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A Natural Gas Stock With a High Dividend, Revisited

On April 1st, 2010 I urged my readers to buy a natural gas company paying a 10.4% dividend. At the time, natural gas prices were near their year-to-date lows. Today, prices are off of their lows and my favorite natural gas investment is still relatively inexpensive.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): HGT,XOM

The Right Buys for Dividend Investors

Investors have discovered the appeal of dividend stocks in a big way lately. But before you go off and pick a dividend ETF to do your investing for you, make sure you know what you're getting into. If you're not careful, you could fall into some traps that you may regret down the road. One-stop shopAs dividend investing has become more popular, it's only natural that the ETF industry has responded by developing products that would meet investor demand for investments that hold dividend stocks. You can find dozens of ETFs that cater to dividend investors.... more

The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): DLN,DVY,PFM,SDY,STT,VIG,VYM

8 Cash-Generating Machines

Some money works harder than the rest. The bills in your dresser drawer, for example, are just sitting there, slowly losing their value to inflation. The bills you handed over for that new car have been transformed into an asset that will shrink in value over time. The bills that you invest in a great company will likely increase in value for you -- yay! But you can do even better than that: Invest in companies that pay dividends and that increase them over time and your dollars will do some amazing things.... more

The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): IBM,LOW,MON,NSC,TXN,UNH,WMB

Cramer Says Sell Frontier (FTR): "Size Isn't Everything" When it Comes to Dividends (AAPL, T, VZ, WIN)

Despite a broader market rally today, Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) is down about 1.2% to $7.93, as Jim Cramer made some bearish comments about the stock. The stock, which currently pays out a quarterly dividend of $0.1875 per share, or $0.75 annualized, was one of dividend investors go-to favorites, with a nice yield of 9.5%. However, the dividend was recently dropped 25% from its prior rate of $1.00 per share. Why? The company needed to free up some cash to buy wireline services from Verizon (NYSE: VZ), which made it the second largest wireline provider in the U.S. But, Cramer says, the numbers don't work out. The company is willing to shell out the $0.75 per share dividend annually, but is only looking to bring in $0.49 per share for the year, according to recent analyst... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): WIN

AT&T (T) Declares $0.42 Quarterly Dividend; 5.9% Yield

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.42 per common share, $1.68 annualized. The dividend is payable on November 1, 2010, to stockholders of record at the close of business on October 8, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 6, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 5.9%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): T

Aetna (AET) Declares $0.04 Quarterly Dividend; 0.5% Yield

Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) today declared its regular annual cash dividend of $0.04 per share on the company’s common stock, $0.16 annualized. The dividend is payable on November 30, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 11, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.5%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): AET

Technology Research Corp. (TRCI) Declares $0.02 Quarterly Dividend; 2.1% Yield

Technology Research Corporation (TRC) (Nasdaq: TRCI) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.02 per common share, $0.08 annualized. The dividend is payable October 15, 2010, to shareholders of record as of September 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.1%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): TRCI

Cracker Barrel (CBRL) Boosts Qtr. Dividend by 10% to 22c/Share, Yielding 1.74%

Cracker Barrel (Nasdaq: CBRL) raises its quarterly dividend by 10% from 20c to 22c per common share, payable on Nov. 5 to shareholders of record on Oct. 15. The ex-dividend date is Oct. 13. With the stock closing at $50.54 today, the dividend yield moves from 1.58% to 1.74%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CBRL

Ameron Int'l (AMN) Declares $0.30 Quarterly Dividend; 1.9% Yield

Ameron International Corporation (NYSE: AMN) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share of common stock, $1.20 annualized. The dividend is payable November 16, 2010 to stockholders of record on October 28, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 24, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.9%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): AMN

Comtech (CMLT) Easily Beats Q4 Estiamtes, Initiates Dividend and Share Buyback Plan

Comtech Telecommunication Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) said Thursday that its profit in the fiscal fourth quarter more than doubled, while it added that it will begin paying a quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share. The maker of amplifiers and communications gear used by the U.S. military reported fourth-quarter earnings of $13.5 million or 43 cents per share, up from $6.2 million or 21 cents per share earned during the same quarter last year. Excluding one-time items, Comtech earned 73 cents per share in the quarter, 15 cents better than the analyst estimate of 58 cents per share. Revenue for the company more than doubled to $257 million in the three month period ended July 31 from $122 million last year, beating the market consensus of $237.53 million. "Our fourth quarter and... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CMTL