Markets Are Down – But Dividends Keep On Increasing

Markets Are Down – But Dividends Keep On Increasingfacebook daily dividend investment income stream passive payments

Even with the much anticipated Facebook IPO today, the US stock markets all logged another day of declines with the Dow down 73 points, the Nasdaq down 34 points and the S&P down 9 points, closing another loosing week for US stocks.

southwest airlines dividend increase friday may 18 daily investor passive income stream for lifeBut all is not lost – 11 companies announced dividend increases today including a 50% plus dividend increase from DDI portfolio holding Southwest Airlines (ticker: LUV). Other notable names include Northrop Grumman (ticker: NOC), Primerica (ticker: PRI) and Xcel Energy (ticker: XEL).

 

Today’s Dividend Increases

Here’s a quick list of today’s winners with dividend increases:

Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
Holly Frasier HFC 2.1% .15 .10 Quarterly
Insperity NSP 2.7% .17 .15 Quarterly
Northrup Grumman NOC 3.8% .55 .50 Quarterly
Pacific Continental PCBK 2.6% .06 .05 Quarterly
Pennsylvania REIT PEI 5.0% .16 .15 Quarterly
Primerica PRI 0.8% .05 .03 Quarterly
Republic Bancorp Cl A RBCAA 3.1% .165 .154 Quarterly
Southwest Airlines LUV 0.5% .01 .0045 Quarterly
Spartan Stores SPTN 1.8% .08 .065 Quarterly
Wabtec WAB 0.3% .05 .03 Quarterly
Xcel Energy XEL 4.0% .27 .26 Quarterly
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