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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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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

Teekay Corp (TK Declares $0.31625 Quarterly Dividend; 5% Yield

Teekay Corporation (Teekay) (NYSE: TK) announced that its Board of Directors has voted to declare a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.31625 per share, or $1.265 annualized. The dividend is payable on July 30, 2010 to all shareholders of record as at July 16, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 14, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 5%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): TK

S&P 500: Dividend Payers Are Outperforming Non-Payers

For the month of June and the first six months of 2010, the dividend payers in the S&P 500 Index are outperforming the non-paying stocks. For the month, the payers' return of -5.91% was better than the non-payers' return of -7.30%. Additionally, this year the payers have declined 2.90% versus the non-payers decline of 4.41%. Source: Standard & Poor's. On a year over year basis as of June, dividend payments were up 5.7%, for the quarter up 2.6% and down 3.2% on a year to date basis. In a further sign that companies view future prospects as improving, ten companies initiated dividends versus 65 that either decreased or suspended payments in the first six months of 2009.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): SPX,SPY,TSO,VLO

Stocks Going Ex-Dividend, Second Week of July 2010

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): DRI,JCP,MMC,NST