High Dividend Equities: Winning and Losing Stocks for Oct 20th

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

Gainers (%price change)

  1. Allstate Corp/The (NYSE:ALL): The shares closed at $26.44, up $0.96, or 3.77%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.7, its payout ratio is 46.66 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/30. About the company: The Allstate Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides property-liability insurance, as well as other types of insurance in the United States and Canada. The Company primarily sells private passenger automobile and homeowners insurance through independent and specialized brokers. Allstate also sells life insurance, annuity, and group pension products through agents.
  2. Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM): The shares closed at $68.19, up $2.16, or 3.27%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.99, 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.
  3. SUPERVALU Inc (NYSE:SVU): The shares closed at $7.94, up $0.23, or 2.98%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 5.47 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.
  4. Kimco Realty Corp (NYSE:KIM): The shares closed at $15.57, up $0.45, or 2.98%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 5.11, its payout ratio is 361.29 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/30. About the company: Kimco Realty Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns and operates neighborhood and community shopping centers with locations in multiple states as well as Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Peru. The Company also provides management services for shopping centers owned by affiliated entities and various real estate joint ventures.
  5. Nucor Corp (NYSE:NUE): The shares closed at $35.91, up $1.02, or 2.92%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.7, 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.

Losers (%price change)

  1. Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC): The shares closed at $23.61, down $0.63, or 2.6%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.07, its payout ratio is 30.56 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/03. About the company: Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells computer components and related products. The Company’s major products include microprocessors, chipsets, embedded processors and microcontrollers, flash memory products, graphics products, network and communications products, systems management software, conferencing products, and digital imaging products.
  2. Cablevision Systems Corp (NYSE:CVC): The shares closed at $16.96, down $0.35, or 2.02%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.99, its payout ratio is 39.39 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/10. About the company: Cablevision Systems Corporation provides telecommunications and entertainment services. The Company has operations in multimedia delivery, subscription cable television services, championship professional sports teams, and national television program networks.
  3. KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC): The shares closed at $42.54, down $0.68, or 1.57%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.76, its payout ratio is 21.07 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/09. About the company: KLA-Tencor Corporation manufactures yield management and process monitoring systems for the semiconductor industry. The Company’s systems are used to analyze product and process quality at critical steps in the manufacture of circuits and provide feedback so that fabrication problems can be identified. KLA-Tencor operates sales, service, and application centers worldwide.
  4. Linear Technology Corp (NASDAQ:LLTC): The shares closed at $29.79, down $0.44, or 1.46%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.5, its payout ratio is 37.4 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/09. About the company: Linear Technology Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets a line of linear integrated circuits. The Company’s products include high performance amplifiers, comparators, voltage references, monolithic filters, linear regulators, DC-DC converters, battery chargers, data converters, communications interface circuits, and RF signal conditioning circuits.

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