Dividend Changes to Know Now: AmerisourceBergen, Starbucks, Fidelity National Financial, Las Vegas Sands, Preferred Apartment Communities

AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC): AmerisourceBergen increases dividend 62% to 21c from 13c. The Board of Directors of AmerisourceBergen announced earlier in conjunction with its Q4 earnings report that it increased the dividend paid on common stock by 62% and declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 21c, payable on December 3 to shareholders of record on November 19.

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX): Starbucks increases dividend 24% to 21c from 17c. The Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of 21c per share, an increase from 17c per share, payable on November 30 to shareholders of record as of November 15.

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Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF): Fidelity National increases dividend 14% to 16c . Fidelity National Financial announced that its board has declared an increased quarterly cash dividend of 16c per share, an increase of 14% from the previous quarterly cash dividend of 14c. The dividend will be payable December 28 to stockholders of record as of December 14.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS): Las Vegas Sands raises dividend from 25c paer share to 35c per share in Q1. Sheldon G. Adelson, chairman and CEO stated, “The prudent management of our cash flow, including the ability to both invest in future growth and to increase the return of capital to our shareholders, remains a high priority for the company. The board of Las Vegas Sands is pleased to increase the quarterly dividend by 40% to 35c per common share, or $1.40 per common share per year, beginning in 1Q13.”

Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE:APTS): Preferred Apartment increases dividend 3.6% to 14.5c. Preferred Apartment Communities announced that its board has declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 14.5c per share for Q4, an increase of 0.5c per share or approximately 3.6% from the prior quarterly dividend rate 14c per share paid to common stockholders for Q3. The dividend is payable on January 15, 2013 to all common stockholders of record as of December 31.

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