Stocks Dividends

  • MOSCOW, Sept 23- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told an economic forum on Friday that the policy of state firms channeling 50 percent of their profits for dividends should be carefully considered.

  • NEW YORK— Stocks posted solid gains on Thursday as investors, comfortable that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low, bought up stocks that pay big dividends. AT&T rose 54 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $41.11. Verizon Communications rose 48 cents, or 1 percent, to $52.35.

  • NEW YORK— Viacom says interim CEO Tom Dooley will leave Nov. 15 and the company is cutting its dividend in half in the first major moves from the company since longtime CEO Philippe Dauman left in August. Dooley was installed after Dauman was pushed out as part of a settlement the Viacom board approved with National Amusements, a private company owned by the 93-...

  • EPS 65- 70 cents vs est. The media company, which owns cable networks Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, halved its dividend to 20 cents per share from 40 cents as it looks to pay down debt. Last month, controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone, and his daughter Shari Redstone, won the battle for control of Viacom, resulting in the departure of Viacom's former CEO...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as investors were relieved that the Federal Reserve once again left interest rates unchanged. That sent dividend-paying stocks higher, while energy companies jumped with the price of oil. "If we had not received these mixed messages, I don't think anybody would have been surprised," said Sam Stovall, U.S. equity strategist...

  • Sept 21- Viacom Inc slashed its quarterly dividend by 50 percent on Wednesday and said interim Chief Executive Tom Dooley would leave the company. The media company, which owns cable networks Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, halved its dividend to 20 cents per share from 40 cents as it looks to pay down debt. Last month, controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone,...

  • NEW YORK— Target's board has approved the repurchase of $5 billion of its shares. Target Corp.' s board also declared a quarterly dividend of 60 cents per share. Shares of the Minneapolis- based company rose $1.05, or 1.5 percent, to $69.67 in premarket trading Wednesday about an hour ahead of the market opening.

  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

    Microsoft said Tuesday its board has approved a dividend increase and a new $40 billion stock buyback plan.

  • REDMOND, Wash.— Microsoft Corp. says its board has approved a dividend increase and a new $40 billion stock buyback plan. The Redmond, Washington, company said Tuesday it will pay a quarterly dividend of 39 cents on Dec. 8 to shareholders of record Nov. 17. Shares of Microsoft are up about 30 percent in the past year.

  • Sept 20- Microsoft Corp on Tuesday raised its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and said it would buy back up to $40 billion as part of a new share repurchase program. The company raised its dividend to 39 cents per share, up 3 cents from the previous quarter. The company also said it was on track to complete its current $40 billion stock repurchase program by Dec. 31.

  • Sept 20- Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it would buy back up to $40 billion as a part of a new share repurchase program and raised its dividend by 8 percent. The company raised its dividend to 39 cents per share, up 3 cents from the previous quarter. Microsoft's shares were up 1 percent at $57.41 in extended trading on Tuesday.

  • Trainers have Orca killer whales perform for the crowd during a show at the animal theme park SeaWorld in San Diego. (File photo).

    SeaWorld slashed its dividend and said it would suspend future payments, six months after it decided to stop breeding killer whales at its parks.

  • LONDON, Sept 20- Dividend yields at British mining companies have hit a five-year low just as cash flows in the sector improve, prompting some analysts to call for higher payouts as early as next year. A slump in demand in recent years, owing largely to China's economic slowdown, led to sharp drops in prices of coal and metals, leaving companies nursing heavy losses...

  • NEW YORK— Troubled theme park operator SeaWorld said it will soon stop paying its shareholders a quarterly dividend. SeaWorld, known for its water shows featuring killer whales and dolphins, has been dealing with falling attendance and revenue as people's feelings about using animals for entertainment has soured. SeaWorld operates 12 parks, including Busch...

  • Sept 19- Theme park operator SeaWorld Entertainment Inc on Monday slashed its cash dividend to 10 cents per share from 21 cents per share. The company also said its board had decided to suspend quarterly payout subsequent to this dividend payment, which is on Oct. 7. SeaWorld, which operates marine parks in San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio, said in March it would...

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Britain's fund managers face calls to hold more emergency cash, potentially crimping their ability to pay dividends or expand. First to feel the pinch last week was Aberdeen Asset Management, which was asked to raise the minimum amount of cash it holds by 140 million pounds, after a review by the Financial Conduct Authority. "If you're asked to hold...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- With traditional dividend-paying stocks such as utilities and telecom companies trading near record highs, U.S. mutual fund managers desperate for income are increasingly taking a new tack: going private instead. Stocks with dividend yields in the top third of the S&P 500 are outperforming those in the bottom third by 13.3 percent for the year...

  • NEW YORK— The latest on developments in global financial markets:. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology and health care companies. Goodyear rose 5 percent after raising its dividend.

  • A contractor guides a steel beam into place while working on the Korean Air Wilshire Grand hotel and office building in downtown Los Angeles.

    Wall Street firms warn investors any upside from next year's fiscal stimulus may be priced in already.

  • JERUSALEM, Sept 14- Israeli banks will be able to increase dividends and boost credit to large companies next year after raising their capital levels to meet regulatory demands, Israel's banking regulator said on Wednesday. Hedva Ber, Israel's supervisor of banks, said the sector had changed in recent years, with credit to more risky large firms down 22 percent...