Dividend Changes to Know Now: First Community Bancshares, Wells Fargo, Healthcare Services Group, Kimberly-Clark

First Community Bancshares, Inc. (Bluefield) (NASDAQ:FCBC): First Community raises quarterly dividend to 12c per share from 11c per share. First Community Bancshares announced that the board declared a quarterly cash dividend to common shareholders of 12c per common share, up from 11c per share. The current dividend represents an increase of 9% over the prior quarter’s dividend and an increase of 20% over the prior year’s dividend. The current dividend also represents a yield of approximately 3% on recent common stock trading values. The quarterly dividend is payable to common shareholders of record on February 8, and is expected to be paid on or about February 22.

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC): Wells Fargo raises dividend 14% to 25c from 22c per share. The dividend is payable March 1 to stockholders of record on February 1.

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Healthcare Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG): Healthcare Services increases dividend to 16.625c. Healthcare Services Group’s Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 16.625c per common share, payable on March 15 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 22. This represents the 39th consecutive quarterly cash dividend payment, as well as the 38th consecutive increase since our initiation of quarterly cash dividend payments in 2003.

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB): Kimberly Clark expects to increase dividend at high single digit rate . The company expects to increase its dividend at a high-single digit rate effective April.

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