Friday, December 20, 2013

Dividend Increases in December

13th December 2013 AT&T Inc. announced that its board of directors has approved a 2.2 percent increase in the company’s quarterly dividend to stockholders.
AT&T directors increased the quarterly dividend rate from $0.45 to $0.46 a share on a quarterly basis, or an increase from $1.80 to $1.84 a share on an annualized basis.
The dividend will be payable on Feb. 3, 2014 to common stockholders of record on Jan. 10, 2014.

16th December 2013 the board of directors of Pfizer Inc. declared a 26-cent first-quarter 2014 dividend on the company’s common stock, payable March 4, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 7, 2014.  Pfizer increased the dividend by more than 8 percent, to 26 cents from 24 cents per share.
“The dividend increase is a testament to our continued commitment to returning capital to shareholders and our confidence in the business,” stated Ian Read, Pfizer chairman and chief executive officer.  “As always, we are focused on maximizing total shareholder return, of which the dividend is a key component.”

No comments:

Post a Comment