Dividends and Buybacks

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Why Windstream Faces a Cold Reception for Its New Structure

Windstream Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) has provided an update on its real estate investment trust (REIT) spinoff. The company expects to retain 19.9% of shares in the REIT and distribute ...
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CVS Jumps Into Dividend Hikes and Larger Buybacks

CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) apparently wanted to have its turn at the dividend hike and stock buyback game. The pharmacy giant announced Tuesday that it has decided to increase ...
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2 More DJIA Stocks Deliver Dividend Hikes Much Larger Than Expected

As 24/7 Wall St. had previously predicted, there were a couple more significant dividend hikes in December within the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) stocks. Both 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) and ...
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AES Doubles Dividend, Sells Stake in Subsidiary

Electric power generator AES Corp. (NYSE: AES) doubled its quarterly dividend on Monday morning from $0.05 to $0.10 per share. The company owns and operates nearly 36,000 megawatts of power ...
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General Electric’s Dividend Hike of 5%

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) announced Friday morning that the company is raising its quarterly dividend by 5% ($0.01) to $0.23 per share payable in January to shareholders of record ...
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What a Huge Secondary Offering and Dividend Hike Mean for Gramercy

Gramercy Property Trust Inc. (NYSE: GPT) announced that it will have a secondary offering, in conjunction with raising its dividend rate. The company is a real estate investment trust, or ...
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Solid December for Dividend Hikes and Big Stock Buybacks

December can be an odd month for many investors and corporations alike. While tax planning can always come up as an issue for investors, and while December can be a ...
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Enbridge Outlook: What Worry About Lower Oil and Energy Prices?

Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) reported that it will increase its dividend by 33%, as well as openly considering a restructuring plan that would affect its U.S. liquids pipeline assets. What ...
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Disney Delivers With Much Larger Than Expected Dividend Hike

Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has lived up to one key expectation we had stated earlier this week: it announced that it is raising its dividend payout to stockholders. What ...
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Kinder Morgan Maintains 2015 Dividend Outlook Despite Lower Energy Prices

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) has now announced its post-merger 2015 financial expectations. The news looks great on the surface, in that the post-merger company still expects to declare dividends ...
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MLP Watch: ONEOK Partners Signals Continued High-Yield Distribution Growth

ONEOK Partners L.P. (NYSE: OKS) is one of the higher yielding master limited partnerships (MLPs), with a distribution rate of roughly 7%. This is of course a yield-equivalent, because MLPs ...
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MasterCard Chases Visa on Dividend Hike and Stock Buyback

MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) has decided to chase rival Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) with a dividend hike. The credit card processing giant announced on Tuesday that its board of directors ...
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Analyst Sees High-Quality Dividends as Bright Spot for 2015

The stock market is up over 200% from the lows printed in March of 2009. Anybody with a fair amount of market knowledge knows that the double-digit gains of the ...
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5 Big DJIA Dividend Hikes Expected Before 2014 Ends

The bull market is nearing its sixth year, and companies have increased their dividends and stock buybacks as the market keeps hitting new highs. Several Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) components have ...
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Highest Yielding Utility Stocks Still Look Solid For 2015

While technology and healthcare companies have led all S&P 500 sectors this year, up 25% and 22% respectively, coming in a solid third at 18% is the utility sector. After ...
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