These Six Stocks Just Announced Dividend Hikes

The following companies have either announced a dividend increase, initiated a dividend, or have a declared a special dividend…

  • CSP Inc (CSPI) has declared a special dividend of $.12 per share payable on August 31 to shareholders of record on August 23.
  • Monsanto (MON) has increased its quarterly dividend to $.375 per share (a 25% increase). The dividend is payable on October 26 to shareowners of record on October 5.
  • Rio Tinto (RIO) has declared an interim dividend of $.725, which is up 34% from the prior year.
  • BCE Inc (BCE) has increased its annual dividend by 4.6%, from C$2.17 to C$2.27
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  • UnitedHealth Group (UNH) announced payment of a quarterly shareholder dividend of $.2125 per share in the third quarter of 2012. The dividend will be paid on September 21, 2012, to all shareholders of record of UnitedHealth Group common stock as of the close of business on September 14, 2012.
  • GAMCO Investors (GBL) has increased its quarterly dividend to $.05 per share (a 25% increase) for all of its Class A and Class B shareholders in addition to declaring a special dividend of $.25 per share payable on September 25, to its Class A and Class B shareholders of record on September 11.
  • Alterra Capital Holdings (ALTE) has declared a dividend of $.16 per share, an increase of $.02, or 14.3%, from the previous dividend. This is the eleventh consecutive year of increasing quarterly dividend payments. The dividend is payable on September 4 to shareholders of record as of August 21.
  • Knoll (KNL) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.12 per share (a 20% increase) payable September 28 to all shareholders of record on September 14.
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