What are few examples of companies who periodically pay dividends to their shareholders?

where their shareholders can make profit not by selling their stocks, but by earning a piece of the profit for x time...

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    There are a LOT of examples. Some companies even have a long history of not only paying dividends but of also raising those dividends each year. Here are a few of those. By the way these pay dividend every 3 months.

    Pepsi Cola 38 years running current dividend 3%

    VF Industries 37 years 3%

    Proctor and Gamble 54 years 3%

    McDonalds 33 years 2.9%

    CocaCola 48 years 3.1%

    Abbott Labs 38 years 3.6%

    Johnson and Johnson 48 year 3.6%

    Now there are companies that pay much higher dividends than those listed above but they do not have a long history of raising their dividends.

    Included in this list are Limited Partnerships which because of the corporate structure are required to pay out 90% of their profits as dividends. Also REITs.

    A few are as follows

    Energy Transfer Partners 7.5%

    Kinder Morgan Energy 6.2%

    Sunoco Logistic Partners 5.9%

    Plains All American 6.0%

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  • Raysor
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Aviva, Legal & General, Arm Holdings, Royal Dutch There are thousands. It is not a profit, dividends are income. Profit (or loss) comes from selling the shares. The shareholder is not earning a piece of the profit, the company is making the profit or earnings which belong to the shareholder (proportionally). The company will pay some of the earnings to the shareholders as dividends.

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  • 10 years ago

    State Bank of India, Reliance Industries, Bajaj, Birla, ONGC.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Altria Corporation, Microsoft, McDonalds, Leggett & Platt Inc.

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