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Saturday, May 16, 2009

CME Group Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend

CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today declared a
second-quarter dividend of $1.15 per share, payable June 25, 2009, to shareholders of record June 10, 2009.

CME Group ( is the world's largest and most diverse
derivatives exchange. Building on the heritage of CME, CBOT and NYMEX, CME
Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. As an
international marketplace, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together on
the CME Globex electronic trading platform and on trading floors in Chicago
and New York.

By acting as the buyer to every seller and the seller to
every buyer, CME Clearing virtually eliminates counterparty credit risk.
CME Clearing also offers financial safeguards to help mitigate systemic
risk, providing the security and confidence market participants need to
operate, invest and grow.

CME Group offers the widest range of benchmarkproducts available across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, and alternative investment products such as weather and real estate.

CME Group is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol "CME."

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Molson Coors Announces 20% Quarterly Dividend Increase

Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 20% increase in the quarterly dividend rate on its Class A and Class B common shares from US$0.20 per share to US$0.24 per share, payable June 15, 2009, to shareholders of record on May 29, 2009. The quarterly dividend increase raises the annual dividend rate from US$0.80 per share to US$0.96 per share.

Molson Coors Brewing Company, through its subsidiaries, brews, markets, sells, and distributes beer and other beverages. It offers its products under the Coors Light, Canadian, Molson Dry, Export, Creemore, Rickard's Red and other Rickard's brands, Carling, and Pilsner brand names in Canada; the Coors Light and Miller Lite, Coors Banquet, Miller Genuine Draft, MGD 64, Miller Chill, Sparks, Miller High Life, Keystone Light, Icehouse, Mickey's, Milwaukee's Best Light, Old English 800, Blue Moon brands, Henry Weinhard's, George Killian's Irish Red, the Leinenkugel's brands, the Molson brands, Foster's, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, Coors Non-Alcoholic, and Sharp's brand names in the United States; and the Carling, C2, Coors Light, Worthington's, Caffrey's, Kasteel Cru, as well as Grolsch brand names in the United Kingdom.

The company also brews or distributes Amstel Light, Heineken and Murphy's, Asahi and Asahi Select, Miller Lite, Miller Genuine Draft, Milwaukee's Best, Milwaukee's Best Dry, Foster's, and Tiger brands under license. Molson Coors distributes its products through a three-tier system consisting of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in the United States, as well as through a two-tier system consisting of manufacturers and retailers in the United Kingdom.

It has a joint venture with Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V. to import, distribute, and market the Modelo beer brand portfolio, including the Corona, Coronita, Negra Modelo, and Pacifico brands in Canada; and with Royal Grolsch N.V. to market Grolsch branded beer in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The company was formerly known as Adolph Coors Company and changed its name to Molson Coors Brewing Company in February 2005. Molson Coors was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Disclosure None

Realty Income Declares 467th Consecutive Common Stock Monthly Dividend

Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income), The Monthly Dividend Company®, (NYSE:O - News) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a common stock dividend of $0.1420625 per share, payable on June 15, 2009 to shareholders of record as of June 1, 2009. The dividend represents an annualized amount of $1.70475 per share.

We have been paying monthly distributions throughout our 40-year operating history. Since becoming a public company and being listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1994, we have regularly increased the amount of the dividend. Currently the annualized dividend rate is $1.70475 per share.

Disclosure I am long shares of "O".

The Cushing MLP Total Return Fund Announces Quarterly Dividend

The Cushing MLP Total ReturnFund (NYSE: SRV) declared its quarterly dividend of $0.225 per common share for the quarter ending May 31, 2009. The dividend will be payable on June
10, 2009 to shareholders of record on May 29, 2009. The ex-date for thedividend is May 27, 2009.

The investment objective of the Fund is to obtain a high after tax total return from a combination of capital appreciation and current income. The Fund intends to focus its investments in Master Limited Partnerships with operations in the development, production, processing, refining, transportation, storage and marketing of natural resources. The Fund may generally seek to invest in 20 to 30 issuers with generally not more than 10 percent of Managed Assets in any one issue.

Currently trading at a 27.62% premium to nav. Charges a horrible 2.56% expense ration, and a 15.99% dividend.

Disclosure: None

Assurant Raises Quarterly Dividend from $.14 to $.15 per Common Share

Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ), a premier provider of specialty insurance and
insurance-related products and services, today announced that its board of
directors declared a quarterly dividend of $.15 per share of common stock.
This represents a seven percent increase above the quarterly dividend of
$.14 per share, declared on Jan. 23, 2009. The dividend will be payable on
June 9, 2009 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on May
26, 2009.

About Assurant

Assurant's businesses provide a unique variety of products and services that assure opportunity, security and peace of mind for our customers. We provide creditor-placed homeowners insurance; manufactured housing homeowners insurance; debt protection administration; credit insurance; warranties and extended services contracts; individual health and small employer group health insurance; group dental insurance; group disability insurance; group life insurance; and pre-funded funeral insurance. Assurant's strategy is to manage a select portfolio of specialty businesses that are leaders in their markets.

Assurant's U.S. headquarters office, located in New York's financial district, provides strategic management and key resources for its U.S. operating companies, including asset management, employee benefits, tax, accounting, legal and communications. Assurant also has offices in Syracuse, New York; West Des Moines, Iowa; and in Woodbury, Minnesota; which provide service support for its operating companies in such areas as information technology, financial and human resources systems management, and New York State policy administration.


Old Republic Announces Regular Second Quarter Dividend of 17 Cents

Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI) announced today that its Board of Directors approved the payment of the regular quarterly cash dividend of 17 cents per
common share. The dividend is payable on June 15, 2009 to shareholders of
record on June 5, 2009.

Old Republic traces its beginnings to 1923, although several acquired subsidiaries began operations much earlier. The Company is one of America's 50 largest shareholder-owned insurance businesses. Its subsidiaries market, underwrite, and provide risk management services for a wide variety of coverages, predominantly in the general (property and liability), mortgage guaranty, and title insurance fields. The Company is primarily a commercial lines underwriter serving the insurance needs of a large number of organizations, including many of America's leading industrial and financial services institutions.

Disclosure : None

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tyson Foods, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), at a meeting on May 8, 2009, declared the quarterly dividend of $.04 per share on Class A common stock and $.036 per share on Class B common stock, payable on September 15, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 1, 2009.

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is the world's largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The Company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves. Tyson provides products and service to customers throughout the United States and more than 90 countries.

The company has approximately 107,000 Team Members employed at more than 300 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The Company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.

Disclosure None

Huntsman Announces Second Quarter 2009 Common Dividend

Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that the company's board of
directors has declared a $0.10 per share cash dividend on its common stock. The dividend is payable on June 30, 2009, to stockholders of record as of June 15, 2009.

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging.

Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman today has more than 12,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The company had 2008 revenues exceeding US $10 billion.

Disclosure None

Curtiss-Wright Declares Dividend of $0.08 Per Share for Common Stock

Martin R. Benante,Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW), announced today that on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, the Board of Directors declared a dividend
of eight cents ($0.08) per share for Common Stock, payable July 16, 2009 to
stockholders of record as of July 2, 2009.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) has a long history with its roots dating back to the Wright brothers' first flight in 1903. We have continued on the path of innovation and advanced engineering, and have applied that expertise to a number of critical applications in high-performance markets. Our success has resulted in a world-renowned reputation for performance, long-standing customer relationships and significant growth and profitability in the markets in which we compete.

Today, we are a diversified, multinational provider of highly engineered, technologically advanced products and services. We operate through three segments: Motion Control, Flow Control and Metal Treatment, which support several of the largest, most vital industries in the world, including defense, commercial aerospace and energy. We have been a publicly traded company for more than 75 years and our highly engineered, innovative products are recognized for their advanced technology and unsurpassed reliability.

We have achieved balanced growth through the successful application of our core competencies in engineering and precision manufacturing, while adapting these competencies to new markets through internal product development and a disciplined program of strategic acquisitions. Our overall strategy is to be a globally competitive company with established market leadership in profitable, niche markets.

Disclosure None

Vulcan (VMC) Declares Quarterly Dividend on Common Shares

The Board of Directors of Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC - News) at a regular meeting held today declared a quarterly dividend of 49 cents per share on its common stock payable June 10, 2009, to shareholders of record May 26, 2009.

Vulcan Materials Company, based in Birmingham, Alabama, provides infrastructure materials that are required by the American economy. Vulcan is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates, a major producer of other construction materials including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete and a leading producer of cement in Florida.

Vulcan produces aggregates, primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel, that are used in nearly all forms of construction. In particular, large quantities of aggregates are used to build roads and nonresidential properties.

Disclosure None

SL Green Realty Cuts Dividend more than 60%, Shares Fall

The company announced that it cut its quarterly dividend to 10 cents a share, or 40 cents on an annual basis, from 37.5 cents a share, or $1.50 a year, following the completion of the public offering of its common stock.

The news sent shares falling 5% in after-market trading to $22.02.

SL Green Realty Corp. is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust, or REIT, that predominantly acquires, owns, repositions and manages Manhattan office properties. The Company is the only publicly held REIT that specializes in this niche. The Company owns more than 30 New York City office properties totaling over 22 million square feet, making it New York's largest office landlord.

In addition, SL Green holds investment interests, among other things, in retail properties encompassing approximately 400,000 square feet, development property (one) encompassing approximately 85,000 square feet and land interests (two), along with ownership of over 30 suburban assets totaling more than 7.5 million square feet in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester County, Connecticut and New Jersey.

Disclosure None

FactSet Research (FDS) boosts quarterly dividend 11 pct

FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) said on Tuesday that it is raising its quarterly dividend 11%, to 20 cents a share from 18 cents a share. The cash dividend will be paid on June 16, 2009 to holders of record of FactSet's common stock on May 29, 2009.

FactSet offers instant access to financial data and analytics to thousands of analysts, portfolio managers, and investment bankers at the world’s financial institutions.

FactSet’s business is built on the creative use of technology and an unwavering dedication to client service. We remain on the cutting edge by continually developing and refining our software. Our tools enable clients to perform investment research at the most sophisticated level. We offer individual consultant contacts, 24-hour personal support, and dedication to our users for client service that is unsurpassed in the industry.

FactSet has been listed as one of Forbes’ “200 Best Small Companies” for 12 consecutive years.

Disclosure None

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. Announces Pumped UP Quarterly Dividend

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI - News) today announced that its Board of Directors approved an increased quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on July 15, 2009 to shareholders of record as of July 1, 2009.

AmTrust is a multinational property and casualty insurer specializing in coverage for small businesses. We offer workers’ compensation insurance, extended warranty coverage, specialty middle-market property and casualty insurance and a host of related products and services.

Disclosure None

Monday Sells Portfolio Updates Dividends received

Hello well for monday the 11th I sold POT,SCJ,JJG,MDD,MON,ICI,NL,MT,ACI,EWST,PSSI,
Sold for a 24.53% gain on those 11 stocks. Added no new purchases of any stocks, other than the ones I already own.

I received dividends from DIA,JNK and TFI.

Monday, May 11, 2009

G&K Services Declares Regular Cash Dividend

G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GKSR), a market leader in branded identity apparel programs and facility services, announced today that the company has declared a quarterly dividend of seven cents per share payable in cash on June 18, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 4, 2009.

For more information on G&K Services, visit the company’s website.

Disclosure None and I do not recommend buying this stock either.

Energy company Avista(AVA) declares increased quarterly dividend of 21 cents per share

The energy company Avista Corp. said Thursday its board has declared a quarterly dividend of 21 cents per share on its common stock, an increase of 3 cents per share, or about 17 percent. The dividend will be paid June 15 to shareholders of record on May 21.

Current Yield 5.31% Been raising dividends since 2004 here is dividend history.

Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses.

Avista affiliate companies include:

  • Avista Utilities: Efficient, reliable electricity and natural gas
  • Advantage IQ: E-Business facility intelligence

    Our strategy is on track. Our solid, stable and reliable energy business provides a strong foundation, and we are building an equally solid energy-related affiliate. We are seeing the results of our efforts.

    At the core of our strategies is a focus on reliably building value for our customers, investors, communities and employees. We are Avista. We improve life’s quality… with energy.

  • Disclosure I am long AVA Shares

    Equifax (EFX) Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend

    Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced that the Equifax Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.04 per share, payable on June 15, 2009, to shareholders of record as
    of the close of business on May 26, 2009.

    Equifax has paid cash dividends for 96 consecutive years.

    About Equifax.

    Disclosure None

    Cohen & Steers, Inc. (CNS) Board Declares Quarterly Dividend

    Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE: CNS) announced that its
    Board of Directors declared the company's cash dividend for the second
    quarter of 2009 in the amount of $0.05 per share of common stock. The
    dividend will be payable on June 26, 2009 to stockholders of record at the
    close of business on June 4, 2009.

    Cohen & Steers is a manager of income-oriented equity portfolios specializing in U.S. and international real estate securities, large cap value stocks, utilities and listed infrastructure, and preferred securities. The company also offers alternative investment strategies such as hedged real estate securities portfolios and private real estate multimanager strategies. Headquartered in New York City, with offices in London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Seattle, Cohen & Steers serves individual and institutional investors through a broad range of investment vehicles.

    Our passionate belief that dividends provide an important part of an investment's total return and overall diversification has been the foundation for our portfolio strategies. We believe the significant growth in our assets under management over the past two decades reflects the growing demand for dividend-paying equity investments.

    Disclosure None