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Total System Services (TSS) Declares $0.07 Quarterly Dividend; 2% Yield


Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE: TSS) today announced that its board of directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per common share, $0.28 annualized. The dividend is payable October 1, 2010, to TSYS shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 16, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 14, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): TSS

Old Republic Int'l (ORI) Declares $0.1725 Quarterly Dividend; 5.6% Yield

Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI) today declared a quarterly cash dividend on the common stock of $0.1725 per share, $0.69 annualized. This dividend is payable September 15, 2010, to shareholders of record on September 3, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 1, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 5.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ORI

Perfect Time for Dividends?

Some experts and pundits love to debate when is a good time to invest in dividend stocks. Frankly, I don't think there is a bad to be getting free money from the stocks you own, so I'm a fan of dividends in any market environment. That said, we're in the midst of a market environment that is perfect for dividend investing.If deflation, pathetic yields on Treasuries (there are now 100 members the S&P 500 that offer better yields than 10-year Treasuries) and the challenge of finding stocks that offer consistent capital growth don't convince investors that now is the time for dividends, perhaps a report issued by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday will.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AAPL,DELL,SPY

Dividends for Depression Era Investing

Income. It is what the baby boom generation will need in order to survive. As they all know now - relying on capital gains to fund a secure retirment is a major risk. With the stock market not going anywhere over the past 11 years, and with many baby boomers either retiring or losing their jobs, they are finding themselves starting to worry about how they will pay the mortgage and the electric bill. If someone retires with $500,000 and is taking $30,000 per year from his portfolio with the stock market not going up, they will run out of money in 16 to 17 years. This seems like an absurd idea, but if you retired in Japan 20 years ago with a stock centric portfolio, you would have run out of money very fast as the Japan stock market has lost about 75% over a 20 year period of time. That... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AT,KMB,SYY,T,WM

Six Large-Cap Dividend Achievers on Sale

Buy Low - Sell HighIt is quite clear by merely looking at the current state of the stock market that investors want nothing to do with equities right now. We think this is a huge mistake. As a portfolio manager for more than 40 years I have always found it odd how out of sync I am with general investor attitudes. I tend to find myself giddy when most investors are panicked, and panicked when most investors are giddy. Therefore, you might guess that I am currently giddy, and you would be correct.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ABT,GD,JNJ,PEP,SYY,XOM

How Safe Are SUPERVALU’s Dividends?

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income and growth. At The Motley Fool, we’re avid fans of dividends -- and not just because we like that steady stream of cash. Studies have shown that from 1972 to 2006, stocks in the S&P 500 that don’t pay dividends earned an average annual return of 4.1%; dividend stocks, however, have averaged a whopping 10.1% per year. That is an incredible difference -- one that you’d be... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): CVS,SVU,SWY,WBA

Dividends Aren’t Enough: Miners

I love cash. As an investor, nothing makes me happier than a company that returns money to shareholders, rather than spending it recklessly on a CEO’s pet projects or an ill-fated acquisition. Historically, investors have often looked at a stock’s dividend yield to identify these shareholder-friendly enterprises. But I prefer a slightly different metric -- one proven to further maximize investor returns. A 2007 study in The Journal of Finance suggests that investors should also factor net share repurchases into the equation, through a metric called the net payout ratio. According to the authors of the study, this ratio not only identifies companies that are paying back investors, but also predicts future equity returns better than the dividend yield.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): RTP,SCCO,FCX,NEM

How Safe Are DuPont’s Dividends?

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Companies with quarterly or annual payouts not only provide you with a steady stream of income, but also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can: both income and growth. At The Motley Fool, we’re avid fans of dividends -- and not just because we like that steady stream of cash. Studies have shown that from 1972 to 2006, stocks in the S&P 500 that don’t pay dividends have earned an average annual return of 4.1%. Dividend stocks, however, have averaged a whopping 10.1% per year. That is an incredible difference -- one that you’d be crazy... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): DD,DOW,HON,MON

Dividends Aren’t Enough: Phone Companies

I love cash. As an investor, nothing makes me happier than a company that returns money to shareholders, rather than spending it recklessly on a CEO’s pet projects or an ill-fated acquisition. Historically, investors have often looked at a stock’s dividend yield to identify these shareholder-friendly enterprises. But I prefer a slightly different metric -- one proven to further maximize investor returns. A 2007 study in The Journal of Finance suggests that investors should also factor net share repurchases into the equation, through a metric called the net payout ratio. According to the authors of the study, this ratio not only identifies companies that are paying back investors, but also predicts future equity returns better than the dividend yield.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): FTE,T,TLK

Bob Evans Farms (BOBE) Increases Quarterly Dividend 11.1% to $0.20; Yields 3.1%

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (Nasdaq: BOBE) today announced that its board of directors has approved an 11.1% increase in the quarterly cash dividend from$0.18 per share to $0.20 per share, $0.80 annualized. The increased dividend is payable on September 21 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 7, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 3, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): BOBE