Costco (COST) increases dividend by 11%, but trades at a frothy valuation

Costco's (NYSE:COST) dividend was increased by 11%.  Its overall yield is 1.15%. The firm started paying a dividend in 2004. Costco Wholesale operates retail stores that primarily earn money from memberships. It firm operates over 500 membership warehouse clubs in the U.S.  It also maintains operations of nearly 100 stores in Canada.  The firm has also … Continue reading Costco (COST) increases dividend by 11%, but trades at a frothy valuation

IBM Corp. (IBM) raises dividend 7% & remains a very cheap technology stock

IBM's (NYSE:IBM) dividend was increased by 7%.  Its overall yield is 3.78%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1913. International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology services and makes hardware products on a worldwide basis. The firm's products span a wide range of hardware, services, and now software. IBM operates in over 175 countries. More … Continue reading IBM Corp. (IBM) raises dividend 7% & remains a very cheap technology stock

Southern Company (SO) hikes dividend by 4% & remains a low risk utility investment

Southern's (NYSE:SO) dividend was increased by 4%.  Its overall yield is 4.69%. The Southern Company operates in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. The utility giant has 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and over 1,500 billion cubic feet of natural gas consumption. It serves 9 million electric and gas utility customers a year.  The … Continue reading Southern Company (SO) hikes dividend by 4% & remains a low risk utility investment

Travelers Cos. (TRV) lifts dividend by 7% & remains a premier insurance firm.

Travelers' (NYSE:TRV) dividend was increased by 7%.  Its overall yield is 2.39%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1993. Travelers Companies is one of the largest insurance companies in the world.  It offers a wide range of insurance products in both the personal and commercial lines. The personal lines operations involve auto and homeowners insurance. … Continue reading Travelers Cos. (TRV) lifts dividend by 7% & remains a premier insurance firm.

Qualcomm (QCOM) increases dividend by 8% & trades at a historically low valuation

Qualcomm's (NYSE:QCOM) dividend was increased by 8%.  Its new overall yield is 4.31%. The firm started paying a dividend in 2003. Qualcomm is one of the largest semiconductor firms in the United States. The technology firm licenses wireless technology to major phone carriers through its substantial patent ownership. The patents reside in the key CDMA and … Continue reading Qualcomm (QCOM) increases dividend by 8% & trades at a historically low valuation

Procter & Gamble (PG) raises dividend by 3% and remains a Top 100 stock

Procter & Gamble's (NYSE:PG) dividend was increased by 3%.  Its overall yield is 3.05%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1990. Procter & Gamble is one of the largest consumer packaged goods firms in the world. It operates throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, India, and other emerging market countries. Its major brands include … Continue reading Procter & Gamble (PG) raises dividend by 3% and remains a Top 100 stock

Constellation Brands (STZ) raises dividend by 30%, but only has a two year history of payments

Constellation Brands' (NYSE:STZ) dividend was increased by 30%.  Its overall yield is 1.22%. The firm started paying a dividend in 2015. Constellation Brands is one of the largest producers and importer of beer, spirits, and wine. Its primary brands in the wine category include Arbor Mist, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Kim Crawford, Mark … Continue reading Constellation Brands (STZ) raises dividend by 30%, but only has a two year history of payments

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) hikes dividend by 20%, but payout ratio is too low

Bed Bath & Beyond's (NYSE:BBBY) dividend was increased by 20%.  Its overall yield is 1.53%. The firm started paying a dividend in 2016. Bed Bath & Beyond is one of the largest operators of retail stores focused upon home related items.  The firm sells a wide range of products for the home including bed linens, bath, kitchen, … Continue reading Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) hikes dividend by 20%, but payout ratio is too low

The TJX Companies (TJX) increases dividend by 20%, but offers a below market yield.

TJX Companies' (NYSE:TJX) dividend was increased by 20%.  Its overall yield is 1.62%. The firm started paying a dividend in 1993. The TJX Companies is one of the largest discount retailers of brand-name and designer apparel in the country. The firm operates more than 2,800 stores.  It sells it products through the multitude of brand name … Continue reading The TJX Companies (TJX) increases dividend by 20%, but offers a below market yield.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM) posts strong results while raising dividend 4%

J.P. Morgan's (NYSE:JPM) dividend was increased by a solid 4 percent. Its overall yield is 2.28 percent. The firm started paying a dividend in 1993. J.P. Morgan Chase is one of the largest banking and financial firms within the United States. The financial giant holds more than $2 trillion in assets.  It is a global firm with … Continue reading J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM) posts strong results while raising dividend 4%