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Clorox (ticker: CLX), which makes family and private care merchandise, plans to spice up its quarterly payout by 5% to $1.16 a share from $1.11.
This yr, the inventory, which yields 2.6%, has returned about minus 10%, dividends included, as of June 4.
Retailer American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) plans to spice up its quarterly dividend to 18 cents a share from 13.75 cents. That’s a 31% hike.
The inventory, which has returned about 60% this yr, yields 1.7%. The corporate mentioned in a launch that the rise displays “power within the enterprise, monetary well being and confidence in delivering constant long-term development.”
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
(ARE) declared a quarterly disbursement of $1.12 a share, up 3% from $1.09 beforehand.
The corporate operates as a real-estate funding belief, or REIT, and focuses on city workplace actual property in markets corresponding to San Diego, Seattle, better Boston, and Maryland. The inventory, which yields 2.4%, has returned about 4% this yr.
Elsewhere, one other REIT, Nationwide Well being Traders (NHI) mentioned it should pay a second-quarter dividend of 90 cents a share, down about 18% from $1.1025 within the first quarter. The corporate’s companies embrace senior housing and medical facility investments.
In a information launch dated June 3, the corporate’s CEO,
mentioned partly that the corporate’s board “is dedicated to preserving a prudent and conservative capital construction that ensures the Firm has adequate flexibility to handle by way of the influence of the pandemic.”
Sectors corresponding to senior housing have been hit tougher than extra defensive sectors, like expertise, throughout the pandemic.
Mendelsohn added that the dividend reduce places the corporate “in a greater place to considerably enhance the standard of our actual property portfolio by way of lease restructurings, asset gross sales, and accretive acquisitions whereas nonetheless being dedicated to a sustainable dividend.” The inventory, which yields 6.7%, has returned about minus 4% this yr.
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