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The "Earnings Squad" dissects the earnings stories you may have missed. Today, a look at Hyatt Hotels, Garmin and Western Union, with CNBC's Melissa Lee, Herb Greenberg and Brian Shactman.
Aggregate dividends per share for S&P 500 companies grew nearly 16 percent year-over-year at the end of last year, and the number of companies paying a dividend over the trailing month period hit a new, 13-year high, according to Factset.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
With all the emphasis on dividend investing in recent years, more and more investors are adding a yield component to their portfolios. But often, that's easier said than done. TheStreet.com reports.
Stocks ended near session lows Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq down more than 1 percent each, following the Federal Reserve's meeting minutes and as investors paused a day after all three major averages closed at fresh multi-year highs.
Feb 20- Garmin Ltd forecast full-year results below analysts' estimates suggesting a market share gain from smaller rivals could no longer offset a lack of demand for its GPS-enabled handheld navigation devices. The drop in the popularity of personal navigation devices has forced Garmin and its Dutch rival TomTom to look for new areas of growth.
U.S. stock index futures briefly dipped Wednesday following a weaker-than-expected housing starts report, but rebounded into positive territory ahead of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting and a day after all three major averages closed at fresh multi-year highs,
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
*Sees FY13 adjusted earnings/shr $2.30- $2.40 vs estimate $2.82. Feb 20- Garmin Ltd reported a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit as revenue in its personal navigation devices business fell 25 percent, and the company forecast full-year results below analysts' expectations.
Feb 20- Garmin Ltd said it expects to sell fewer GPS-enabled navigation devices in 2013 and forecast full-year results below analysts' estimates, sending its shares down 12 percent to their lowest in more than a year.