CINCINNATI-- Omnicare is raising its quarterly dividend by 43 percent to 20 cents per share from 14 cents per share. Omnicare Inc. has bought back 4.2 million shares for $220 million for the year to date. Shares of the Cincinnati company added 65 cents to $58.20 in afternoon trading.» Read More
Dec 4- National Bank of Canada, the country's sixth-largest lender, announced a 2- for-1 stock split and raised its dividend after reporting a 4 percent fall in fourth-quarter profit. The bank raised its quarterly dividend to 92 Canadian cents per share from 87 Canadian cents.
TORONTO, Dec 3- Bank of Montreal said on Tuesday that its quarterly earnings rose 1 percent, topping estimates, after stronger wealth management results offset weaker income from the brokerage and U.S. Harris Bank units.
Federal Reserve on Monday said it approved new capital plans by Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, after initially ordering the banks to fix flaws in their capital planning processes. In March, the Fed said Goldman and JPMorgan could move forward with plans to buy back shares and pay dividends.
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WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J.-- Merck said Tuesday that it has increased its quarterly dividend by a penny to 44 cents per share. The new dividend will be made on Jan. 8 to stockholders of record as of Dec. 16. Shares in Merck& Co. Inc. slipped 25 cents to $49.41 by late afternoon.
DETAILS: Chico's FAS Inc. is raising its quarterly dividend to 7.5 cents per share from 5.5 cents per share. NUMBERS: Chico's, whose brands include Soma Intimates, White House Black Market and its namesake, lost $28.5 million, or 18 cents per share, for the period ended Nov. 2. That compares with a profit of $41.7 million, or 25 cents per share, a year earlier.
DETROIT, Nov 25- General Motors Co investors are focused on the possibility of stock buybacks or a dividend on common shares now that the U.S government has outlined its plans to sell the rest of its stake in the No. 1 U.S. automaker by year end, analysts said.
Greg Ip, The Economist, and Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics, discuss whether dividend growth is a plus for the economy. Ip says business investment is still tepid, not a good sign for long-term growth.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 20- Leading mobile chipmaker Qualcomm plans to return 75 percent of free cash flow to shareholders through stock buybacks and increased dividends, Chief Executive Paul Jacobs told analysts at an event on Wednesday.
LONDON, Nov 14- Investor appetite for euro zone companies as the economy shows signs of recovery has fuelled a rally in dividend futures, making a trade seen as easy money for the past two years look less secure. "There is less of a crisis discount on the longer-dated dividends," said Simon Carter, European head of derivatives equity strategy at Deutsche Bank.
Transocean said it reached an agreement with Carl Icahn.
Nov 11- Transocean Ltd said it reached an agreement with Carl Icahn that would see the offshore driller paying out a dividend and reducing the number of board seats, in a move that resolves a months-long proxy battle. As per the agreement, Transocean would pay a $3 dividend, while reducing the maximum number of directors to eleven from fourteen.
WASHINGTON, Nov 7- Government-controlled mortgage firm Freddie Mac said on Thursday it will pay $30.4 billion in dividends to the U.S. The report from Freddie Mac, which recorded pre-tax income of $6.5 billion, came on the same day its larger sibling and fellow state ward Fannie Mae said it would be making an $8.6 billion dividend payment to the government.
Nov 7- Canadian Tire Corp, best known for its automotive and homeware stores, reported an 11 percent rise in quarterly profit as higher sales in all of its retail chains helped to fatten gross margins. The company also raised its annual dividend to $1.75 per share from $1.40.
Nov 6- Ralph Lauren Corp on Wednesday raised the low end of its full-year sales forecast on the expectation of strong gains during the holiday quarter, and the designer clothing company increased its dividend. Shares of Ralph Lauren rose 2.2 percent to $175 in premarket trading.
SEOUL, Nov 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd pledged to double its dividend yield, invest in new technology and boost marketing to topple Apple Inc in the mobile sector as it sought to ease investors' concerns over its sagging share price. Samsung trades at seven times projected earnings, while Apple trades at a premium of 12..
Net income attributable to ICE, the Atlanta- based derivatives exchange and clearing house operator, was $141.3 million, or $1.92 a diluted share, up from $131.1 million, or $1.79 a diluted share, a year earlier.
Nov 5- Encana Corp, Canada's largest natural gas producer, will cut about 20 percent of its workforce, slash its dividend and invest nearly three-quarters of its 2014 capital spending budget in more lucrative oil and liquid gas assets.
*Shares surge on earnings, Sydney Airport proposal, dividend. SYDNEY, Nov 1- Australia's top investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd booked a better-than-expected 39 percent increase in first-half net profit, bolstered by a strong performance from its asset management division.