Dividend Increases for 9/19 Thursday

COV (Covidien) Raises Quarterly Dividend 23.1%

Covidien declared a quarterly dividend of $0.32 per share, or $1.28 annualized. This is a 23.1% increase from the prior dividend of $0.26.

The dividend will be payable on November 5, 2013, to stockholders of record on October 10, 2013, with an ex-dividend date of October 8, 2013.

The annual yield on the dividend is 2 percent.

KR (Kroger Co.) Raises Qtr. Dividend 10%

Kroger Co. declared a quarterly dividend of $0.165 per share, or $0.66 annualized. This is a 10% increase from the prior dividend of $0.15.

The dividend will be payable on December 1, 2013, to stockholders of record on November 15, 2013, with an ex-dividend date of November 13, 2013.

The annual yield on the dividend is 1.6 percent.

SAFM (Sanderson Farms, Inc.) Raises Quarterly Dividend 17.6%

Sanderson Farms, Inc. declared a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share, or $0.8 annualized. This is a 17.6% increase from the prior dividend of $0.17.

The dividend will be payable on October 15, 2013, to stockholders of record on October 1, 2013, with an ex-dividend date of September 27, 2013.

The annual yield on the dividend is 1.2 percent.

FLIC (The First of Long Island) Raises Qtr. Dividend 4%

The First of Long Island Corp declared a quarterly dividend of $0.26 per share, or $1.04 annualized. This is a 4% increase from the prior dividend of $0.25.

The dividend will be payable on October 11, 2013, to stockholders of record on October 3, 2013, with an ex-dividend date of October 1, 2013.

The annual yield on the dividend is 2.7 percent.

YUM (Yum! Brands, Inc.) Raises Quarterly Dividend 10.4%

Yum! Brands, Inc. declared a quarterly dividend of $0.37 per share, or $1.48 annualized. This is a 10.4% increase from the prior dividend of $0.335.

The dividend will be payable on November 1, 2013, to stockholders of record on October 11, 2013, with an ex-dividend date of October 9, 2013.

The annual yield on the dividend is 2 percent.

WPC (W. P. Carey, Inc.) Raises Quarterly Dividend 2.4%

W. P. Carey, Inc. (NYSE: WPC) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.86 per share, or $3.44 annualized. This is a 2.4% increase from the prior dividend of $0.84.

The dividend will be payable on October 15, 2013, to stockholders of record on September 30, 2013, with an ex-dividend date of September 26, 2013.

The annual yield on the dividend is 5.2 percent.

NLY (Annaly Capital) Cuts Qtr. Dividend 12.5%

Annaly Capital Management declared a quarterly dividend of $0.35 per share, or $1.4 annualized. This is a 12.5% decrease from the prior dividend of $0.40.

The dividend will be payable on October 31, 2013, to stockholders of record on September 27, 2013, with an ex-dividend date of September 25, 2013.

The annual yield on the dividend is 11.4 percent.

TXN (Texas Instruments) Raises Quarterly Dividend 7.1%

Texas Instruments declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share, or $1.2 annualized. This is a 7.1% increase from the prior dividend of $0.28.

The dividend will be payable on November 18, 2013, to stockholders of record on October 31, 2013, with an ex-dividend date of October 29, 2013.

The annual yield on the dividend is 2.9 percent.

IDA (IDACORP, Inc.) Raises Quarterly Dividend 13.2%

IDACORP, Inc. declared a quarterly dividend of $0.43 per share, or $1.72 annualized. This is a 13.2% increase from the prior dividend of $0.38.

The dividend will be payable on December 2, 2013, to stockholders of record on November 6, 2013, with an ex-dividend date of November 4, 2013.

The annual yield on the dividend is 3.6 percent.

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