Covidien ( COV ) has declared a 13% increase in the quarterly dividend rate, from $0.32 per ordinary share to $0.36 per ordinary share. The next quarterly dividend is payable on November 6, 2014, to shareholders of record on October 7, 2014.
Kroger ( KR ) raised the quarterly dividend by 12 percent, to 18.5 cents per share, to be paid on December 1, 2014 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 14, 2014.
Penn West ( PWE ) has declared a third quarter 2014 dividend of $0.14 per share to be paid on October 15, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2014.
Covanta Holding ( CVA ) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share, an increase of $0.07 per share, or 39%, from its previous dividend. The increase is consistent with the Company's plan as announced on June 9, 2014. This dividend is payable on October 6, 2014 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 29, 2014.
Apache Corporation ( APA ) has declared regular cash dividend on the company's common shares. The dividend on common shares of 25 cents per share is payable on Nov. 21, 2014, to stockholders of record on Oct. 22, 2014.
Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) declared a quarterly dividend of $.28 per share on outstanding common stock, payable on November 17, 2014, to shareholders of record on October 10, 2014.
Steel Dynamics (STLD) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.1150 per common share. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2014, and is payable on or about October 10, 2014.
And, Chimera announced the declaration of its third quarter 2014 cash dividend of $0.09 per common share. This dividend is payable October 29, 2014, to common shareholders of record on September 30, 2014. The ex-dividend date is September 26, 2014.