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Lubrizol (LZ) Declares $0.36 Quarterly Dividend; 1.8% Yield

The Lubrizol Corporation (NYSE: LZ), the board declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.36 per share, or $1.44 annualized. The dividend is payable September 10, 2010, to holders of record at the close of business on August 10, 2010. The ex-dividend date is August 6, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.8%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): LZ

Leggett & Platt: A Dividend Aristocrat for the Believers

Leggett & Platt (LEG) is a diversified company that manufactures: Components for bedding & residential furniture, Carpet underlay, Components for office furniture, Drawn steel wire, Auto seat support and lumbar systems, Bedding industry machinery. The longer term record has 2 segments. From the early 1980's, the stock increased to the high 20's by 1998. Since then it's been on a bumpy road, mostly sideways in the 20's. However, compared to other big name companies, such as Microsoft (MSFT - Dow stock), that performance is not so bad!... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): LEG

4 Dividend Stocks Showing You the Money

Last year may have been a year of dividend slashing, but there are now more and more companies committed to sending more money out to their shareholders in 2010. Readers of the Motley Fool Income Investor newsletter can certainly appreciate that kind of thinking. Let's take a closer look at some of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.... more

The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): BBY,MDT,FCX,PETM

2 Ways Dividend Stocks Can Make You Rich

Stocks that pay dividends have helped millions of investors become wealthy. But not all dividend stocks are the same. Before you simply pick a few for your portfolio, you need to get a grasp on one of the major differences among the thousands of stocks that pay dividends. Should you get paid now or later?Investors choose dividend stocks for a variety of reasons. Some pay more attention to the company and its future prospects and happen to pick a stock that pays a dividend, with the dividend not really playing a major role in their investing decision. Others see dividend stocks as being categorically more conservative than their non-dividend-paying counterparts, and so they don't necessarily focus much on the particular attributes of the companies whose stocks they buy.... more

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The Highest Dividend Yields -- Reconsidered

When I recently ran across a list of the highest-yielding stocks in the S&P 500, I knew to not get excited. Very high yields are often tied to stocks whose share prices have sunk -- frequently for good reason. Still, I thought it might be worth running through the list to see whether any of its members got high marks in our CAPS community of investors Though some had received four out of five stars, it may be telling that none have earned the top five-star rating. Presumably, if one did, it might become so compelling that investors would flock into it … thereby driving up its price, making it less attractive, and robbing it of a star.... more

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Are You Missing Out on Dividends?

"Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in." -- John D. Rockefeller That sounds nice, doesn't it? Just kicking back and letting your dividends roll in. But we live in a much different time than Rockefeller. And though investing legend Ben Graham was also a big fan of dividends, there's also a gulf between his era and ours.... more

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Acme United (ACU) Declares $0.05 Quarterly Dividend; 1.8% Yield

Acme United Corporation (AMEX: ACU) declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per common share, or $0.20 annualized. The dividend is payable on July 26, 2010 to stockholders of record on the close of business on July 1, 2010. The ex-dividend date is June 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.8%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ACU

Con-way (CNW) Declares $0.10 Quarterly Dividend; 1.3% Yield

Con-way Inc. (CNW) today declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per share, or $0.40 annualized. The dividend is payable September 15, 2010 to shareholders of record on August 16, 2010. The ex-dividend date is August 12, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.3%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CNW

General Mills (GIS) Raises Qtr. Dividend to $0.28/Share; Authorizes 100M Share Buyback

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) raises its quarterly dividend from $0.245 to $0.28 per common share. Announces a 100 million share buyback.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): GIS

General Mills (GIS) Increases Quarterly Dividend 17% to $0.28; Yields 3%; Authorizes 100 Common Buyback

The General Mills (NYSE: GIS) Board of Directors today declared an increase in the quarterly dividend rate to $0.28 per share, payable Aug. 2, 2010, to shareholders of record July 12, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 8, 2010. The new annualized dividend rate of $1.12 per share represents a 17% increase over dividends of $0.96 per share paid in fiscal 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3%. Strong and growing cash dividends are an important component of General Mills' total return to our shareholders, said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell. The dividend increase announced today is a reflection of our company's robust financial condition and excellent future growth prospects. General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and its predecessor firm have now paid shareholder dividends without... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): GIS