3 FTSE Dividends That Have Risen Todayhttp://www.fool.com/investing/international/2012/06/14/3-ftse-dividends-that-have-risen-today.aspx Maynard Paton
June 14, 2012
LONDON -- You probably already know that many shares within the FTSE indexes can offer decent incomes when compared to a savings account. Indeed, the FTSE 100 (INDEX: ^FTSE ) index offers, at a current level of 5,439, a trailing 3.9% dividend income -- somewhat higher than this time last year, when the index offered a 3.2% yield and traded at 5,773.
Despite all the economic worries that have pushed the FTSE 100 index lower during the last 12 months, some companies continue to lift their annual dividends to ordinary shareholders. Here are three names from various FTSE indexes that have announced higher payouts today.
Halma (LSE: HLMA.L )
Halma's shares had dropped 1% to 376 pence by this afternoon, making for a 1.4 billion pound market cap and yield of 2.6%, based on the new 9.74 pence-per-share payout.