Dividend Changes to Know Now: Westlake Chemical, Bank of Kentucky Financial, Bolt Technology, Globe Specialty Metals, Intuit

Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK): Westlake Chemical increases quarterly dividend by over 150% to 18.75c. The board of directors of Westlake Chemical declared a dividend of 18.75c per share, an increase of over 150% from the 7.375c per share paid in Q2 of 2012. The increased dividend will be payable on September 2012, to stockholders of record on Aug. 30. This is the 32nd successive quarterly dividend that Westlake has declared since completing its initial public offering in August 2004.

Bank of Kentucky Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:BKYF): Bank of Kentucky raises semi-annual dividend 14% to 32c from 28c per share. The dividend is payable on September 21 to shareholders of record as of September 7.

Bolt Technology Corp. (NASDAQ:BOLT): Bolt Technology increases quarterly dividend to 7c from 5c. The dividend will be paid on October 4 to shareholders of record on September 6.

Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSM): Globe Specialty Metals raises annual dividend to 25c per share. Globe Specialty Metals announced that its Board of Directors has approved an annual dividend of 25c per common share, a 25% increase over the prior year. The dividend will be payable quarterly in September, December, March and June. Pursuant to this action, the Board of Directors authorized a quarterly dividend of 6.25c per share payable on September 19 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 5.

Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU): Intuit raises dividend to 17c from 15c. Intuit’s board of directors approved a new quarterly cash dividend of 17c per share to be paid on Oct. 18 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Oct. 10.

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