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  • Disney raises dividend by 15% Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    Disney raises dividend by 15%

    Anthony DiClemente, Nomura senior analyst, weighs in on Disney's dividend increase and the outlook for the media giant.

  • BURBANK, Calif.— The Walt Disney Co. is boosting its dividend by 15 percent, and will now pay dividends semi-annually instead of once a year. The Burbank, California- based company said that the dividend of 66 cents per share will be paid on July 29 to shareholders of record on July 6. Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has pulled in more than $449 million at U.S. and...

  • Why this expert loves Disney shares Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:25 PM ET
    Why this expert loves Disney shares

    Alan Haft, partner at Kelly-Haft Financial, discusses Disney's decision to increase its dividend for the first half of 2015 by 15 percent.

  • Netflix board approves a seven-for-one stock split Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 5:15 PM ET

    June 23- Netflix Inc said on Tuesday its board of directors approved a seven-for-one stock split. The stock dividend will be payable on July 14 to stockholders of record at the close of business on July 2. Earlier this month, Netflix shareholders approved raising the company's share authorization by nearly 30 times to 5 billion.

  • NEW YORK— Medical device maker Medtronic said Friday it expanded its stock repurchase authorization, raised its quarterly dividend, and completed two acquisitions for about $200 million total. Medtronic PLC raised its quarterly dividend to 38 cents from 30.5 cents. Medtronic paid $93 million to buy CardioInsight Technologies, a Cleveland company that...

  • News Corp. initiates dividend, extends poison pill plan Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 9:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK— News Corp. will pay a semi-annual cash dividend to shareholders in the first quarter and extended the media company's shareholder rights plan, also known as a poison pill. The company, which owns The Wall Street Journal, will initiate the 10- cent dividend in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, which begins on June 29, for payment in the second quarter.

  • LONDON, June 17- Once mainly growth-based investments, emerging markets are seeing a dividend payout culture take root among companies, especially in countries where big local pension funds are pushing for change. With emerging equity performance lagging developed peers for the fifth year running, more companies are realising the role dividend payouts...

  • How the Fed hike can affect your retirement income Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen

    With the Fed expected to raise rates, investors are souring on yield bets. Don't buy the Fed panic—stick with MLPs and REITs.

  • June 17- Canadian oilfield services provider Calfrac Well Services Ltd halved its quarterly dividend to 6.25 Canadian cents per share, citing lower crude oil prices and weak demand for oilfield services. Calfrac's board also approved an additional capital of about C $12 million for 2015 to expand in Latin America, the company said on Wednesday.

  • Target's confusing news Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Target's confusing news

    Retailer Target has trouble releasing details of its dividend increase.

  • June 9- Target Corp said it would double its share buyback program to $10 billion and boost its quarterly dividend by 7.7 percent, confirming the contents of a statement it published inadvertently and took off its website earlier on Tuesday. The Minneapolis, Minnesota- based retailer said it had invested $3.7 billion through the first quarter of 2015 to retire...

  • June 9- Target Corp did not release any information pertaining to its dividend and share buyback plans, company spokeswoman Molly Snyder said. A release posted briefly on Target's website earlier on Tuesday said the company planned to raise its share buyback program by $5 billion to $10 billion and boost its quarterly dividend by 7.7 percent to 56 cents per...

  • June 9- Target Corp pulled down a release on its website that said the company would raise its share buyback program by $5 billion to $10 billion and boost its quarterly dividend by 7.7 percent to 56 cents per share. The statement had said the dividend, raised from 52 cents per share, was supposed to be payable on Sept. 10. The fourth-largest U.S. retailer said last...

  • Target to hold board meeting: Source Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 4:41 PM ET
    Target to hold board meeting: Source

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports a source familiar with the matter says a board meeting for Target is happening tonight.

  • Target: Has been no release from Target Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Target: Has been no release from Target

    Target's spokesperson has told CNBC's Courtney Reagan, there has been no press release from their company regarding dividend and buyback news. "Fast Money" trader Guy Adami has the trade.

  • Target denies issuing $5B share buyback release Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 3:59 PM ET
    Target store

    After releasing a statement, Target is now denying it announced a $5 billion stock buyback boost and an increase to its dividend.

  • June 9- Target Corp said it raised its share buyback program by $5 billion to $10 billion and boosted its quarterly dividend by 7.7 percent to 56 cents per share. However, the announcement on the company's website was later removed. Target was not immediately available for comment.

  • LONDON, June 1- Standard Chartered's incoming Chief Executive Bill Winters is expected to raise capital and cut the bank's dividend later this year, potentially forced to act by a tough stress test of its Asian loans, investors and analysts said. Few believe the ex- JPMorgan rainmaker will miss the chance to bolster the balance sheet during his honeymoon at the...

  • May 28- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by a buoyant Canadian capital market, and the country's fifth-largest lender joined other Canadian banks in raising its dividend. The bank's net income attributable to common shareholders tripled to C $895 million, or C $2.25 per share, in the...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, May 27- Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, will pay employees 1.04 billion reais in bonuses for 2014 despite recording its largest-ever loss and rejecting investor dividends, a company union said on Wednesday. While Brazil's government owns a majority of voting common shares, non-government investors, primarily holders...