Announcing Companies Recently Raising Their Dividends

Great West Lifeco Deserves A Look From Dividend Investors

Insurance and wealth-management company Great-West Lifeco Inc. recently reported that its second-quarter profit more than doubled due to a large gain connected to the sale of its U.S. health care business. Even without the gain, Great-West’s results exceeded expectations set by the street. Most importantly for us dividend growth investors, Great West Lifeco managed to raise its dividend by 5 per cent to 30.75 cents a share in spite of

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Spectra Energy Increases Dividend

Growing Dividend As a spin-off of the successful Duke Energy, Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE:SE) has had a rather successful first 16 months in business and has recently declared an 8.7 percent increase in its quarterly cash dividend on its common stock, from $0.23 to $0.25 per share. The dividend is payable September 15, 2008, to shareholders of record at the close of business August 15, 2008. Spectra has what appears

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Roger That

Rogers Communications recently announced that it is doubling its annual common share dividend to $1 from 50 cents, effective immediately. The Toronto-based cable TV, broadcasting and publishing company also announced that it plans to buy back up to 15 million of its Class B shares or $300-million worth, whichever is less. Rogers Communications shares closed down -5.75% Monday and analysts believe investors misinterpreted the results and put too much emphasis

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S&P Stocks Are Dividend Machines!

Standard & Poor’s, the world’s leading index provider, announced that it is raising the dividend rate on the S&P 500 from $26.55 to $28.75, and that cash dividends set another record paying out $27.73 per share in 2007 versus $24.88 in 2006. The 11.5% increase in dividend payments translates into a $246.6 billion aggregate payment for the S&P 500 companies in 2007 compared to $224.8 billion in 2006. “While we have

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