Nutrition and weight loss product maker HerbaLife said Aug. 1 it will pay shareholders a quarterly dividend of 20 cents per share, payable on Aug. 29 to holders of record on Aug. 15. That gives HerbaLife a yield of around 1.5%.
Not all consumer stocks have raised their dividends, but many maintained the cash they paid their shareholders recently.
Home improvement retailers Lowe's (LOW) and Home Depot (HD) maintained their quarterly dividends of 14 cents and 25 cents per share, respectively; Kraft Foods (KFT), Tyson Foods (TSN) and Hershey (HSY) maintained their quarterly dividends of 29 cents, 4 cents and 34.5 cents per share, respectively; media companies CBS (CBS) and Time Warner (TWX) maintained their quarterly payouts of 10 cents and 23.5 cents per share, respectively; and restaurant operators Starbucks (SBUX) and Wendy's (WEN) maintained their quarterly dividends of 13 cents and 2 cents per share, respectively.
Elsewhere recently, The Gap (GPS), Macy's (M), Safeway (SWY), Marriott International (MAR), United Parcel Service (UPS), 3M (MMM), Newell Rubbermaid (NWL), Coach (COH), Avon Products (AVP) and Kimberly Clark (KMB) all maintained their dividend payments.-- Written by Miriam Marcus Reimer in New York.
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