This morning, the Nasdaq OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) declared its quarterly dividend of 15 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 1.4% going forward. Shares of Nasdaq OMX Group were higher on Thursday, climbing 2.7% so far.
In other dividend news, Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) maintained its quarterly dividend of 60.5 cents per share. Encana (NYSE:ECA) maintained its quarterly dividend of 7 cents per share. And Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) maintained its quarterly dividend of 27 cents per share.
Among dividend increases, Hershey (NYSE:HSY) announced its quarterly dividend of 53.5 cents per share, an increase of about 10% over its prior dividend.
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