This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Murphy Oil Announces Dividend Increase And Election Of New Director

Stocks in this article: MUR

The Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) today declared a quarterly dividend on the Common Stock of Murphy Oil Corporation of $0.3125 per share, or $1.25 per share on an annualized basis. The previous annualized dividend level was $1.10 per share. The dividend is payable September 4, 2012 to holders of record August 17, 2012.

In commenting on the 14% dividend increase, Steven A. Cossé, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to announce that we will increase the annual dividend by 15¢ per share. The Company is in a strong financial position and looking ahead, we foresee healthy production growth and cash flow, and a continuing ability to fund our ongoing growth initiatives, while increasing our dividend payout to our shareholders.”

The Board of Directors also announced today that Jeffrey W. Nolan has been elected to the Company’s Board of Directors effective August 1, 2012. Mr. Nolan is President and CEO of Loutre Land and Timber Company, a natural resource company with a primary focus on acquiring and managing timberland and mineral properties. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and received his law degree from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Nolan is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Arkansas and previously worked as an attorney with the Jones Walker Law Firm in New Orleans where his primary practice areas included corporate finance, acquisitions and divestitures, and general business and corporate matters.

Mr. Nolan is a director of First Financial Bank, headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas, where he also serves as chairman of the compensation committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Hope Enterprise Corporation, a private, non-profit community development financial institution based in Jackson, Mississippi .

Claiborne P. Deming, Chairman of the Board of Murphy commented, “We are delighted to bring Jeff onto our Board with his energy and strong business acumen and look forward to his contribution to our deliberations.”

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 18,053.71 +23.50 0.13%
S&P 500 2,088.77 +6.89 0.33%
NASDAQ 4,806.8590 +33.3870 0.70%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs