High Dividend Equities: Winning and Losing Stocks for Dec 2nd

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

Gainers (%price change)

  1. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM): The shares closed at $32.33, up $1.87, or 6.14%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.23, its payout ratio is 4.99 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/01/04. About the company: JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides global financial services and retail banking. The Company provides services such as investment banking, treasury and securities services, asset management, private banking, card member services, commercial banking, and home finance. JP Morgan Chase serves business enterprises, institutions, and individuals. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  2. Hudson City Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HCBK): The shares closed at $5.84, up $0.23, or 4.1%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 5.72, its payout ratio is 55.05 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/02/03. About the company: Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company, through its banking subsidiary, is a federally chartered stock savings bank that offers traditional deposit products, residential real estate mortgage loans and consumer loans. Hudson also purchase mortgages and mortgage-backed securities and other securities issued by U.S. government-sponsored enterprises. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  3. International Paper Co (NYSE:IP): The shares closed at $28.77, up $0.95, or 3.41%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.7, its payout ratio is 27.48 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/02/09. About the company: International Paper Company produces and distributes printing paper, packaging, forest products, and chemical products. The Company operates specialty businesses in global markets as well as a broadly based distribution network. International Paper exports its products worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  4. Nucor Corp (NYSE:NUE): The shares closed at $40.32, up $0.85, or 2.15%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.68, its payout ratio is 339.9 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/28. About the company: Nucor Corporation manufactures steel products. The Company’s products include carbon and alloy steel, steel joists, steel deck, cold finished steel, steel grinding balls, steel bearing products, and metal buildingsystems. Nucor also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  5. Hasbro Inc (NYSE:HAS): The shares closed at $36.04, up $0.64, or 1.81%, 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 >>

Losers (%price change)

  1. H&R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB): The shares closed at $15.03, down $1.03, or 6.41%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.82, its payout ratio is 32.93 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/14. About the company: H&R Block, Inc. provides a wide range of financial products and services through its subsidiaries. The Company provides tax services to the general public, accounting and consulting services, and consumer financial and personal productivity software. H&R Block provides its tax services to clients in the United States and other countries. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  2. Ameren Corp (NYSE:AEE): The shares closed at $32.48, down $1.22, or 3.62%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.73, its payout ratio is 264.75 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/05. About the company: Ameren Corporation is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates electricity, delivers electricity and distributes natural gas to customers in Missouri and Illinois. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  3. Republic Services Inc (NYSE:RSG): The shares closed at $26.78, down $0.57, or 2.08%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.21, its payout ratio is 58.99 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/29. About the company: Republic Services, Inc. provides non-hazardous solid waste collection and disposal services in the United States. The Company provides solid waste collection services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers. Republic also operates transfer stations, landfills, and recycling facilities. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  4. Lorillard Inc (NYSE:LO): The shares closed at $110.02, down $2.3, or 2.05%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.66, its payout ratio is 62.68 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/02/24. About the company: Lorillard, Inc. manufactures and sells cigarettes. The Company produces cigarettes for both the premium and discount segments of the domestic cigarette market for sale to distributors and retailers in the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  5. CenturyLink Inc (NYSE:CTL): The shares closed at $35.48, down $0.73, or 2.02%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 7.73, its payout ratio is 92.65 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/02. About the company: CenturyLink Inc. is an integrated communications company. The Company provides a wide range of communications services, including local and long distance voice, Internet access and broadband services. CenturyLink operates throughout the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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