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Top 10 Dividend Yielding U.S. Utilities


We have comprised a list of the top ten dividend yielding US utilities with market caps of at least $4.0 billion. They include Electric, Natural Gas and Diversified Utilities ranging in size from $4.5 billion in market cap to over $20 billion. The lowest dividend yield listed is 4.97% from the mammoth utility, Southern Company (SO). While the highest yield is 6.14% from First Energy (FE) soon to be First Energy and Allegheny Energy (AYE) combined as their merger announcement in February informed the world. With a soon to be $14 billion plus market capitalization the combined utility will be one of the largest in the US.. The return on equity (ROE) for these companies is solid with an average of 9.7% (one is below 3%). ROE for the industry has trended downward since summer of 2008... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AEE,CNP,DUK,ED,EXC,FE,NI,PGN,PPL,SO

Jarden Corp. (JAH) Declares $0.0825 Quarterly Dividend; 1.2% Yield

Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH) today announced that its board of directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.0825 per common share, $0.33 annualized. The dividend is payable on October 29, 2010 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on October 1, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): JAH

FedEx Corp. (FDX) Declares $0.12 Quarterly Dividend; 0.6% Yield

FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share, $0.48 annualized. The dividend is payable October 1, 2010 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 10, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 8, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): FDX

Chemical Financial (CHFC) Declares $0.20 Quarterly Dividend; 4.2% Yield

Chemical Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: CHFC) today announced that the Board of Directors of the Company declared a third quarter 2010 cash dividend on its common stock of $0.20 per share, $0.80 annualized. The third quarter 2010 dividend will be payable on September 17, 2010, to shareholders of record on September 3, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 1, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CHFC

Flowers Foods (FLO) Declares $0.20 Quarterly Dividend; 3.1% Yield

Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO) today announced a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share. This action renews the annual dividend rate of $0.80. The dividend is payable on September 21, 2010, to shareholders of record on September 7, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 3, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): FLO

Indiana Community Bancorp (INCB) Declares $0.01 Quarterly Dividend; 0.3% Yield

Indiana Community Bancorp (Nasdaq: INCB) today announced a third quarter dividend of $0.01 per share, $0.04 annualized. The dividend will be paid on October 1, 2010, to all shareholders of record on September 20, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 18, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.3%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): INCB

Dividend Taxation: 5 Points to Ponder

Beginning January 1, 2011, the Bush tax cuts are set to expire, meaning that dividend taxation could increase. Currently in the U.S, dividend investors enjoy a maximum of 15% taxation on qualified dividends, but this could increase to 39.6% for those in the highest tax bracket if Congress does not act to keep dividend taxation low. Even for most people in the other tax brackets, dividend taxation could increase, but the effects won’t be as dramatic. There are a variety of outcomes that could occur, ranging from the tax cuts being made to stay, or facing a modest bump up to 20% or so, or staying low for those in the lower tax brackets but soaring up high for those in the highest tax brackets, or going high across the tax bracket board. I am not a political analyst or a tax... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BIP

Can Longtime Dividend-Growers Keep Growing?

Growth plays a vital role in dividend investors’ success because stalled growth spells vulnerable dividends. And over many decades the venerable Coca-Cola, along with Johnson and Johnson (JNJ), McDonald’s (MCD), Procter and Gamble (PG) and other ‘too big to succeed’ dividend growers kept growing, ringing up nearly ‘too big to calculate’ total returns. Meanwhile, during the tough ten to fifteen years just past, some of the most familiar dividend-growth titans still grew, averaging 8% to 12% annual total returns along the way, despite supposed headwinds of size, longevity and bags of cash pitched out the window to dividend-hungry shareholders. In addition to MCD and PG, these hall-of-famers include Becton Dickinson (BDX), Clorox (CLX), Chevron (CVX), 3M (MMM) and United Technologies... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BDX,CLX,CVX,HPQ,JNJ,KO,MCD,MMM,PG,UTX

Fool Radio Roundtable: Adobe, RIMM, and Consumer-friendly, Dividend Stocks

Motley Fool Money is a one-hour weekly business radio show syndicated to radio stations across America. On our most recent show, host Chris Hill talked with our analysts about some stocks on their radar. You can catch this week’s show online at motleyfoolmoney.com. In this lightly edited transcript, the guys share three stocks on their radar. Chris Hill: Let’s talk about the stocks that are on our radar. Charly Travers, let’s start with you. Charly Travers: I’ve had my eye on Research in Motion (RIMM). Very popular stock, and not in a good way. Their most latest entry into the smartphone market, the Torch, is apparently doing lukewarm sales, so I wouldn’t say it’s the nail in the coffin for the company. It’s a bit premature to come to that... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): KMB,AAPL,ADBE

4 Dividend Stocks Showing You the Money

Dividend checks continue to beef up in corporate America, as more companies jack up their distribution rates. Readers of the Income Investor newsletter can certainly appreciate that kind of thinking. Let’s take a closer look at some of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): BMI,CINF,ITC,LO,MO,PM,RAI