Dividend Changes to Know Now: Shaw Communications, Genesis Energy, Ford, Alliant Energy, Core Laboratories NV

Shaw Communications, Inc. (NYSE:SJR): Shaw Communications increases dividends by 5%. Shaw Communications announced that its Board of Directors has increased the equivalent annual dividend rate to C$1.02 on its Class B Non-Voting Participating Shares and C$1.0175 on its Class A Participating Shares. This represents an increase of 5% or C$0.05 per share. Shaw’s dividends are declared and paid on a monthly basis and this increase will commence March 27, 2013.

Current Price $23.26

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Genesis Energy LP (NYSE:GEL): Genesis Energy raises quarterly dividend 10.2% to 48.5c. Genesis Energy will pay a regular quarterly distribution of 48.5c per Common Unit for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. The distribution will be paid on February 14 to Unitholders of record at the close of business on February 1. This distribution represents an increase of approximately 10.2% over Q4 2011 quarterly distribution of 44c per unit, and an approximate 2.6% increase over the distribution paid with respect to Q3 2012.

Current Price $37.58

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Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F): Ford increases quarterly dividend to 10c from 5c. Ford says that its plan is to grow its dividend, consistent with earnings and liquidity growth, to a level that is sustainable through all business cycles. The first quarter dividend is payable on March 1 to shareholders of record on January 30.

Current Price $14.00

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Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT): Alliant Energy raises dividend to 47c from 45c. Alliant Energy Corporation announced quarterly dividends on common stock were declared by the Board of Directors. The common stock dividend is 47c per share payable on February 15 to shareowners of record on close of business January 31.

Current Price $45.85

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Core Laboratories NV (NYSE:CLB): Core Laboratories raises quarterly dividend 14.2% to 32c from 28c per share. On January 11, Core Laboratories N.V. issued a press release announcing a quarterly cash dividend of 32c per share of common stock for shareholders of record on January 22 and payable February 22. This amount represents a 14.2% increase over the quarterly dividends of 28c per share that were paid in 2012.

Current Price $109.84

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