Entries by Zach Ramsay

Mattel (MAT) Maintains High Yield

Mattel announced today that the company will pay its third straight quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share. The dividend will be payable on September 21st with an ex-dividend date of August 27th. This maintains the 3.5% dividend yield on the stock MAT. Investors must own the stock at the close of trading the day before […]

3 REITs Maintaining High Yields

Three different real estate investment trusts announced new dividend payouts. Each company has maintained a very high yield through recent years. Lets examine the dividend history and prospective growth of each REIT. Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT) Hospitality Properties announce a dividend of $0.45 per share that will be payable on August 22nd with an ex-dividend […]

Pfizer (PFE) Maintains Dividend and High Yield

2009 was a disappointing year for Pfizer when the company cut its dividend by 50%. Since that cut Pfizer has been trying to repair its image with dividend investors and grow its dividend back to previous levels. Yesterday Pfizer announced that its dividend will stay stable in 2012 with another quarterly dividend of $.22 per […]

Darden Restaurants (DRI) Shows Its Strength with Dividend Hike

Darden Restaurants raised its dividend again for the 8th consecutive year today by announcing a new quarterly dividend of $.50 per share or $2.00 per year. The new dividend is payable on August 1st with an ex-dividend date of July 25th. This gives Darden a dividend yield of 3.4%. The dividend increase should come as […]

Procter & Gamble Downgraded After Earnings Warning

Hillard Lyons suspended its $77 price on Proctor & Gamble target today and cuts its rating from long-term buy to neutral. The firm said the downgrade was based on the company’s warning on its fourth quarter earnings results. PG said that the 4th quarter would be impacted by slowing growth based on negative impacts from […]

Annaly Capital (NLY) Does Not Boost Dividend In 3rd Quarter

For the first time in 5 years Annaly Capital did not increase its dividend during Q3 distributions. While each quarter represents a different distribution amount for the company this is the first time we have seen the 3rd distribution of the year match the 2nd. Dividend Fundamentals NLY announced today that the company will pay […]

Clorox Boosts Dividend Again After 35 Consecutive Years

Clorox (CLX) announced a quarterly dividend of $0.64 per share that will be payable on August 10th, 2012. The new annual dividend will be $2.56 per year which gives Clorox a dividend yield of 3.82%. This boost in the annual dividends is right on schedule with previous increases from Clorox and positions the company well […]