High Dividend Equities: Winning and Losing Stocks for Dec 15th

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

Gainers (%price change)

  1. MeadWestvaco Corp (NYSE:MWV): The shares closed at $28.71, up $0.86, or 3.09%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.35, its payout ratio is 61.83 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/02/07. About the company: MeadWestvaco Corporation is a global packaging company that provides packaging solutions to the healthcare, personal and beauty care, food, beverage, tobacco, media and entertainment, and home and garden industries. The Company’s other operations serve the consumer and office products, specialty chemicals, forestry and real estate markets. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  2. Eli Lilly & Co (NYSE:LLY): The shares closed at $41.22, up $1.18, or 2.95%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 5.18, its payout ratio is 42.75 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/02/15. About the company: Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products for humans and animals. The Company’s products are sold in countries around the world. Eli Lilly’s products include neuroscience products, endocrine products, anti-infectives, cardiovascular agents, oncology products, and animal health products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  3. American Electric Power Co Inc (NYSE:AEP): The shares closed at $39.74, up $1.02, or 2.63%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.74, its payout ratio is 68.04 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/02/08. About the company: American Electric Power Company, Inc.(NYSE:AEP)is a public utility holding company. The Company provides electric service, consisting of generation, transmission and distribution, on an integrated basis to their retail customers. AEP serves portions of the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  4. Public Service Enterprise Group Inc (NYSE:PEG): The shares closed at $31.84, up $0.79, or 2.54%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.16, its payout ratio is 44.51 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/07. About the company: Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity and produces natural gas in in the Northeastern and Mid Atlantic United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  5. Integrys Energy Group Inc (NYSE:TEG): The shares closed at $51.66, up $1.28, or 2.54%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 5.28, its payout ratio is 94.56 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/02/24. About the company: Integrys Energy Group, Inc. distributes electricity and natural gas to customers in the upper midwestern United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (%price change)

  1. Waste Management Inc (NYSE:WM): The shares closed at $30.9, down $0.72, or 2.28%, 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 >>
  2. Avon Products Inc (NYSE:AVP): The shares closed at $16.74, down $0.22, or 1.3%, 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 >>
  3. Progress Energy Inc (NYSE:PGN): The shares closed at $53.75, down $0.68, or 1.25%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.56, its payout ratio is 84.42 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/01/06. About the company: Progress Energy, Inc. is an integrated electric utility that provides energy and energy-related products and services in the Southeast United States. The Company serves electric and gas customers in the Carolinas and in Florida. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  4. NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX): The shares closed at $26.45, down $0.17, or 0.64%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.2, its payout ratio is 43.85 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/13. About the company: NYSE Euronext operates an international stock exchange. The Company operates a marketplace for equities and derivatives in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Portugal, derivatives in the United Kingdom, and equities and other securities in the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  5. Molex Inc (NASDAQ:MOLX): The shares closed at $22.74, down $0.14, or 0.61%, 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 >>