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Arlington Asset Investment (AI) Increases Their Quarterly Dividend 71.4% to $0.60; Yields 10.5%

Arlington Asset Investment Corp. (NYSE: AI) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.60 per share, $2.40 annualized. The dividend is a 71.4% increase over the previous rate of $0.35. The dividend will be payable on October 29, 2010 to shareholders of record on September 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 10.5%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): AI

ConAgra Foods (CAG) Posts Q1 Adj-EPS of $0.34, Misses Views; Increases Qtr. Dividend 15% to $0.23; Lowers FY11 EPS Growth Guidance

ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG) reports Q2 EPS of $0.34, versus the analyst estimate of $0.39. Revenue for the quarter was $2.82 billion, which compares to the estimate of $2.98 billion. Raises dividend by 15% from $0.20 to $0.23 per quarter. Yields 4.1%. Lowers its FY11 EPS guidance from up 8-10% to up 5-7% over the $1.74 EPS in FY10.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CAG

The Buckle (BKE) Declares $0.20 Quarterly Dividend; 2.7% Yield

The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE) announced that at its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors, held on September 20, 2010, the Board authorized a $0.20 per share quarterly dividend, $0.80 annualized. The dividend is to be paid to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 15, 2010, with a payment date of October 27, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.7%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): BKE

Alaska Communications (ALSK) Declares $0.215 Quarterly Dividend; 8.7% Yield

Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALSK) today announced its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.215 per common share, $0.86 annualized. The dividend is payable on October 20, 2010 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 8.7%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ALSK

Con-way (CNW) Declares $0.10 Quarterly Dividend; 1.4% Yield

Con-way Inc. (CNW) yesterday declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per common share, $0.40 annualized. The dividend is payable December 15, 2010 to shareholders of record on November 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 11, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.4%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CNW

The Curious Case of the New Zealand ETF - a 5% Dividend Yield?

New Zealand always seemed to me like a nice, faraway corner of the world, filled with sheep and scenic views. So I was both fascinated and puzzled by the fanfare surrounding the recent launch of the iShares MSCI New Zealand Investable Market Index ETF (ENZL). I figured there must be more to it than lamb chops and landscapes, and couldn’t help wondering what.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ENZL

Cardinal Health: An Interesting Dividend Stock to Consider

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ABC,CAH,CVS,LZR,MCK,OMI,WBA

Looking for Yield: Notes From Morningstar's ETF Conference

Looking For Yield In the "Looking for Yield" panel at the Morningstar ETF Invest conference, panelists got to hear from Fran Kinniry from Vanguard, Ed McRedmond from PowerShares, and Don Suskind from PIMCO. Today's clients are fixated on the need to find yield-producing funds for their portfolios. The panel focused on how the different strategies used by their firms can help advisors find that yield in a low-cost, diversified ETF product. Fran Kinniry As a firm, Vanguard believes that equities offer better opportunities for investors than low-yield government and corporate bonds. There, outlook for equities is for returns in the 9%-10% range and aggregate bond returns in the 2%-3% range. Kinniry is skeptical of portfolios that focus too much on yield and give up diversification in the... more


Four Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Last Week of September

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends'. This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets. In flat or choppy markets, your have to be extremely careful. In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable Excel list of the stocks going ex dividend during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): GTY,ITW,MDLZ

Take a Look at These 3 Dividend Stocks

Many investors lost money over the past couple of years, but the endowments at prestigious universities suffered even worse. Investment performance at Harvard and Yale "badly trailed" the results at the average college, as The Wall Street Journal so delicately put it. I'm shocked -- but not because of these endowments' lackluster returns. With exotic strategies and illiquid investments, Princeton registered a 24% loss in 2009, while Cornell took a 26% hit, and Harvard suffered a 27% drop. Compare those losses to the 18% drop for the median large endowment. Worse yet, many such institutions fund their operating expenses with the capital from endowments like these. If they don't generate capital gains, they may be forced to cut budgets and slash salaries.... more

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