Tal International (TAL), a renter of intermodal containers and chassis, increased its shareholder payout by 14.3% to 40 cents per share. The new dividend will be paid Dec. 23 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 2, bringing its yield up to 5.8%.
Regional Bank Washington Banking (WBCO) upped its shareholder payout by 67% to 5 cents per share. The increased dividend will be available Nov. 24 to common shareholders of record on Nov. 8 for a new yield of 1.6%.
Coal producer Alliance Holdings (AHGP) boosted its dividend by 3.6% to 50 cents per share. The new payout will be available Nov. 19 to shareholders of record on Nov. 12. Alliance Holdings' new yield is 4.8%.Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP), for which Alliance Holdings is the managing general partner, raised its dividend by 2 cents per share to 83 cents. It will be paid Nov. 12 to holders of record on Nov. 5. The new yield is 5.6%. Environmental consulting firm Ecology and Environment (EEI) upped its six-month payout by a penny per share to 22 cents. The new dividend will be paid Dec. 24 to holders of record on Dec. 1 for a new yield of 3.3%. Goldcorp (GG) told shareholders they should expect a 100% jump in their dividend checks, to 36 cents per share on an annualized basis. The gold miner is a monthly dividend payer. Investors of record on Nov. 12 will be paid 3 cents per share on an unspecified date. Payment will be in Canadian dollars, less Canadian tax. The increased dividend brings Goldcorp's current yield to 0.8%. Asset management firm Legg Mason (LM) upped its quarterly payout by 50% to 6 cents per share. The higher dividend will be available Jan. 10, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 15. That will bring Legg Mason's yield to 0.8%. Perrigo (PRGO) raised its dividend by 12% to 7 cents per share. The generic prescription pharmaceutical maker will pay the new dividend on Dec. 14 to shareholders of record on Nov. 26, bringing Perrigo's yield to 0.4%. Oil and gas explorer RPC (RES) upped its payout by a penny per share to 7 cents per share. The new dividend will be available on Dec. 10 to shareholders of record on Nov. 10. The payout will bring RPC's yield to 1.2%.
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