• BP raises dividend despite oil price drop, trims capex Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 28- Oil major BP said on Tuesday it will raise dividends for the third quarter by 5.3 percent year-on-year to 10 cents per ordinary share while trimming organic capital expenditure for the full year. BP, a major investor in Russia through a stake in state oil major Rosneft, also said the depreciation of the rouble against the dollar over the period had a...

  • Oct 27- Regal Entertainment Group, the No.1 U.S. theater chain, said it was considering strategic options, including a sale, sending its shares up 17 percent in extended trading. Regal's net income for the quarter ended Sept. 25 fell about 65 percent to $26.4 million, or 17 cents per share. Regal's shares were trading at $24.50, after closing at $20.51 on the New York...

  • *Hyundai considers sharply raising dividend, weighs interim div. SEOUL, Oct 23- Hyundai Motor is considering paying its first ever interim dividend next year, its president said on Thursday, in an apparent bid to appease investors angered by its involvement in a $10 billion purchase of a trophy property in Seoul. The possibility of a larger payout, which President...

  • SEOUL, Oct 23- Hyundai Motor is considering raising its dividend sharply and introducing an interim dividend, President Lee Won- hee said on Thursday, in an apparent bid to appease investors angered by its recent $10 billion deal to buy a Seoul property. Last month, a consortium led by Hyundai Motor bid $10 billion for a plot of land in Seoul's high-end Gangnam...

  • Lloyds bank to cut 9,000 jobs: Sources Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:24 AM ET

    Lloyds will next week announce plans to cut 9,000 jobs over the next three years, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • GlaxoSmithKline holds dividend, eyes IPO of HIV unit Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 22- GlaxoSmithKline kept its dividend unchanged for the third quarter, breaking a run of steadily rising payouts, as U.S. pricing pressure on its top-selling lung drug Advair eroded sales and profit. It also announced a further cost-cutting programme and said it would explore an IPO of a minority stake in its HIV business ViiV Healthcare.

  • Oct 20- Halliburton Co, the world's No.2 oilfield services provider, reported a 70 percent rise in net income attributable to the company, helped by stronger drilling activity and demand for production services in North America. Halliburton on Monday also raised its quarterly dividend to 18 cents per share from 15 cents. Net income attributable to the company...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- The hunt for dividend yield is pushing U.S. fund managers into an unproven new offshoot of the alternative energy industry. Notable buyers include the $29.3 billion BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund and the $9.2 billion T. Rowe Price Small-Cap Stock fund. "We see these as a way to get a decent yield now and high likelihood into the yield growing...

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Britain is unlikely to sell any more of its remaining 25 percent stake in Lloyds Banking Group until the bailed-out lender is cleared to pay dividends again, banking and political sources told Reuters. Without regulatory approval to pay dividends, Lloyds shares are not expected to rise to a level that would enable UK Financial Investments, which...

  • Icahn tweets he will send open letter to Apple Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 3:12 PM ET

    Oct 8- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn tweeted on Wednesday, saying he would send an open letter to Apple Inc on Thursday. The investor has in the past urged Apple to return more of its cash to shareholders and pressured the company to raise its stock buyback and dividend. Apple shares were up 2 percent at $100.73 in late afternoon trading.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- Dividend payments for U.S. stocks rose by $12.3 billion in the third quarter, representing an increase of 3.7 percent from the prior year and putting companies on track for a record full-year payment, S&P Dow Jones Indices wrote on Tuesday. "Given the number of those issuers which have a history of fourth-quarter dividend increases, 2014 should post...

  • *Q2 like-for-like sales, ex fuel, fall 2.8 pct. LONDON, Oct 1- British grocer Sainsbury's cut its annual sales forecast and said it would review its dividend as part of a wider examination of the business, adding to the turmoil in a sector reeling from Tesco's accounting scandal.

  • ETFs: Dividend aristocrat vs buyback achiever Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 9:59 AM ET

    Which is better for investors: buybacks or dividend increases? Thanks to the miracle of specialty mutual funds, we have an answer. USA Today reports.

  • Microsoft cuts 2,100 jobs in restructure efforts Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Microsoft laid off 2,100 employees as a part of a previously announced restructuring plan.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The Federal Reserve on Thursday disciplined Spain's Santander over paying out a dividend without approval, as it tightens control of how foreign banks manage risk in the United States.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday disciplined a U.S. unit of Spanish bank Santander after it paid out a dividend that the central bank had not approved. "Santander Consumer declared a cash dividend on its common stock payable in the second quarter of 2014, which was not specifically authorized in advance by the Federal Reserve," the Fed said.

  • Sept 18- Stock market indexes provider MSCI Inc declared its first-ever quarterly dividend and more than doubled its stock repurchase program to $850 million from $300 million. MSCI will pay Goldman Sachs $300 million in cash and expects to receive about 4.5 million shares of its common stock.

  • Sept 18- Stock market indexes provider MSCI Inc declared its first-ever quarterly dividend and more than doubled its stock repurchase program to $850 million from $300 million.

  • UPDATE 1-Sony shares slide 10 pct after dividend scrapped Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:09 PM ET

    *Sony to forgo dividend- first time since 1958 listing. TOKYO, Sept 18- Sony Corp shares fell more than 10 percent on Thursday in their biggest drop in more than 10 months after the Japanese consumer electronics maker announced deep losses in its smartphone business and scrapped its dividend for the first time since it listed in 1958..

  • Microsoft boosts dividend 11%, adds new directors Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    Microsoft announced the smallest percentage increase in its dividend since 2009 and appointed new directors to replace two board members.