Dividend-News

Daily dividend news for investors in dividend stocks


From Dividend Saplings to Abundant Fruit Tree Yields


Dividends are like fruit and an investment in stock is much like purchasing a sapling. When purchasing a stock (sapling) the goal is two-fold: 1) Buy a sapling (tree) that is expected to bear a lot of fruit; and 2) Pay a cheap or fair price. If the right saplings are purchased at the right prices, then investors can enjoy a steady diet of fruit that has the potential of producing more fruit each year. Fruit can come in the form of future profits, but as we will see, the sweetness of a profitable company also paying dividends can prove much more fruitful over the long-term. Investing in growth equities at reasonable prices seems like a pretty intelligent strategy, but of late the vast majority of fresh investor capital has been piling into bonds. This is not a flawed plan for retirees (and... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AXP,BP,BUD,KO,PG,WFC,WMT

United Security Bancshares (UBFO) Declares 1% Stock Dividend

United Security Bancshares (Nasdaq: UBFO) declared a 3rd quarter 2010 stock dividend of one percent (1%) on June 22, 2010. The stock dividend will be paid to shareholders of record on July 9, 2010 and the dividend shares will be issued on July 21, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 7, 2010.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): UBFO

Ingles Markets (IMKTA) Declares $0.165 Quarterly Dividend; 4.2% Yield

Ingles Markets, Incorporated (Nasdaq: IMKTA) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.165 per share on all its Class A Common Stock and $0.15 (fifteen cents) per share on all its Class B Common Stock. This is an annual rate of $0.66 and $0.60 per share, respectively. Dividends on both the Class A and Class B Common Stock are payable July 22, 2010, to all shareholders of record on July 8, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 6, 2010. Yield on the Class A dividend is 4.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): IMKTA

Vicor Corp. (VICR) Declares $0.30 Quarterly Dividend

Vicor Corporation (Nasdaq: VICR) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a cash dividend of $0.30 per share of the Company's stock. The dividend is payable on July 30, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 16, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 14, 2010.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): VICR

IDEX Corp. (IEX) Declares $0.15 Quarterly Dividend; 2% Yield

IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per common share, or $0.60 annualized. The next dividend will be paid July 30, 2010 to shareholders of record as of July 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): IEX

Divining the Future According to Dividends

Can we draw a single graph that captures exactly what investors have been seeing since the middle of last year when they look ahead at the prospects for the U.S. economy? Our chart below shows how the S&P 500's trailing year dividends per share have been projected to change into the future since 14 July 2009 for each quarter where we have dividend futures data available:... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): SPY

Best Buy Raises Dividend on Strong Cash Flow

Best Buy Company Inc. (BBY), the leading specialty retailer of consumer electronic products, recently boosted its quarterly dividend by 7.1%. The board has approved an increase in annual dividend to 60 cents (or 15 cents quarterly) from 56 cents a share (or 14 cents quarterly). The increased dividend will be paid on October 26, 2010 to stockholders of record as on October 5, 2010. The company initiated its regular quarterly dividend in fiscal 2004. The last paid quarterly dividend of 14 cents represented an increase of 8% year-on-year. Best Buy’s current annualized dividend yield of 1.6% is higher than that of the Industry’s, which stands at 1.4%. The dividend hike is primarily supported by Best Buy’s strong balance sheet and its ability to generate a healthy cash... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BBY

Ameriana Bancorp (ASBI) Declares $0.01 Quarterly Dividend; 1% Yield

Ameriana Bancorp (Nasdaq: ASBI), today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share, or $0.04 annualized. The quarterly dividend is payable on July 30, 2010, to shareholders of record as of July 9, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 7, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ASBI

Best Buy Boosts Dividend by 7%

Best Buy (BBY) announced Thursday morning that it is increasing the company's quarterly cash dividend by 1 cents, or 7%, to 15 cents per common share. That would cost the electronics retailer an additional $17 million a year. But the company has been trying to increase the return of excess cash to shareholders, Dow Jones says. The company finished fiscal 2010 with $1.8 billion in cash and cash equivalents, an increase of more than $1 billion versus fiscal 2009, the company reported at the end of March. It also announced that it is resuming its share repurchase, after a one-year hiatus. Best Buy had $2.5 billion remaining under the previously approved plan. As for the quarterly dividend, it would be payable on Oct. 26, 2010, to shareholders of record as of Oct. 5, 2010. Best Buy paid... more


DailyFinanceStock symbol(s): BBY

Lennar Corp. (LEN) Declares $0.04 Quarterly Dividend; 1.1% Yield

Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per common share, or $0.16 annualized. The dividend is payable on August 5, 2010 to holders of record at the close of business on July 21, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 19, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): LEN