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Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) Increases Quarterly Dividend


Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE: GOV) has raised its quarterly common share distribution to $0.41 per share ($1.64 per share per year). GOV completed its initial public offering, or IPO, in June 2009 and it has paid dividends at the rate of $0.40 per share per quarter ($1.60 per share per year) since its IPO. This distribution of $0.41 per share will be paid to GOV's common shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 16, 2010 and distributed on or about August 16, 2010. Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns properties leased primarily to the U.S. Government and state governments located throughout the United States.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): GOV

Wal-Mart: Dividend Stock Analysis 2010

Summary Walmart (WMT), among the largest companies in the world, appears to be a good option for placement consideration in a dividend growth portfolio., Four year average revenue growth: 7%, Four year average earnings growth: 6% (with EPS growth of 8%), Four year average cash flow growth: 10%, Moderate debt levels, a 2.35% dividend yield, and significant share repurchases, The stock currently has a P/E of about 13.5, which is a pretty good deal on this type of company.. How to Read My Stock Analysis Reports Overview Everyone knows Walmart. Founded in Arkansas in 1962 by Sam Walton, Walmart is now one of the largest companies in the world, with revenue of over $400 billion and with more than 2 million employees. They have stores under a variety of brands in 15 countries around the world.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): WMT

7 Dividend Stocks Getting Slammed

The recent market correction certainly doesn't make investors feel great when viewing their portfolio's, but it does offer an opportunity nonetheless. Contrarian investors should utilize times like this to differentiate between stocks that are dropping for fundamentally sound reasons -- and those stocks that are simply being dragged down because of general market concerns. Sure, there's plenty to worry about -- gigantic federal deficits, sovereign debt problems in Europe, an economic slowdown in China. But let's not forget that in the midst of all of this volatility lies the prospect to grab some great companies at dirt cheap prices.... more


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UMH Properties (UMH) Declares $0.18 Quarterly Dividend; 7.1% Yield

UMH Properties, Inc. (AMEX: UMH) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per share, or $0.72 annualized. The dividend is payable September 15, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business August 16, 2010. The ex-divided date is August 12, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 7.1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): UMH

American Financial Group (AFG) Declares $0.55 Quarterly Dividend; 2% Yield

American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: AFG) announced that it has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.1375 per share, or $0.55 annualized. The dividend is payable on July 26, 2010 to holders of record on July 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): AFG

Watsco (WSO) Declares $0.52 Quarterly Dividend; 3.6% Yield

Watsco, Inc. (NYSE: WSO) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.52, or $2.08 annualized. The cash dividend is payable on July 30, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): WSO

MFA Financial (MFA) Cuts Dividend 21% to $0.19; Yields 10.3%

MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE: MFA) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.19 per share, or $0.76 annualized. The dividend is a 20.8% reduction from the prior rate of $0.92. The dividend will be paid on July 30, 2010 to stockholders of record on July 12, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 8, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 6, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 10.3%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): MFA

US Ecology (ECOL) Declares $0.18 Quarterly Dividend; 4.9% Yield

US Ecology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECOL) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.18, or $0.72 annualized. The dividend is payable on July 23, 2010, to stockholders of record on July 16, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 14, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.9%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ECOL

Sun Communities (SUI) Declares $0.63 Quarterly Dividend; 9.2% Yield

Sun Communities, Inc. (NYSE: SUI) today announced its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.63 per share, or $2.52 annualized. The dividend is payable July 23, 2010 to shareholders of record July 13, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 9, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 9.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): SUI

PNC Financial Services (PNC) Declares $0.10 Quarterly Dividend; 0.7% Yield

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) today announced that the board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share, or $0.40 annualized. The dividend is payable July 24, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business July 14, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 12, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.7%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): PNC