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Daily dividend news for investors in dividend stocks


4 Reasons to Sell Dividend Stocks


As a long-term buy-and-hold investor, most of my evaluation efforts are aimed at determining when to buy a stock. Sometimes it is necessary to sell a stock and we need to be equally adept at identifying those times. I have stated on numerous occasions that I have one hard and fast sell rule for my individual dividend stocks: When an individual stock held as a dividend investment lowers its dividend, immediately sell it. However, there are other times it makes sense to sell. Consider these:Significant Price Run-up Distorting Dividend Fundamentals... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AFL,BP,CRRC,EMR,GCI,GPC,ITW,LLY,MMM,PAYX,PGN,TEG

The Equity/Bond Yield Indicator Isn't What It Used to Be

With government bonds yielding less than equities, is a buy signal approaching for stock markets? James Mackintosh, investment editor at the Financial Times, points out that government bond yields have moved below broad equity index dividend yields in several countries: Japan, many European countries, the UK and now even the US (if you use the Dow Jones Industrial Average as your benchmark). Isnít this a buy signal for shares?... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): DTD,DVY,IEF,TLT,VIG

CenturyLink (CTL) Declares $0.725 Quarterly Dividend; 8.1% Yield

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) today announced that its Board of Directors voted to declare a quarterly cash dividend of $0.725 per share, $2.90 annualized. The dividend is payable on September 20, 2010, to shareholders of record on September 7, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 3, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 8.1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CTL

LNB Bancorp (LNBB) Declares $0.01 Quarterly Dividend; 0.9% Yield

LNB Bancorp, Inc. (LNBB) has declared a third quarter 2010 cash dividend of $0.01 a share, $0.04 annualized. The dividend is payable on October 1, 2010 to shareholders of record on September 4, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 2, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.9%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): LNBB

EMC Insurance (EMCI) Declares $0.18 Quarterly Dividend; 3.5% Yield

EMC Insurance Group Inc. (Nasdaq: EMCI) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.18 per common share, $0.72 annualized. The dividend is payable September 14, 2010 to shareholders of record as of September 7, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 3, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.5%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): EMCI

Penns Woods Bancorp (PWOD) Declares $0.46 Quarterly Dividend; 6.2% YIeld

Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: PWOD) has announced that the Company's Board of Directors declared a third quarter 2010 cash dividend of $0.46 per share, $1.84 annualized. The dividend is payable September 21, 2010 to shareholders of record September 7, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 3, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 6.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): PWOD

BB&T Corp (BBT) Declares $0.15 Quarterly Dividend; 2.7% Yield

BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) today declared the 2010 fourth-quarter dividend of $0.15 per common share, $0.60 annualized. The dividend will be paid November 1, 2010, to shareholders of record as of October 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.7%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): BBT

TheStreet.com (TSCM) Declares $0.025 Quarterly Dividend; 3.8% Yield

TheStreet.com, Inc. (TSCM) announced today that its board of directors has declared the Company's quarterly cash dividend on its common stock. The cash dividend of $0.025 per share, $0.10 annualized.
The dividend is payable September 30, 2010, to all shareholders of record at the close of business on September 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.8%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): TSCM

First Bancorp (FBNC) Declares $0.08 Quarterly Dividend; 2.6% Yield

First Bancorp (Nasdaq: FBNC), the parent company of First Bank, has declared a cash dividend of $0.08 per share, $0.32 annualized. The dividend is payable October 25, 2010 to shareholders of record as of September 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): FBNC

First Mercury (FMR) Declares $0.025 Quarterly Dividend; 1.2% Yield

First Mercury Financial Corporation (NYSE: FMR) announced today that on August 19, 2010 its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.025 per share, $0.10 annualized. The dividend is to be paid September 30, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): FMR