High Dividend Equities: Winning and Losing Stocks for Oct 31st

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

Gainers (%price change)

  1. Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN): The shares closed at $44.19, up $0.65, or 1.49%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4.36, its payout ratio is 30.6 and its ex-dividend date is 2012/01/05. About the company: Raytheon Company operates in defense, homeland security and other government markets. The Company provides electronics, mission systems integration in the areas of sensing, effects, command, control, communications and intelligence systems, and mission support services. Raytheon provides products and services worldwide.
  2. Clorox Co/The (NYSE:CLX): The shares closed at $66.94, up $0.70999999999999, or 1.07%, 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.
  3. Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT): The shares closed at $75.9, up $0.47, or 0.62%, 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.
  4. Dominion Resources Inc/VA (NYSE:D): The shares closed at $51.59, up $0.22000000000001, or 0.43%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 3.95, its payout ratio is 36.37 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/11/23. About the company: Dominion Resources, Inc., a diversified utility holding company, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The Company produces, transports, distributes, and markets natural gas to customers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
  5. ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE:CAG): The shares closed at $25.33, up $0.059999999999999, or 0.24%, on the day. Its dividend yield is 4, its payout ratio is 45.88 and its ex-dividend date is 2011/10/27. About the company: ConAgra Foods, Inc. manufactures and markets packaged foods for retail consumers, restaurants and institutions. The Company offers a wide range of food products, including meals, entrees, condiments, sides, snacks, specialty potato products, milled grain ingredients, dehydrated vegetables and seasonings, and blends and flavors.

Losers (%price change)

  1. Janus Capital Group Inc (NYSE:JNS): The shares closed at $6.56, down $0.66, or 9.14%, 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.
  2. BlackRock Inc (NYSE:BLK): The shares closed at $157.79, down $11.99, or 7.06%, 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. Vulcan Materials Co (NYSE:VMC): The shares closed at $31.29, down $1.92, or 5.78%, 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.
  4. NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX): The shares closed at $26.57, down $1.43, or 5.11%, 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.