Tupperware Dividend Increase
Tupperware Brands (TUP - Get Report) raised its quarterly dividend by 20%, from 25 cents to 30 cents share. The new Tupperware dividend is payable to shareholders of record Dec. 17 and will be paid Jan. 4. The new dividend yield for TUP stock is just north of 2.5%.
Tupperware is a recognizable consumer brand but has had a rough go lately. Shares are essentially flat across the last year aside from a peak in April and a trough in June. Tupperware stock skyrocketed four-fold from the 2009 lows through the end of that year, but have been sluggish for all of 2010.
Ametek Dividend Increase
Pennsylvania electronics firm Ametek (AME - Get Report) said its stock will split 3-for-2 in the coming weeks and will increase its quarterly dividend by an impressive 50%. Ametek's board declared a quarterly dividend of 9 cents a share, up from 6 cents previously, and boosted the yield of AME stock to about 0.6% (these figures reflect a post-split valuation). The dividend is payable Dec. 21 to shareholders of record Dec. 10.Ametek has been a real small-cap tech success story. Ametek shares have soared about 50% year-to-date, while the S&P 500 index has added only about 10%. Its electronic instruments are used in a variety of applications across aerospace, mass transit, medical and industrial markets.