8.8 Billion Reasons Why Dividend Increases Are Dynamite
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Earlier this week, S&P Dow Jones Indices announced today that dividend net increases (increases less decreases) were $8.8 billion in the third quarter of 2012. This is believed to be a new record for quarterly dividend payouts in aggregate dollars. It was also reported that 439 stocks increased dividends during the third quarter of 2012, a 25.4% gain over 2011. Only 53 companies out of approximately 10,000 decreased their dividend in the third quarter of 2012. Howard Silverblatt, Senior Index Analyst at S&P Dow Jones Indices said:

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