High Dividend Equities: Winning and Losing Stocks for Oct 24th

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

Gainers (%price change)

  1. Gannett Co Inc (NYSE:GCI): The shares closed at $11.75, up $0.59, or 5.29%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.5, its payout ratio is 6.72 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/07. About the company: Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company that publishes various daily newspapers in the United States and the United Kingdom, including “USA TODAY” and “USA WEEKEND,” a newspaper magazine. The Company also operates television stations in major United States markets as well as operates websites offering news, information and advertising.
  2. Hasbro Inc (NYSE:HAS): The shares closed at $36.88, up $1.8, or 5.13%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.75, its payout ratio is 35.19 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/10/27. 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.
  3. Eaton Corp (NYSE:ETN): The shares closed at $44.23, up $1.98, or 4.69%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.98, its payout ratio is 39.07 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/03. About the company: Eaton Corporation manufactures engineered products which serve industrial, vehicle, construction, commercial, and aerospace markets. The Company’s principal products include hydraulic products and fluid connectors, electrical power distribution and control equipment, truck drivetrain systems, engine components, and a wide variety of controls.
  4. Janus Capital Group Inc (NYSE:JNS): The shares closed at $6.88, up $0.29, or 4.4%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.55, its payout ratio is 4.63 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/10/27. About the company: Janus Capital Group Inc. is a global asset management firm offering individual investors and institutional clients asset management services. The Company provides investment management, administration, distribution and related services to individual and institutional investors through mutual funds, separate accounts and subadvised relationships.
  5. Vulcan Materials Co (NYSE:VMC): The shares closed at $32.08, up $1.21, or 3.92%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.82 and its ex-date is 2011/11/02. About the company: Vulcan Materials Company produces construction aggregates. The Company principal product lines are aggregates, asphalt mix and concrete, and cement.

Losers (%price change)

  1. Kimberly-Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB): The shares closed at $69.65, down $3.35, or 4.59%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.96, its payout ratio is 58.87 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/07. About the company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a global health and hygiene company that manufactures and provides consumer products. The Company’s products include diapers, tissues, paper towels, incontinence care products, surgical gowns, and disposable face masks. Kimberly-Clark’s products are sold in countries around the world.
  2. Frontier Communications Corp (NYSE:FTR): The shares closed at $6.02, down $0.11, or 1.79%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 13.25, its payout ratio is 346.75 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/07. About the company: Frontier Communications Corporation provides communications services to rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities. The Company offers a variety of voice, data, and Internet, and television services.
  3. Clorox Co/The (NYSE:CLX): The shares closed at $67.8, down $1.16, or 1.68%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.72, its payout ratio is 107.17 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/10/24. About the company: The Clorox Company produces and markets non-durable consumer products sold primarily through grocery and other retail stores. The Company’s principal products include household cleaning and bleach products, charcoal, cat litter, automotive care products, dressings, and trash bags. Clorox markets its products in the United States and other countries around the world.
  4. Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ): The shares closed at $36.93, down $0.49, or 1.31%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 5.5, its payout ratio is 213.72 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/10/05. About the company: Verizon Communications Inc. is an integrated telecommunications company that provides wire line voice and data services, wireless services, Internet services, and published directory information. The Company also provides network services for the federal government including business phone lines, data services, telecommunications equipment and payphones.

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