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Costco Wholesale (COST) Approves $0.205 Per Share Quarterly Cash Dividend - Annual Yield 1.49%


Costco Wholesale Corporation (Nasdaq: COST) declared a quarterly cash dividend on Costco Wholesale common stock. The dividend of $.205 per share is payable August 20, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 6, 2010.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): COST

Dividend Report Card: Coca-Cola

All dividends are not created equal. We learned this lesson the hard way in recent years. In the first quarter of 2009, a record 367 firms cut their dividend payouts only to be followed by another 250 in the next quarter. Because dividends are paid at the board of directors’ discretion, when times get tough, a firm’s dividend payout can meet the corporate chopping block.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): KO,PEP,MDLZ,DPS

3 Beaten-Down Dividend Payers

Here at the Fool, we look for companies that are not only producing and growing earnings, but are producing and growing cash. After all, it’s cash that lets a company reinvest in future growth and it’s cash that we investors receive through dividends and share repurchases. To find some of those generating the green stuff so that they can give it to us, I set up a simple screen:... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): VZ,HON,FTR

Dividend Report Card: Chevron

All dividends are not created equal. We learned this lesson the hard way in recent years. In the first quarter of 2009 a record 367 firms cut their dividend payouts only to be followed by another 250 in the next quarter. Because dividends are at the board of directors’ discretion, when times get tough a firm’s dividend payout can meet the corporate chopping block.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): CVX,COP,TOT,XOM

Ryanair's First Dividend

This article has been adapted from our sister site across the pond, Fool UK. Dublin-based budget airline Ryanair (Nasdaq: RYAAY) reported a 24% fall in first quarter after-tax profits, to €93.7m, on Tuesday. That was partly caused by the cancellation of 9,400 flights in the wake of the ash cloud from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano, and partly due to increased fuel charges.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): RYAAY

Dividend Report Card: Procter & Gamble

All dividends are not created equal. We learned this lesson the hard way in recent years. In the first quarter of 2009 alone, a record 367 firms cut their dividend payouts only to be followed by another 233 in the next quarter. Because dividends are at the board of directors’ discretion, when times get tough, a firm’s dividend payout can meet the corporate chopping block.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): PG,KMB,EL,CL

Stay Tuned for Special Dividends

The year 2010 is particularly exciting for those who breathlessly follow tax developments. Unless our government steps in, a slew of Bush-era tax cuts will expire at the end of the year. Thus, we may see a slew of special one-time dividends paid out by companies before the clock strikes midnight. But before you get too excited, remember that special dividends aren’t all they appear to be. Right now, the maximum 15% tax rate applies to most dividend income. As of Jan. 1, that rate is slated to revert to the ordinary income rate. It falls in the 25% to 28% range for most of us, but could be as high as 39.6% for wealthier folks. If you collect $10,000 per year in dividends, your tax hit will go from $1,500 to $2,500, or $2,800, or possibly to nearly $4,000.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): AAPL,BRK-B,DO,GRMN,RIG,WY

Meridian Bioscience (VIVO) Posts Q3 EPS of $0.16, Shy of Views; Declares $0.19 Quarterly Dividend; Yields 4.2%; Sees FY10 Results at Low End of Guidance

Meridian Bioscience (Nasdaq: VIVO) reports Q3 EPS of $0.16, versus the analyst estimate of $0.18. Revenue for the quarter was $33.9 million, which compares to the estimate of $35.58 million. Sees FY10 at low end of current guidance. The company also declared the regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2010, (indicated annual rate of $0.76 per share), 12% higher than the regular quarterly rate of fiscal 2009. Yield on the dividend is 4.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): VIVO

Digital Realty Trust (DLR) Increases Quarterly Dividend 10.4% to $0.53; Yields

Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR) authorized a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.53 per common share, or $2.12 annualized. The common stock dividend will be paid on September 30, 2010, to common stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 15, 2010, with an ex-dividend date of September 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.5%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): DLR

Webster Financial (WBS) Declares $0.01 Quarterly Dividend; 0.2% Yield

Webster Financial (NYSE: WBS) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.01 per common share, $0.04 annualized. The dividend is payable on August 16, 2010 to shareholders of record on August 2, 2010. The ex-dividend date is July 29, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 0.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): WBS