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Western Gas Partners (WES) Increases Quarterly Dividend 5.7% to $0.37; Yields 5.2%


Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES) announced today that the board of directors of its general partner has declared a cash distribution of $0.37 per unit for the third quarter of 2010, $1.48 annualized. The dividend is a 5.7% increase over the prior rate of $0.35. The distribution is payable on November 12, 2010 to unitholders of record at the close of business on October 29, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 27, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 5.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): WES

Cummins (CMI) Declares $0.2625 Quarterly Dividend; 1.2% Yield

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today approved a quarterly common stock cash dividend of $0.2625 per share, $1.05 annualized. The dividend is payable December 1, 2010 to shareholders of record on November 22, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 18, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CMI

Carnival Corp (CCL) Declares $0.10 Quarterly Dividend; 1% Yield

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE: CCL) has announced that it has declared a dividend of $0.10 per share, $0.40 annualized. The dividend will be payable December 10, 2010, to shareholders of record as of November 19, 2010. Yield on the dividend is November 17, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.0%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): CCL

S&T Bancorp (STBA) Declares $0.15 Quarterly Dividend; 3.1% Yield

S&T Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: STBA) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per common share, $0.60 annualized. The dividend is payable November 24, 2010 to shareholders of record on October 29, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 27, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 3.1%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): STBA

Shenandoah Telecom (SHEN) Increases Dividend 3.1% to $0.33; Yields 1.7%

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) (Nasdaq: SHEN) declared a cash dividend of $0.33 per share, a 3.13% increase over $0.32 for FY09. The dividend will be payable December 1, 2010, to shareholders of record on November 9, 2009. The ex-dividend date is November 5, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.7%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): SHEN

Unitrin: Profitable Insurance Company Trading Under Tangible Book, Yields 3.6%

Insurance holding company Unitrin (UTR) is an attractive value play in the P&C insurance field, with strong prospects of increasing earnings and dividend payouts. At recent prices around 24.50, the company trades at a Price/Tangible Book of .85 and a TTM P/E of 7.1. Analysis reveals that management is winding down or fixing two under-performing segments, a process that can be expected to lead to improving earnings over the next year. The dividend yields 3.6% at today's price and the company has been buying back shares at below tangible book. I got the idea from one of my broker's (Schwab) website: they have an alphabetical rating system, it gives financials as a group an underperform, all financial subsectors other than insurance are D or F, insurance gets a C, many insurers get good... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): UTR

BlackRock Kelso Raising Equity Again; Will It Be Able to Maintain its Dividend?

At close of business on October 18, 2010, upper middle market Business Development Company ("BDC"), Blackrock Kelso (BKCC) announced its intention to issue another 6.9mn shares (including the underwriters over allotment), presumably just below the $12.69 closing price. That will bring around $80mn in new equity, or an extra 13% addition to the equity line on the balance sheet as measured at the last earnings report in June 2010.We have a few immediate thoughts:... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BKCC

Under the Hood: WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund

Income investors certainly have plenty of options to choose from in the ETF arena and that's a good thing these days when its almost pointless to be involved with money markets and low-yielding bonds.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CVX,DLN,GE,MRK,PFE,T,VTV,XOM

Dividends Matter More For ETF Investors

Two charts from the dshort.com website remind us how important dividends are to the long-term investor.click to enlarge... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): DTD,DVY,PFM,PID,SDY,VIG

Three Dividend Stocks Living Above Their Means

No individual, family, government or publicly traded company can operate long if they are spending more than they earn. That holds true for dividend stocks as well. At eDividendStocks.com we strongly recommend dividend investing strategies, but proper research must be done when selecting dividend paying stocks. Not every stock can afford to pay a dividend. That’s ok and hopefully those companies are working to develop their business model so that they will have predictable cash flows in the future to sustain a dividend.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): FTR,T,VMC,VZ,WIN