Below are several companies that are multiplying their shareholders return by increasing their cash dividends:
Brinker (NYSE:EAT) operates or franchises over 1,700 casual dining restaurants, including more than 1,500 Chili’s, and owns a minority interest in Romano’s Macaroni Grill. March 26th the company increased its quarterly dividend 27% to $0.14/share. The yield based on the new payout is 2.95%.
Todd Shipyards (TOD) a shipyard and dry dock facilities in the Pacific Northwest. March 29th the company raised its quarterly dividend to $0.075/share. The dividend is payable June 23, 2010 to all shareholders of record as of June 8, 2010. The yield based on the new payout is 1.83%.
Wayne Savings (NASDAQ:WAYN) is the holding company for two bank subsidiaries that operate banking offices in Ohio. March 29th the company increases its quarterly dividend 20% to $0.06/share. The dividend is payable on April 28, 2010 to stockholders of record as of April 14, 2010. The ex-dividend date is April 12, 2010. The yield based on the new payout is 2.84%.
Oxford Industries (NYSE:OXM) produces branded and private label apparel for men, women, and children. March 30th the company raised its quarterly dividend 22% to $0.11/share. The dividend is payable on April 30, 2010 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is April 13, 2010. The yield based on the new payout is 2.16%.
In addition to the above dividend raisers, two Dividend Achiever declared regular quarterly cash dividends. March 26th AT&T (NYSE:T) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.42/share with a 6.50% yield [Analysis]. The dividend is payable on May 3, 2010, to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 9, 2010. Also, McCormick & Company (NYSE:MKC) on March 31st declared a quarterly dividend of $0.26/share with a 2.70% yield. The dividend is payable April 26, 2010, to shareholders of record on April 12, 2010. The ex-dividend date is April 8, 2010.
It is a cute trick to turn one dollar into five, but great dividend stocks grow their payout on a consistent basis. For a list of stocks with a long string of consecutive cash dividend increases, see this list.
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