Boeing raised their dividend today 12/16/13 by 50% from $0.485 to $0.73 per share quarterly. Additionally approved a $10B stock buyback plan expected over next 2-3 years. I'm a happy shareholder in BA!
Pfizer raised their quarterly dividend today 12/16/13 by 8.3% to $0.26 from $0.24 per share per share quarterly. That is their 301st consecutive quarterly dividend. Not a bad record.
General Electric raised their quarterly dividend 16% from $0.19 per share to $0.22 per share. Another raise I am happy to receive as a shareowner.
Prospect Capital Corporation continues their fractional dividend raises every month through June 2014. This company is a BDC that pays monthly dividends of $0.113 a share currently.
Walt Disney Company raised their annual dividend 15% from $0.75 per share to $0.86 per share. A happy owner in a seperate ESPP account from a few years ago. I wish I had more shares and at the prices I paid in the past.
AT&T raised their quarterly dividend last Friday 2.2% from $0.45 a share to $0.46 per share.
Mastercard raised the quarterly dividend 83% to $1.10 a share. Also announced was a 10 for 1 stock split with the quarterly dividend being paid at a rate of $0.11 post split. Mastercard also approved a buyback of $3.5 Billion worth of Class A common shares.
Archer Daniels Midlan raised their quarterly dividend 26% also today from $0.19 to $0.24 per share. Citing strong cash flow generation an future earnings power. They plan on changing the policy of paying out 20-25% of earnings in dividends to targeting 25-30% in the future to more directly let shareholders participate in the success. ADM also announced the intention to buyback 18 million shares or $725 million at current prices back from shareholders by the end of 2014 to offset dilution.
Sources: Etrade Financial Corporation
Disclosure: Long DIS, PSEC, GE, BA