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Clorox (CLX) Declares $0.55 Quarterly Dividend; 3.5% Yield


The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.55 per share, $2.20 annualized. The dividend is payable February 14, 2011, to stockholders of record on January 27, 2011. The ex-dividend date is January 25, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.5%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CLX

Chico's FAS (CHS) Posts Q3 EPS of $0.16, Tops by 1c; Comps Up 3.1%; Declares $0.04 Quarterly Dividend

Chico's FAS (NYSE: CHS) reports Q3 EPS of $0.16, 1 cent better than the consensus of $0.15. Revenue for the quarter came in at $483.0 million, compared to the consensus of $476.91 million. Comps up 3.1%. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share on its common stock, $0.16 annualized. The dividend will be payable on December 21, 2010 to Chico's FAS shareholders of record at the close of business on December 7, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 3, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CHS

MeadWestvaco Corp. (MWV) Increases Quarterly Dividend 9% to $0.25; Yields 4%.

MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV) declared an increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend to $0.25 per share of common stock, $1.00 annualized. The dividend is a 9% increase from the current rate of $0.23. The dividend is payable on December 1, 2010, to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 26, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 24, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): MWV

S.Y. Bancorp (SYBT) Increases Quarterly Dividend 6% to $0.18; Yields 3%

S.Y. Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYBT) declares a quarterly dividend of $0.18 per common share, $0.72 annualized. The dividend is a 6% increase from the current rate of $0.17. The dividend is payable January 3, 2011, to stockholders of record as of December 13, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 9, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): SYBT

The Most Outstanding Dividend Stock I Know

Today I'm going to give you some straight-talk about dividends. High yield does not equal high return, and you could severely limit your returns if you don't heed this warning. In the next four minutes, allow me to explain what I believe is the wrong way to invest in dividends. I will also reveal the single best dividend stock I know.... more


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4 Small-Cap Stocks Raising Dividends

Following a two-plus decade lull, dividend investing suddenly found itself hot again in 2010. With economic uncertainty continuing for a third straight year, tried and true stocks with steady payouts have been looking better than ever lately. And it's easy to see the appeal. Dividend stocks that raise payouts year after year guarantee higher returns than any savings or money market portfolio. These stocks can produce gains even in a static market -- just a few percentage points in dividend yield can net you a tidy little sum even in a static market.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): MSEX,YORW,CTWS,FLIC

The Beginning of the End?

Investors are used to the stock market playing havoc with their quarterly account statements. What many people may be totally unprepared for, however, is having to blame their Treasury bond holdings for big losses this time around. The quiet crash in long TreasuriesIf you're like most investors, you probably haven't been paying very close attention to the bond market lately. After all, stocks have put in a stellar performance since the beginning of September, and despite some shakiness in the last week or so, they've largely managed to preserve their gains.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): JNK,LQD,MUB,PG,PRU,TBT,TLT

7 Stocks for the Good Life

The lowest-risk, most secure way to a great retirement is to invest in dividend-paying blue-chip stocks. That's what I'll attempt to convince you of in the next three minutes, because I think the case is absolutely overwhelming, and it's where I'm putting my family's money. One caveat before we get started: Blue chips are not the way to grab slam-dunk, overnight returns -- you won't be eating caviar and vacationing in Majorca by next week. But because they produce steadily rising payouts and are the most solid companies around, dividend-paying blue chips are the surest way to guarantee that you'll have income when you need it most.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): COST,FTE,MCD,NVS,RAI,WM,XOM

5 Powerful Stocks in the Dividend Strike Zone

Savvy investors know that the stock market's no place to take wild risks. The nearly 40% drop of 2008 has surely taught most investors just how badly the market can punish the reckless and inattentive. Fortunately, we can still make good money in stocks without giving up exciting gains, thanks to healthy dividend payers. They may seem less exciting than the hot stocks of the day, but studies show that it's hard to beat their long-term performance.... more


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Southwest Gas (SWX) Declares $0.25 Quarterly Dividend; 2.9% Yield

Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE: SWX) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.25 per common share, $1.00 annualized. The dividend is payable March 1, 2011, to shareholders of record as of February 15, 2011. The ex-dividend date is February 11, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.9%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): SWX