Dividend-News

Daily dividend news for investors in dividend stocks


First United (FUNC) Declares $0.01 Quarterly Dividend; 0.9% Yield


First United Corporation (Nasdaq: FUNC) declared a third quarter cash dividendof $0.01, or $0.04 annualized. The third quarter dividend will be paid on August 2, 2010 to shareholders of record as of July 14, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 12, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.9%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): FUNC

Searching for Airline Dividend Stocks

The thought of considering an airline stock as a dividend play is probably foreign to most investors. The airline industry has never been able to consistently produce profits and has spent most of the last decade bleeding red ink. Reviewing a list of non-dividend paying airlines stocks seems to encapsulate most of the airline industry.American Airlines (AMR), Delta (DAL), United Airlines (UAUA), Continental Airlines (CAL), US Airways (LCC), JetBlue (JBLU), and AirTran (AAI) don’t offer investors any dividend at all.There are a couple of domestic airline stocks that do pay dividends, but the dividend yields that they offer don’t exactly get investors excited.Southwest Airlines (LUV) – 0.1% dividend yieldSkyWest (SKYW) – 1.2% dividend yieldAllegiant Travel (ALGT)... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AAI,ALGT,AMR,CAL,CPA,DAL,GOL,JBLU,LCC,LUV,RYAAY,SKYW,UAUA

How to Receive Dividends from MLPs

MLPs are master limited partnerships with ownership measured in units that pay distributions. Last week I wrote about two MLPs: Kinder Morgan (KMP) and Enbridge Partners (EEP). Each also finances its business with a corporation; equity is measured in shares that pay stock dividends. Some readers were confused about the corporations, especially regarding tax implications, so I will try again.Each corporation has only one purpose, owning units in the partnership. A share is backed by one unit that tracks the unit price. Stock dividends (i.e. no money) are paid based on the distribution paid to a unit and the average stock price prior to the dividend date. Shares accumulate over time, the only tax issue for shareholders is when stock is sold. Capital gains are taxed at capital gains rates.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): EEP,EEQ,KMP,KMR

Medtronic (MDT) Increases Dividend 9.8% to $0.225; Yields 2.4%

Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), today approved a cash dividend of $0.225 per share of the company’s common stock, or $0.90 annualized. The dividend is payable on July 30, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 9, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 7, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): MDT

Hingham Institution For Savings (HIFS) Declares $0.23 Quarterly Dividend; 2.4% Yield

Hingham Institution For Savings (Nasdaq: HIFS) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.23 per share, or $0.92 annualized. The dividend will be paid on July 20, 2010 to stockholders of record as of July 9, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 7, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): HIFS

NSTAR (NST) Declares $0.40 Quarterly Dividend; 4.6% Yield

NSTAR (NYSE: NST) announced today that its Board of Trustees declared a quarterly dividend of $0.40 per common share, or $1.60 annualized. The dividend is payable August 2, 2010 to shareholders of record July 9, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 7, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): NST

Lockheed Martin (LMT) Declares $0.63 Quarterly Dividend; 3.2% Yield

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a third quarter 2010 dividend of $0.63 per share, or $2.52 annualized. The dividend is payable Sept. 24, 2010 to holders of record as of the close of business on Sept. 1, 2010. The ex-dividend date is August 30, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): LMT

Zep (ZEP) Declares $0.04 Quarterly Dividend; 0.9% Yield

Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.04 per share, or $0.16 annualized. The dividend is payable August 2, 2010 to shareholders of record on July 19, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 15, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.9%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ZEP

Kearny Financial (KRNY) Declares $0.05 Quarterly Dividend; 2.2% Yield

Kearny Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: KRNY) announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share, or $0.20 annualized. The dividend is payable on July 23, 2010, to stockholders of record as of July 2, 2010. The ex-dividend date is June 30, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): KRNY

Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) Declares $0.30 Quarterly Dividend; 1.9% Yield

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) today declares a cash dividend of $0.30 per share, or $1.20 annualized. The dividend is payable on August 1, 2010 to holders of record as of July 15, 2010 for its common stock. The ex-dividend date is July 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.9%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): FCX