Dividend Changes to Know Now: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Statoil ASA, Heartland Payment Systems, Ross Stores

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NASDAQ:TEVA): Current Price $38.56

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NASDAQ:TEVA): Teva board announces increase to dividend. The Board of Directors, at its meeting on February 5, 2013, declared a cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2012 of NIS 1.15 (approximately 31c according to the rate of exchange on February 6, 2013) per share. The record date will be February 21, 2013, and the payment date will be March 7, 2013. Tax will be withheld at a rate of 15%.

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Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO): Current Price $26.18

Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO): Statoil to propose to increase dividend to NOK 6.75/share for 2012. Company says this is in line with its dividend policy and an increase from NOK 6.50 in 2011.

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Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE:HPY): Current Price $33.32

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE:HPY): Heartland Payment board raises quarterly dividend 17% to 7c per share. The new, higher dividend is payable March 15, 2013 to shareholders of record on March 4, 2013.

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Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST): Current Price $60.54

Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST): Ross Stores raises quarterly dividend 21% to 17c. Ross Stores said its board raised the quarterly cash dividend to 17c per share, up 21% on top of a 27% increase in the prior year. The quarterly dividend is payable on March 29, to stockholders of record as of February 22.

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