Dividend Changes to Know Now: Mercury General, DCP Midstream Partners, TD AMERITRADE, Cardinal Health, BP

Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY): Mercury General raises quarterly dividend to 61.25c per share from 61c per share. The board declared a quarterly dividend of 61.25 per share, representing an increase over the quarterly dividend amount paid in 2011. The dividend will be paid on December 27 to shareholders of record on December 13.

DCP Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:DPM): DCP Midstream increases quarterly dividend to 68c per unit. DCP Midstream Partners announced that the board of directors of its general partner declared a quarterly cash distribution of 68c per unit for the quarter ended September 30.. This represents an increase of 1.5% over the last quarterly distribution of 67c per unit paid August 14. The quarterly cash distribution will be paid November 14, to unitholders of record at the close of business November 7. This quarterly distribution equates to $2.72 per unit on an annual basis.

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TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD): TD Ameritrade raises quarterly dividend to 9c per share. The Company has declared a 9c per share quarterly cash dividend, an increase of 50%, from the previous quarter’s dividend. The dividend is payable on Nov. 23 to all holders of record of common stock as of Nov. 9,.

Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:CAH): Cardinal Health raises quarterly dividend by 16%. Cardinal Health announced that its board has approved a 16% increase in the quarterly dividend to 27.5c per share. The quarterly dividend is payable on Jan. 15, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan. 2, 2013.

BP plc (NYSE:BP): BP increases quarterly dividend by 12.5% to 9c per share . BP increases quarterly dividend by 12.5%, to 9c a share, payable in Q412.

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