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Guru Stocks Raising Dividends: Yum! Brands Inc., UDR Inc., Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., BioMed Realty Trust Inc., The Kroger Co.

September 26, 2010 | About:
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This is the group of companies who raised their dividend during the week: Yum! Brands Inc., UDR Inc., Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., BioMed Realty Trust Inc., and The Kroger Co.

Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM)

Yum! Brands Inc. is the one of the world's largest restaurant companies, with restaurants around the world in numerous countries and territories. On September 14th the company increased its quarterly dividend 19% to $0.25/share. The dividend is payable on Nov. 5 to shareholders of record on Oct. 15. The ex-dividend date is Oct. 13. The yield based on the new payout is 2.17%.

Yum! Brands Inc. is owned by George Soros, Bill Nygren, and Bill ackman own shares of Yum! Brands Inc.

Chair CEO and Pres David C Novak, Sr VP Fin/CFO Richard Carucci, and President - YRI Graham D Allan sold shares of YUM stock.

UDR Inc. (UDR)

United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc. is a multi-family real estate investment trust with a demonstrated performance history of delivering superior and dependable returns by successfully managing, buying, selling, developing and redeveloping attractive real estate properties in targeted U. Udr Inc. has a market cap of $3.45 billion; its shares were traded at around $21.11 with a P/E ratio of 18.52 and P/S ratio of 5.73. On September 15th the company raised its quarterly dividend 2.8% to $0.185/share. The dividend is payable on November 1, 2010 to UDR common stock shareholders of record as of October 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is October 13, 2010. The yield based on the new payout is 3.47%.

United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc. announced its second quarter 2010 results. The Company generated Funds from Operations (FFO) of $45.7 million or $0.27 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, as compared to $53.7 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2009 The Company generated Funds from Operations (FFO) of $45.7 million or $0.27 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, as compared to $53.7 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2009

UDR Inc. is owned by Chris Davis.

Vice President - Treasurer William T Oshields Iii, Sr Exec Vice President W Mark Wallis, and Director Mark J Sandler sold shares of UDR stock.

Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (MMC)

Marsh & McLennan is primarily a holding company which, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides clients with analysis, advice and transactional capabilities in the fields of risk and insurance services, investment management and consulting. Marsh & Mclennan Companies Inc. has a market cap of $13.2 billion; its shares were traded at around $24.34 with a P/E ratio of 13.3 and P/S ratio of 1.26. On September 15th the company increased its quarterly dividend to $0.21/share. The dividend is payable on Nov. 15 to shareholders of record on Oct. 8. The ex-dividend date is Oct. 6. The yield based on the new payout is 3.49%.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. For the second quarter of 2010, net income was $236 million, or $.43 per share, compared with a loss in the prior period. MMC's consolidated revenue in the second quarter of 2010 rose 6 percent to $2.6 billion from the second quarter of 2009, or 1 percent on an underlying basis.

Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. is owned by Charles Brandes, PRIMECAP Management, and Brian Rogers.

Director Adele Simmons sold shares of MMC stock.

BioMed Realty Trust Inc. (BMR)

Biomed Realty Trust is focused on acquiring, owning, leasing, managing and selectively developing laboratory and office space for lease to life science tenants, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, scientific research institutes, government agencies and other entities involved in the life science industry. Biomed Realty Trust Inc. has a market cap of $2.09 billion; its shares were traded at around $18.44 with a P/E ratio of 9.97 and P/S ratio of 5.8. On September 15th the company raised its quarterly dividend 13.3% to $0.17/share. The dividend is payable on October 15, 2010 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 28, 2010. The yield based on the new payout is 3.64%.

BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. Total revenues for the second quarter were $92.9 million, compared to $86.1 million for the same period in 2009, an increase of 7.9%. Net income available to common stockholders for the second quarter was $4.2 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared to $18.2 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, for the same period in 2009.

BioMed Realty Trust Inc. is owned by Kenneth Fisher.

Executive VP, Real Estate Matthew G Mcdevitt sold shares of BMR stock.

The Kroger Co. (KR)

Kroger Company is one of the larger grocery retailers in the United States. The Kroger Co. has a market cap of $14.18 billion; its shares were traded at around $22.09 with a P/E ratio of 13.39 and P/S ratio of 0.18. On September 16th the company increased its quarterly dividend 10.5% to $0.105/share. The dividend is payable on December 1, 2010 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is November 11, 2010. The yield based on the new payout is 1.93%.

The Kroger Co. reported second quarter results. Total sales, which include fuel, increased 6.0% to $18.8 billion in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 compared with $17.7 billion for the same period last year. reported total sales, which include fuel, increased 6.0% to $18.8 billion in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 compared with $17.7 billion for the same period last year.

The Kroger Co. is owned by John Griffin, John Hussman, and Jean-Marie Eveillard.

Chairman of the Board and CEO David B Dillon, Senior Vice President Paul J Scutt, and Executive Vice President Donald E Becker sold shares of KR stock.


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