Daily dividend news for investors in dividend stocks

Enerplus: A Solid Company With a Very Attractive Dividend yield

Canada's first royalty trust. Enerplus Resources (ERF). A very solid company with a very attractive dividend yield.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BP,CNQ,COP,ERF,PWE

Vulcan Materials (VMC) Declares $0.25 Quarterly Dividend; 2.3% Yield

Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share on its common stock, or $1.00 annualized. The dividend is payable September 10, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 26, 2010. The ex-dividend date is August 22, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.3%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): VMC

Calumet Specialty Products (CLMT) Approves $0.455 Per Share Quarterly Cash Dividend - Annual Yield 10.10%

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (Nasdaq: CLMT) announced that the Board of Directors of the Partnership's general partner has approved a quarterly cash distribution of $0.455 per unit ($1.82 per unit on an annualized basis) for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 on all of its outstanding units. The distribution will be payable on August 13, 2010 to holders of record of such units at the close of business on August 3, 2010. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (Calumet) is a producer of specialty hydrocarbon products in North America. [SM]... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CLMT

Cato Corp., (CATO), An Apparel Dividend Stock With Fashionable Option Yields

Cato Corp.(CATO) is a fashion specialty retailer which is listed in the Consumer Discretionary section of our High Dividend Stocks by Sector tables. They target value and fashion-oriented females, and operate over 1200 women’s fashion stores, primarily in the southeastern U.S. They just reported that same-store sales are up 5% year-to-date, and that June sales increased 1%. In their last fiscal quarter, ending 5/01/10, their revenue rose 8.9%, and their net income jumped 44%. This is a conservatively managed firm, with zero debt, and it fares well in our Industry Comparison Table:... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CATO

American Physicians (ACAP) To Cease Paying Dividends, Repurchasing Stock

American Physicians Capital, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACAP) announced yesterday in a press release that it has entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which The Doctors Company will acquire APCapital for $41.50 per share in cash. The press release and the definitive merger agreement were filed with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission as exhibits to APCapital's Form 8-K. The terms of the merger agreement prohibit APCapital from paying dividends or repurchasing its shares without the prior consent of The Doctors Company. APCapital currently does not intend to seek permission to pay any further cash dividends to its shareholders or to continue its share repurchase program.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ACAP

Brink's Co. (BCO) Declares $0.10 Quarterly Dividend; 2.1% Yield

The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share, or $0.40 annualized. The dividend is payable on September 1, 2010, to shareholders of record on July 21, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 19, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.1%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): BCO

Education Realty Trust (EDR) Declares $0.05 Quarterly Dividend; 3.2% Yield

Education Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: EDR) has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share of common stock, or $0.20 annualized. The dividend will be payable August 16, 2010, to shareholders of record as of July 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.2%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): EDR

Cooper (COO) Declares $0.03 Semi-Annual Dividend; 0.2% Yield

Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) today announced that consistent with the plan approved by its board of directors to pay annual dividends, the Company declared a semi-annual dividend of $0.03 per share, or $0.06 annualized. The dividend is payable on August 5, 2010, to stockholders of record on July 20, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 16, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.2%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): COO

Stocks Trying to Entice Investors With Their Dividends

The goals of an income portfolio are much different than those of a capital appreciation portfolio. The good news is an income portfolio consisting of quality dividend growth stocks can not only succeed, but excel during a market downturn. Dividend investors are focused on building a stream of steadily rising income from solid companies. While many panic when their portfolios decline, income investors see a downturn as an incredible buying opportunity as they are look for sustainable growing dividends.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CL,CSVI,EV,FUL,NWN,OZRK,RPM,SKT

Family Dollar Stores: Dividend Stock Analysis

Family Dollar Stores, Inc.(FDO) operates a chain of self-service retail discount stores for low to lower-middle income consumers in the United States. The company is a member of the S&P Dividend Aristocrats index, after raising distributions for 34 consecutive years.Over the past 10 years this dividend stock has delivered an annual average total return of 9 % to its shareholders. After peaking at 44 in late 2003, the stock fell all the way down to 15 in 2007, before recovering all the way to 40.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): FDO