This morning, New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) declared its quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share, maintaining the amount paid to shareholders the prior quarter. Based on the current stock price, investors can expect a yield of about 6.2% going forward. Shares of NYCB were lower on Wednesday, falling 3.1% today.
In other dividend news, BB&T (NYSE:BBT) maintained its quarterly dividend of 23 cents per share. And Exelon (NYSE:EXC) maintained its quarterly dividend of 31 cents per share.
Among dividend increases, Praxair (NYSE:PX) announced its quarterly dividend of 65 cents per share, an increase of about 8% over its prior dividend. And WellPoint (NYSE:WLP) announced its quarterly dividend of 43.75 cents per share, an increase of about 17%.
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