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2014-09-24 16:21:56

Enable Midstream Partners' distribution growth drives five-year dividend growth rate projection OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in the company's quarterly dividend to $0.25 per share from $0.225 per share. That represents an 11 percent increase and equates to $1 per share annually. OGE also announced its plans to grow the dividend 10 percent per year through 2019. The...

2014-09-19 08:22:17

CALGARY, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Enerplus Corporation ("Enerplus") (TSX: ERF) (NYSE: ERF) is pleased to announce that a cash dividend in the amount of CDN$0.09 will be payable on October 15, 2014 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30(th), 2014. The ex-dividend date for this payment is September 26(th), 2014. Effective with the October 2014 dividend, all dividends will now be paid on or about the 15(th) day of the month, approximately five days...

2014-09-18 20:21:13

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, today updated its 2014 earnings outlook. In the Utility Support Structures Segment, over $40 million of projects scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2014 have been delayed by customers to fiscal 2015. Pricing in certain sectors of the market continues to be...

2014-09-16 08:23:30

BOSTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Update on outcome of strategic review -- Sale or merger of Company not in best interests of Company or its stakeholders at this time -- Continue to operate independently and execute on business plan -- Continue to assess other potential options, including asset sales or joint ventures -- Dividend reduced to Cdn$0.12 annually from Cdn$0.40 -- August dividend of Cdn$0.03333 to be...

2014-09-11 16:27:23

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott's (NYSE: ABT) board of directors has approved a new share repurchase program and declared a quarterly common dividend. Abbott's board has authorized the repurchase of up to $3 billion of the corporation's common shares. This new authorization is in addition to the $511 million unused portion of the previous program that was announced in June 2013. The purchases may be made from time to time as market conditions warrant and...

2014-09-09 16:27:33

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Paper's (NYSE: IP) board of directors today increased the company's quarterly dividend by 14% from $.35 to $0.40 per share for the period from October 1, 2014, to December 31, 2014, inclusive, on its common stock, par value $1.00. This dividend is payable on December 15, 2014, to holders of record at the close of business on November 17, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020701/IPLOGO "This dividend increase,...

2014-09-09 16:26:29

ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK) (NYSE MKT: ADK.PRA) (the "Company" or "AdCare"), a leading long-term care provider, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend payment on the Company's 10.875% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ("Series A Preferred Stock"), accruing from July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014. The dividend on the Series A Preferred Stock will be payable on September...

2014-09-09 12:25:15

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mairs and Power, an independent, employee owned investment advisory firm, is pleased to announce that the Mairs & Power Small Cap Fund marked its third anniversary on August 11, 2014 with solid performance in its category. As a result of its performance and achieving the three year mark it has earned a five star rating from Morningstar, as of August 31, 2014, for the overall and 3-year periods among 608 small blend funds, based on the...

2014-09-08 04:20:15

JOHANNESBURG, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights - Synfuels production volumes of 7,6 million tons - highest in a decade - ORYX GTL plant achieved an average utilisation rate of 97% - Normalised cash fixed costs - 1,8% below SA PPI - Headline earnings per share up by 14% to a record R60,16 - Total dividend of R21,50 per share, up by 13% - Total skills development and socioeconomic spend of R1,4 billion...

2014-09-05 16:21:37

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today announced results for its third fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2014. For the quarter, the Company reported a seasonal loss of $7.3 million, or $.09 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $2.3 million, or $.03 per diluted share for the same period in 2013. For the nine months ended July 31, 2014, net income was $152.8 million and diluted earnings per share were $1.96, compared with net income of...


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