January 17, 2014 at 16:25 PM EST
Friday’s Dividend Changes: 4 Companies Up Their Dividends (APOG, NXST, More)

After a mixed week in the markets, four companies announced changes to their dividend payouts on Friday. Below, we look at of the payout changes and outline the important information for investors

Nexstar Broadcasting Group Ups Dividend 25%

Nexstar Broadcasting Group (NXST) upped its quarterly payout from 12 cents to 15 cents. The company now pays 60 cents annually, which is a yield of 1.3%. The dividend is payable on February 28 to all shareholders on record as of February 14. The stock goes ex-dividend on February 12.

Apogee Raises Dividend 1 Cent

Apogee Enterprises (APOG) raised its quarterly dividend from 9 cents to 10 cents, marking an 11.1% increase. The new annualized payout is 40 cents, which is a yield of 1.1%. The dividend is payable on February 21 to all shareholders on record as of February 6. The stock goes ex-dividend on February 4.

Sierra Bancorp Announces 14.3% Dividend Hike

Sierra Bancorp (BSRR) upped its quarterly payout to 8 cents from 7 cents. This marks an increase of 14.3% and puts the company’s annualized payout at 32 cents. BSRR’s dividend is payable on February 13 to all shareholders on record as of January 30. The stock goes ex-dividend on January 28.

LRR Energy Boosts Dividend 0.5%

LRR Energy (LRE) made a very small raise to its quarterly dividend today, boosting it from 48.75 cents to 49 cents. On an annualized basis LRE will now pay out $1.96. LRE now yields 11.3%. The dividend is payable on February 14 to all shareholders on record as of January 31. The stock goes ex-dividend on January 29.

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