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Spectra Energy (SE) Declares $0.25 Quarterly Dividend; 5% Yield


Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.25 per share, or $1.00 annualized. The dividend is payable on September 13, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 13, 2010. The ex-dividend date is August 11, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 5%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): SE

Computer Services (CSVI) Increases Quarterly Dividend 15.8% to $0.11; Yields 2.2%

Computer Services, Inc. (OTCBB: CSVI) announced that its Board of Directors approved a 15.8% increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.11 per share, or $.44 annualized. The dividend is payable on September 24, 2010, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 1, 2010. The ex-dividend date is August 30, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CSVI

RPM Int'l (RPM) Declares $0.205 Quarterly Dividend; 4.6% Yield

RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.205 per share, or $0.82 annualized. The dividend is payable on July 30, 2010, to stockholders of record as of July 16, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): RPM

Teekay Corp (TK Declares $0.31625 Quarterly Dividend; 5% Yield

Teekay Corporation (Teekay) (NYSE: TK) announced that its Board of Directors has voted to declare a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.31625 per share, or $1.265 annualized. The dividend is payable on July 30, 2010 to all shareholders of record as at July 16, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 14, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 5%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): TK

S&P 500: Dividend Payers Are Outperforming Non-Payers

For the month of June and the first six months of 2010, the dividend payers in the S&P 500 Index are outperforming the non-paying stocks. For the month, the payers' return of -5.91% was better than the non-payers' return of -7.30%. Additionally, this year the payers have declined 2.90% versus the non-payers decline of 4.41%. Source: Standard & Poor's. On a year over year basis as of June, dividend payments were up 5.7%, for the quarter up 2.6% and down 3.2% on a year to date basis. In a further sign that companies view future prospects as improving, ten companies initiated dividends versus 65 that either decreased or suspended payments in the first six months of 2009.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): SPX,SPY,TSO,VLO

Stocks Going Ex-Dividend, Second Week of July 2010

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends'. This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets. In flat or choppy markets, your have to be extremely careful. In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable Excel list of the stocks going ex dividend during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): DRI,JCP,MMC,NST

Dividend Champions Smackdown Part II: Kimberly Clark Wins

Dividend Champions Smackdown II Last month, I screened the Dividend Champions list of companies that have paid higher dividends for at least 25 straight years (which can be found here) in an attempt to focus on those with the most consistent percentage dividend increases and sustainable yields. That effort came up with some great companies, but some investors expressed a desire for somewhat higher yields. The result may have included more of those if the screen hadn't started with a very high hurdle. Our screen included only companies whose most recent increase was for more than 10%. (For a great analysis of the highest yields, see David Van Knapp's article here.) So this month, I screened as follows:... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): APD,AWR,CLX,KMB,KO,LEG,MHP,NWN,PEP,PG,XOM

Thinking of Buying a Dividend Stock? Read This First

I doubt you've ever heard of Howard Silverblatt. Mr. Silverblatt is a senior analyst at Standard and Poor's. He covers a lot of topics when it comes to his work at S&P, but what's made him a hot commodity for reporters (and why I like to keep tabs on him) is his knowledge of dividends of S&P 500 components.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BDJ

Market Correction Provides Attractive Dividend Yields

The recent stock market correction has made stock yields much more attractive. Dividend yields have returned to higher levels and the Dow now yields more than 10 year Treasury bonds. From Reuters (The Dow yields more than 10-year Treasuries):... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AMJ,DEM,DTD,DWM,EFV,PSP,RWX,VNQ,VYM

7 Cheap Stocks Paying Cold, Hard Cash

With the broad market down about 13% over the past three months, and concerns over Europe’s debt crisis, China’s slowing economy, and the BP spill still in the forefront of news, investors have every right to be concerned. But the silver lining is that many quality stocks are being dragged down with the market, and this could mean great opportunities for savvy investors.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): NLY,RIG,TEF,MRK,DO,EXC,LLY