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First United Corporation (FUNC) Approves $0.10 Per Share Quarterly Cash Dividend - Annual Yield 0.90%

First United Corporation (Nasdaq: FUNC) approved cash dividend of $.010. The fourth quarter dividend will be paid on November 1, 2010 to shareholders of record as of October 13, 2010. First United Corporation operates as the holding company for First United Bank & Trust, which provides a range of retail and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, and various governmental units in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): FUNC

QAD Inc. (QADI) Declares $0.025 Quarterly Dividend; 2.4% Yield

QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADI), a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for global manufacturers, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.025 per share of common stock, $0.10 annualized. The dividend is payable on January 10, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 26, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.4%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): QADI

Washington Federal (WAFD) Declares $0.05 Quarterly Dividend; 1.3% Yield

Washington Federal, Inc. (Nasdaq: WAFD) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share, $0.20 annualized.
The dividend will be payable October 22, 2010 to common stockholders of record on October 8, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 6, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.3%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): WAFD

Seven Reasons to Buy China Mobile, Including a Dividend Yield of 3.2%

1. Ultra-Low Treasury Yield Tells Us to Get Defensive Bond yields are determined by the fundamental relationship between supply and demand. There are too many conservative investors in the market seeking safe returns. If the market is scrambling to buy 10 year bonds yielding 2.6%, it only makes sense when market participants believe that the outlook for the future is grim.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CHA,CHL,CHU,GS,IYZ,MS,NIV,UBS,VOD,VZ

Why Yahoo Can't Pay A Dividend

Yahoo (YHOO) was once a darling of the dot-com world. In a highly anticipated IPO in 1996, Yahoo shares opened at $24.50 per share and then soared 75 percent in the first hour of trading. By the end of 1999, YHOO shares had reached an astounding $432 per share. Now it seems that Yahoo’s days as a publicly trading company may be numbered. After spurning a $30 billion takeover bid by Microsoft (MSFT), Yahoo investors place the future of their company in the hands of former Autodesk CEO Carol Bartz. Since that hiring in January 2009 the company has done little besides sell off assets at bargain basement prices. Yahoo has been a public company for 14 years and is the 2nd most visited site in the world, but the company cannot clearly articulate who they are. Carol Bartz has failed to create... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): MSFT,YHOO

Value Opportunity With Tootsie Roll Industries With a 3% Dividend Yield

Tootsie Roll Industries (TR) has been engaged in the manufacture and sale of confectionary products for 113 years and operates a candy portfolio that includes the popular brands Tootsie Roll, Tootsie Pop, Junior Mints, and Mason Dots. Led by the husband and wife team of Melvin and Ellen Gordon, who control 60% of the company’s voting power, Tootsie Roll employs 2,200 associates and distributes its products primarily across North America.In fact, Melvin Gordon is a very robust ninety year old who has served as the company’s Chairman since 1962. Moreover, this year represents the sixty-eighth consecutive year the company has paid cash dividends and the forty-sixth consecutive year that a stock dividend was distributed. A year ago, the company also purchased 937,956 shares of common... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): TR

McDonald's, Lockheed Martin Among Several Solid Companies Raising Dividends

In the world of investing, there are thousands of companies that pay dividends. While companies do not have any control on their stock prices, they do have full control over the rate and frequency of dividend distributions that they pay to shareholders. Some of the strongest companies in the world, also happen to generate a lot in excess cashflow. As a result they have managed to increase distributions consistently like clockwork for many years.One such company is McDonald’s Corporation (MCD), which together with its subsidiaries, operates as a worldwide food service retailer. Over the past week the company raised its dividend by 11% to 61 cents/share. This was the 34th consecutive year of dividend increases for the company, which is a member of the elite Dividend Aristocrats index.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AIZ,CAG,COV,FLIC,IVR,LMT,MCD,MSFT,SAFM

The Case for Medtronic: Low P/E, 2.7% Dividend Yield, Strong Dividend Growth

Summary -Medtronic Inc. (MDT), is a global medical technology company. -Five year average revenue growth: 9% -Five year average earnings growth: 11% -Five year dividend growth: 19% -Current dividend yield: 2.70% -I find the company stock attractive at the current price, with a P/E of under 11.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): MDT

Ingles Markets (MKTA) Declares $0.165 Quarterly Dividend; 4% Yield

Ingles Markets, Incorporated (Nasdaq: IMKTA) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.165 per share on all its Class A Common Stock, $0.66 annualized. The dividend will be paid on or about October 21, 2010, to all shareholders of record on October 7, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 5, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.0%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): IMKTA

Epiq Systems (EPIQ) Declares $0.035 Quarterly Dividend; 1.1% Yield

Epiq Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: EPIQ) has approved a cash dividend of $0.035 per common share, $0.14 annualized. The quarterly dividend will be payable November 18, 2010, to shareowners of record at the close of business on October 28, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 26, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.1%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): EPIQ