Insurer UnitedHealth Raises Dividend By 34 PercentUnitedHealth is once again hiking the quarterly dividend it gives shareholders by more than 30 percent, with the latest increase tripling the initial value of a payout the nation's largest health insurer debuted in 2010.
3M Boosts Quarterly Dividend By 35 Percent 3M is raising its quarterly dividend by 35 percent, sending its share price higher in premarket trading. The company, which makes items including Post-it notes, reflective coatings for signs, and glues and adhesives, said it is raising its dividend to 85.5 cents per share from 63.5 cents per share.
Target Increases Dividend By 19.4 PercentTarget Corp. is increasing its quarterly dividend by 19.4 percent. The Minneapolis-based retailer on Wednesday declared a quarterly dividend of 43 cents per share, up from 36 cents per share. The dividend is payable Sept. 10 to shareholders of record as of Aug. 21.
General Mills Raises Dividend By 8 Percent To 33 CentsFood maker General Mills says its board has approved an 8 percent increase to its dividend.
Best Buy Raises DividendBest Buy says it is raising its dividend by a penny per share to 17 cents.
Target Ups Dividend; Shareholders Talk PoliticsTarget Corp. raised its quarterly dividend Wednesday by 5 cents to 30 cents as it sought to placate investors after a 22 percent decline in its stock price this year.
UnitedHealth Raises Quarterly Dividend 30 PercentUnitedHealth Group says it will raise its quarterly dividend 30 percent to 16.25 cents starting in June, about a year after it became the first large health insurer to start rewarding shareholders with a quarterly payout.
US Bancorp Outlines New Dividend, Stock Buyback U.S. Bancorp says its board of directors has declared a new quarterly dividend and approved a plan for the company to buy back up to 50 million of its shares.
St. Jude Medical Starts Quarterly Cash DividendMedical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. said Monday its board of directors approved the start of a regular quarterly cash dividend of 21 cents per share.