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MAXIMUS (MMS) Declares $0.12 Quarterly Dividend; 0.8% Yield


MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share, $0.48 annualized. The dividend is payable on November 30, 2010 to shareholders of record on November 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 11, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.8%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): MMS

Ford (F) Could Resume Dividend Payment 'Far Sooner' Than Market Expects -Morgan Stanley

Following comments from Ford's (NYSE: F) CFO Lewis Booth last month that the automaker is still a "ways off" from returning to investment grade and paying a dividend, analysts at Morgan Stanley are arguing otherwise this morning. The firm predicts that with Ford's product lineup and demand in the auto market improving recently, the automaker could generate about $28 billion in free cash flow by 2015. Such a move would cause agencies to upgrade their credit ratings on the automaker, and, in turn, Ford would likely announce the resumption of its dividend payment "far sooner" than the market is currently pricing in. Morgan Stanley is modeling for Ford to hit $1.2 billion in cash from auto sales next year, $4.8 billion by 2012 and $16 billion by 2016. Shares of Ford are up 0.4% to... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): F

Caterpillar (CAT) Declares $0.44 Quarterly Dividend; 2.2% Yield

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) declares a quarterly dividend of $0.44 per common share, $1.76 annualized. The dividend is payable November 20, 2010, to stockholders of record at the close of business, October 25, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 21, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CAT

ADTRAN (ADTN) Posts Q3 EPS of $0.50, Tops by 6c; Declares $0.09 Quarterly Dividend; 1% Yield

ADTRAN (Nasdaq: ADTN) reports Q3 EPS of $0.50, 6 cents better than the analyst estimate of $0.44. Revenue for the quarter was $162.96 million, which compares to the estimate of $155.93 million. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend for the third quarter of 2010. The quarterly cash dividend is $0.09 per common share, %0.36 annualized. The dividend is to be paid to holders of record at the close of business on October 28, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 26, 2010 and the payment date is November 11, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.0%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ADTN

Paychex (PAYX) Declares $0.31 Quarterly Dividend; 4.6% Yield

Paychex, Inc. (Nasdaq: PAYX) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share, $1.24 annualized. The dividend is payable November 15, 2010 to shareholders of record November 1, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): PAYX

A High-Yield Danger: Sector Overload

There are lots of good reasons to favor dividend-paying stocks, including their strong history of outperforming non-payers. That said, focusing only on fat dividends can be risky. And even if you seek robust dividends in attractive companies, you might end up overconcentrated in one or a few sectors, making your portfolio more vulnerable to the market's sudden mood swings. To demonstrate, I screened on Motley Fool CAPS for the highest-yielding large-cap stocks with market caps greater than $10 billion. See if you notice anything interesting about the eight top-yielding companies:... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): NLY,SID,NGG,CPL,CTL

Healthcare Services Group (HCSG) Reports Inline Q3 EPS of 21c; Raises Qtr. Dividend by 1%; Announces 3-for-2 Stock Split

Healthcare Services Group (Nasdaq: HCSG) reports Q3 EPS of $0.21, inline with the analyst estimate of $0.21. Revenue for the quarter was $195.1 million, which compares to the estimate of $197.64 million. Raises its quarterly dividend from 23c to 23.25c per common share. The company also announced a 3-for-2 stock split.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): HCSG

Procter & Gamble (PG) Declares $0.4818 Quarterly Dividend; 3.1% Yield

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) declared that a quarterly dividend of $0.4818 per common share, $1.9272 annualized. The dividend is payable on or after November 15, 2010 to Common Stock shareholders of record at the close of business on October 22, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 20, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): PG

Core Lab (CLB) Declares $0.06 Quarterly Dividend; 0.3% Yield

Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE: CLB) has announced a quarterly cash dividend equal to $0.06 per share of common stock, $0.24 annualized. The quarterly cash dividend will be payable on November 24, 2010 to shareholders of record on October 22, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 20, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.3%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CLB

Bladex (BLX) Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend to $0.17 Per Share

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. (Bladex) (NYSE: BLX) approved a quarterly cash dividend of US$0.17 per share corresponding to the third quarter of 2010. During its meeting on October 12, 2010, the Bank's Board of Directors reaffirmed its commitment to a dividend policy that reflects the Bank's growing core business. In line with this policy, the quarterly common dividend was increased from $0.15 to $0.17 per share. The cash dividend is payable on November 1, 2010 to stockholders registered as of October 22, 2010.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): BLX