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.

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