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Frontier Is Fixing Verizon's Problems


You know, I'm starting to think that Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) is run by some smart people. When the rural telecom operator first announced that it was paying $8.5 billion to Verizon (NYSE: VZ) to take over Big Red's wireline operations in 14 states, the plan seemed a bit bonkers. Economies of scale are one thing, but nearly tripling in size overnight while almost doubling the company's debt load and diluting its stock something fierce simply couldn't be a good idea. After all, Verizon was selling these assets for a reason. It's difficult and expensive to run a mostly small-town network of voice and data communications. Why would Frontier do a better job at it than Verizon?... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): CTL,DTV,FTR,GOOG,Q,VZ

Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Dividends May Not Last Forever

Whether you're a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income and growth. At The Motley Fool, we're avid fans of dividends -- and not just because we like that steady stream of cash. Studies have shown that from 1972 to 2006, stocks in the S&P 500 that don't pay dividends have earned an average annual return of 4.1%; dividend stocks, however, have averaged a whopping 10.1% per year. That is an incredible difference -- one that you'd be crazy... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): KO,PEP,CCE,DPS

Norfolk Southern's Dividends May Not Last Forever

Whether you're a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income and growth. At The Motley Fool, we're avid fans of dividends-- and not just because we like that steady stream of cash. Studies have shown that from 1972 to 2006, stocks in the S&P 500 that don't pay dividends have earned an average annual return of 4.1%; dividend stocks, however, have averaged a whopping 10.1% per year. That is an incredible difference -- one that you'd be... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): CNI,CSX,NSC,UNP

Expect Higher Dividends from These Stocks

In investing, the only way to be absolutely certain that something will happen is to wait until it actually happens. But when it comes to companies with long histories of paying higher dividends each year, counting on them to do everything in their power to keep their dividend hike streaks alive is the next best thing to a sure thing. Respect the streakEvery year, Standard & Poor's announces its list of Dividend Aristocrats. In order to qualify, a company has to increase its annual dividend payments to shareholders every year for at least 25 years. For 2010, just 43 stocks made the list.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): LLY,SVU,TEG,EMR,ADP,BDX,BF-B

H.J. Heinz (HNZ) Declares $0.45 Quarterly Dividend; 3.7% Yield

The H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE: HNZ) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.45 per Common share, $1.80 annualized. The dividend is payable on January 10, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 22, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 20, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.7%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): HNZ

Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) Declares $0.05 Quarterly Dividend; 1.1% Yield

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE: NWL) today announced the declaration of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share on the company's common stock, $0.20 annualized. The dividend is payable December 15, 2010, to common stockholders of record at the close of business on November 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 26, 2010. The yield is 1.1%... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): NWL

Dividend Growth Stocks: The Best Kept Secret on Wall Street

When considering dividend stocks, many investors consider the companies with the highest yields to be the best picks. In a zero interest rate environment however no one can blame investors who want to maximize their yield in order to generate enough income.One thing that yield hungry investors tend to forget is total returns. Another thing that yield hungry investors forget is inflation. Talk to them about companies raising dividend payments for 50 years in row and you get blank stares. Many investors ask how a company could raise dividends each year for many decades, yet the yield is 3%. In order to understand the dividend growth strategy however, investors have to get back to basics.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AFL,BDX,FDO,JNJ,MDT

Span-America (SPAN) Declares $0.10 Quarterly Dividend; 2.8% Yield

Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPAN) announced today that the Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share, $0.40 annualized. The dividend is payable December 3, 2010, to shareholders of record on November 24, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 22, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.8%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): SPAN

Bel Fuse (BELFA) Declares $0.06 Quarterly Dividend; 1% Yield

Bel Fuse, Inc. (Nasdaq: BELFA) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share, $0.24 annualized. The dividend will be payable on February 1, 2011 to shareholders of record on January 14, 2011. The ex-dividend date is January 12, 2011. Yield on the dividend is 1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): BELFA

Navios Maritime Acquisition (NNA) Posts Q3 adj.-EPS of $0.05, Tops by 2c; Declares $0.05 Quarterly Dividend; 3.6% Yield

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: NNA) reports Q3 adjusted EPS of $0.05, 2 cents better than the consensus of $0.03. Revenue for the quarter came in at $8.10 million, compared to the consensus of $7.63 million. The Board of Directors of Navios Acquisition declared a quarterly cash dividend for the third quarter of 2010 of $0.05 per share of common stock, $0.20 annualized. The dividend is payable on January 12, 2011 to shareholders of record as of December 8, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 6, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): NNA