A Hewlett-Packard logo is seen at the company's Executive Briefing Center in Palo Alto, California January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY LOGO) - RTR3CJJC

A Hewlett-Packard logo is seen at the company's Executive Briefing Center in Palo Alto, California January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY LOGO) - RTR3CJJC (Reuters)

H-P to Hike Regular Dividend 10.2%

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Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) said Thursday it will lift its regular dividend by 10.2% to 16 cents a share.

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The move will be effective in next time the board meets, which the PC-maker said will likely come in May. The dividend payable on April 2 will remain at the lower price of 14.52 cents a share.

Shares of the blue-chip tech company ticked up slightly in pre-market action.

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