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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 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): DUK,EXC,NEE,SO

The Top 10 Highest-Yielding Dividend Aristocrats

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."... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): LLY,PBI,TEG,LEG,CINF,CTL,ED,KMB,JNJ,ABT

The Top Dividend Aristocrats in Food, Beverage and Tobacco

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."... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): ADM,BF-B,KO,PEP

The Top Dividend Aristocrats in Utilities

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."... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): ED,STR,TEG

Raytheon'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): BA,HON,RTN,UTX

The Top Dividend Aristocrats in Insurance

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."... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): AFL,CB,CINF

Associated Banc-Corp (ASBC) Declares $0.01 Quarterly Dividend; 0.3% Yield

Associated Banc-Corp (Nasdaq: ASBC) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share, $0.04 annualized. The dividend is payable on November 17, 2010, to shareholders of record on November 8, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 4, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.3%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ASBC

Tutor Perini (TPC) Declares $1.00 Special Cash Dividend

Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC), a leading civil and building construction company, today announced that on October 25, 2010 the Board of Directors declared a special cash dividend of $1.00 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on November 12, 2010 to stockholders of record on November 4, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 2, 2010.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): TPC

MetLife (MET) Declares $0.74 Annual Dividend

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today declared an annual dividend for 2010 of $0.74 per common share payable on December 14, 2010 to shareholders of record as of November 9, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 5, 2010.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): MET

J. M. Smucker (SJM) Declares $0.40 Quarterly Dividend; 2.5% Yield

The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) declared a $0.40 per share dividend on the common shares of the Company, $1.60 annualized. The dividend is to be paid on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Friday, November 12, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 10, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.5%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): SJM