Daily dividend news for investors in dividend stocks

NewMarket Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of NewMarket Corporation (NYSE: NEU) declared a quarterly dividend in the amount of $1.75 per share on the common stock of the Corporation. The dividend is payable July 3, 2017 to NewMarket shareholders of record at the close of business on June 15, 2017.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): NEU

Edison International and Southern California Edison Declare Dividends

The Board of Directors of Edison International (NYSE: EIX) today declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.5425 per share, payable on July 31, 2017, to shareholders of record on June 30, 2017.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): EIX

Qualcomm: 4.3% Dividend Yield, With NXP Acquisition A Major Growth Catalyst

Written by Bob Ciura for Sure Dividend on April 25th, 2017.
A 4%+ dividend yield is hard to find in the technology sector, which makes Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) that much more appealing. Qualcomm stock possesses the rare combination of a high dividend yield, along with high dividend growth as well.
It recently raised its dividend by 7.5%, which pushed its dividend yield up to 4.3%. Qualcomm is a Dividend Achiever, a group of 265 stocks with 10+ years of consecutive dividend increases.
You can see the full Dividend Achievers List here.
The stock has been dragged down by a negative news flow. It has lost nearly 20% of its value year-to-date. But long-term investors should not be swayed. Qualcomm remains a high-quality company, with a strong industry position, high free cash... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): QCOM

NI Declares Quarterly Dividend

The NI (Nasdaq: NATI) Board of Directors approved a quarterly dividend of $0.21 per share on the company’s common stock. This dividend is payable on June 5, 2017, to stockholders of record on May 15, 2017.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): NATI

High Dividend, Low Volatility ETFs

Dividend paying stocks have outperformed non-payers over the long haul. However, the highest yielding stocks have not had the highest returns. We can see this when we group dividend paying stocks into ten buckets based on dividend yield. Decile 8 actually has the highest returns. The highest yielding decile of stocks had a volatility of return of 23% since 1927 while the average dividend paying stock had a volatility of 19%, according to data from the Ken French data library.

ETFs use a number of approaches to achieving high yields without incurring undo risk. For instance, the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (NYSEARCA: VYM) uses diversification to spread its bets over a wide number of stocks and minimize single stock risk. The ETF holds over 400 stocks. The Vanguard Dividend... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): DIV,LVHD,SPHD,VIG,VYM

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - Q1 2017 Summary

After a very volatile 2016, 2017 started pretty calmly. In Q1 2017 my portfolio achieved a total return of 4.57%, which is fantastic. Moreover, with no dividend cuts, and several dividend raises and new cash deployed into it, I managed to increase my dividend income significantly. After several years of executing my strategy, it makes me excited to see the progress.
In Q2 I plan to keep investing the same amount of money each month in order to keep my portfolio growing. I am going to ignore any background noises, which will be more significant going forward, as politics might frighten investors. Just as investors were worried about a possible Trump presidency or the Brexit, they will be worried that something else might happen. From my decade of experience, investors... more


AGCO Announces Quarterly Dividend

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.14 per common share to be paid on June 15, 2017 to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 15, 2017.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): AGCO

Topdanmark's Q4 2016 Results: From A Cannibal To A 5% Yielder

Notes for the Readers
Topdanmark (OTCPK: TPDKY) is primarily traded on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange under the ticker TOP:DC. I will be referring to the Danish symbol for the article. Note: Amounts are in DKK unless mentioned otherwise. DKK-USD 0.146077. Price of 1 DKK in USD as of December 31, 2016. Furthermore, most of the figures are based on the annual reports of Topdanmark and of its main competitors.
Executive Summary
In February, Topdanmark shared its Q4 results on the market and published its annual report in April. The second largest insurer in Denmark, Topdanmark is a European insurer focused on its domestic market with a strong operating performance as most of the Nordic insurers. The insurer published Q4 results above estimates. Furthermore, the Danish P&C... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): TPDKY

Sanderson Farms, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Nasdaq: SAFM) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.24 (twenty-four cents) per share payable May 23, 2017, to stockholders of record on May 9, 2017.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): SAFM

A Steady 8.87% Yield

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Resource Capital Corporation (NYSE: RSO) has been a difficult commercial mortgage REIT for many investors to understand. They've stated it themselves in this earning's call. Management also went on to indicate they did not expect to be actively repurchasing shares. Given that they trade at a massive discount to book value, it would seem like a good idea to repurchase shares. Instead of repurchasing common shares RSO should place a higher priority on repurchasing preferred shares. There are management fees for the preferred shares, which is a problem for RSO. However, RSO most likely will not be making this a top priority. While the preferred shares traded at a much lower price and when... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): RSO