High Dividend Equities: Winning and Losing Stocks for Jan 17th

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

Gainers (%price change)

MeadWestvaco Corp (NYSE:MWV):

The shares closed at $31.72, up $0.77, or 2.49%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.23, its payout ratio is 61.83 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/02/07.

Avon Products Inc (NYSE:AVP):

The shares closed at $17.83, up $0.31, or 1.77%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 5.25, its payout ratio is 63.71 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/02/17.

Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MCHP):

The shares closed at $36.17, up $0.56, or 1.57%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 2.92, its payout ratio is 59.84 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/02/14.

Clorox Co/The (NYSE:CLX):

The shares closed at $68.95, up $0.92, or 1.35%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.38, its payout ratio is 107.17 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/01/24.

Northrop Grumman Corp (NYSE:NOC):

The shares closed at $59.63, up $0.79, or 1.34%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 14.17, its payout ratio is 26.74 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/02/23.

Losers (%price change)

RR Donnelley & Sons Co (NASDAQ:RRD):

The shares closed at $12.13, down $2.28, or 15.82%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 7.22, its payout ratio is 96.71 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/01/24.

JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM):

The shares closed at $34.91, down $1.01, or 2.81%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 2.78, its payout ratio is 4.99 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/01/04.

Hudson City Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HCBK):

The shares closed at $6.865, down $0.15, or 2.14%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 5.56, its payout ratio is 55.05 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/02/03.

Whirlpool Corp (NYSE:WHR):

The shares closed at $49.89, down $1.01, or 1.98%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.79, its payout ratio is 21.17 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/02/22.

TECO Energy Inc (NYSE:TE):

The shares closed at $18.26, down $0.34, or 1.83%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.57, its payout ratio is 73.1 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/02/10.

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