Dividend Payout Changes for Feb.7

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

Companies Increasing Dividend Payouts
Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.36 to $.40. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $19.24, is 2.08%. AGO is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars.

Bemis Corp (BMS) has raised its annual dividend payout from $1.00 to $1.04 The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $36.50, is 2.85%. BMS is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Corporate Executive Board (CEB) has raised its annual dividend payout from $0.70 to $0.90. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $54.58, is 1.65%. CEB is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Flir Systems (FLIR) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.28 to $.36. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $26.03, is 1.38%. FLIR is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars.

Hasbro (HAS) has raised its annual dividend payout from $1.44 to $1.60. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $38.72, is 4.13%. HAS is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Lear Corp (LEA) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.56 to $.68. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $50.77, is 1.34%. LEA is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

LPL Financial Holdings Inc (LPLA) has raised its annual dividend payout from $0.48 to $0.54. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $33.24, is 1.62%. LPLA is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

NV Energy (NVE) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.68 to $.76. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $18.98, is 4.00%. NVE is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

PetroLogistics LP (PDH) has raised its annual dividend payout from $0.84 to $1.12. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $16.22, is 6.91%. PDH is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

Ross Stores (ROST) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.56 to $.68. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $60.29, is 1.13%. ROST is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Sabine Royalty Trust (SBR) has raised its annual dividend payout from $3.01 to $4.01. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $47.73, is 8.40%. SBR is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

Schweitzer Maudit (SWM) has raised its annual dividend payout from $0.60 to $1.20. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $36.46, is 3.29%. SWM is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Tesoro (TSO) has raised its annual dividend payout from $0.60 to $0.80. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $52.55, is 1.52%. TSO is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

WGL Holdings (WGL) has raised its annual dividend payout from $1.60 to $1.68. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $42.68, is 3.94%. WGL is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Xylem Inc. (XYL) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.40 to $.47. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $26.91, is 1.75%. XYL is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

Companies Decreasing Dividend Payouts
Exelon (EXC) has lowered its annual dividend payout from $2.10 to $1.24. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $31.37, is 3.95%. EXC is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars.

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