Dividend-News

Daily dividend news for investors in dividend stocks


Huntsman’s Dividends May Not Last Forever


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 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 to not... more


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

Hillenbrand (HI) Declares $0.1875 Quarterly Dividend; 3.8% Yield

Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI), has declared a dividend of $0.1875 per share on the company's common stock, $0.75 annualized. The dividend is payable September 30, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business September 16, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 14, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.8%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): HI

Packaging Corp. (PKG) Declares $0.15 Quarterly Dividend; 2.6% Yield

Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG) announced today that its Board has approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share on its common stock, $0.60 annualized. The quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share will be paid to shareholders of record as of September 15, 2010 with a payment date of October 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): PKG

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) Declares $0.075 Quarterly Dividend; 1.4% Yield

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a $0.075 per share quarterly dividend, $0.30 annualized. The dividend will be paid on October 15, 2010 to common shareholders of record on October 1, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CHK

Farmer Bros. (FARM) Declares $0.115 Quarterly Dividend; 3.1% Yield

Farmer Bros. Co. (Nasdaq: FARM) announced that on August 26, 2010 its Board of Directors declared a regular dividend of $0.115 per share, $0.46 annualized. The dividend is payable on November 8, 2010 to shareholders of record on October 22, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 20, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): FARM

HCC Insurance (HCC) Increases Quarterly Dividend 7.4% to $0.145; Yields 2.3%

HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (HCC) has declared a regular cash dividend of $0.145 per share on the Company's shares of $1.00 par value common stock, $0.58 annualized. The dividend is a 7.4% increase over the prior annualized rate of $0.54. The dividend is payable to stockholders of record on October 1, 2010 and will be paid on or about October 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.3%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): HCC

Legacy Bancorp (LEGC) Declares $0.05 Quarterly Dividend; 2.4% Yield

Legacy Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: LEGC), the holding company for Legacy Banks, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per common share, $0.20 annualized. The dividend will be paid on or about October 1, 2010, to stockholders of record as of September 20, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 16, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): LEGC

Dividend Champions: A Steady-Stream Model

(The Dividend Champions spreadsheet has been updated through 8/31/10. Download the latest version of the US Dividend Champions spreadsheet or PDF here.) In a separate article, I outlined all the changes that have been made to the Dividend Champions spreadsheet during August, and I wrote that I would discuss one particular change in a separate post, which I will do in this piece.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ARTNA,COP,CTL,DBD,EPD,ERIE,JNJ,KMB,MO,NUE,PAYX,RPM

PennantPark (PNNT) Declares $0.26 Quarterly Dividend; 10.3% Yield

PennantPark Investment Corporation (Nasdaq: PNNT) declares its fourth fiscal quarter 2010 distribution of $0.26 per share, $1.04 annualized. The dividend is payable on October 1, 2010 to stockholders of record as of September 14, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 9, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 10.3%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): PNNT

Weyerhaeuser (WY) Announces Payment of $5.6 Billion Special Dividend

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) announced payment of the previously announced $5.6 billion special dividend. The dividend consisted of approximately 324 million shares of common stock and $560 million in cash. Based on the shares outstanding on July 22, the dividend value per share is $26.46341416. The shareholders who elected to receive the special dividend in cash will receive $4.03285264 per share in cash and 1.44340808 per share in stock. Those receiving the dividend in stock will receive 1.70292240 per share in stock.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): WY