March 19, 2013 at 17:52 PM EDT
Dividend Payout Changes for Mar.19

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

Companies Increasing Dividend Payouts
Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.40 to $.44. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $16.51, is 2.67%. FITB is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars.

Permian Basin Royalty Trust Units Ben. Int. (PBT) has raised its annual dividend payout from $0.43 to $0.70. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $12.35, is 5.67%. PBT is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 2.9 out of 5 stars.

Patterson Companies (PDCO) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.56 to $.64. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $37.67, is 1.70%. PDCO is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

William Sonoma (WSM) has raised its annual dividend payout from $.88 to $1.24. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $45.21, is 2.74%. WSM is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Companies Reducing Dividend Payouts
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust Units (CRT) has reduced its annual dividend payout from $1.86 to $1.57. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $27.41, is 5.73%. CRT is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars.

Enduro Royalty Trust (NDRO) has reduced its annual dividend payout from $0.85 to $0.68. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $16.03, is 4.24%. NDRO is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars.

Hugoton Royalty Trust (HGT) has reduced its annual dividend payout from $0.82 to $0.74. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $8.07, is 9.17%. HGT is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3 out of 5 stars.

Mesa Royalty Trust Units Ben Int (MTR) has reduced its annual dividend payout from $2.27 to $2.10. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $23.69, is 8.86%. MTR is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 3 out of 5 stars.

Two Harbors Investment Corp (TWO) has reduced its annual dividend payout from $2.20 to $1.28. The new dividend yield, based on today’s closing stock price of $13.48, is 9.50%. TWO is not a “Recommended” stock at this time, holding a Dividend.com Rating of 0 out of 5 stars.

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