Dividend Stocks

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.

Dividend-Paying Stocks List: 25 New Increases and Special Payouts

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Our new dividend-paying stocks list for this week includes 25 companies that have just hiked their payouts or delivered a special dividend for investors.

Investing in dividend stocks remains a popular choice as we near 2015. We've now hit six years of near-zero interest rates and an aging bull market.

Following are the notable dividend enrichments from the week ending Nov. 28, 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 Can Be a Lifesaver in Times Like These

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Dividend investing should be part of every investor's strategy, but it can be more powerful than many think.

In cases where an investor needs extra cash flow for some reason, the passive income of high-yield dividend investing can be just the ticket.

Dividend investing usually won't completely cover an anticipated expense, but it can make a major contribution. It all depends on how much you have to invest, how much you need, and how much risk you're willing to take.

Here's what you need to know to get started...

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.

This Big-Cap "Ebola Stock" Is Also a Dividend Aristocrat

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Over the past few weeks, one "clinical stage" pharma firm after another has seen its stock price rise and plummet on rumors about who has the most likely Ebola vaccine.

I'm not taking you on any wild rides like that. Instead, check out this solid big-cap company that's gearing up for a major Ebola drug trial.

Now, before the crowd notices, let's take a look - this is not your typical "Ebola stock"...

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.

This "Boring" Income Play Could Get You 76%, Even in This Market

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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.

These 16 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Sweetened the Deal for Investors

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Income-hungry investors continue to pile into stocks that pay dividends amid a persistently yield-challenged environment.

The S&P 500 is on track to turn in a dividend record in Q3, with the July-September period set to boast the largest combined dividend payment ever by S&P 500 companies, at more than $10 a share.

Following are the 11 dividend hikes and five special dividends declared during the week ending Sept. 26, 2014.

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