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Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) Declares $0.15 Quarterly Dividend; 1.7% Yield


Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (Nasdaq: OZRK) announced its Board of Directors has approved its regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per common share, or $0.60 annualized. The dividend is payable July 23, 2010 to shareholders of record as of July 16, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 14, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.7%.... more


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Banner Corp. (BANR) Declares $0.01 Quarterly Dividend; 2% Yield

Banner Corporation (Nasdaq: BANR) today announced its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share, or $0.04 annualized. The dividend is payable July 19, 2010, to common shareholders of record on July 12, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 8, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2%.... more


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Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) Increases Quarterly Dividend 2.5% to $0.41; Yields 6.3%

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. The ex-dividend date is July 14, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 6.3%.... more


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McDonald's Corporation: A Must Own Dividend Stock

McDonald's Corporation (MCD), together with its subsidiaries, franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants in the food service industry worldwide. The company's share of the US fast food market is several times larger than its closest competitors, Burger King (BKC) and Wendy's (WEN). McDonald's is a major component of the S&P 500 and Dow Industrials indexes. The company is also a dividend aristocrat, which has been consistently increasing its dividends for 33 consecutive years. McDonald's is one of the world's most recognizable brands. Because of this and because it has performed very well to stockholders over the years, it is one of the most widely held income stocks by dividend investors.Over the past decade this dividend stock has delivered an annual average total return of 8.70% to... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): MCD

2 (More) Growing Healthcare Co's With a Dividend Kicker: Part 2

In Part 1 of this two-part series we talked about how emotions can cause the stock market to misprice companies over short periods of time. The important point we endeavored to make is that being able to recognize overvaluation or undervaluation when it exists is a great benefit to investors. Regarding the healthcare companies we are writing about in this article, it's important to recognize that during the "great recession" of 2008, each of these companies maintained healthy profit pictures in contrast to most companies who saw their earnings collapsing. Yet, even though their businesses remained strong, their prices fell along with the rest of the market, therefore, undervaluation became manifest for these strong and healthy businesses. Strong Earnings, Weak Prices, Equal Opportunity In... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): MDT,SYK,TEVA,WBA

4 Dividend Stocks Increasing Shareholder Wealth With Higher Dividends

Dividend growth investing is a long-term strategy. A growing dividend is a sign that the company is becoming more valuable. Companies that consistently increase dividends tend to have steadily rising share prices and the best way to benefit from this is to buy and hold the stocks. Diversification and a focus on blue-chip stocks provides insurance for the few companies that don't pan out.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): FCX,GIS,GOV,MSM

100 U.S. Dividend Champions: Analyzing Historical Consistency

The first half of 2010 has ended with a relatively stable group of 100 companies that have increased their dividends for at least 25 years. This is in sharp contrast to the first half of 2009, when dividend cuts decimated a group of about 140 companies. But those that remain are worthy of consideration by any dividend-oriented investor. (You can download the latest version of the US Dividend Champions spreadsheet or PDF here.) The month ended with 82 companies on the Contenders list (15-24 years of increases) after several dozen companies were added to that roster. For the record, the average price of the 100 Champions was $44.27 at the end of June, with an average yield of 3.26%. This contrasts to the end of May, when the average price was $46.36 and the yield was 3.13%. A year ago,... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CLX,CWT,ED,HP,JNJ

Sunoco (SUN) Declares $0.15 Quarterly Dividend; 1.8% Yield

Sunoco, Inc.’s (NYSE: SUN) Board of Directors today declared a cash dividend for the third quarter of 2010 of $0.15 per share, or $0.60 annualized. The dividend is payable September 10, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 18, 2010. The ex-dividend date is August 16, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.8%.... more


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Wilshire Bancorp (WIBC) Expects Q2 Loss; Suspends Dividend

Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. (WIBC) expects to record a net loss for the second quarter of 2010. The net loss is primarily attributable to an elevated provision for loan losses and an increase in net loan charge-offs. Net loan charge-offs increased in the second quarter of 2010 due to write-downs that resulted from sales of non-performing and delinquent loans.
In light of the net loss expected for the second quarter of 2010 and the expectation that credit costs will remain elevated for the foreseeable future, the Board of Directors of Wilshire Bancorp approved the temporary suspension of the Company’s common stock dividend, effective immediately.
Wilshire Bancorp expects to report its financial results for the second quarter of 2010 on July 27, 2010.... more


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Wilshire Bancorp (WIBC) Expects Q2 Net Loss, To Temporary Suspend Dividend

Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. (WIBC), the holding company for Wilshire State Bank, announced today that it expects to record a net loss for the second quarter of 2010. The net loss is primarily attributable to an elevated provision for loanlosses and an increase in net loan charge-offs. Net loan charge-offs increased in the second quarter of 2010 due to write-downs that resulted from sales of non-performing and delinquent loans.
In light of the net loss expected for the second quarter of 2010 and the expectation that credit costs will remain elevated for the foreseeable future, the Board of Directors of Wilshire Bancorp approved the temporary suspension of the Company’s common stock dividend, effective immediately.
Wilshire Bancorp expects to report its financial results for the... more


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