High Dividend Equities: Winning and Losing Stocks for Dec 14th

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s market action in high dividend equities:

Gainers (%price change)

  1. Avon Products Inc (NYSE:AVP): The shares closed at $16.96, up $0.82, or 5.08%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 5.41, its payout ratio is 63.71 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/02/17. About the company: Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and direct sells beauty and related products. The Company markets its products to consumers worldwide through independent sales representatives. Avon’s product line includes beauty, fashion and home. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  2. Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK): The shares closed at $35.56, up $0.57, or 1.63%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.7, its payout ratio is 549.36 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/13. About the company: Merck & Co., Inc. is a global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of human and animal health products. Merck’s products include a treatment for elevated cholesterol, a treatment for male pattern hair loss, a preventive treatment for osteoporosis, a treatment for hypertension, and a treatment for allergic rhinitis. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  3. Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR): The shares closed at $51.68, up $0.78, or 1.53%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.4, its payout ratio is 153.91 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/14. About the company: Ventas, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The trust owns seniors housing communities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, and medical office buildings in the United States and Canada. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  4. Waste Management Inc (NYSE:WM): The shares closed at $31.62, up $0.37, or 1.18%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.35, its payout ratio is 63.38 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/03/08. About the company: Waste Management, Inc. provides waste management services including collection, transfer, recycling, resource recovery and disposal services, and operates waste-to-energy facilities. The Company serves municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential customers throughout North America. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  5. General Electric Co (NYSE:GE): The shares closed at $16.61, up $0.19, or 1.16%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.78, its payout ratio is 42.29 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/21. About the company: General Electric Company is a diversified technology, media and financial services company. The Company offers products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, and water processing technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. General Electric conducts operations globally. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (%price change)

  1. Molex Inc (NASDAQ:MOLX): The shares closed at $22.88, down $0.68, or 2.89%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.21, its payout ratio is 41.13 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/30. About the company: Molex Incorporated manufactures electronic, electrical, and fiber optic interconnection products and systems, switches, value-added assemblies, and application tooling. The Company sells to original equipment manufacturers in industries that include automotive, computer, computer peripheral, business equipment, telecommunications, consumer products, and premise wiring. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  2. SUPERVALU Inc (NYSE:SVU): The shares closed at $7.07, down $0.21, or 2.88%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.76 and its ex-date is 2012/02/28. About the company: SUPERVALU Inc. operates a chain of supermarkets and pharmacies primarily in the United States. The Company also provides supply chain services, which includes wholesale distribution and related logistics support services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  3. Hasbro Inc (NYSE:HAS): The shares closed at $33.85, down $0.96, or 2.76%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.35, its payout ratio is 35.19 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/01/27. About the company: Hasbro, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets toys, games, interactive software, puzzles, and infant products in the United States and internationally. The Company’s products include a variety of games, including traditional board, card, hand-held electronic, trading card, role-playing and DVD games, as well as electronic learning aids and puzzles as well as dolls and action figures. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  4. Leggett & Platt Inc (NYSE:LEG): The shares closed at $21.4, down $0.59, or 2.68%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 5, its payout ratio is 87.94 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/13. About the company: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated manufactures a wide range of engineered products. The Company’s products include components for bedding, furniture, and other residential furnishings, as well as office and institutional furnishings components, retail store fixtures, and displays, specialty wire products, and automotive seating suspension and lumbar systems. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  5. Frontier Communications Corp (NYSE:FTR): The shares closed at $4.87, down $0.12, or 2.4%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 13.13, its payout ratio is 346.75 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/07. About the company: Frontier Communications Corporation provides communications services to rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities. The Company offers a variety of voice, data, and Internet, and television services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>