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Daily dividend news for investors in dividend stocks


Cincinnati Financial'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): FNF,ORI,CB,CINF

Pitney Bowes' 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): AVY,HPQ,PBI,XRX

Manitowoc (MTW) Declares $0.08 Cash Dividend

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE: MTW), declared a cash dividend of 8 cents per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on December 13, 2010, to shareholders of record on December 3, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 1, 2010.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): MTW

National Security (NSEC) Declares $0.15 Quarterly Dividend; 5.2% Yield

The National Security Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSEC), declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share, $0.60 annualized. This cash dividend is payable on November 30, 2010 to shareholders of record November 8, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 4, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 5.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): NSEC

National Instruments (NATI) Declares $0.13 Quarterly Dividend; 1.5% Yield

The National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) Board of Directors announced a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share, $0.52 annualized. This dividend is payable on November 29, 2010, to shareholders of record on November 8, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 4, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.5%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): NATI

Boeing (BA) Declares $0.42 Quarterly Dividend; 2.4% Yield

Boeing (NYSE: BA) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.42 per common share, $1.68 annualized. The dividend is payable December 3, 2010, to shareholders of record as of November 5, 2010, with an ex-dividend date of November 3, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): BA

Crane Co. (CR) Declares $0.23 Quarterly Dividend; 2.3% Yield

Crane Co. (NYSE: CR) today announced its regular quarterly dividend of $0.23 per share for the fourth quarter, $0.92 annualized. The dividend is payable on December 10, 2010 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 26, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.3%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CR

Callaway Golf (ELY) Declares $0.01 Quarterly Dividend; 0.6% Yield

Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) declared today a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share on its Common Stock, $0.04 annualized. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 19, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 17, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ELY

Amerco: Low Risk Preferred With 8.5% Yield

This is nothing exciting, no quick double, catalyst for a spike etc. Instead you have a simple preferred stock with a qualified (if that still matters after 2010) dividend that pays a high yield - 8.5%, higher than the quality of the credit would suggest. The reasons are simple: 1. the issue is callable, so nobody will bid it up much above the $25 par value, and 2. this is quite thinly traded, so not a feasible investment for everyone. As long as you don't pay over par, there is in my opinion, very limited risk with a nice yield while it lasts. Preferred stocks are not exactly a rarity, but I think this is somewhat special not just because of the high yield for the quality, but also because it is in an industry that is different than most preferred issuers. Amerco is neither a bank nor a... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): UHAL

Five Overlooked Dividend-Rich Stocks

Investors are generally a creative lot. We yearn for our inner voice to approvingly utter the classic Indiana Jones line when the old knight tells Indiana Jones, upon selecting the correct chalice from the many pretenders, "You Have Chosen Wisely". But there is more to the passion for many. I enjoy reading old predictions from the likes of Barrons, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and Money print media - and in retrospect find humor in how most did not stand the test of time. I also enjoy a few bloggers and journalists such as Roger Nusbaum and Malcolm Berko, and brief moments of the talking heads on CNBC and the Fox Business Channel (much improved in recent months with the addition of Charles Gasparino). Financial opinions and chatter, for me, is therapeutic. Saturday,I... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): APL,CODI,CPNO,PNNT,TCP