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Many investors lost money over the past couple of years, but the endowments at prestigious universities suffered even worse. Investment performance at Harvard and Yale "badly trailed" the results at the average college, as The Wall Street Journal so delicately put it. I'm shocked -- but not because of these endowments' lackluster returns. With exotic strategies and illiquid investments, Princeton registered a 24% loss in 2009, while Cornell took a 26% hit, and Harvard suffered a 27% drop. Compare those losses to the 18% drop for the median large endowment. Worse yet, many such institutions fund their operating expenses with the capital from endowments like these. If they don't generate capital gains, they may be forced to cut budgets and slash salaries.... more


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Many investors lost money over the past couple of years, but the endowments at prestigious universities suffered even worse. Investment performance at Harvard and Yale "badly trailed" the results at the average college, as The Wall Street Journal so delicately put it. I'm shocked -- but not because of these endowments' lackluster returns. With exotic strategies and illiquid investments, Princeton registered a 24% loss in 2009, while Cornell took a 26% hit, and Harvard suffered a 27% drop. Compare those losses to the 18% drop for the median large endowment. Worse yet, many such institutions fund their operating expenses with the capital from endowments like these. If they don't generate capital gains, they may be forced to cut budgets and slash salaries.... more


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Many investors lost money over the past couple of years, but the endowments at prestigious universities suffered even worse. Investment performance at Harvard and Yale "badly trailed" the results at the average college, as The Wall Street Journal so delicately put it. I'm shocked -- but not because of these endowments' lackluster returns. With exotic strategies and illiquid investments, Princeton registered a 24% loss in 2009, while Cornell took a 26% hit, and Harvard suffered a 27% drop. Compare those losses to the 18% drop for the median large endowment. Worse yet, many such institutions fund their operating expenses with the capital from endowments like these. If they don't generate capital gains, they may be forced to cut budgets and slash salaries.... more


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DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT) Declares $0.12 Quarterly Dividend; 1.8% Yield

DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per common share, $0.48 annualized. The dividend will be payable on October 8, 2010 to shareholders of record as of September 28, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 24, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.8%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): DFT

Fulton Financial Corp. (FULT) Declares $0.03 Quarterly Dividend; 1.4% Yield

Fulton Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: FULT) declares a quarterly cash dividend of $0.03 per common share, $0.12 annualized. The dividend is payable on October 15, 2010 to shareholders of record as of October 4, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 30, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.4%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): FULT

Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGH) Approves CDN$0.07 Per Share Cash Dividend

Pengrowth Corporation, administrator of Pengrowth Energy Trust (NYSE: PGH), today announced its October 15, 2010 cash distribution will be Cdn $0.07 per trust unit. The distribution is net of amounts withheld to finance capital expenditures and preserve financial flexibility. The ex-distribution date is September 28, 2010. The distribution will be payable to all Pengrowth unitholders who hold trust units on the record date of September 30, 2010.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): PGH

CARBO Ceramics (CRR) Approves $0.20 Per Share Quarterly Cash Dividend - Annual Yield 1.00%

CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE: CRR) has approved the payment of a dividend on November 15, 2010, of $0.20 per share to all shareholders of record on November 1, 2010. CARBO is one of the larges suppliers of ceramic proppant for fracturing oil and gas wells.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CRR

River Valley Bancorp (RIVR) Declares $0.21 Quarterly Dividend;

River Valley Bancorp (Nasdaq: RIVR) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per share, $0.84 annualized. The dividend is payable October 15, 2010, to shareholders of record as of October 1, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 5.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): RIVR

CFS Bancorp (CITZ) Declares $0.01 Quarterly Dividend; 0.9% Yield

CFS Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: CITZ) announced that the Board of Directors on September 20, 2010 declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per share, $0.04 annualized. The dividend is payable on October 29, 2010 to stockholders of record on October 8, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 6, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.9%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CITZ

PNM Resources (PNM) Declares $0.125 Quarterly Dividend; 4.5% Yield

PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) announced that they have declared a quarterly dividend of $0.125 per common share, $0.50 annualized. The dividend is payable November 15, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business October 29, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 27, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.5%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): PNM