ESIO, SMF, RAI, CHKE, NVE Dividend Stocks Update

Electro Scientific Industries Inc. nnnnnnn (NASDAQ:ESIO) has declared a new dividend of $0.08 updated from $2.00. The dividend record date is set for Thursday, February 28, 2013 with a pay date being announced as Thursday, March 14, 2013 and the ex-date is Tuesday, February 26, 2013. ESIO’s current dividend yield is about 21.1% with ESIO priced at 10.89 and they have paid 6 dividends in the last year.

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. is a supplier of laser-based manufacturing solutions for the microtechnology industry.

Salient MLP & Energy Infrastructure Fund nnnnnnn (NYSE:SMF) has declared a new dividend of $0.46 updated from $0.45. The dividend record date is set for Tuesday, February 19, 2013 with a pay date being announced as Thursday, February 28, 2013 and the ex-date is Thursday, February 14, 2013. SMF’s current dividend yield is about 6.3% with SMF priced at 27.54 and they have paid 5 dividends in the last year.

The Fund seeks to provide a high level of total return with an emphasis on making quarterly cash distributions to its shareholders. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing at least 80% of our total assets in securities of MLPs and Energy Infra

Reynolds American Inc. nnnnnnn (NYSE:RAI) has declared a new dividend of $0.59 . The dividend record date is set for Friday, March 08, 2013 with a pay date being announced as Monday, April 01, 2013 and the ex-date is Wednesday, March 06, 2013. RAI’s current dividend yield is about 5.3% with RAI priced at 44.25 and they have paid 5 dividends in the last year.

Reynolds American Inc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures cigarettes and other tobacco products in the United States.

Cherokee Inc. nnnnnnn (NASDAQ:CHKE) has declared a new dividend of $0.10 . The dividend record date is set for Friday, March 01, 2013 with a pay date being announced as Friday, March 15, 2013 and the ex-date is Wednesday, February 27, 2013. CHKE’s current dividend yield is about 5% with CHKE priced at 13.94 and they have paid 5 dividends in the last year.

Cherokee Inc. is a licensor of brand names and trademarks for apparel, footwear and accessories in the world.

NV Energy nnnnnnn (NYSE:NVE) has declared a new dividend of $0.19 updated from $0.17. The dividend record date is set for Tuesday, March 05, 2013 with a pay date being announced as Wednesday, March 20, 2013 and the ex-date is Friday, March 01, 2013. NVE’s current dividend yield is about 3.4% with NVE priced at 18.98 and they have paid 5 dividends in the last year.

NV Energy, Inc., is an investor-owned holding company. Its utilities operate three business segments: NPC electric, SPPC electric and SPPC natural gas.

Salient Midstream and MLP Fund nnnnnnn (NYSE:SMM) has declared a new dividend of $0.34 updated from $0.33. The dividend record date is set for Tuesday, February 19, 2013 with a pay date being announced as Thursday, February 28, 2013 and the ex-date is Thursday, February 14, 2013. SMM’s current dividend yield is about 3.1% with SMM priced at 21.02 and they have paid 3 dividends in the last year.

The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its total assets in securities of Midstream Companies and MLPs. Midstream companies own or operate midstream assets used in transporting, storing, gathering, processing, distri

Acorn Energy Inc. nnnnnnn (NASDAQ:ACFN) has declared a new dividend of $0.04 . The dividend record date is set for Wednesday, February 20, 2013 with a pay date being announced as Monday, March 04, 2013 and the ex-date is Friday, February 15, 2013. ACFN’s current dividend yield is about 2.6% with ACFN priced at 7.13 and they have paid 5 dividends in the last year.

Acorn Energy, Inc is a holding company, which provides digital solutions for energy infrastructure asset management.

Union Pacific Corp. nnnnnnn (NYSE:UNP) has declared a new dividend of $0.69 . The dividend record date is set for Thursday, February 28, 2013 with a pay date being announced as Monday, April 01, 2013 and the ex-date is Tuesday, February 26, 2013. UNP’s current dividend yield is about 1.9% with UNP priced at 132.00 and they have paid 5 dividends in the last year.

Union Pacific Corporation owns one transportation company in America. It links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country through its operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company.

Ameristar Casinos Inc. nnnnnnn (NASDAQ:ASCA) has declared a new dividend of $0.13 . The dividend record date is set for Thursday, February 28, 2013 with a pay date being announced as Friday, March 15, 2013 and the ex-date is Tuesday, February 26, 2013. ASCA’s current dividend yield is about 1.9% with ASCA priced at 26.42 and they have paid 5 dividends in the last year.

Ameristar Casinos Inc is a developer, owner and operator of casino entertainment facilities in local and regional markets, with eight properties in seven markets.

Celanese Corp. Series A nnnnnnn (NYSE:CE) has declared a new dividend of $0.08 . The dividend record date is set for Tuesday, February 19, 2013 with a pay date being announced as Thursday, February 28, 2013 and the ex-date is Thursday, February 14, 2013. CE’s current dividend yield is about 0.6% with CE priced at 48.50 and they have paid 4 dividends in the last year.

Celanese Corporation is a producer of chemicals and advanced materials. It operates mainly through four business segments: Advanced Engineered Materials, Consumer Specialties, Industrial Specialties and Acetyl Intermediates.

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