of 13.50% per year since... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CLX

5 Undervalued Stocks With a 10+ Year History of Paying Dividends

Today, many investors are looking for strong dividends to improve their portfolio's performance and generate some much needed income. We've searched through over 5,500 stocks using our proprietary tool to find undervalued stocks that have a history of consistently paying dividends (for at least 10 years). Each of these stocks are undervalued according to a future free cash flow version of discounted cash flow, using a 15% discount rate. We've listed stocks in order of their Vuru Grade. The Vuru Grade is our point system for stocks. It scores stocks out of a possible 100 points based on a variety of factors including Valuation, Pricing Power, Cash Return on Invested Capital, the company's Balance Sheet and more. It has been fine-tuned to deliver strong results and provide... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): DCM,E,NVS,NZT,SNY

5 High-Yield Healthcare Stocks for a Safe Retirement Portfolio

Today we highlight five safe healthcare stocks that can strengthen any retirement portfolio, healthy and ailing alike. While it is no secret that these industry leaders produce, it never hurts to take a look at a few of the reasons why. Here they are: Novartis AG ADR (NVS): This developer and manufacturer of healthcare products provides investors with a great deal of stability in the short- and long-term due to its operation across multiple segments and earnings growth potential in an industry that can at times be stagnant. While the branded pharmaceuticals segment profits from a mix of new pipeline products and existing drugs--often launching new drugs to offset the slowing growth of older ones--Novartis’ generic business, Sandoz, accounts for patent expirations by extending the... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ABT,JNJ,MDT,NVS,STJ