Dividend Changes to Know Now: Boston Properties, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Adams Resources & Energy, Extra Space Storage, Alliant Energy

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Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE:BXP): Boston Properties raises dividend 18% to 65c per share. Boston Properties announced that its board declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 65c per share of common stock payable on January 29, 2013 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 31. This represents an increase of approximately 18% over the prior quarterly cash dividend of 55c per share.

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (NYSE:TMO): Thermo Fisher increases dividend to 15c from 13c. Thermo Fisher Scientific announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase of its quarterly cash dividend from 13c to 15c per common share, payable on January 15, 2013, to shareholders of record as of December 17.

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Adams Resources & Energy, Inc. (AMEX:AE): Adams Resources increases dividend 9% to 62c. Adams Resources & Energy announced its Board of Directors has declared an annual cash dividend in the amount of 62c per common share, payable on December 17 to shareholders of record as of December 3, 2012. The 2012 cash dividend represents a 9% increase over the prior year amount.

Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE:EXR): Extra Space Storage increases dividend 25% to 25c per share. Extra Space Storage announced that the company’s board has declared a quarterly dividend of 25c per share on the common stock of the company for Q4, a 25% increase over the Q3 dividend of 20c. The dividend is payable on December 31 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 10.

Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT): Alliant Energy increased annual common stock dividend target for 2013 to $1.88. Alliant Energy’s Board of Directors approved an 8c increase in its 2013 expected annual common stock dividend target to $1.88 per share from the current annual dividend target of $1.80 per share. Payment of the 2013 quarterly dividends is subject to the actual dividend declaration by the Board of Directors, which is expected in January 2013 for the first quarter dividend.

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