Dividend Payout Changes for Feb.14

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

Companies Increasing Dividend Payouts
Digital Realty Trust (DLR) has raised its annual dividend payout from $2.92 to $3.12. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $65.37, is 4.77%. DLR is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

FBL Financial Group (FFG) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.40 to $.44. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $35.49, is 1.24%. FFG is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

GNC Holdings (GNC) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.44 to $.60. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $39.66, is 1.51%. GNC is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

j2 Global Communciations (JCOM) has raised its annual dividend payout from $0.90 to $0.93. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $36.31, is 2.56%. JCOM is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

National Interstate Corporation (NATL) has raised its annual dividend payout from $0.40 to $0.44. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $34.30, is 1.28%. NATL is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

National Health Investors (NHI) has raised its annual dividend payout from $2.68 to $2.78. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $64.22, is 4.33%. NHI is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

NorthWestern Corp (NWE) has raised its annual dividend payout from $1.48 to $1.62. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $38.48, is 4.21%. DPS is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Occidental Petroleum (OXY) has raised its annual dividend payout from $2.16 to $2.56. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $86.91, is 2.95%. OXY is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Pepsico (PEP) has raised its annual dividend payout from $2.15 to $2.27. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $72.28, is 3.14%. PEP is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.48 to $.60. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $62.37, is .96%. SNI is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

United Parcel Service (UPS) has raised its annual dividend payout from $2.28 to $2.48. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $82.69, is 3.00%. UPS is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Companies Reducing Dividend Payouts
CenturyLink (CTL) has cut its annual dividend payout to $2.16 from $2.90. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $32.27, is 6.69%. CTL is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars.

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