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Daily Dividend Report: AMGN, CVS, BEN, MCO, USB, GIS, SRE, O

Amgen ( AMGN ) declared a $1.00 per share dividend for the first quarter of 2016. The dividend will be paid on March 8, 2016, to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 16, 2016. This represents a 27 percent increase from that paid in each of the previous four quarters.

CVS Health ( CVS ) approved a 21% increase in its quarterly cash dividend, to $0.425 per share on the common stock of the Company. The increase translates to $1.70 per share annually, up $0.30 per share. The increased quarterly dividend will be payable on February 2, 2016, to shareholders of record on January 22, 2016.

Franklin Resources ( BEN ) announced a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.18 per share payable on January 13, 2016 to stockholders of record holding shares of common stock at the close of business on December 29, 2015. The quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share represents a 20% increase over the dividends paid for the prior and the same quarter last year.

Moody's Corporation ( MCO ) declared a regular quarterly dividend of 37 cents per share of MCO Common Stock, a 9 percent increase from the prior quarterly dividend of 34 cents per share. The dividend will be payable on March 10, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on February 19, 2016.

U.S. Bancorp ( USB ) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.255 per common, share payable January 15, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2015.

General Mills declared a quarterly dividend payment at the prevailing rate of $0.44 per share, payable February 1, 2016, to shareholders of record as of January 11, 2016. The General Mills quarterly dividend rate was most recently increased 7 percent effective with the May 1, 2015 payment.

Sempra Energy (SRE) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.70 per share of common stock. The current dividend is payable Jan. 15, 2016, to shareholders of record on Dec. 28, 2015.

Realty Income Corporation (O) has declared an increase in the company's common stock monthly cash dividend to $0.191 per share from $0.1905 per share. The dividend is payable on January 15, 2016 to shareholders of record as of January 4, 2016.

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