Dividend Changes: AstraZeneca, TECO Energy, Ross Stores, Nu Skin Enterprises, Unilever

AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) said its board has recommended a 5% increase in the second interim dividend to $1.95 to be paid on March 19. This brings the full year dividend to $2.80, an increase of 10%.

TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE:TE): The board of directors of TECO Energy has approved an increase to the company’s common stock dividend. A quarterly dividend of 22c per share was declared, payable Feb. 28 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 13. On an annual basis, the new rate will be 88c per share a 3c, or 3.5%, increase over the 85c per share paid in 2011.

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:NUS) raised its quarterly dividend by 25%.

Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) announced that its Board of Directors recently approved a 27% increase in the quarterly cash dividend to 14c per common share, payable on March 30 to stockholders of record as of February 17.

Unilever plc (NYSE:UL) raised their dividend to 22.5C vs 20.8C.

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