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Stocks Going X-Dividend Third Week of November


Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends'. This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets. In flat or choppy markets, your have to be extremely careful. In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable Excel list of the stocks going ex dividend during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AMAT,HSY

Linear Technology'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): MXIM,XLNX,BRCM,LLTC

The Top Dividend Aristocrats in Consumer Durables

Dividend-paying companies are an oasis in the desert of underperforming stocks. They offer solid payouts today and the promise of capital gains tomorrow. According to a study by Ibbotson, reinvested dividends made up about 40% of total stock returns from 1926 to 2006. In fact, dividend investing is so appealing that superinvestor Warren Buffett has made it a significant component of his portfolio. When searching for great dividend stocks, it makes a lot of sense to start with companies that have been playing the dividend game the longest. Standard & Poor's has culled the dividend winners from the also-rans in a list it calls the "Dividend Aristocrats." These companies have paid and increased their dividend for at least 25 years.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): LEG,SWK,VFC

The Top Dividend Aristocrats in Materials

Dividend-paying companies are an oasis in the desert of underperforming stocks. They offer solid payouts today and the promise of capital gains tomorrow. According to a study by Ibbotson, reinvested dividends made up about 40% of total stock returns from 1926 to 2006. In fact, dividend investing is so appealing that superinvestor Warren Buffett has made it a significant component of his portfolio. When searching for great dividend stocks, it makes a lot of sense to start with companies that have been playing the dividend game the longest. Standard & Poor's has culled the dividend winners from the also-rans in a list it calls the "Dividend Aristocrats." These companies have paid and increased their dividend for at least 25 years.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): PPG,SIAL,APD,BMS

Is Hershey Still a Buy?

I'm a believer in growth stocks. As an analyst for our Motley Fool Rule Breakers service, I think you should be a believer, too. But even I have to admit some growth stories are bogus, hence this regular series. Next up: Hershey (NYSE: HSY). Is this legendary candy maker the real thing? Let's get right to the numbers.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): HSY,MDLZ,RMCF,SLE,TR

Ensco'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, but 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... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): NE,HP,ESV

Exterran Partners (EXLP) Increases Cash Dividend

Exterran Partners, L.P. (Nasdaq: APLP) announced a cash distribution of $0.4675 per limited partner unit, or $1.87 per limited partner unit on an annualized basis, payable on November 12, 2010 to unitholders of record at the close of business on November 9, 2010. The distribution to be paid in November 2010 is $0.005 higher than the second quarter 2010 and third quarter 2009 distributions of $0.4625 per limited partner unit. The third quarter 2010 distribution covers the period from July 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): APLP

Salisbury Bancorp (SAL) Reports Q3 Earnings; Approves Dividend

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE Amex: SAL) reports Q3 EPS of $0.49 per common share, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010 (third quarter 2010) compared with $763,000, or $0.45 per common share, for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010 (second quarter 2010), and $605,000, or $0.36 per common share, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009 (third quarter 2009). The Board of Directors of Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE Amex Equities: SAL), the holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company, declared a $0.28 per common share quarterly cash dividend at their October 29, 2010 meeting. The dividend will be paid on November 24, 2010 to shareholders of record as of November 10, 2010.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): SAL

Macerich (MAC) Declares $0.50 Quarterly Dividend; 4.5% Yield

The Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share of common stock, $2.00 annualized. The dividend is payable on December 8, 2010 to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 12, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 10, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.5%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): MAC

Honeywell (HON) Declares $0.3025 Quarterly Dividend; 2.6% Yield

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.3025 per share on the company's outstanding common stock, $1.21 annualized. The dividend is payable on December 10, 2010 to shareowners of record at the close of business on November 19, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 17, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): HON