High Dividend Equities: Winning and Losing Stocks for Oct 28th

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

Gainers (%price change)

  1. BlackRock Inc (NYSE:BLK): The shares closed at $169.78, up $6.11, or 3.73%, 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.
  2. Sysco Corp (NYSE:SYY): The shares closed at $27.93, up $0.96, or 3.56%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.04, its payout ratio is 52.47 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/10/05. About the company: Sysco Corporation distributes food and related products primarily to the foodservice industry. The Company also distributes personal care guest amenities, housekeeping supplies, room accessories, and textiles to the lodging industry.
  3. Public Storage (NYSE:PSA): The shares closed at $131.52, up $3.23, or 2.52%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.59, its payout ratio is 119.29 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/13. About the company: Public Storage is a real estate investment trust. The trust’s principal business activities include the acquisition, development, ownership and operation of self-storage facilities in the United States. Public Storage also own an equity interest in an owner and operator of self-storage facilities in Europe.
  4. Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR): The shares closed at $56.04, up $1.37, or 2.51%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.76, its payout ratio is 153.91 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/14. About the company: Ventas, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The trust owns seniors housing communities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, and medical office buildings in the United States and Canada.
  5. Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK): The shares closed at $35.11, up $0.8, or 2.33%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.81, its payout ratio is 549.36 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/12/09. About the company: Merck & Co., Inc. is a global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of human and animal health products. Merck’s products include a treatment for elevated cholesterol, a treatment for male pattern hair loss, a preventive treatment for osteoporosis, a treatment for hypertension, and a treatment for allergic rhinitis.

Losers (%price change)

  1. Whirlpool Corp (NYSE:WHR): The shares closed at $51.8, down $8.67, or 14.34%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.12, 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
  2. Cablevision Systems Corp (NYSE:CVC): The shares closed at $15.14, down $1.975, or 11.54%, 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. Leggett & Platt Inc (NYSE:LEG): The shares closed at $22.4, down $1.17, or 4.96%, 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.
  4. SUPERVALU Inc (NYSE:SVU): The shares closed at $8.29, down $0.38, or 4.38%, 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.