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PartnerRe Ltd. (PRE) Raises Dividend By 10%


PartnerRe Ltd. (PRE) has increased the annual dividend to $2.20 per common share, from $2.00 per common share. This marks the second increase in the common share dividend this year. Today, the Board declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.55 per common share. The dividend will be payable on December 1, 2010, to common shareholders of record on November 19, 2010, with the stock trading ex-dividend commencing November 17, 2010.... more


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Bank of America (BAC) Declares $0.01 Quarterly Dividend; 0.4% Yield

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) today announced the Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on Bank of America common stock of $0.01 per share, $0.04 annualized. The dividend is payable on December 24, 2010 to shareholders of record as of December 3, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 1, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): BAC

UIL Holdings (UIL) Declares $0.432 Quarterly Dividend; 6.1% Yield

UIL Holdings Corporation (NYSE: UIL) announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.432 per share, $1.728 annualized. This dividend is payable January 3, 2011 to shareowners of record at the close of business on December 17, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 15, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 6.1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): UIL

Rockwell Collins (COL) Declares $0.24 Quarterly Dividend; 1.6% Yield

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.24 per share on its common stock, $0.96 annualized. The dividend is payable December 6, 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 1.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): COL

Kimberly-Clark Dividend Stock Analysis 2010

Summary Kimberly-Clark (KMB) is a diversified, international paper-products company. Five year annualized revenue growth: 5% Five year annualized earnings growth: <1% Five year annualized EPS growth: 5% Dividend Yield: 4% Dividend Growth: 9% Moderately weak but stable balance sheet. With a P/E of 14, and an above-average dividend yield with decent dividend growth prospects, KMB is in a good position to provide reasonable risk-adjusted returns to shareholders.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): KMB

Bond Yields Should Make Dividends Shine

Brett Arends at the Wall Street Journal has taken an interesting look at one of the more puzzling developments in the stock market these days: Investors are willing to snap up corporate bonds that have absurdly low coupons, while virtually ignoring the heftier dividend yields that the stocks offer (another shout-out to Abornormal Returns).... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): DBD,GPC

Genuine Parts, Diebold: Two Forgotten Dividend Aristocrats

Genuine Parts (GPC) and Diebold (DBD) are two old line companies with mediocre records in recent years. However, they are Dividend Aristocrats: Each one has a track record of raising annual dividends for more than half a century and offers a yield around 3½%.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): DBD,GPC

Ecology and Environment (EEI) Increases Semi-Annual Dividend 4.8% to $0.22; Yields

Ecology and Environment, Inc. (Nasdaq: EEI) has declared an increase of the six-month dividend to $0.22 per share, $0.44 annualized. The dividend is a 4.8% increase over the previous rate of $0.21. The dividend is payable on or before December 24, 2010, to shareholders of record as of December 1, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): EEI

Family Dollar Stores (FDO) Declares $0.155 Quarterly Dividend; 1.4% Yield

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on the Company’s common stock of $0.155 per share, $0.62 annualized. The dividend is payable Friday, January 14, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): FDO

11 Dividend Machines Beating Inflation

One of the biggest challenges that investors face is the eroding power of inflation. The purchasing power of a dollar with a 3% annual inflation rate declines by 50% in 24 years. This is exactly why investors, who focus on current yield today, might not be able to sustain their lifestyles one or two decades into retirement. The perfect inflation hedge for these investors are dividend growth stocks. These stocks not only provide inflation adjusted stream income over time, but also provide investors with capital gains, which preserves the purchasing power of your principal. Below, I have highlighted eleven such stocks, which have consistently raised annual dividends for at least five years in a row, and which also announced dividend hikes last week:V.F. Corporation (VFC), together with its... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BRO,CASS,EV,KMP,MMP,MPR,OKE,OKS,SCL,SHEN,VFC