Dividend-News

Daily dividend news for investors in dividend stocks


Educational Development (EDUC) Declares $0.12 Quarterly Dividend; 8.4% Yield


Educational Development Corp. (Nasdaq: EDUC) has authorized a $0.12 per share cash dividend, $0.48 annualized. The dividend will be paid on September 17, 2010 to shareholders of record September 10, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 8, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 8.4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): EDUC

First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI) Declares $0.01 Quarterly Dividend; 0.4% Yield

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: FMBI), the holding company of First Midwest Bank, today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.01 per share, $0.04 annualized. The dividend is payable Tuesday, October 12, 2010 to shareholders of record on Friday, September 24, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 22, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): FMBI

Heinz (HNZ) Declares $0.45 Quarterly Dividend; 3.9% Yield

The H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE: HNZ) declares a quarterly dividend of $0.45 per common share, $1.80 annualized. The dividend is payable on October 10, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 22, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 20, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.9%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): HNZ

Hanover Insurance (THG) Declares $0.25 Quarterly Dividend; 2.3% Yield

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG) announced today that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.25 per common share, $1.00 annualized. The dividend is payable September 23, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 10, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 8, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.3%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): THG

Gold Resource (GORO) Declares $0.03 Special Dividend

Gold Resource Corporation (AMEX: GORO) is pleased to announce it has declared its second 2010 Special Cash Dividend of $0.03 per common share to its shareholders of record September 17th, payable September 29th, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 27, 2010.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): GORO

The 15 Highest-Yielding Retailing Stocks

Dividend investing is popular again. Investors have taken to heart Jeremy Siegel’s studies, which show that higher-yielding stocks tend to offer greater returns over time than low- or no-yield stocks. The highest dividend yields can be very tantalizing. As long as a stock yielding 15% doesn’t lose value, you’ll make 15% in one year! In more cases than not, however, an astronomical yield is a bad sign for a stock. Since dividend yields and stock prices move in opposite directions, a high yield usually means that investors have begun to worry about the business, and driven down its stock price. However, certain types of companies, such as REITs have to pay out most of their income as dividends, so their yields will be higher than "normal." Dividends are not guaranteed; you need to... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): GPC,HD,JCP,FL,AEO,BKE,BKS,SPLS,LTD,WSM,TIF,GPS,CATO,LOW,JWN

The 15 Highest-Yielding Oil & Gas Transportation Stocks

Dividend investing is popular again. Investors have taken to heart Jeremy Siegel’s studies, which show that higher-yielding stocks tend to offer greater returns over time than low- or no-yield stocks. The highest dividend yields can be very tantalizing. As long as a stock yielding 15% doesn’t lose value, you’ll make 15% in one year! In more cases than not, however, an astronomical yield is a bad sign for a stock. Since dividend yields and stock prices move in opposite directions, a high yield usually means that investors have begun to worry about the business, and driven down its stock price. However, certain types of companies, such as REITs have to pay out most of their income as dividends, so their yields will be higher than "normal." Dividends are not guaranteed; you need to... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): CPNO,FRO,MMLP,NGLS,TNK,TOO,DPM,EEP,ETP,KGS,MWE,NRGY,RGNC,SFL

Pfizer: Dividend Dynamo or Disaster?

Dividend investing is a tried-and-true strategy for generating strong, steady returns in economies both good and bad. But as Corporate America’s slew of dividend cuts and suspensions over the past few years has demonstrated, it’s not enough simply to buy a high yield. You also need to make sure those payouts are sustainable. Let’s examine how Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) stacks up in four critical areas to determine whether it’s a dividend dynamo or a disaster in the making.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): LLY,PFE,ABT,BMY

How Safe Are Marathon Oil’s Dividends?

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): COP,CVX,MRO,XOM

How Long Will General Dynamics’ Dividend Last?

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): BA,GD,HON,LMT