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Top 10 Dividend Yields in the S&P 500

If earnings are contracting and bond yields are contracting, investors have to find some income somewhere. Investors may want to take a look at the top 10% dividend paying stocks in the S&P 500 as worth for some of their cash. Here are the top ten yields in the S&P 500. Underneath is the company's business summary, as provided by Yahoo! Finance.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CTL,DO,FTR,MO,PBI,POM,RAI,SPY,T,VZ,WIN

16 Secure Companies Boosting Dividends

Are you confident and secure in your investing process? It appears many people are not, including the famed Canadian dividend investor Derek Foster who sold all his investments and friends/family who jump in and out of the market. I believe that most investors will lose money in the stock market over their lifetime. It is not that the market is a bad place to invest your money, but left unchecked, the psychology of the market will lead you to do just the opposite of what you should to be doing. We must follow a process we are 100% confident in. Doubt is the gateway to destructive behavior. For me, dividend growth investing is what I am confident and secure in.... more


State Auto Financial (STFC) Declares $0.15 Quarterly Dividend; 4.3% Yield

State Auto Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: STFC) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share, $0.60 annualized. The dividend is payable September 30, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 13, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 9, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.3%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): STFC

Ameren Corp. (AEE) Declares $0.385 Quarterly Dividend; 5.6% Yield

Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) today declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.385 per share, $1.54 annualized. The common share dividend is payable September 30, 2010, to shareholders of record on September 9, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 7, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 5.6%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): AEE

CME Group (CME) Declares $1.15 Quarterly Dividend; 1.9% Yield

CME Group (NYSE: CME) today announced a third-quarter dividend of $1.15 per share, $4.60 annualized. The dividend is payable September 27, 2010, to shareholders of record September 10, 2010. The ex-dividend date is 8, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.9%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CME

Genuine Parts: An Above Average and Growing Dividend for These Uncertain Times

Steady Eddie Genuine Parts Company (GPC) headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and founded in 1928, has long been a paragon of consistent operating results. They have paid a cash dividend every year since going public in 1948, and 2010 marks their 54th consecutive year of increasing their dividend. Genuine Parts’ current yield of 3.8% is more than 100 basis points higher than the current yield on a 10-year treasury bond.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): GPC

MLP ETNs: High Yields Lure Investors

Lucrative yields offered by exchange traded notes (ETNs) that track energy-focused master limited partnerships (MLPs) are attracting more investors as the expansion of the nation’s energy infrastructure brings in more revenue for MLPs that rent out energy service facilities. There are no MLP ETFs currently available. However, the JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMJ) tries to reflect the Alerian MLP Index, which is up an average 11% per year over the last decade, report Tom Lauricella and Carolyn Cui for The Wall Street Journal. The rally in MLPs has depressed yields from 8.8% from a year ago to 6.3%. Any interest-rate increases could reduce dividend payouts. AMJ yields 5.34%.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AMJ,MLPG,MLPI,MLPL,MLPN

Monsanto Ups Quarterly Dividend, Authorizes Billion Dollar Share Repurchase

Monsanto (MON) approved an increase in the quarterly dividend payment from 26.5 cents per share to 28 cents. The primary motive behind this is to enhance shareholder sentiments. Monsanto also recently authorized a three-year share repurchase program of $1 billion. The increase in the production of SmartStax corn seeds is also expected to have a positive impact on top-line and bottom-line results. Monsanto is expected to experience a higher profit margin based on economies of scale.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): MON

Black Box (BBOX) Declares $0.06 Quarterly Dividend; 0.8% Yield

Black Box Corporation (Nasdaq: BBOX) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share, $0.24 annualized. The dividend will be payable on October 15, 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 0.8%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): BBOX

Cardinal Health: Dividend Stock Analysis

Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) provides health care products and services primarily in the United States. The company is a member of the Dividend Achievers index and has raised dividends for 21 years in a row. The company last raised its dividend by 11% to 21.50 cents/share in May 2010.Over the past decade this dividend stock has delivered a total return of 1.40% per year.Earnings per share have increased by 7.90% per year over the past decade. Since 2004 however the company has delivered no growth in earnings. The earnings picture is expected to further deteriorate in FY 2010 and FY 2011, as earnings per share are expected to contract to $2.21 and $2.44 respectively. The reason for the decrease in earnings include CareFusion Corp’s (CFN) spinoff, decrease in drug volumes due to the... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CAH