Cracker Barrel Boosts Dividend by 50%

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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store investors will be slathering an extra schmear of dividend onto their snacks. The company has declared a quarterly distribution of $0.75 per share, to be paid on August 5 to shareholders of record as of July 19. That amount is 50% higher than each of the firm's previous three payouts of $0.50 apiece, the most recent of which was disbursed at the beginning of May.

In the press release announcing the move, Cracker Barrel pointed out that it has tripled its payout since November 2011.

The new dividend annualizes to an even $3.00 per share. That yields 3.1% at Cracker Barrel's most recent closing stock price of $95.28.

The article Cracker Barrel Boosts Dividend by 50% originally appeared on Fool.com.

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