iGate (IGTE), a provider of IT-enabled offshore outsourcing, will pay its shareholders a dividend of 15 cents per share, a 36.4% jump from its prior payout. The new distribution will be paid Dec. 28 to shareholders of record on Dec. 1 for a current yield of 3.2%.
Communications equipment maker Qualcomm (QCOM) raised its dividend by 11.8% to 19 cents per share. It will be paid Dec. 22 to stockholders of record on Nov. 24. That brings its current yield to 1.7%.
Shamir Optical Industries Limited (SHMR), a technology provider to the ophthalmic lens market, increased its shareholder payout by 32% to 80.4 cents per share. It will be paid Nov. 24 to shareholders of record on Nov. 8, bringing its current yield to a strong 22.4%.
Natural gas storage facility manager PAA Natural Gas Storage (PNG) raised its quarterly distribution by 58.8% to 33.75 cents per share. It will be paid Nov. 12 to shareholders of record on Nov. 2, for a current yield of 5.6%.Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (BLX), commonly known as Bladex, increased its quarterly cash dividend by 13.3% to 17 cents per share. The Panama-based firm, which offers financial services for banks and corporations in Latin American and Caribbean, will pay the higher dividend on Nov. 1 to shareholders of record on Oct. 22, bringing its current yield to 4.4%. Natural gas midstream operator Targa Resources (NGLS) increased its quarterly payout by 1.8% to 53.75 cents per share. The new dividend will be paid Nov. 12 to shareholders of record on Oct. 18, bringing its current yield to 7.5%. Chemical manufacturer RPM International (RPM) raised its payout by 2.4% to 21 cents per share. The increased dividend will be paid Oct. 29 to shareholders of record on Oct. 18. RPM's current yield is 4.1%. Goodrich (GR), a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets, upped its quarterly payout by 7.4% to 29 cents per share. The new dividend will be paid Dec. 30 to shareholders of record on Dec. 1. Goodrich's current yield is 1.5%. Collectors Universe (CLCT), a provider of authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of high-value coins, trading cards, stamps and other collectible memorabilia, raised its dividend by 8.3% to 32.5 cents per share. It will be paid Nov. 19 to shareholders of record on Nov. 5. That brings Collectors' yield to 8.1%.
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