High Dividend Equities: Winning and Losing Stocks for Oct 27th

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

Gainers (%price change)

  1. Vulcan Materials Co (NYSE:VMC): The shares closed at $34.63, up $3.08, or 9.76%, 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.
  2. BlackRock Inc (NYSE:BLK): The shares closed at $169.12, up $14.75, or 9.55%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.88, its payout ratio is 37.62 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/01. About the company: BlackRock, Inc. provides diversified investment management services to institutional clients and to retail investors through various investment vehicles. The Company offers the BlackRock Funds and Blackrock Liquidity Funds, and also provides risk management services to fixed income institutional investors.
  3. Avery Dennison Corp (NYSE:AVY): The shares closed at $27.8, up $2.4, or 9.45%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.17, its payout ratio is 27.99 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/28. About the company: Avery Dennison Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets pressure-sensitive materials, office products and a variety of tickets, tags, labels and other converted products. The Company also manufacture a variety of office products and other converted products, as well as binders, organizing systems, markers, fasteners, and business forms, and other products.
  4. International Paper Co (NYSE:IP): The shares closed at $28.95, up $2.37, or 8.92%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.64, its payout ratio is 27.48 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/10. About the company: International Paper Company produces and distributes printing paper, packaging, forest products, and chemical products. The Company operates specialty businesses in global markets as well as a broadly based distribution network. International Paper exports its products worldwide.
  5. Aflac Inc (NYSE:AFL): The shares closed at $46.77, up $3.74, or 8.69%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.57, its payout ratio is 22.82 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/14. About the company: Aflac, Inc. is a general business holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides supplemental insurance to individuals in the United States and Japan. Aflac’s products include accident/disability plans, cancer expense plans, short-term disability plans, sickness and hospital indemnity plans, hospital intensive care plans, and fixed-benefit dental plans.

Losers (%price change)

  1. Avon Products Inc (NYSE:AVP): The shares closed at $18.81, down $4.2, or 18.25%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.85, its payout ratio is 63.71 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/14. About the company: Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and direct sells beauty and related products. The Company markets its products to consumers worldwide through independent sales representatives. Avon’s product line includes beauty, fashion and home.
  2. Waste Management Inc (NYSE:WM): The shares closed at $34.07, down $0.61, or 1.76%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.34, its payout ratio is 63.38 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/01. About the company: Waste Management, Inc. provides waste management services including collection, transfer, recycling, resource recovery and disposal services, and operates waste-to-energy facilities. The Company serves municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential customers throughout North America.
  3. Clorox Co/The (NYSE:CLX): The shares closed at $67.43, down $1.2, or 1.75%, 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. Leggett & Platt Inc (NYSE:LEG): The shares closed at $23.57, down $0.35, or 1.46%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 6.02, its payout ratio is 87.94 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/13. About the company: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated manufactures a wide range of engineered products. The Company’s products include components for bedding, furniture, and other residential furnishings, as well as office and institutional furnishings components, retail store fixtures, and displays, specialty wire products, and automotive seating suspension and lumbar systems.

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