Daily dividend news for investors in dividend stocks

First Business (FBIZ) Declares $0.07 Quarterly Dividend; 3% Yield

First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ) announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.07 per share, $0.28 annualized. The cash dividend is payable on October 15, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 1, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): FBIZ

What a 2% Dividend Yield Would Look Like at Five Big Techs

It seems there comes a time in every big, successful company's life when at least some shareholders start clamoring for a dividend. Cisco (CSCO) CEO John Chambers started talking about initiating a dividend about two years ago, and this week his company finally pulled the trigger. The world's biggest maker of networking equipment said it plans to begin paying an annual dividend with a yield of 1% to 2% by the end of next July.
What took Cisco so long? Well, apart from uncertainty over the states of the economy and credit markets, there are lots of advantages and disadvantages to dividends for both companies and shareholders alike. On the one hand, dividends are hard cash payments to shareholders that can't be faked like earnings. Less attractive is the fact that dividends are taxed... more

DailyFinanceStock symbol(s): CSCO,AAPL,DELL,EBAY,GOOG,YHOO

12 Stocks Raising Their Dividend

When it comes to selecting dividend stocks, one of the most important items to look for is consistency in raising dividends. Sure it is easy to increase dividends when the economy is booming and business is good, but to be consistent a company has to persevere and continue to increase dividends even during the tough times.... more


Has the Time for Tech Dividends Arrived?

The problem with tech stocks is that few have a "wide-moat". Many are subject to rapid technology obsolescence, which causes them to re-invest most of their earnings back into the business just so they could maintain their share in the market. Most large cap tech stocks have hoarded billions of dollars in cash on the balance sheets, which sits idly or is used to overpay for companies with strategic patents in bidding wars for tech dominance.Given all of the above, it is not at all surprising that few technology stocks have traditionally paid dividends. After the burst of the dot-com bubble however, many tech companies have started to pay dividends to their investors, many of which are probably still sitting on large unrealized losses. Examples of that include Microsoft (MSFT), Qualcomm... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CSCO,IBM,INTC,MSFT,ORCL,QCOM

Royal Dutch Shell: Shell Introduces Scrip Dividend Programme

Royal Dutch Shell plc introduces Scrip Dividend Programme The Hague, September 17, 2010 Beginning with its third quarter interim dividend for 2010, Royal Dutch Shell plc ("Shell") intends to provide shareholders with a choice to receive dividends in cash or in shares via a Scrip Dividend Programme (the "Programme"). Under the Programme shareholders can increase their shareholding in Shell by choosing to receive new shares instead of cash dividends if declared by Shell. Only new A Shares will be issued under the Programme, including to shareholders who currently hold B Shares. Joining the Programme may offer a tax advantage in some countries compared with receiving cash dividends. In particular, dividends paid out as shares will not be subject to Dutch dividend... more

InvestegateStock symbol(s): RDS-A

Texas Instruments (TXN) Throws Shareholders a Bone; Raises Dividend and Shares Buyback

Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE: TXN) announced after the closing bell on Thursday that it has approved an additional stock buyback program, while adding that it will raise its dividend paid out per share of common stock.The semiconductor maker reported that its Board of Directors authorized the company to repurchase an additional $7.5 billion of its common stock. This is in addition to the company’s $1.3 billion repurchase authorizations remaining at the end of its most recently competed quarter in June.Texas Instruments has authorized the repurchase of $27.5 billion of its stock since September 2004, and since that time the company has reduced the number of its shares outstanding by 533 million shares or 31 percent.The company added that it plans to raise its quarterly dividend by a... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): TXN

John Wiley & Sons (JW-A) Declares $0.16 Quarterly Dividend; 1.6% Yield

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JW-A), announced that the Board of Directors at their meeting today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per common share, $0.64 annualized. The dividend is payable on October 13, 2010 to shareholders of record on October 1, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.6%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): JW-A

Mission West Properties (MSW) Declares $0.15 Quarterly Dividend; 8.8% Yield

Mission West Properties, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSW) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per common share, $0.60 annualized. The dividend is payable on October 7, 2010 to all common stockholders of record on September 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 8.8%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): MSW

Maine & Maritimes (MAM) Declares $0.05 Quarterly Dividend; 0.5% Yield

Maine & Maritimes Corporation (AMEX: MAM) declares a quarter dividend of $0.05 per common share, $0.20 annualized. The dividend is payable October 12, 2010, to all shareholders of record as of September 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.5%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): MAM

Deltic Timber (DEL) Declares $0.075 Quarterly Dividend; 0.7% Yield

Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE: DEL) announced today a quarterly dividend of $0.075 per share, $0.30 annualized. The dividend will be paid to stockholders of record as of December 1, 2010, with a payment date of December 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.7%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): DEL