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4 Dividend Stocks Increasing Shareholder Wealth With Higher Dividends


Dividend growth investing is a long-term strategy. A growing dividend is a sign that the company is becoming more valuable. Companies that consistently increase dividends tend to have steadily rising share prices and the best way to benefit from this is to buy and hold the stocks. Diversification and a focus on blue-chip stocks provides insurance for the few companies that don't pan out.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): FCX,GIS,GOV,MSM

100 U.S. Dividend Champions: Analyzing Historical Consistency

The first half of 2010 has ended with a relatively stable group of 100 companies that have increased their dividends for at least 25 years. This is in sharp contrast to the first half of 2009, when dividend cuts decimated a group of about 140 companies. But those that remain are worthy of consideration by any dividend-oriented investor. (You can download the latest version of the US Dividend Champions spreadsheet or PDF here.) The month ended with 82 companies on the Contenders list (15-24 years of increases) after several dozen companies were added to that roster. For the record, the average price of the 100 Champions was $44.27 at the end of June, with an average yield of 3.26%. This contrasts to the end of May, when the average price was $46.36 and the yield was 3.13%. A year ago,... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CLX,CWT,ED,HP,JNJ

Sunoco (SUN) Declares $0.15 Quarterly Dividend; 1.8% Yield

Sunoco, Inc.’s (NYSE: SUN) Board of Directors today declared a cash dividend for the third quarter of 2010 of $0.15 per share, or $0.60 annualized. The dividend is payable September 10, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 18, 2010. The ex-dividend date is August 16, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.8%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): SUN

Wilshire Bancorp (WIBC) Expects Q2 Loss; Suspends Dividend

Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. (WIBC) expects to record a net loss for the second quarter of 2010. The net loss is primarily attributable to an elevated provision for loan losses and an increase in net loan charge-offs. Net loan charge-offs increased in the second quarter of 2010 due to write-downs that resulted from sales of non-performing and delinquent loans.
In light of the net loss expected for the second quarter of 2010 and the expectation that credit costs will remain elevated for the foreseeable future, the Board of Directors of Wilshire Bancorp approved the temporary suspension of the Company’s common stock dividend, effective immediately.
Wilshire Bancorp expects to report its financial results for the second quarter of 2010 on July 27, 2010.... more


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Wilshire Bancorp (WIBC) Expects Q2 Net Loss, To Temporary Suspend Dividend

Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. (WIBC), the holding company for Wilshire State Bank, announced today that it expects to record a net loss for the second quarter of 2010. The net loss is primarily attributable to an elevated provision for loanlosses and an increase in net loan charge-offs. Net loan charge-offs increased in the second quarter of 2010 due to write-downs that resulted from sales of non-performing and delinquent loans.
In light of the net loss expected for the second quarter of 2010 and the expectation that credit costs will remain elevated for the foreseeable future, the Board of Directors of Wilshire Bancorp approved the temporary suspension of the Company’s common stock dividend, effective immediately.
Wilshire Bancorp expects to report its financial results for the... more


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Alamo Group (ALG) Declares $0.06 Quarterly Dividend; 1.1% Yield

Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE: ALG) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share, or $0.24 annualized. The dividend is payable July 30, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ALG

Sovran Self Storage (SSS) Declares $0.45 Quarterly Dividend; 5.3% Yield

Sovran Self Storage, Inc. (NYSE:SSS) announced today the Company’s quarterly dividend of $0.45 per share of common stock, or $1.80 annualized. The dividend will be paid on July 26, 2010 to Shareholders of record on July 12, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 8, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 5.3%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): SSS

Celanese (CE) Boosts Qtr. Dividend to $0.05/Share, Yielding 0.82%

Celanese (NYSE: CE) raises its quarterly dividend from $0.04 to $0.05 per common share, payable on August 2 to shareholders of record on July 15. The ex-dividend is July 13. The dividend yield moves from 0.65% to 0.82%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CE

Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) Increases Quarterly Dividend

Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE: GOV) has raised its quarterly common share distribution to $0.41 per share ($1.64 per share per year). GOV completed its initial public offering, or IPO, in June 2009 and it has paid dividends at the rate of $0.40 per share per quarter ($1.60 per share per year) since its IPO. This distribution of $0.41 per share will be paid to GOV's common shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 16, 2010 and distributed on or about August 16, 2010. Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns properties leased primarily to the U.S. Government and state governments located throughout the United States.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): GOV

Wal-Mart: Dividend Stock Analysis 2010

Summary Walmart (WMT), among the largest companies in the world, appears to be a good option for placement consideration in a dividend growth portfolio., Four year average revenue growth: 7%, Four year average earnings growth: 6% (with EPS growth of 8%), Four year average cash flow growth: 10%, Moderate debt levels, a 2.35% dividend yield, and significant share repurchases, The stock currently has a P/E of about 13.5, which is a pretty good deal on this type of company.. How to Read My Stock Analysis Reports Overview Everyone knows Walmart. Founded in Arkansas in 1962 by Sam Walton, Walmart is now one of the largest companies in the world, with revenue of over $400 billion and with more than 2 million employees. They have stores under a variety of brands in 15 countries around the world.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): WMT