Daily dividend news for investors in dividend stocks

8 Value Stocks With Increasing Dividends

There has been a plethora of posts about dividend stocks lately. Quite a few have pointed out that many stocks that offer dividends now yield more than Treasuries or corporate bonds. Others tout the advantage of dividends being able to add to total return in a choppy, range-bound market. For a good round up of the latest articles on this topic, you can visit the Investing Ideas page at Seeking Alpha and check out the section on dividends. The following list is from this weekend's screen of those stocks that just raised their dividend last week and yet are still more or less in the value stock category.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ACGY,BOBE,ESLT,HRS,MGPI,PZE,SPIL,SSI

TIPS on Expected Inflation: A Unique Dividends Buying Opportunity

Interest rates have three major parts. The first is what is known as the real interest rate, or how much the market is willing to pay you to defer your consumption of goods and services into the future. The second part is an expected rate of inflation. After all, if you want to defer buying a car today so you can buy a better car in the future, it will not help you much if you earn 5% per year on your money if the price of cars goes up at 10% per year. The final part is to compensate you for the risk that you will not get paid back.... more


M Winkworth Plc : Dividend Declaration

08 September 2010 M Winkworth plc Dividend Declaration The Directors of M Winkworth Plc ("Winkworth" or the "Company") are pleased to announce that the Company will pay a dividend of 1p per share for the second quarter of 2010 to shareholders, making the total dividend paid to-date for the current financial year of 2p per share. The timetable is as follows: Details as follows: Ex-Dividend Date 15/09/10 Record Date 17/09/10 Expected Payment Date 15/10/10 Shares bought on or after the ex-dividend date will not qualify for the dividend. Shareholders must be on the Winkworth share register on this date to receive this dividend. For further information please contact: M Winkworth Plc Tel : 020 8576 5599 Dominic Agace (Chief Executive Officer) Chris Neoh (Chief Financial... more

InvestegateStock symbol(s): WINK

VF Corporation: Attractive Valuation With a Growing Dividend

Introduction and History VF Corporation (VFC) is the world's largest apparel company with solid brands that are sold in more than 150 countries throughout the world. The company traces its roots back to 1899 when eight men formed the Reading Glove and Mitten manufacturing company in Reading, Pennsylvania. In 1911 one of the eight men, John Barbey, bought out his partners and changes the company’s name to Schuylkill Silk Mills in 1913. In 1919 the company changed its name once again to Vanity Fair Silk Mills, Inc. In 1951 Vanity Fair Mills goes public.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): MMM,VFC

Five Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Third Week of September

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): CJREF,CPK,CTBI,DLR,GATX

AvalonBay Communities (AVB) Declares $0.8925 Quarterly Dividend; 3.3% Yield

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE: AVB) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend on the Company's Common Stock (par value $0.01 per share) for the third quarter of 2010. The Common Stock dividend is $0.8925 per share, $3.57 annualized. The dividend is payable October 15, 2010 to all Common Stockholders of Record as of October 1, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.3%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): AVB

Seaboard Corp. (SEB) Declares $0.75 Quarterly Dividend; 0.2% Yield

Seaboard Corporation (AMEX: SEB) has declared a dividend of $0.75 per share on the common stock, $3.00 annualized. The dividend is payable September 30, 2010 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 17, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 15, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.2%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): SEB

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) Declares $0.32 Quarterly Dividend; 4.8% Yield

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.32 per common share, $1.28 annualized. The quarterly dividend will be payable on November 1, 2010 to stockholders of record at the close of business on October 1, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.8%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): BMY

Dividend Stocks as Alternatives to Treasuries

Last week the stock market had a good week, and the bond market corrected a bit. Still, relative to the yield on the 10-year t-note of 2.71% on Friday, stocks look extremely attractive. The S&P 500 is trading for just 13.4x consensus expectations for 2010, and 11.6x 2011 expectations. That translates into earnings yields of 7.46% and 8.62%, respectively. However, an earnings yield does not provide you with that much cash in your hand. For an apples to apples comparison, it is the dividend yield that is worth looking at. Of course, that which is not paid out in the form of dividends is held on your behalf to be reinvested in the business, or is returned to you by the company buying back stock. From a tax efficiency standpoint, stock buybacks are a better way to return cash to... more


Dividend Oriented Portfolio Poised to Outperform?

I've recently written about the relatively high dividend yields available from some of the major S&P 500 companies in comparison to the terrible yields in things like US government bonds (10 years at 2.5%) and municipal bonds. In my opinion, the bull market in bonds is due to come sliding - possibly crashing - down, just as other inflated investments have in the recent past, eg Nasdaq, peak years 2000-2001, US housing market years 2006-2007. Tears are inevitable.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): HNZ,MO,PG,SYY