Dividend Changes to Know Now: Atlantic Tele-Network, Host Hotels & Resorts, NGP Capital Resources Company, Fifth Third Bancorp, Microsoft

Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATNI): Atlantic Tele-Network increases quarterly dividend . Atlantic Tele-Network announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 25c per share, payable on October 10, on all common shares outstanding to stockholders of record as of September 30, 2012. This is the fourteenth consecutive annual increase in the Company’s dividend and represents an increase of two cents, or 8.7%, in the dividend paid in the previous quarter.

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Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:HST): Host Hotels announces increase in quarterly dividend on common stock. Host Hotels announced that its board authorized a regular quarterly cash dividend of 8c per share on the company’s common stock, a 14% increase from the previous quarter and the company’s seventh consecutive quarterly dividend increase. The dividend is payable on October 15 to stockholders of record on September 28.

NGP Capital Resources Company (NASDAQ:NGPC): NGP Captial Resources increases dividend to 16c. NGP Capital Resources announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend to stockholders in the amount of 16c per common share. The expected dividend payment date is October 8 to stockholders of record on September 28. “This marks a 23% increase from the dividend declared in the second quarter of 2012,” the company’s CEO said. Management expects that the dividend will be paid out of ordinary income for tax purposes. The company also announced portfolio activity and developments involving a number of portfolio investments, including ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, Everest Acquisition, and a new investment in Midstates Petroleum Company.

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB): Fifth Third Bancorp raises quarterly dividend 25% to 10c per share. The annualized dividend rate is 40c per share, up 8c from 32c previously. The cash dividend is payable on Thursday, October 18 to shareholders of record as of Friday, September 28.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Microsoft increases dividend to 23c from 20c.

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