January 30, 2015

Costco Wholesale Corp. has declared a special one-time dividend of $5 per share that will result in approximately $2.2 billion being returned to shareholders.

May 7, 2014

Simon Property Group plans to distribute all of the common shares of Washington Prime Group Inc. to Simon stockholders.

January 16, 2014

The board of directors has increased the amount of the regular quarterly dividend payment to $0.31 per share, an increase of 19.2% from the preceding quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share.

January 18, 2013

Family Dollar increased its annual dividend by 24%. The annual payout now totals $1.04 following a decision by the retailer’s board to elevate the quarterly dividend to 26 cents a share from 21 cents a share.

December 6, 2012

Dick’s Sporting goods will pay $2 special dividend before year end in a move to help investors avoid what are presumed to be higher dividend tax rates in 2013 and beyond.

November 28, 2012

Costco Wholesale Corp. said it will pay a special dividend worth some $3.0 billion to investors, sending cash to its shareholders ahead of a likely increase in the dividend tax.

November 19, 2012

Wal-Mart is changing the date that its fourth-quarter dividend will be paid.

September 13, 2012

The Kroger Co. said Thursday it will increase its quarterly dividend by 30% to 15 cents per share, payable Dec. 1.

September 12, 2012

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. said that its board declared a special cash dividend of $1.50 and a regular quarterly dividend of 11 cents.

June 13, 2012

Target Corp. said its board approved the increase of its quarterly dividend by six cents, or 20%, to 36 cents.

May 29, 2012

Dollar Tree has approved a 2-for-1 stock split in the form of a 100% common stock dividend.

March 19, 2012

Target Corp. anticipates that its annual dividend may hit $3 per share or more by 2017, if its annual earnings are at $8 per share or more by that time.

March 1, 2012

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Thursday it is continuing its annual tradition of increasing shareholder payout by raising its dividend by 9%.

December 20, 2011

General Growth Properties said its board approved the spinoff of its Rouse Properties Inc. subsidiary, to consist of 30 regional shopping centers in 19 states.

October 24, 2011

VF Corp. reported that its third-quarter net income rose 24% on higher prices and sales, and raised its full-year outlook and quarterly dividend.

April 27, 2011

Costco Wholesale Corp. said Tuesday that its board of directors has approved a $4 billion share buyback program.

February 24, 2011

Kohl's Corp. reported Thursday that its fourth quarter net earnings rose 14% and the board authorized the first dividend in the company's history.

January 28, 2011

Destination Maternity, free of the restructuring charges that put a dent into profits last year, said its first-quarter net income more than quadrupled, easily topping Wall Street expectations.

December 9, 2010

Whole Foods Market said Wednesday that its board approved a quarterly cash dividend of 10 cents per share reinstating the quarterly payment after more than two years with none.

June 24, 2010

The board of directors of Supervalu has authorized the grocer to buy back up to...

June 23, 2010

The Kroger Co. said Thursday it will buy back $500 million in shares....

June 7, 2010

Staples said it is resuming its $1 billion share repurchase program after a hiatus....

March 16, 2010

Staples said that it offered approximately $358.7 million to buy the 41.4% of Corporate Express...

March 3, 2010

Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday said it raised its annual dividend by 11%, citing its strong...