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Duke Energy Raises Dividend


Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) raised the quarterly cash dividend on its common stock by .5 cents to 24.5 cents per share. This action increases the annualized dividend from 96 cents to 98 cents. The dividend is payable on September 16, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 13, 2010. This is the 84th consecutive year that Duke Energy has paid a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock. Duke Energy had cash and cash equivalents of $1.1 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2010, compared with $1.2 billion at the end of the year-ago quarter. At the end of the first quarter, total debt stood at $17.2 billion with a debt-to-capitalization ratio of 44%. Total debt, however, was only $15.5 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2009 (debt-to-capitalization... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): DUK

Roper Industries (ROP) Declares $0.095 Quarterly Dividend; 0.6% Yield

Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a dividend of $0.095 per share, or $0.38 annualized. The dividend is payable on July 30, 2010 to stockholders of record on July 9, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 7, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.6%.... more


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Chesapeake Energy (CHK) Declares $0.075 Quarterly Dividend; 1.2% Yield

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a $0.075 per share quarterly dividend, or $0.30 annualized. The dividend will be paid on July 15, 2010 to common shareholders of record on July 1, 2010. The ex-dividend date is June 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.2%.... more


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South Jersey Industries (SJI) Declares $0.33 Quarterly Dividend; 2.9% Yield

South Jersey Industries’ (NYSE: SJI) board of directors declared its regular dividend of $0.33 per share, or $1.32 annualized. The dividend is payable October 4, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business September 10, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 8, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.9%.... more


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Stryker Corp. (SYK) Declares $0.15 Quarterly Dividend; 1.2% Yield

Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share, or $0.60 annualized. The dividend is payable on July 30, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is June 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.2%.... more


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Boeing (BA) Declares $0.42 Quarterly Dividend; 2.5% Yield

Boeing (NYSE: BA) declares a regular quarterly dividend of $0.42 per share, or $1.68 annualized. The dividend is payable September 3, 2010, to shareholders of record as of August 6, 2010. The ex-dividend date is August 4, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2.5%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): BA

PetSmart (PETM) Declares $0.125 Quarterly Dividend; 1.6% Yield; Announces $400M Stock Buyback

PetSmart, Inc. (Nasdaq: PETM), the leader in pet specialty retail, announced the Board of Directors' approval to increase its quarterly dividend by 25% from $0.10 to $0.125 per share beginning in the second quarter of fiscal 2010. The Board of Directors also authorized a new $400 million share purchase program that expires in January 2012. This will replace the $350 million program approved by the Board in June 2009, including the $103 million that remained available under that program. The dividend of $0.125 will be paid on August 13, 2010 to stockholders of record at the close of business on July 30, 2010. This is equivalent to an annual rate of $0.50 per share. The ex-dividend date is July 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.6%.... more


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Invesco Mortgage (IVR) Declares $0.74 Quarterly Dividend; 14% Yield

Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (NYSE: IVR) declared a dividend of $0.74 per share, or $2.96 annualized. The dividend is a 5% reduction from the previous dividend.
The dividend will be paid on July 27, 2010, to shareholders of record on June 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is June 28, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 14%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): IVR

Lincare's (LNCR) Board Approves Start of Quarterly Cash Dividends

Lincare Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LNCR) has approved the initiation of a quarterly cash dividend payable at an annual rate of $0.80 per share of common stock outstanding. The first quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share will be paid on July 29, 2010 to stockholders of record as of July 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date for the quarterly dividend is July 13, 2010. John P. Byrnes, Lincare's Chief Executive Officer, said, "The announcement today of the initiation of a cash dividend reflects our confidence in the Company's long-term growth opportunities and financial strength. We are pleased to have the financial flexibility to continue investing in our business while also returning a portion of our profits to our shareholders through this dividend." Mr. Byrnes added, "In addition to the... more


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Eli Lilly (LLY) Declares $0.49 Quarterly Dividend; 5.7% Yield

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today declared a dividend for the third quarter of 2010 of $0.49 a share on outstanding common stock, or $1.96 annualized. The dividend is payable September 10, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 13, 2010. The ex-dividend date is August 11, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 5.7%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): LLY