Newell Rubbermaid Inc. said Thursday it is raising its quarterly dividend by 12% to 19 cents a share from 17 cents. The consumer goods company said the new dividend will be payable March 13 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 27. Shares were not yet active in premarket trade, but are up 11.8% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500's 1.5% gain.
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