The S&P 500 Index rallied higher last week as investors applauded the decision to exempt Mexico and Canada from the Trump administration’s trade tariffs and new data on the U.S. labor market showed continued employment gains. A handful of dividend stocks also reported good news in the area of higher payouts.
Five notable dividend stocks increased their payouts over the last week. This included two businesses involved in the wireless communications industry, a popular toothpaste manufacturer and a major defense company.
Here are five dividend stocks increasing payouts.
Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) raised its quarterly dividend by 9%, increasing it from 57 cents per share to 62 cents. The mobile communications technology company did not declare a formal ex-dividend date but will begin paying its higher dividend after March 21, 2018. If history is any guide, the first ex-dividend date for its bigger dividend will fall in late May or early June.
QCOM Dividend Yield: 3.92%
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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: HubSpot, Inc.(HUBS)
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Cloud-based sales and marketing platform specialist HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) saw its total sales spike 39% in the first quarter to $114.6 million. That outpaced the high end of the company’s own revenue guidance for the quarter by more than $4 million. The company said that strong growth was driven by both expanding subscription and professional services sales.
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Sativacoin (CURRENCY:STV) traded 2.1% higher against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on May 9th. Over the last week, Sativacoin has traded up 0.1% against the US dollar. One Sativacoin coin can now be purchased for $0.0318 or 0.00000341 BTC on popular exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. Sativacoin has a market capitalization of $225,415.00 and $19.00 worth of Sativacoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.
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Netlist (NASDAQ:NLST)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $0.10, but opened at $0.14. Netlist shares last traded at $0.16, with a volume of 5420 shares.
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