These 32 Stocks Just Announced Dividend Increases

Over the past week, the following companies either announced a dividend increase, initiated a dividend, or declared a special dividend…

  • TD Ameritrade (AMTD) announced a quarterly dividend increase of 50% to $.09 per share. The dividend is payable on November 23 to all holders of record of common stock as of November 9.
  • Starbucks (SBUX) announced a dividend increase of 24% to $.21, up from $.17. The dividend is payable on November 30 to shareholders of record as of November 15.
  • BP (BP) announced it will increase its quarterly dividend by 12.5% to $.09 per share.
  • Las Vegas Sands (LVS) declared a dividend increase of 40% from $.25 per share to $.35 per share in Q1.
  • Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) announced it will raise its dividend to $.43 up from $.42.
  • DCP Midstream (DPM) declared a quarterly dividend increase of 1.5% to $.68 per unit, up from $.67 per unit. The quarterly cash distribution will be paid November 14, to unitholders of record at the close of business November 7. This quarterly distribution equates to $2.72 per unit on an annual basis.
  • Mercury General (MCY) declared a quarterly dividend to $.6125 per share from $.61 per share. The dividend will be paid on December 27 to shareholders of record on December 13.
  • Burger King (BKW) announced it will initiate its first quarterly dividend of $.04 per share. The dividend will be paid on November 29, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 9.
  • Kimco Realty (KIM) announced a 10.5% increase in dividend to $.21 per share.
  • Western Union (WU) announced it will increase its dividend 25% to $.125 per share from $.10 per share. The new dividend will be payable December 31 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 17. The $.125 quarterly dividend, which equates to $.50 annually, represents a 25% increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $.10 per common share, or $.40 annually.
  • Cardinal Health (CAH) announced it will raise its quarterly dividend by 16% to $.275 per share. The quarterly dividend is payable on January 15, to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 2.
  • Standex (SXI) announced a quarterly cash dividend increase of 14.3% to $.08 per share from $.07 per share. The dividend is payable November 26 to shareholders of record November 12.
  • BreitBurn Energy (BBEP) announced an increase in its quarterly dividend to $.465 per share or $1.86 per unit on an annualized basis, for all of its outstanding units. This distribution represents an increase from the Q2 distribution, which was $.46 per unit, or $1.84 per unit on an annualized basis. The distribution will be payable on November 14 to the record holders of common units at the close of business on November 9.
  • Spectra Energy (SE) announced a quarterly dividend increase of 8.9% to $.305 per share. The dividend is payable on December 10 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 12.
  • Capital Federal (CFFN) announced a special year-end dividend of $.18 per share. The special year-end cash dividend is the result of the Board of Directors’ commitment to distribute to stockholders 100% of the annual earnings of the Company for fiscal years 2012 and 2011, the first two years after the second-step stock conversion was completed in December 2010. For fiscal year 2013, it is the intent of the Board of Directors and management to continue with the payout of 100% of the Company’s earnings to its stockholders.
  • HSN, Inc. (HNSI) declared a quarterly dividend increase of 44% to $.18 per share. The dividend is payable December 19 to shareholders of record as of December 5.
  • W&T Offshore (WTI) declared a special cash dividend of $.47 per share. The dividend will be payable on December 3 to shareholders of record on November 16.
  • HollyFrontier (HFC) announced a regular dividend increase of 33% to $.20. The regular dividend will be paid on December 21 to holders of record of common stock on December 10. The company also announced today a special cash dividend in the amount of $.50 per share. The special dividend will be paid on November 30 to holders of record of common stock on November 15.
  • Aqua America (WTR) declared a quarterly dividend increase of 6.1% to $.175 from $.165 per share. The dividend is effective December 1, payable to shareholders of record on November 16.
  • Territorial Bancorp (TBNK) declared a dividend increase to $.12 per share from $.11 per share. The dividend is expected to be paid on November 29, to stockholders of record as of November 15.

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  • Universal American (UAM) announced $1.00 per share special dividend  payable on November 19 to shareholders of record as of November 12.
  • J2 Global (JCOM) announced a quarterly cash dividend increase of 12.5% to $.22 per share. This is J2’s fifth consecutive quarterly dividend increase. The dividend will be paid on November 26 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 12.
  • Snap-On (SNA) announced a dividend increase of 11.8% to $.38 per share. The dividend is payable December 10 to shareholders of record on November 19. This represents an increase of $.04 per share, over Snap-on’s previous quarterly dividend of $.34 per share.
  • Preferred Apartment (APTS) declared a dividend increase of 3.6% to $.14, and increase from $.135 per share. The dividend is payable on January 15, to all common stockholders of record as of December 31.
  • Masimo (MASI) announced it will pay a special cash dividend of $1.00. The dividend is payable on December 11 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 27.
  • Fidelity National (FNF) announced it will increase its dividend 14% to $.16 from $.14. The dividend will be payable December 28 to stockholders of record as of December 14.
  • Astec (ASTE) announced a special one-time dividend of $1.00 per share to be paid on December 12 to shareholders of record as of November 20.
  • AmerisourceBergen (ABC) announced it will increase its dividend 62% to $.21 from $.13. The dividend will be payable on December 3 to shareholders of record on November 19.
  • Thomas Properties (TPGI) declared a dividend increase of 33% to $.02 per share. The dividend is payable on November 29 to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 15.
  • Sandy Spring Bancorp (SASR) declared a quarterly dividend increase to $.14 per share. The dividend is payable November 14 to shareholders of record on November 7. This dividend represents an increase of $0.02 to the dividend paid in Q3 of 2012. With the payment of this dividend, the total dividend to shareholders year-to-date is $.48 per share compared to $.34 per share in 2011, an increase of 14c or 41.2%.
  • Cantel Medical (CMN) announced an increase in its semiannual dividend to $.055 per outstanding share of the company’s Common Stock. The dividend is payable on December 14 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 14.
  • Sinclair Broadcast (SBGI) announced it will pay a $1.00 special dividend in addition to the company’s regular quarterly dividend of $.15 per share.
  • Alliant Techsystems (ATK) announced a quarterly dividend increase of 30% to $.26 from $.20 per share. The dividend will be payable December 13 to stockholders of record as of November 21.
  • Estee Lauder (EL) declared a 37% increase in its next dividend. The increase to $.72 per share, is up from $.52 per share. The annual dividend will be payable on December 17, to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 30. The Company also announced that it will transition to a quarterly dividend payout schedule on its common stock beginning in calendar year 2013.
  • Spectra Energy (SE) announced a quarterly dividend increase to $.305 up $.10, or 8.9% in its annual dividend.
  • Macquarie Infrastructure (MIC) announced quarterly dividend increase to $.6875 up from $.625. The increased dividend will be paid on November 15 to shareholders of record on November 12.
  • Tesoro (TSO) declared a regular quarterly dividend increase of 25% to $.15 per share.
  • Innophos Holdings (IPHS) increased its quarterly dividend 30% to $.35 per share.
  • Ryman Hospitality (RHP) declared a special dividend of $6.84 per share. The special dividend is payable to stockholders of record as of November 13, resulting in an ex-dividend date of November 8, and Ryman expects to pay the special dividend on December 21.
  • Vectren (VVC) declared a dividend increase of $.05 to $.355 per share. The dividend will be payable December 3 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 15.
  • Commerce Bancshares (CBSH) declared a special dividend of $1.50 per share. The dividend will be payable December 17 to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 30. The dividend will not be payable on any shares to be issued pursuant to the 5% stock dividend also declared on this date.
  • EMC Insurance (EMCI) announced a dividend increase of 5% to $.21, up from $.20 per share.
  • Core-Mark Holding (CORE) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.19 per common share. The dividend is payable on December 17 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 23.
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