After suspending payments in June of 2010, BP has reinstated its quarterly dividend. According to their press release, the 42 cent dividend is payable on March 28. BP is one of the largest oil companies in the world, and had a long history of increasing dividends.
Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) operates a chain of more than 6,800 general merchandise retail discount stores in 44 states, providing consumers with a selection of low priced merchandise in neighborhood stores. Its merchandise assortment includes consumables, home products, apparel and accessories, and seasonal and electronics. Most items sell in the $1-$10 range.
Target (NYSE: TGT) is an upscale discounter that provides high-quality, on-trend merchandise at discount prices. In addition, Target operates an online business, Target.com. The company reports under two operating segments: Retail and Credit Card. Target has 1752 stores in 49 states, including 251 Super Target locations.
Acme United Corporation (AMEX: ACU) is a supplier of cutting, measuring and safety products to the school, home, office, hardware…