Mastercard today announced that its Board of Directors has increased the company's quarterly cash dividend to 33 cents per share, a 32 percent increase over the previous dividend of 25 cents per share. The cash dividend will be paid on February 8, 2019 to holders of record of its Class A common stock and Class B common stock as of January 9, 2019.
Stryker announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.52 per share payable on January 31, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2018, representing an increase of approximately 11% versus the prior year and the previous quarter. "We continue to deliver strong financial results, and consistent with our stated capital allocation philosophy, are raising our dividend 11%," said Kevin A. Lobo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
The Deere Board of Directors today increased the company's quarterly dividend to $.76 per share on common stock. The dividend is payable February 1, 2019, to stockholders of record on December 31, 2018. The new quarterly rate represents an additional 7 cents per share over the previous level - an increase of approximately 10 percent.
PACCAR's Board of Directors today approved an increase of 14% in the regular quarterly cash dividend from twenty-eight cents per share to thirty-two cents per share. The dividend will be payable on March 5, 2019, to stockholders of record at the close of business on February 12, 2019. The Board of Directors also declared an extra cash dividend in the amount of two dollars per share, payable on January 4, 2019, to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 14, 2018.
The Board of Directors of Royal Caribbean Cruises today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.70 per common share payable on January 4, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 20, 2018. This move reflects the company's continuing efforts to increase shareholder returns.
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