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Daily dividend news for investors in dividend stocks


10 Dividend Stocks for the Next Decade and Beyond


Following two roller-coaster markets over the past decade, it's natural for investors to seek more stable and less stressful stock strategies. Dividend-paying stocks provide you with an opportunity to achieve both. Among other things, dividend-paying stocks:... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): COP,CTL,EXC,HNZ,RTN,WBA,XOM

Another Dividend Play for a Lifetime

A few months ago, I highlighted McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) as the dividend play for a lifetime. Since then, the stock has made a straight path upward, climbing a dividend-adjusted 9.2%, outpacing the S&P's increase of 5.8%. I highlighted the company's hidden assets, its shareholder-friendliness, and its rapid dividend increases. I'm back today to recommend another dividend play for a lifetime. The company is Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), whose product you're probably using right now. Like McDonald's, the company is plumping its dividend at a torrid pace and has a defensible business franchise, meaning it can boost those payouts for years to come.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): AAPL,FTR,JNJ,MCD,MO,MSFT,NLY

The Smart Money's Top 5 High Yield Dividend Stocks

For the past couple of decades, dividend investing has gone largely overlooked as a market strategy. Typically, the companies that pay dividends are stable companies that have been around forever -- and while security is all well and good, it makes for a far less glamorous holding than say, a tech or emerging market stock. But those who turned their noses up at these "boring" old companies may have missed out on a whole lot of profit -- according to Ned Davis Research, from 1972 to 2006 dividend-paying stocks returned an annual average of 10% versus just 4% for non-dividend payers. And plenty of other studies back up this data.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): EVEP,GLP,CISG,CMC

Franklin Street Properties (FSP) Declares $0.19 Quarterly Dividend; 5.6% Yield

Franklin Street Properties Corp. (AMEX: FSP), an investment firm specializing in real estate, announced today that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.19 per share, $0.76 annualized. The dividend is payable on November 19, 2010 to stockholders of record as of October 29, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 27, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 5.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): FSP

NextEra Energy (NEE) Declares $0.50 Quarterly Dividend; 3.6% Yield

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today declared a regular quarterly common stock dividend of 50 cents per share, $2.00 annualized. The dividend is payable December 15, 2010, to shareholders of record November 26, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 24, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.6%... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): NEE

Bel Fuse (BELFA) Declares $0.06 Quarterly Dividend; 1.1% Yield

Bel Fuse Inc. (Nasdaq: BELFA) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per Class A common share, $0.24 annualized. The dividend is payable on November 1, 2010 to shareholders of record on October 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): BELFA

Atlantic Power (AT) Announces Sommon Share Dividend

Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE: AT) announced a common share dividend of $0.0912, ex-dividend date payable on November 26, 2010 to shareholders of record on October 27, 2010.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): AT

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) Declares $0.34 Quarterly Dividend; 2.2% Yield

Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a regular fourth quarter cash dividend of $0.34 per common share, $1.36 annualized. The dividend is payable on Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Friday, December 3rd, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 1, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): SWK

Weyerhaeuser (WY) Declares $0.05 Quarterly Dividend; 1.3% Yield

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.05 per share, $0.20 annualized. The dividend is payable November 5, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business December 1, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.3%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): WY

Alliant Energy Corp. (LNT) Declares $0.395 Quarterly Dividend; 4.4% Yield

Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.3950 per share, $1.58 annualized. The dividend is payable on November 15, 2010, to shareowners of record on close of business October 29, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 27, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): LNT