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This Millennium's 15 Best Dividend Stocks


I'm always on the lookout for the next home run stock. At the end of each year, I like looking back to see what I can learn from the best and worst performing stocks over the long term. I make sure to key in on dividend stocks as they have a history of outperforming the market.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): LUFK,PCP,SCCO,INT,AFSI,BPT,HOC

Better Buy: Big Dividends or Fast-Growing Dividends?

A couple of my fellow Fools seem to have a bit of a disagreement. In his article "The Most Outstanding Dividend Portfolio I Know," Jeremy Phillips said he believes "dividend growth, much more than current yield, is critical to a successful dividend portfolio." Meanwhile, in his article "The Outstanding Dividend Stock I'm Buying Now," Jim Royal countered, "I think a high current and sustainable yield is every bit as important as growth."... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): OB,OKS,T,NGG,GTY,MO

Executive Optimism: 5 Dividend Champions Being Snapped Up by Insiders

In recessions past, economies have taken a V-shaped path toward recovery, where the GDP bounces back at a rate of somewhere between 6% and 14% growth. But this time around, the economy lacks the spring in its step of comebacks past, as we tread water at a projected 3% GDP growth rate in 2011. With unemployment expected to remain sluggish indefinitely, MFS investment officer and portfolio manager Erik Weisman predicts a "paradigm shift," bringing dramatic fluctuations from inflation to deflation, and even a possible return to the gold standard. And as a result, the stock market will continue toward becoming entirely unlinked from the GDP.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): CINF,KO,MDT,SJW,T

Penn Virginia GP (PVG) Aprpoves $0.39 Per Share Quarterly Cash Dividend - Annual Yield 6.00%

The Board of Directors of PVG GP, LLC, the general partner of Penn Virginia GP Holdings, L.P. (NYSE: PVG), today declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.39 per unit. This distribution, which equates to $1.56 per unit on an annualized basis, remains unchanged from the distribution paid with respect to the prior quarter. The quarterly distribution covers the period October 1 through December 31, 2010, and is payable on February 22, 2011 to unitholders of record on February 15, 2011.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): PVG

Dividend Capture: Decrease Volatility and Increase Existing Holdings Cash Flow

Welcome back...Dividend Capture! Individuals concerned with ongoing high levels of volatility in the market should consider a strategy known as Dividend Capture, which was pioneered by Japanese insurance companies back in the early 1980’s. At that time, Japanese law required life insurers to pay policy holders from current income rather than capital gains. This is why the insurers were so eager for dividends. The Ministry gradually modified the law and insurers can now include some capital gains in their payments. Due to the commission structure at most American brokerage firms, Dividend Capture never really caught on in the U.S. In 1980, trading nine million shares of stock on the NYSE was too expensive for the relatively minor dividend payback. Flash forward to 2010. With the advent... more


SeekingAlpha

Healthcare Services (HCSG) Declares $0.15625 Quarterly Dividend; 3.9% Yield

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HCSG) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.15625 per common share, $0.625 annualized. The dividend is payable on March 4, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business February 11, 2011. The ex-dividend date is February 9, 2011. Yield on the dividend is 3.9%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): HCSG

Rollins (ROL) Boosts Qtr. Dividend by 16.7% to 7c/Share, Yielding 1.45%

Rollins (NYSE: ROL) raises its quarterly dividend by 16.7% from 6c to 7c per common share. The dividend is payable on March 10 to shareholders of record on Feb. 10. The ex-dividend date is Feb. 8. With shares of Rollins closing today's session at $19.30, the dividend yield moves from 1.24% to 1.45%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ROL

Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) Declares $0.05 Quarterly Dividend; 0.6% Yield

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.05 per share, $0.20 annualized. The dividend is payable March 1, 2011, to stockholders of record on February 4, 2011. The ex-dividend date is February 2, 2011. Yield on the dividend is 0.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): WFC

Trustmark Corporation (TRMK) Tops Q4 EPS by 1c; Jerry Host Elected CEO; Declares $0.23 Quarterly Dividend; 3.6% Yield

Trustmark Corporation (Nasdaq: TRMK) reported Q4 EPS of $0.39, $0.01 better than the analyst estimate of $0.38. Jerry Host elected as CEO. The Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.23 per common share, $0.92 annualized. The dividend is payable March 15, 2011, to shareholders of record on March 1, 2011. The ex-dividend date is February 25, 2011. Yield on the dividend is 3.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): TRMK

MidSouth Bancorp (MSL) Declares $0.07 Quarterly Dividend; 2.1% Yield

MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (AMEX: MSL) announced a cash dividend was declared in the amount of $0.07 per common share, $0.28 annualized. The dividend id to be paid on its common stock on April 1, 2011 to shareholders of record on March 17, 2011. The ex-dividend date is March 15, 2011. Yield on the dividend is 2.1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): MSL