May 08, 2014 at 16:52 PM EDT
Thursday’s Dividend Changes: 4 Companies Raise Payouts, 1 Decreases (CECE, CCOI, PPS, More)

U.S. equities were in for a choppy session on Thursday, thought the Dow managed to eke out a small gain. Also during today’s session, four companies raised their dividend payouts while one decreased its distribution.

Ceco Environmental Corp Raises Dividend 20%

Ceco Environmental Corp (CECE) raised its quarterly dividend from $0.05 to $0.06, or $0.24 annualized. The new dividend will be paid on 6/27/2014 to shareholders on record as of 6/13/2014. The stock will go ex-dividend on 6/11/2014.

Cogent Communications Lifts Dividend 6.3%

Cogent Communications (CCOI) raised its quarterly dividend from $0.16 to $0.17, or $0.68 annualized. The new dividend will be paid on 6/18/2014 to shareholders on record as of 5/30/2014. The stock will go ex-dividend on 5/28/2014.

Post Properties, Inc Boosts Dividend 11.1%

Post Properties, Inc (PPS) raised its quarterly dividend from $0.36 to $0.40, or $1.60 annualized. The new dividend will be paid on 7/15/2014 to shareholders on record as of 6/30/2014. The stock will go ex-dividend on 6/26/2014.

J2 Global Raises Dividend 2.9%

J2 Global (JCOM) raised its quarterly dividend from $0.2625 to $0.27, or $1.08 annualized. The new dividend will be paid on 6/3/2014 to shareholders on record as of 5/19/2014. The stock will go ex-dividend on 5/15/2014.

AuRico Gold Decreases Dividend 50%

AuRico Gold (AUQ) decreased its quarterly dividend from $0.04 to $0.02, or $0.08 annualized. The new dividend will be paid on 6/3/2014 to shareholders on record as of 5/20/2014. The stock will go ex-dividend on 5/16/2014.

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