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Eaton Vance Corp. (EV) Declares $0.16 Quarterly Dividend; 2.2% Yield


Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.16 per share on its common stock, or $0.64 annualized. The dividend is payable August 13, 2010 to shareholders of record on July 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): EV

These Big Yields Aren't So Worrisome

You know the conventional wisdom: If a stock sports a particularly high dividend yield, beware! Yields will grow steep as a stock falls in price. Many high-yield companies are in trouble, and many hefty dividend payouts just aren’t sustainable. That’s all true. But sometimes, high-yield companies are still worth considering.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): PM,SID,OTTR,EXC,LINE

Are Foreign Telecoms Finally Cheap Enough?

As the economy becomes more globalized and wealth increases in developing nations, you would assume that more and more people would have access to Internet and wireless networks. And you would be correct: In the past decade, mobile penetration in Africa has increased from one in 50 people to more than one-quarter of the population. Yet Africa’s penetration rate -- the percentage of the population that has access to wireless -- is only 28%, compared with about 80% in the Americas. This means that telecom companies have plenty of growth opportunities -- not only in Africa, but in Eastern Europe and parts of Latin America as well. And by and large, foreign telecoms have done well for investors. For instance, over the past five years, exchange-traded funds like the iShares S&P Global... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): AMX,FTE,T,TEF,TI,TKC,VZ

7 Dividend Stocks for the Ultimate in Deferred Gratification

Deferred gratification is a principle where one or more people choose to postpone near-term benefits in order to enhance their chances of greater benefits in the future. In our microwave society marked by the ‘I want it now’ attitude, it is unusual to find someone willing to wait. However, deferred gratification is essential for anyone wanting to build wealth and is a key ingredient in a successful dividend investing strategy. Consider these choices:Entertainment or Equities The first difficult decision we need to make is to stop buying the “stuff” we want, like wide screen TVs, computers, fancy cars, nice vacations, etc., and instead divert a portion of the money into some form of savings. The inability to exercise this remedial level of self control has put many families on... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ABT,CL,HGIC,JNJ,KMB,NU,TROW

Resource America (REXI) Declares $0.03 Quarterly Dividend; 3.4% Yield

Resource America, Inc. (Nasdaq: REXI) announces that its Board of Directors has authorized the payment of a cash dividend in the amount of $0.03 per share, or $0.12 annualized. The dividend is payable on July 30, 2010, to all holders of record at the close of business on July 19, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 15, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): REXI

Paychex (PAYX) Declares $0.31 Quarterly Dividend; 4.9% Yield

Paychex, Inc. (Nasdaq: PAYX) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share, or $1.24 annualized. The dividend is payable August 16, 2010 to shareholders of record August 2, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.9%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): PAYX

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


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