October 31, 2012 at 17:12 PM EDT
Dividend Payout Changes for Oct.31

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

Companies Increasing Dividend Payouts
Alliance Holdings Group (AHGP) has raised its annual dividend payout from $2.79 to $2.88. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $49.16, is 5.86%. AHGP is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

TD Ameritrade (AMTD) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.24 to $.36. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $15.69, is 2.29%. AMTD is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

BP plc (BP) has raised its annual dividend payout from $1.92 to $2.16. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $42.89, is 5.04%. BP is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Cardinal Health (CAH) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.95 to $1.10. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $41.13, is 2.67%. CAH is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

DCP Midstream Partners L.P. (DPM) has raised its annual dividend payout from $2.68 to $2.72. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $44.56, is 6.10%. DPM is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Exterran Partners L.P. (EXLP) has raised its annual dividend payout from $2.01 to $2.03. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $22.48, is 9.03%. EXLP is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars.

HSN Inc. (HSNI) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.50 to $.72. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $52.00, is 1.38%. HSNI is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Mercury General (MCY) has raised its annual dividend payout from $2.44 to $2.45. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $40.53, is 6.04%. MCY is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

Oiltanking Partners L.P. (OILT) has raised its annual dividend payout from $1.44 to $1.50. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $35.04, is 4.28%. OILT is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Standex International Corp (SXI) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.28 to $.32. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $46.19, is .69%. SXI is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Western Union (WU) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.40 to $.50. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $12.73, is 3.93%. WU is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars.

Companies Reducing Dividend Payouts
Oxford Resource Partners L.P. (OXF) has cut its annual dividend payout from $1.75 to $.80. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $8.32, is 9.62%. OXF is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 2.8 out of 5 stars.

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