These following stocks declared distributions Friday:
Delaware Enhanced Glbl. Div. & Inc. Fund (DEX) a closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to seek current income, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation, announced a monthly dividend of $0.075 per share Friday, which is payable to the shareholders on September 28 with ex-date, September 12, 2012. Based on the latest DEX stock closing price of 12.17, the investment company is sporting an annualized dividend of 7.40%.
Delaware Investments Dividend And Income (DDF) declared a monthly dividend of $0.05 per share, which will be paid to shareholders on September 28, with ex-date September, 12, 2012. The fund is paying distributions at an annualized dividend yield of 7.66% on the basis of the latest DDF stock closing price of $8.22.
Educational Development Corporation (EDUC) a publisher of educational children’s books, announced a quarterly dividend of $0.12, which is payable on September 21, with ex-date, September 12, 2012. Shareholders are receiving high dividends at an annualized yield of 12.15% based on the latest EDUC closing price of $3.95.
Simmons First National Corporation (SFNC), a multi-bank financial holding company operating eight community banks, announced to pay a quarterly dividend of $0.20 on October 1, 2012, with ex-date, Septemebr 12, 2012. The company is annually yielding at an 3.44% on the basis of the latest SFNC stock closing price of $23.38.
ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (ESSA), a holding company of the common stock of ESSA Bank & Trust decided to pay a quarterly dividend of $0.05 to shareholders on September 30, 2012, with ex-date, September 12, 2012. ESSA Bancorp is paying out at an annualized dividend yield of 1.97% on the basis of the latest ESSA stock trading price of $10.14.
Eastern Insurance Holdings Inc (EIHI), together with its subsidiaries, primarily provides workers’ compensation insurance and reinsurance products. Eastern Insurance announced a quarterly distribution of $0.07 which will be paid on September 28, 2012, with ex-date, September 12, 2012. Investors are receiving an annualized dividend of 1.69% from the holding company based on the latest EIHI stock trading price of $16.55.