UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) announced its quarterly dividend of 21.25 cents per share, an increase of about 30% over its prior dividend in March of 16.3 cents. The cash dividend is to be paid on June 22, 2012 to all shareholders of record of as of the close of business on June 15, 2012. The Board also renewed the Company's Share Repurchase Program, authorizing the purchase of 110 million shares over time.
Shares are higher by about 2.25 percent.
In other dividend news, Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) maintained its quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) maintained its quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share. Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) maintained its quarterly dividend of 20 cents per share.
Among dividend increases, Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM) announced its quarterly dividend of 27 cents per share, an increase of about 8% over its prior dividend in March of 25 cents.
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