Daily dividend news for investors in dividend stocks

Allstate (ALL) Declares $0.20 Quarterly Dividend; 2.7% Yield

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per common share, or $0.80 annualized. The dividend is payable in cash on Oct. 1, 2010 to stockholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 31, 2010. The ex-dividend date is August 27, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.7%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ALL

International Paper (IP) Declares $0.125 Quarterly Dividend; 2.1% Yield

International Paper (NYSE: IP) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share for the period from July 1, 2010, to September 30, 2010, inclusive, on its common stock, par value $1. The annualized rate on this dividend is $0.50. This dividend is payable on September 15, 2010, to holders of record at the close of business on August 16, 2010. The ex-dividend date is August 12, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.1%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): IP

Weyerhaeuser Declares Special Dividend

Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY) moved a step forward in its plan to convert to a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) by rewarding shareholders through a one-time dividend payment. Weyerhaeuser’s board of directors declared the special dividend amounting to $5.6 billion payable on September 1. The special dividend is inclusive of the regular quarterly dividend payment of approximately $11 million, payable to shareholders of record as of July 22, 2010. The shareholders are given options for stock or cash selection, with total cash payments capped at 10%, or $560 million. Pro-rata distribution will be made in case cash elections exceed the total approved amount.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): WY

Fastenal Company (FAST) Raises Semi-Annual Cash Dividend For Eighth Consecutive Time

The Fastenal Company (Nasdaq: FAST) declared a dividend of $.42 per share to be paid in cash on September 3, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 20, 2010. The Company expects that it will continue to pay a comparable semi-annual cash dividend in the foreseeable future, provided that any future determination as to payment of dividends will depend upon the financial condition and results of operations of the Company and such other factors as are deemed relevant by the Board of Directors. NOTE - The Company has increased its regular common share dividend semi-annually since Aug 17, 2006, at which time it paid out $0.20 per share. $0.21 per share was paid out on Feb 22, 2007, $0.23 on Aug 16, 2007. Feb and Aug \'08 payouts were $0.25 & $0.27 respectively.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): FAST

Even These Stocks Can Pay You Back

Investors have gotten increasingly frustrated with companies that hoard their cash instead of putting it to better use -- like paying dividends to shareholders. But if you like a particular stock as an investment, but also need to draw income from it, there’s still a way to turn you shares into a stream of income. Hanging onto their money It’s not hard to understand why companies want cash on hand. After 2008’s financial crisis, it became nearly impossible to raise capital. Many companies had to resort to secondary offerings of stocks at bargain-basement prices just to stay in operation. AIG (NYSE: AIG) and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took deals from the U.S. government that nearly wiped out existing shareholders. Others, including Manulife Financial (NYSE: MFC) and DryShips... more

The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): DRYS,GOOG,MFC,CSCO,AAPL,AIG,BRK-B

Face-Off on Stocks: Dividend-Paying Retail Plays

Retailers posted mixed results for June same-store sales, with some big surprises -- Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) -- and some major disappointments -- Target (TGT). From specialty retailers to discounters and dollar stores, the retail sector offers some intriguing dividend-paying plays. For the bull and bear cases on Abercrombie, Target and Family Dollar (FDO), see the video below:... more

DailyFinanceStock symbol(s): ANF,TGT,FDO

Weyerhaeuser (WY) Declares $5.6 Billion Special Dividend In Quest for REIT Status

Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE: WY) said Monday that it plans to pay out a special dividend to shareholders totaling $5.6 billion, which is a required step for the company's plan to become a real estate investment trust. The special dividend equal approximately $26.50 per share. The move caused a spike of more than 5 percent in the company's stock in early market movement Monday as investors position to capture the large payout. As one of the world's largest lumber and wood product companies, Weyerhaeuser has been pushed by investors for years to become an REIT to push down its income tax rate 35 percent. The trusts distribute 90 percent of their taxable income to shareholders at least as dividends each year, and then can subtract the dividends from taxable income. These types of... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): WY

Pitney Bowes (PBI) Approves Quarterly Cash Dividend - Annual Yield 6.37%

The Board of Directors of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) declared a quarterly cash dividend on the company's common stock of 36.5 cents per share, payable September 12, 2010, to stockholders of record on August 13, 2010; a quarterly cash dividend of 53 cents per share on the company's $2.12 convertible preference stock, payable October 1, 2010, to stockholders of record September 15, 2010, and a quarterly cash dividend of 50 cents per share on the company's 4 percent convertible cumulative preferred stock, payable November 1, 2010, to stockholders of record October 15, 2010.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): PBI

Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) Declares $0.50 Quarterly Dividend; 6% Yield

Capitol Federal Financial (Nasdaq: CFFN) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share on outstanding CFFN common stock, or $2.00 annualized. The dividend is payable on August 6, 2010 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on July 23, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 21, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 6%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CFFN

Core Labs (CLB) Reports Special Dividend of 65c/Share

In a Form 8-K, Core Labs (NYSE: CLB) announces a special dividend of $0.65 per common share.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CLB