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HARMAN Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR) declared a cash dividend on August 10, 2011 of $.075 cents per share for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2011. The quarterly dividend will be paid on September 6, 2011, to each stockholder of record as of the close of business on August 22, 2011.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): HAR

Sell Gold and Buy These 6 Safe Haven Dividend Stocks Instead

The gold rally is getting overdone and too many people are rushing into it as a safety trade. The gold trade may work for a while longer, but it is probably overbought now, and gold pays you nothing in terms of income. After a very strong run, gold is more than due for a correction sometime soon. On the other hand, the stocks below can also be considered a safe haven place to park your money because these companies have very strong balance sheets and pay you solid quarterly dividends. The volatility in the markets may continue for a while, but these stocks have weathered the market downturn relatively well and are likely to outperform gold in the long run. Earnings and dividends are likely to grow in the long run, and that is something gold will never offer. Here are the stocks to... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CVX,INTC,JNJ,MDLZ,MSFT,TAP

Cramer's Mad Money - 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy Right Now (8/9/11)

Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Tuesday August 9. 7 Dividend Stocks That Can Be Bought Now: ConEdison (ED), Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), Verizon (VZ), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Darden (DRI), Kimberly Clark (KMB), International Paper (IP). Other stocks mentioned: Netflix (NFLX), Google (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN), Solar Capital (SLRC), Wynn Resorts (WYNN), MGM Resorts (MGM), Apple (AAPL) Cramer discussed 7 dividend stocks that can be bought right now, or in yet another sell-off set in motion by the woes of Europe. "We need to stick to the dividend aisle of the stock supermarket," he said. Dividends give greater gains than Treasurys, and high-yielding stocks were the only stocks that were working in 2008 (not that Cramer believes we are... more


3 Large Caps With Rapid Dividend Growth Snapped Up by Smart Money

If you’re interested in finding sources of dividend income, you may find this list very interesting. We ran a screen on large-cap companies for those seeing rapid dividend growth, comparing the current year dividend per share estimate to the trailing-twelve-month dividend per share. We screened these companies for those that have also seen significant net institutional buying over the current quarter.Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.Your browser does not support iframes. We also created a price-weighted index of the stocks mentioned below, and monitored the performance of the list relative to the S&P 500 index over the last month. To... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): PH,SNP,WFC

2 Electronics Dividends to Buy and 1 to Avoid

The electronics industry really surprised me when I ran an initial screen using the Motley Fool CAPS Screener for dividend-paying companies by yielding 54 of them! In no way was I expecting there to be that many dividend-paying companies, and the chore of weeding them down was daunting. With stocks having been gored by the market for more than a week now, I see two particular companies standing out in this sector as companies you can trust, while another could lead you down the wrong path. Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) : trust itApparently, the demise of the personal computing sector has been greatly exaggerated. Intel's most recent quarterly report detailed growth in the PC segment, as well as continued strength from the corporate sector -- Intel's bread and butter as of late. Strength... more

The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): AMD,ARMH,GRMN,INTC,MSFT

Tuesday ETF Roundup: VXX Falls on Market Surge, VNQ Soars on Thirst for Yield

Tuesday was yet another roller coaster ride for markets as equities rose modestly to start the day, fell immediately following the FOMC statement, only to surge higher to close out the volatile session with multi-percentage point gains. The Dow finished the day higher by 430 points, a nearly 4% gain, while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq posted even more robust gains of 4.7% and 5.3%, respectively. Commodity markets were also volatile on the day, as gold continued to surge, finishing around the $1,740/oz. mark, while oil, which at one point fell all the way to $75.71 in Asian trading, closed the session at the $80.5 mark, a loss of about 1.0%. Other commodities were more mixed, as silver crashed by nearly 5.1% but copper gained close to 2.3%, while softs and other energy commodities... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): VNQ,VXX

PREIT Announces Quarterly Dividend

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: PEI) today announced that its Board of Trustees has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per common share, the Company’s 138th consecutive distribution since its initial dividend paid in August of 1962. The dividend will be paid on September 15, 2011 to common shareholders of record on September 1, 2011.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): PEI

ELS Declares Third Quarter Dividends

The Board of Directors of Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE: ELS) declared a dividend of $0.375 per share, representing, on an annualized basis, a dividend of $1.50 per common share. The dividend will be paid on October 14, 2011 to shareholders of record on September 30, 2011. The Company’s Board of Directors also declared a dividend of $0.502125 per share on the Company’s 8.034% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (ELSPrA), representing, on an annualized basis, a dividend of $2.0085 per preferred share. The dividend will be paid on September 30, 2011 to shareholders of record on September 9, 2011. The Company’s Board of Directors also declared a dividend of $0.375 per share on the Company’s Series B Subordinated Non-Voting... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): ELS

Have You Seen This Hidden Dividend Gem?

The longtime Motley Fool Hidden Gems recommendation just reported second-quarter earnings, showing muscle in all the right places. Last year's $0.40 loss per share on continuing operations turned into a $0.16 net profit on the same basis. Revenues jumped 26% year over year. The company has been busy refining and focusing its range of non-electric operations. The wind-power equipment segment is facing challenges but remains worth a turnaround effort -- but the heavy transport service for hauling those heavy wind towers around has gone by the wayside. And the Idaho Pacific dehydrated-potato producer was recently sold to a private-equity firm, bringing in $87 million of crisp, clean dollar bills in return for a stale potato business.... more

The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): OTTR,PGN,DUK,BRK-A,BRK-B

6 Large-Cap Dividend Stocks With Low Debt and Impressive Profitability

Company debt is a very important consideration when choosing among dividend stocks. Because debt holders are always paid before shareholder dividends, company debt is a wedge between firm value and the firm’s value to shareholders. High amounts of company debt also decrease the firm’s financial flexibility. We ran a screen on large-cap dividend stocks (paying dividend yields above 2% and sustainable payout ratios below 35%) with low company debt. We screened this universe for companies with higher gross, operating and pretax margins than their industry peers.Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.Your browser does not support iframes. We... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ACE,FITB,HON,INTC,MMM,UTX