August 17, 2012 at 17:38 PM EDT
Dividend Payout Changes for Aug.17

The following companies announced a change in their dividend payouts today.

Companies Increasing Dividend Payouts
Cincinnati Financial (CINF) has raised its annual dividend payout from $1.61 to $1.63. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $39.53, is 4.12%. CINF is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

MGE Energy (MGEE) has raised its annual dividend payout from $1.53 to $1.58. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $50.82, is 3.11%. MGEE is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

NorthRim Bancorp (NRIM) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.52 to $.60. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $21.19, is 2.83%. NRIM is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

Realty Income Corp (O) has raised its annual dividend payout from $1.75 to $1.81. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $41.72, is 4.34%. Realty Income Corp (O) is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Companies Suspending Dividend Payouts
Lawson Products (LAWS) has suspended its dividend payout for the next quarter and therefore we are suspending coverage of the stock at this time.

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