Aware, Inc. (AWRE), a leading supplier of biometrics software and DSL service assurance products, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend of $1.15 per share, or approximately $24 million in total. The special dividend will be paid on May 25, 2012 to shareholders of record as of May 11, 2012.
AWRE closed at $6.15 for a one-time special dividend yield of 18.7%.
Anixter International Inc. (AXE), a leading global distributor of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire & cable, fasteners and other small parts, today announced that its Board of Directors declared the payment of a special dividend to shareholders of $4.50 per common share, or a total cash outlay of approximately $150 million. The special dividend is payable on May 31, 2012 to shareholders of record on May 16, 2012.
AXE closed at $69.43 for a special one-time special dividend yield of 6.5%.
LPL Financial (LPLA) just widened the gulf between itself and other competitors after announcing a $2 special dividend payout to shareholders slated for May, and plans to initiate smaller quarterly payments thereafter, industry observers said. After May, investors holding LPL Financial’s common stock can expect regular quarterly dividend payments, initially of up to $0.12 per share, according to the company. The dividend is payable on May 25, 2012 to all common stockholders of record as of the close of business as of May 15, 2012.
LPLA closed at $36.98 for a total one-time special dividend yield of 5.47%.
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (DO) announced today that the Company has declared a special quarterly cash dividend of $0.75 per share of common stock and a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share of common stock. Both dividends are payable on June 1, 2012 to shareholders of record on May 1, 2012.
DO closed at $68.00 for a total one-time special dividend (special plus regular dividend) yield of 1.29%.