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

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 $29.55, up $1.68, or 6.03%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.58, its payout ratio is 61.83 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/22. 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. Reynolds American Inc (NYSE:RAI): The shares closed at $40.26, up $0.38, or 0.95%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 5.79, its payout ratio is 81.34 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/07. About the company: Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures tobacco and smokeless tobacco products. The Company’s subsidiary sells its products in the United States and its territories. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  3. Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM): The shares closed at $72.15, up $0.53, or 0.74%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.41, its payout ratio is 61.77 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/21. About the company: Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, affiliates and their licensees, produces, sells, distributes, and markets a wide range of branded cigarettes and tobacco products in markets outside of the United States of America. The Company’s portfolio comprises both international and local brands. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  4. NiSource Inc (NYSE:NI): The shares closed at $22, up $0.16, or 0.73%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.16, its payout ratio is 86.8 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/01/25. About the company: NiSource Inc. is an energy holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries provide natural gas, electricity and other products and services to customers located within a corridor that runs from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  5. CenterPoint Energy Inc (NYSE:CNP): The shares closed at $19.36, up $0.09, or 0.47%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.79, its payout ratio is 72.35 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/14. About the company: CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, conducts activities in electricity transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution and sales, interstate pipeline and gathering operations, and power generation. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (%price change)

  1. Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MCHP): The shares closed at $34.79, down $1.48, or 4.08%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.84, its payout ratio is 59.84 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/15. About the company: Microchip Technology Incorporated designs, manufactures, and markets microcontrollers, related mixed-signal and memory products, and application development systems for high-volume embedded control applications. The Company also designs, develops, and markets linear/mixed-signal, power management, and thermal management products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  2. SUPERVALU Inc (NYSE:SVU): The shares closed at $7.82, down $0.28, or 3.46%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.36 and its ex-date is 2011/11/29. 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. Whirlpool Corp (NYSE:WHR): The shares closed at $50.32, down $1.53, or 2.95%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.94, its payout ratio is 21.17 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/16. About the company: Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets major home appliances. The Company’s principal products include laundry appliances, refrigeration and room air conditioning equipment, cooking appliances, dishwashers, and mixers and other small household appliances. Whirlpool’s products are sold worldwide Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  4. Northrop Grumman Corp (NYSE:NOC): The shares closed at $56.86, down $1.61, or 2.75%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.46, its payout ratio is 26.74 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/23. About the company: Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global security company. The Company provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  5. Dow Chemical Co/The (NYSE:DOW): The shares closed at $26.24, down $0.72, or 2.67%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.59, its payout ratio is 34.29 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/28. About the company: The Dow Chemical Company is a diversified chemical company that provides chemical, plastic, and agricultural products and services to various essential consumer markets. The Company serves customers in countries around the world in markets such as food, transportation,health and medicine, personal care, and construction. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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