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Four Stocks Going Ex-Dividend the Fourth Week of November

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends'. This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets. In flat or choppy markets, you have to be extremely careful. In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable Excel list of the stocks going ex dividend during the next week or two. The list contains many dividend paying companies, all with market caps... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AFL,DBD,DNP

Administaff Inc. (ASF) Declares $0.13 Quarterly Dividend; 1.8% Yield

Administaff Inc. (NYSE: ASF) has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.13 per share, $0.52 annualized. The dividend will be paid on December 13, 2010, to all stockholders of record as of November 26, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 24, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.8%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ASF

Southside Bancshares (SBSI) Declares $0.17 Quarterly Dividend; 3.4% Yield; Also Declares $0.17 Special Dividend

Southside Bancshares, Inc., (Nasdaq: SBSI), parent company of Southside Bank declared a special cash dividend of $0.17 per common share in addition to declaring a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share. The dividend is payable on December 9, 2010. to common stock shareholders of record November 24, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 22, 2010. Yield on the quarterly dividend is 3.4%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): SBSI

Excel Trust (EXL) Posts Q3 FFO of 10c; Guides Q4 and FY11 FFO; Declares $0.12 Quarterly Dividend; 3.3% Yield

Excel Trust (EXL) reports Q3 FFO of $0.10, 1 cent below the consensus of $0.11.
Sees Q4 FFO in range of 14c - 18c, vs. estimate of 17c. Sees FY11 FFO of 80c - 95c, vs. estimate of 89c. Declares quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share, $0.48 annualized. The dividend is payable on January 17, 2011 to stockholders of record as of December 31, 2010. The ex-dividend date is December 29, 2010. The yield is 3.3%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): EXL

Brinker (EAT) Adds $325M to Buyback; Declares 14c/Share Qtr. Dividend

Brinker (NYSE: EAT) to buyback an added $325 million in common stock. The company also declared a 14c/share quarterly dividend. The dividend is payable on Dec. 30 to shareholders of record on Dec. 10.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): EAT

The Next 3 Dividend Dynamos

Pop quiz: Which major event helped some investors to quadruple their returns over the 25 years from 1929 to 1954? Ding ding ding! You guessed it: the Great Depression. Wait, huh?Data from renowned dividend scholar Jeremy Siegel shows that although it took 25 years for the S&P 500 to return to its 1929 levels, those who reinvested their dividends earned a total return of 334%. How did that happen?... more

The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): ACAS,BMY,PGN,PPL,SYY,USB

9 Underestimated Dividend Champions

The investment community has been making use of the DrIP Investing Resource Center's annual list of Dividend Champions for several years now. The list features companies that have increased dividends for more than 25 years -- and with their impressive records of payout performance, analysts have taken notice. The problem? If analysts already have their collective eye on these top dividend stocks, there's a fair chance that most of the good news has already been priced in to them. A possible solution: Instead of snapping up the dividend champs they're mooning over, try having a look at the ones they may be underestimating ...... more

The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): PH,RLI,TNC,NC,NUE,NWN,SWK,CSL

5 Dividend Champions Being Snapped Up by Insider Executives

Wall Street is notoriously vulnerable to wild short-term fluctuations, making it extremely difficult to know what to expect from one day to the next. That's why some investors favor a long-term view for their portfolios. They buy and hold companies they expect to continue to perform down the line, counting on time to smooth out the day-to-day volatility. Long-term investors might therefore be interested in the annual Dividend Champions, a list maintained by The DRiP Investing Resource Center. This roster identifies the companies that have managed to pay and raise their dividends every year for 25 consecutive years.... more

The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): NC,NFG,LEG,KMB,KO

How Long Can McCormick's Dividends Last?

Whether you're a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income and growth. At The Motley Fool, we're avid fans of dividends -- and not just because we like that steady stream of cash. Studies have shown that from 1972 to 2006, stocks in the S&P 500 that don't pay dividends have earned an average annual return of 4.1%; dividend stocks, however, have averaged a whopping 10.1% per year. That is an incredible difference -- one that you'd be crazy to not take... more

The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): MKC,SJM,CPB,HNZ

New England Bancshares (NEBS) Declares $0.03 Quarterly Dividend; 0.16% Yield

New England Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: NEBS) announced that the Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 of $0.03 per share, $0.12 annualized. The dividend will be payable on December 15, 2010 to stockholders of record on November 26, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 24, 2010. The yield is 0.16%... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): NEBS