High Dividend Equities: Winning and Losing Stocks for Oct 25th

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

Gainers (%price change)

  1. Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS): The shares closed at $9.5, up $0.16, or 1.71%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.34 and its ex-date is 2011/10/05. About the company: Masco Corporation manufactures, and sells home improvement and building products. The Company’s products include faucets, kitchen and bath cabinets, architectural coatings, and builders’ hardware products. Masco sells its products through mass merchandisers, home centers, hardware stores, and other wholesale and retail outlets to consumers and contractors.
  2. Plum Creek Timber Co Inc (NYSE:PCL): The shares closed at $36.93, up $0.27, or 0.74%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.98, its payout ratio is 134.65 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/14. About the company: Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. grows, harvests, and markets timber and logs, and manufactures forest products such as lumber and plywood. The Company owns timberlands located in the United States. Plum Creek also owns natural resource businesses that focus on mineral extraction and natural gas production
  3. Northrop Grumman Corp (NYSE:NOC): The shares closed at $56.57, up $0.24, or 0.43%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.93, 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.
  4. Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT): The shares closed at $78.89, up $0.16, or 0.2%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 5.62, its payout ratio is 36.64 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/29. About the company: Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security company that primarily researches, designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates advanced technology products and services. The Company’s businesses span space, telecommunications, electronics, information and services, aeronautics, energy, and systems integration. Lockheed Martin operates worldwide.
  5. Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC): The shares closed at $24.63, up $0.039999999999999, or 0.16%, 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.

Losers (%price change)

  1. SLM Corp (NYSE:SLM): The shares closed at $12.36, down $1.82, or 12.83%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.52, its payout ratio is 0 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/29. About the company: SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, provides education funding, originating and servicing of U.S. government guaranteed and private student loans. The Company, through its subsidiaries, also provides debt management services and business and technical products to a range of clients including colleges, universities and loan guarantors.
  2. NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX): The shares closed at $25.95, down $1.54, or 5.6%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 5.46, its payout ratio is 43.85 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/13. About the company: NYSE Euronext operates an international stock exchange. The Company operates a marketplace for equities and derivatives in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Portugal, derivatives in the United Kingdom, and equities and other securities in the United States.
  3. Janus Capital Group Inc (NYSE:JNS): The shares closed at $6.5, down $0.38, or 5.52%, 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.
  4. Illinois Tool Works Inc (NYSE:ITW): The shares closed at $45.65, down $2.58, or 5.35%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.59, its payout ratio is 42.54 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/28. About the company: Illinois Tool Works Inc. designs and manufactures fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and a variety of specialty products and equipment. The Company’s products include industrial fluids and adhesives, tooling for specialty applications, welding products, and quality measurement equipment and systems. Illinois Tool Works operates worldwide.