Bags of Hershey Kisses. The chocolate giant raised its quarterly dividend by 15%.
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were among the large U.S. companies that declared dividend increases this past week.
Ford Motor (ticker: F) plans to boost its quarterly disbursement to 15 cents a share, a 50% increase from 10 cents.
The auto maker suspended its quarterly dividend, then 15 cents a share, in March 2020 due the pandemic. It was reinstated last fall at 10 cents a share.
The stock, which yields 4.2%, has returned about negative 36% this year through the close on July 27, dividends included, compared with minus 15% for the
The stock, which has returned about 14% this year, yields 1.8%.
McKesson (MCK), a distributor of prescription drugs and medical products, said it plans to raise the quarterly payout to 54 cents a share from 47 cents. That’s an increase of about 15%.
The stock, which yields 0.6%, has returned about 37% year to date.
The real-estate investment trust’s stock, which yields 4%, has returned minus 11% this year. The company owns and operates open-air shopping centers.
The stock, which yields 2.7%, has returned minus 8% this year.
(TFC), a large regional bank based in Charlotte, N.C., said it will boost its quarterly disbursement by 4 cents to 52 cents a share. The stock yields 4.1%, and it returned minus 14% this year.
The beverage and snack company’s shares have returned about minus 3% this year. The stock yields 2.4%.
The stock, which yields 0.8%, has returned about minus 9% this year.
The shares, which yield around 1%, have a year-to-date return of minus 26%.
(K) said it plans to raise its quarterly payout by a penny to 59 cents a share, up 1.7%. The stock, which yields 3.1%, has returned 14% this year. Kellogg announced in late June that it is splitting into three companies.
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