November 07, 2012 at 18:16 PM EST
Dividend Payout Changes for Nov.7

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

Companies Increasing Dividend Payouts
Aaron’s Inc. (AAN) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.06 to $.07. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $30.01, is .23%. AAN is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Atmos Energy (ATO) has raised its annual dividend payout from $1.38 to $1.40. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $34.62, is 4.04%. ATO is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Aircastle Ltd. (AYR) has raised its annual dividend payout from $0.60 to $0.66. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $11.68, is 5.65%. AYR is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

Great Plains Energy (GXP) has raised its annual dividend payout from $0.85 to $0.87. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $21.51, is 4.04%. GXP is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

Perrigo Company (PRGO) has raised its annual dividend payout from $0.32 to $0.36. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $109.65, is 0.33%. PRGO is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Prudential Financial (PRU) has raised its annual dividend payout from $1.45 to $1.60. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $55.39, is 2.89%. PRU is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

AT&T (T) has raised its annual dividend payout from $1.76 to $1.80. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $33.64, is 5.35%. T is a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Whole Foods Market (WFM) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.56 to $.80. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $95.93, is .83%. WFM is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Companies Reducing Dividend Payouts
Terra Nitrogen Company L.P. (TNH) has reduced its annual dividend payout from $16.84 to $16.48. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $226.82, is 7.27%. TNH is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

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