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US Ecology (ECOL) Declares $0.18 Quarterly Dividend; 4.9% Yield

US Ecology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECOL) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.18, or $0.72 annualized. The dividend is payable on July 23, 2010, to stockholders of record on July 16, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 14, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.9%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ECOL

Sun Communities (SUI) Declares $0.63 Quarterly Dividend; 9.2% Yield

Sun Communities, Inc. (NYSE: SUI) today announced its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.63 per share, or $2.52 annualized. The dividend is payable July 23, 2010 to shareholders of record July 13, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 9, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 9.2%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): SUI

PNC Financial Services (PNC) Declares $0.10 Quarterly Dividend; 0.7% Yield

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) today announced that the board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share, or $0.40 annualized. The dividend is payable July 24, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business July 14, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 12, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.7%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): PNC

Automatic Data Processing Dividend Stock Analysis

Summary Automatic Data Processing (ADP) is a conservatively managed, diversified company that has increased its dividend payout for 35 consecutive years.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ADP,PAYX

Update for Top Foreign Dividend Stocks for 2010

BP (BP) was atop the list of top 5 foreign dividend stocks in this article, but has to be removed from the list, since the company eliminated its dividend. The #1 spot now goes to Royal Dutch Shell (RDS-A), and the new addition to the list is France's Vodafone (VOD), which becomes #5 on the list. Vodafone paid out $1.24/ADR share in 2 semi-annual payments in 2009. The company raised its summer semi-annual 2010 payout to $.812. The ex-dividend date was June 2nd. Vodafone's next ex-date should be around Nov. 18th. In 2009, this Nov. payment was $.448/ADR share, so, if it stays steady, VOD will pay out $1.26/ADR in 2010. VOD's current dividend yield is 6.1% on ADR shares.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BP,RDS-A,VOD

2 Growing Healthcare Co's With a Dividend Kicker: Part 1

The so-called stock market has been quite volatile over the last couple of months as the icy fingers of fear have tightened their grip. The insidious emotion of fear is one of the most powerful and dangerous that investors must from time to time face. When investors are selling stocks because they"re frightened, principles based on sound fundamentals are temporarily cast aside.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): MDT,SYK

WGL Holdings (WGL) Declares $0.3775 Quarterly Dividend; 4.4% Yield

WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.3775 per share of common stock, or $1.51 annualized. The quarterly dividend is payable August 1, 2010, to shareholders of record on July 9, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 7, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.4%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): WGL

Koss Corp. (KOSS) Releases FY08 and FY09 Restated Financials, To Pay $0.06 Quarterly Dividend

Koss Corporation (Nasdaq: KOSS) today released its restated earnings for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2009 and 2008, and the quarter ended September 30, 2009. Koss also amended quarterly reports filed with the SEC to include financial statements that were omitted from the Company's previously filed reports for the quarters ended December 31, 2009 and March 31, 2010. The restatements follow the Company's discovery in December 2009 of unauthorized transactions calculated to total $31.5 million made by Sujata Sachdeva, the Company's former V.P. Finance and Principal Accounting Officer. The Company subsequently learned that Ms. Sachdeva colluded with two other former employees of the accounting department in circumventing the Company's existing internal controls and operating... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): KOSS

The 5 Best Dividend Stocks From the Last 3 Years

Since the end of 2007, investors have seen their portfolios decimated by market losses. During that time the Dow Jones index has fallen 25%, while the S&P 500 index has plunged 29%. Dividend investors have performed a little better, with the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats posting only a 13% decline during that time. However, most investors aren’t pleased with market losses, even if they are better than the overall market losses. Fortunately, investors that owned the following five companies have reaped the benefits of owning the best dividend stocks over the last three years. Ross Stores (ROST)Can you think of any stocks that have doubled in price since the end of 2007? High growth stocks like Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and Chipotle (CMG) can’t make that claim. However, dividend stock... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): DRI,FDO,HAS,ROST,TJX

How to Find Low Risk Dividend Stocks

A stock with a high yield doesn’t mean much if the dividend is cut or eliminated, and the stock price declines significantly. Sometimes it is desirable to accept higher risk for a higher yield. Other times we may be accepting higher risk and are not being adequately compensated for the additional risk. What can we do to help gauge the risk of an individual stock?... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ADP,CB,CLX,GPC,JNJ,KMB,MDT,PEP,T,WMT