Dividend-News

Daily dividend news for investors in dividend stocks


Dividend ETF or Dividend Stocks?


Dividends have historically contributed about 40% of common stocks annual average returns. Reinvested dividends however have contributed almost 97% of S&P 500 total returns since 1871. Add to that the fact that retirees are looking for a better way to generate income than the low rates on bank deposits. Thus it is no surprise that investors’ interest in dividend investing is increasing.Two differing paths are presented to aspiring dividend investors. One path is to do it on your own. Another path is to trust the experience of an investment professional and invest in dividend funds or dividend etfs. In this article I would compare and contrast the two methods and also outline some of the most widely held alternatives for both scenarios.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): DVY,PFM,SDY

UniFirst Corp. (UNF) Declares $0.0375 Quarterly Dividend; 0.4% Yield

UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) today declared regular quarterly cash dividends of $0.0375 per share, or $0.15 annualized. The dividend is payable on October 1, 2010, to shareholders of record on September 10, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 8, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): UNF

Northwest Natural Gas (NWN) Declares $0.415 Quarterly Dividend; 3.9% Yield

Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.415 per common share, or $1.66 annualized. The dividends will be paid August 13, 2010, to shareholders of record on July 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.9%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): NWN

Benchmarking Dividend Income

The investment returns of most fund managers are generally compared against a common benchmark. This provides for an objective evaluation of their performance over a period of time. A common benchmark for most mutual fund managers is the total returns of the S&P 500 index.... more


iStockAnalyst

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.... more


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

bebe stores (BEBE) Declares $1.00 Cash Dividend

Bebe Stores, inc. (Nasdaq: BEBE) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a one-time cash dividend of $1.00 per share. The dividend is payable on July 30, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 21, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 19, 2010. No additional dividend will be payable this quarter.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): BEBE

Bebe (BEBE) Discontinues PH8, To Pay $1/Share Special Dividend

Bebe Stores Inc. (Nasdaq: BEBE) announced Tuesday that it will discontinue the company's struggling PH8 line to focus on the development of its 2b bebe brand, adding that it expects to see fourth-quarter same-store sales at the low end of its previously disclosed forecast. Bebe also rewarded investors with a one-time cash dividend of $1.00 per share. The women's apparel retailer said that it plans to convert all 48 of its current PH8 into 2b bebestores next year, as it expects to see a $17 million pretax charge. The closures are expected to begin in the first quarter of the company’s fiscal 2011. “The company made this decision based on the approximate after tax loss of $10 million during fiscal 2010, before taking into account costs associated with store impairment... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): BEBE

Spectra Energy (SE) Declares $0.25 Quarterly Dividend; 5% Yield

Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.25 per share, or $1.00 annualized. The dividend is payable on September 13, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 13, 2010. The ex-dividend date is August 11, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 5%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): SE

Computer Services (CSVI) Increases Quarterly Dividend 15.8% to $0.11; Yields 2.2%

Computer Services, Inc. (OTCBB: CSVI) announced that its Board of Directors approved a 15.8% increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.11 per share, or $.44 annualized. The dividend is payable on September 24, 2010, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 1, 2010. The ex-dividend date is August 30, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CSVI

RPM Int'l (RPM) Declares $0.205 Quarterly Dividend; 4.6% Yield

RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.205 per share, or $0.82 annualized. The dividend is payable on July 30, 2010, to stockholders of record as of July 16, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): RPM