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Williams Controls (WMCO) Declares $1.00 Cash Dividend


Williams Controls, Inc. (Nasdaq: WMCO) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $1.00 per share on the Company's outstanding common shares, payable on July 28, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 14, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 12, 2010. The Company has not yet determined whether, or to what extent, this distribution would be taxable as a dividend or be treated as a return of capital.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): WMCO

MSC Industrial (MSM) Increases Quarterly Dividend 10% to $0.22; Yields 1.7%

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE: MSM) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.22 per share, or $0.88 annualized. The dividend is an increase of $0.02 per share in the regular quarterly dividend. The $0.22 dividend is payable on July 27, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 13, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 9, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.8%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): MSM

National Grid: Utility Stock at Great Value With Big Dividend

National Grid (NGG) is a gas utility, which is based in the United Kingdom but also offers electricity in the northeastern United States. Its shares were cut in half, reduced from a high of $65 in 2007 to $30 in early 2009. The shares are now trading at only $38.30, with recent volume indicating that money is flowing into the name. As for the fundamentals, the shares trade 8.9X earnings, 3X book value, and 8.4X cash value ($3B+ cash on hand). Among all gas utilities, National Grid has the top Return on Equity (ROE) and one of the top operating margins. National Grid offers a 7.62% dividend yield in an industry known for a safe haven investment, but ranks highest among the gas utilities in terms of yield.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): NGG

Camden National Corp. (CNC) Declares $0.25 Quarterly Dividend; 3.6% Yield

Camden National Corporation (Nasdaq: CAC) announced today that the Board of Directors of the Company declared a $0.25 per share dividend, or $1.00 annualized. The dividend is payable on July 30, 2010 for shareholders of record on July 16, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 14, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CAC

Jinpan Int'l (JST) Sets Payment Date for Second Part of Annual Dividend

Jinpan International Ltd. (Nasdaq: JST) today announced the date in which the Company will pay the second portion of its annual dividend payment. In January 2010, the Company announced an annual dividend of $0.14 per common share, half of which was payable to shareholders in February 2010. The second half, or $0.07, of this annual dividend payment will be payable on July 20, 2010 to shareholders of record as of July 8, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 6, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1%. The dividend is a 17% increase over the prior annual dividend of $0.12.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): JST

6 Dividend Divas

With uncertainty surrounding the durability of the economic recovery and the impact of the European debt crisis on the U.S., volatility is back in full force. Given the uncertainty and, thus, volatility, it's important to have dependable income streams from dividend-paying stocks to steady your portfolio. Stocks such as Cellcom Israel (NYSE: CEL) and Verizon Communications, which yield 11.8% and 6.7%, respectively, can give you a more stable return in a volatile market.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): CEL,VZ,NHI,OHI,RDS-A,SCCO

SPY: Taking Shareholder Money via Dividend Float

When companies declare a dividend, they choose the amount per share, the date the stock will go ex-dividend, and the date payment will be made to shareholders of record. If you hold that stock directly in your account, you know when to expect payment. The process is relatively straightforward. Investors got spoiled by the mutual fund industry. The default option for mutual funds is to have dividends automatically reinvested. Whatever day your mutual fund goes ex-dividend, the total amount of the dividend is used to purchase additional shares at the end of the day. The time lag between ex-dividend and payment received and reinvested is reduced to a minimum.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): IVV,SPY

Malvern Federal (MLVF) Declares $0.03 Quarterly Dividend; 1.4% Yield

Malvern Federal Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: MLVF) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.03 per share on the common stock of the Company, or $0.12 annualized. The dividend is payable on July 22, 2010 to the shareholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is June 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): MLVF

MeadWestvaco (MWV) Declares $0.23 Quarterly Dividend; 4.1% Yield

MeadWestvaco Corporation’s (NYSE: MWV) Board of Directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.23 cents per common share, or $0.92 annualized. The payment of the dividend will be made on September 1, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 2, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): MWV

Lubrizol (LZ) Declares $0.36 Quarterly Dividend; 1.8% Yield

The Lubrizol Corporation (NYSE: LZ), the board declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.36 per share, or $1.44 annualized. The dividend is payable September 10, 2010, to holders of record at the close of business on August 10, 2010. The ex-dividend date is August 6, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.8%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): LZ