• UPDATE 1-Agrium shares rise on dividend, buy-back news Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    Jan 22- Canadian fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium Inc said it would pay out a larger percentage of its free cash flow as dividends and buy back up to 5 percent of its shares, driving its stock up as much as 5.6 percent. Agrium said it would pay out 40-50 percent of its free cash flow as dividends, up from its earlier target of 25-35 percent. Agrium, which mines...

  • Agrium to pay more in dividend Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 9:02 AM ET

    Jan 22- Canadian fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium Inc said it would pay out 40-50 percent of its free cash flow as dividend, up from its earlier target of 25-35 percent. Agrium also said the Toronto Stock Exchange has accepted its plan to make a normal course issuer bid for up to 5 percent, or nearly 7.2 million, of the company's common shares over the next 12...

  • SEOUL, Jan 22- Hyundai Motor Co announced its biggest-ever dividend on Thursday to appease shareholders angered by a $10 billion property buy, but the payout failed to distract investors from growth prospects clouded by declines in the rouble and yen. Earlier in the day, Hyundai missed analyst estimates by posting a 19 percent decline in October-December net...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- Morgan Stanley plans to spend more money on share buybacks and dividends in 2015, executives said, in a step that could help the bank reach a key profitability target this year. Morgan Stanley has submitted a capital plan for 2015, but executives said on Tuesday that they are wary of detailing specifics until they receive a green light from the Fed.

  • MELBOURNE, Jan 19- BHP Billiton Ltd may be forced to slash its planned $4 billion spending this year on U.S. shale wells and book writedowns on its shale assets as it battles plunging prices for its biggest earners iron ore, oil and copper. Other candidates for cuts in its $14.2 billion capital and exploration spending plan could be its longer-dated projects like...

  • O'Leary: Clamor for Google dividend will get louder  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:06 AM ET

    Discussing news Google will do away with the first version of Google Glass, with "Shark Tank" investor Kevin O'Leary of O'Leary Funds, and CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • HOUSTON— Oil services company Schlumberger is raising its quarterly dividend by 25 percent, to 50 cents per share. Schlumberger Ltd. has principal offices in Paris, Houston, London and The Hague. Its stock fell 84 cents to $77.55 Thursday.

  • Pilgrim's Pride declares special dividend Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:12 AM ET

    GREELEY, Colo.— Pilgrim's Pride Corp. shares jumped Thursday after the chicken processing company declared a special cash dividend of $5.77 per share. The dividend will cost the company approximately $1.5 billion based on the current number of shares outstanding, according to Pilgrim's Pride. Pilgrim's Pride said the dividend is a testament to its improved...

  • Pitney's global strategy  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 1:48 PM ET

    Marc Lautenbach, Pitney Bowes CEO, discusses the company's diverse growth platforms and global business strategy.

  • Bigger bank dividends? Don't hold your breath Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 6:47 AM ET
    A man walks by One Chase Plaza in lower Manhattan

    Investors had hoped that the biggest U.S. banks would boost dividend payments in 2015, but recent events have made it harder for banks to pay more.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- Investors had hoped that the biggest U.S. banks would boost dividend payments substantially in 2015, but recent events including slumping oil prices will make it harder for banks to pay out more. The big banks are already holding more capital than regulators have said they will need by the end of 2018. As banks begin reporting fourth-quarter...

  • Should yield chasers set their sights on Australia? Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 5:51 PM ET

    Australia took a double-whammy from record-low interest rates and commodity-price drops, but the selloff has left its market attractive to yield chasers.

  • *Property stocks lead gains in Dubai. DUBAI, Jan 11- Most Gulf stock markets maintained their positive momentum on Sunday, supported by good corporate news, but major petrochemical producer Industries Qatar tumbled and dragged down the Doha bourse after announcing a dividend cut. Industries Qatar plunged its daily 10 percent limit as Qatar's index dropped 2.4...

  • GM Barra's optimistic forecast  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 1:24 PM ET

    Shares of General Motors are down more than 10 percent in the last year, which surprised some, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau. The company's CEO Mary Barra shared the company's 2015 outlook.

  • Ford shares rise after hiking dividend 20% Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 9:43 AM ET
    A 2014 Ford F-150 truck as it undergoes assembly at the Ford Dearborn Plant, last June in Dearborn, Michigan.

    Shares of Ford Motor rose after the automaker raised its quarterly dividend by 20 percent.

  • Ryan Bransfield, head of dividend research at Markit, discusses the risks to dividends in U.K. companies in 2015.

  • Jan 2- Linn Energy LLC cut its 2015 capital budget by 53 percent to $730 million, joining other oil and gas producers in reducing expenditure in response to falling oil prices. Linn Energy shares were up about 16.6 percent at $11.81 in afternoon trading on Friday, after having fallen nearly 12 percent in premarket trading. Linn Energy also said GSO Capital...

  • Trouble in dividend city  Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 1:38 PM ET

    Insight to which dividends investors are concerned about, with CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Bank on bigger dividends in this sector next year Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 3:32 PM ET

    Yield-hungry investors take note: The financial services sector led by big banks is expected to become the dividend growth leader next year.

  • 3M sees 2015 sales up 3-6%, boosts dividend Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    3M said it expected organic sales to rise 3 percent to 6 percent in 2015, excluding the effect of foreign exchange rates.