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For the three months ended March 31, Travelers Cos. earned $1.05 billion, or $2.95 per share. That's up from $896 million, or $2.33 per share, a year earlier. Revenue climbed 6 percent to $6.71 billion from $6.33 billion, beating Wall Street's forecast of $5.86 billion.
Ryan Bransfield, dividend analyst at Markit, says emerging market companies are maturing and paying out more dividends.
April 16- Canadian grocer Metro Inc posted a higher-than-expected profit for the second quarter and the company raised its quarterly dividend by 20 percent. Metro reported earnings of C $1.07 per share from continuing operations for the quarter ended March 15. Analysts on average had expected C $1.02 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Discussing some of the best stocks to own during volatile market times, with Jill Cuniff, Edge Asset Management, and Robert Luna, SureVest Wealth Management.
The rotation is coming, says Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School professor of finance, sharing his thoughts on the advantages of dividend stocks as Treasury yields sink.
What each of these companies have in common is the ability to grow their dividend over the next three to five years in excess of 10 percent, says Susan Byrne, Westwood Holdings Group chairman, sharing her top three dividend picks.
LONDON, April 9- Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed to pay 1.5 billion pounds to cancel an arrangement that gives the government priority over dividends, clearing an obstacle to the lender's eventual privatisation.
Is hiding out in dividend stocks a smart or risky play? The FMHR crew weighs in.
Ryan Bransfield, analyst at Markit, says dividend payments among U.K. firms should be the highest in six years in 2014, and discusses which stocks will have the highest yields.
MOSCOW, April 7- The management of Russia's top gas producer Gazprom has recommended the board approve a 20 percent increase in dividend payouts on 2013 results, the company said on Monday. Gazprom had expected to offer between 6 and 8 roubles per share, and 7.2 roubles exceeds some analysts' expectations.
MOSCOW, April 7- The management of Russia's top gas producer Gazprom recommended the board approve a 20 percent increase in dividend payouts on 2013 results, Interfax news agency cited a source familiar with the situation as saying on Monday.
*FTSE 350 companies seen paying £75.1 bn in dividend, highest since 2008. *Banks to drive increase as Lloyds, Barclays resume payouts. Companies in the FTSE 350 index are expected to pay 75.1 billion pounds in ordinary dividends in the next financial year, up 4.4 percent annually.
NEW YORK, April 3- Citigroup Inc said on Thursday that Gene McQuade, a bank executive who was retiring to become a director, will lead a new push to win permission from the Federal Reserve to pay higher dividends and buy back stock. Corbat said the Fed's rejection last week of Citigroup's plan to distribute capital "is a call to action for our firm."
MOSCOW, April 2- Russia's government may allow state-controlled companies to cut their dividend payments by calculating them according to Russian accounting standards rather than international standards to help weather an economic downturn, Vedomosti reported on Wednesday.
MILAN, March 28- Italian quilted jacket maker Moncler said on Friday it would pay a dividend of 0.10 of a euro per share out of its 2013 results for an overall amount of 25 million euros. The company, founded as a skiwear maker in the French Alps in 1952, released its 2013 results in February without disclosing the dividend.
The "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss the decision by the Fed to reject the plans of Citigroup to raise dividend payments and increase stock buybacks.
TOKYO, March 26- Japan's Nikkei share average was modestly higher on Wednesday, with early trade characterised by choppiness ahead of the fiscal year end although Kirin Holdings soared on a report that it will raise its dividend. "There is few domestic catalysts to move the Japanese market as a whole," said Hikaru Sato, senior technical analyst at Daiwa Securities.
NEW YORK, March 23- Investors worried the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates in a year's time or even sooner should stick with shorter-maturity bonds, high-quality corporate debt and stocks with attractive dividends like utilities.
Discussing how a rising interest rate environment will impact dividend paying stocks, with Joseph Keating, Central State Wealth Management, and CNBC's Dominic Chu.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports 3 reasons why some of technology's biggest names pay big dividends to investors.