LONDON -- On a day when the FTSE 100
Domino Printing Sciences
But the raised interim dividend of 7.24 pence per share is more than twice covered by underlying earnings per share of 17.2 pence, and the company ended the period with net cash on its books. If the full-year dividend is raised similarly, it should come to about 3.5%. The shares climbed 2% to 519 pence on the news.
Rail and bus operator Stagecoach
After seeing adjusted EPS grow by nearly 7% to 25.4 pence in a year in which the company returned 340 million pounds in cash to shareholders, the dividend was lifted to a well-covered 7.8 pence per share. That’s a yield of around 3% on the current share price, and the shares have also put on about 12% this month, reversing a decline from February’s peak.
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The third 10% dividend rise today comes from Wynnstay Group
Wynnstay is someone you may not have heard of. The firm is mainly an agricultural supplier, but it also runs a chain of retail stores aimed at farmers and country dwellers. And it's been doing rather well: Since a 161 pence low point in early 2009, the shares have more than doubled to stand at 383 pence today. Share-price appreciation and a growing dividend -- what more could you ask for?
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