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Dividend Investing News: PPC plus 21 New Payout Hikes

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Dividend Investing News, Jan. 19, 2015: Pilgrim's Pride (NYSE: PPC) surprised investors last Thursday when it announced it's returning some $1.5 billion to shareholders via a special cash dividend.

Investors of record Jan. 30 will receive $5.77 a share payable on Feb. 17. PPC shares surged nearly 10% on the news.

Here are all 22 dividend stocks that boosted payouts or announced special dividends during the week ending Jan. 16.

Dividend-Paying Stocks Kick Off 2015 with 23 New Increases

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FY2014 saw a total of $54.8 billion in dividend increases, and 3,308 dividend-paying stocks hiked payouts last year. That's a 14.3% increase over the number of payouts in 2013.

2015 could set another record for dividend payments. But investors do need to be aware of the effect of plunging oil prices.

There are no signs of a yield slowdown just yet - dividend boosts were robust last week.

Following are the 23 dividend stocks that raised payouts during the week ending Jan. 9.

Six New Special Dividends Announced Last Week

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It's been a bigger-than-average year for special dividends. These one-time payouts have jumped a whopping 49% year to date through September (Q3), to 559 from 375.

Paid separately from a company's regular recurring (if any) dividend, special dividends are typically larger than normal dividend payouts.

Following are the six special dividends announced during the week ending Dec. 12, 2014.

Dividend-Paying Stocks: BMY, GE, and 23 New Payout Hikes

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Amid six years of near-zero interest rates, income-hungry investors have increasingly turned to dividend-paying stocks.

Companies have taken note by sweetening distributions. This year is on track to set a milestone for total dividend payouts.

Forty dividend stocks boosted payouts last week, including Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and General Electric (NYSE: GE).

Following are 25 notable hikes from the week ending Dec. 12.

Stocks That Pay Dividends on Pace to Break Payout Record Before 2015

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Stocks that pay dividends continue to reward investors with new payout hikes and special dividends heading into 2014's final stretch. As a result, this year is on pace to be a record-breaking one for payouts.

Last week, 52 companies hiked payouts and eight announced special dividends.

Following are 24 notable dividend stocks that sweetened the deal for investors during the week ending Dec. 5, 2014.

These 25 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Hiked Payouts for Higher Yields

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Stocks that pay dividends continue to dish out payout hikes and special enrichments to reward investors. In fact, dividend increases are forecast to be in the double digits this year.

That would make 2014 the third year in a row dividends have risen by 10% or more.

Last week, 33 companies sweetened the dividend pot, and nine announced special dividends. Following are 25 notable dividend enrichments for the week ending Nov. 22.

Dividend-Paying Stocks: 25 Notable Increases and Special Payouts

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In addition to payout hikes, another way dividend-paying stocks reward investors is with special dividends - and they're on the rise.

Twenty-seven companies announced special dividends over the last three weeks. Payouts ranged from a few cents to several dollars.

Last week seven companies announced special dividends, and 23 hiked payouts. Following are 24 notable dividend enrichments for the week ending Nov. 14, 2014.

Dividend Investing News: SBUX, WFM, and 33 New Dividend Enrichments   

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Dividend investing news, Nov. 10, 2014: The S&P 500 is on pace to break more dividend records this year...

Q3 marked the first quarter in which total payouts surpassed $90 billion. And Q4 is likely to beat last quarter's milestone.

A total of 71 dividend stocks sweetened the deal for investors last week - following are 35 notable dividend improvements for the week ending Nov. 7.

Dividend-Paying Stocks: 35 Notable Increases and Special Payouts

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It's still a perfect time to look for more opportunities in dividend-paying stocks. Interest rates will remain low for months.

Money markets and CDs pay next to nothing. Stocks that sport attractive and growing dividends, many with yields high enough to compete with bonds, are the best option for income seekers.

Last week, 64 companies hiked payouts and 12 issued special dividends. Here are 35 notable enrichments announced during the week ending Oct. 31, 2014.

These 35 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Hiked Payouts for Higher Yields

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Stocks that pay dividends are once again ramping up payout increases and special enrichments.

Last week 75 companies sweetened payouts, including Visa, AbbVie, and Halliburton. In addition, five companies announced special dividends and three declared stock dividends.

Following are 35 notable dividend stocks that sweetened the deal during the week ending Oct. 25, 2014.

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Dividend Investing News: 23 New Increases for Yield Seekers

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Dividend investing news: As we enter the final quarter of 2014, here's a look back at the robust dividend activity in Q3.

According to data from S&P Dow Jones Indexes, 563 companies raised, restored, or approved extra dividends in Q3. That's up 18.5% from last year's Q3 tally of 475. And dividend boosts in Q4 2014 are expected to trump Q3's activity.

Last week 23 dividend stocks raised payouts. Here’s a roundup of the dividend activity for the week ending Oct. 17.

These 20 Dividend-Paying Stocks Just Raised Their Payouts

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Last week's Dow Jones Industrial Average performance is yet another reason to buy dividend-paying stocks. Market volatility moved the index nearly 1,000 points.

Ned Davis Research shows that stocks that pay dividends tend to fall less than broader markets during corrections.

Last week 18 dividend stocks raised payouts, and two companies announced special dividends. Here are all 20 dividend enrichments for the week ending Oct. 10, 2014…

Dividend Investing News: These 15 Dividend Stocks Just Increased Shareholder Payouts

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Dividend investing news, Oct. 6, 2014: Investors continue to flock to dividend stocks amid nearly six years of a near-zero interest rate environment.

But with rising rates on the horizon, high yield is becoming increasingly less important than dividend growth potential.

Here’s why – and here are the 15 dividend-paying stocks that announced enrichments for the week ending Oct. 3.

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