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Wednesday’s Vital Data: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Twitter Inc (TWTR) and Walt Disney Co (DIS)

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Twitter (TWTR) are buzzing with takeover talk, while Walt Disney (DIS) stock’s ex-dividend drives call volume. More 

Disney Leads 7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Entertainment juggernaut and Dow component Walt Disney (DIS) made a shift in its dividend payment policy, opting to begin paying its dividend semi-annually. Last week the company said it would send shareholders two semi-annual payments of 66 cents per share. The Magic Kingdom’s new dividend adds to an annual payout of $1.32 per share, a 14.8% rise over the $1.15 annual dividend Disney paid last year. The new, semi-annual dividend is payable July 29 to shareholders of record as of July 6. Disney shares go ex-dividend on July 1. Based on the new dividend, DIS has a dividend yield of 1.15%. In addition to Disney’s dividend increase, last week brought us six other high-profile dividend stocks increasing payouts. More 

Disney World, Disneyland Ban Selfie Sticks in All Parks

Disney World, Disneyland and all of the company's other parks are placing bans on selfie sticks, citing safety concerns to justify the ban. More 

3 Naked Puts for $1,000 in Monthly Income

Naked puts are a great strategy when you use stocks that you'd be happy to own if they get put to you. Grab $1,000 income by selling naked puts on these three stocks. More 

DIS Stock Hikes Dividend; When Will the Rally End?

The annual Disney (DIS) stock dividend is now a semi-annual one. Oh, and it's 15% higher, too. Here's why the stock will keep running higher. More 

4 Summer Blockbuster Media Stocks to Buy

Summer movies are likely to make these media stocks into blockbuster buys for investors. We take a look at the biggest likely hits. More 

Microsoft, Disney Set Sights On AR Technology (MSFT, DIS)

AR technology will allow Microsoft (MSFT) and Disney (DIS) help meld the physical and digital worlds in new and interesting ways. More