Assurant, a leading global provider of housing and lifestyle solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases, announced that its Board of Directors approved a quarterly dividend increase of $0.03 to $0.63 per share of common stock. “Our commitment to disciplined capital management and ability to generate strong cash flows has allowed us to increase our common stock dividend each year since our 2004 initial public offering,” said Alan Colberg, president and CEO, Assurant. “Earlier this year we announced our objective to return $1.35 billion to shareholders by the end of 2021, with common stock dividends being an important element of our capital return strategy.” The dividend will be payable on December 16, 2019 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 25, 2019.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, announced today that for the third quarter of 2019 the Company reported net sales of $95.0 million and diluted earnings of 27¢ per share, compared with net sales of $114.9 million and diluted earnings of 52¢ per share in the third quarter of 2018. The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of 11¢ per share for the third quarter for stockholders of record as of November 15, 2019, payable on November 27, 2019.

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per share. The dividend will be paid on January 15, 2020, to shareholders of record as of December 17, 2019.

The UnitedHealth Group board of directors has authorized payment of a cash dividend of $1.08 per share, to be paid on December 17, 2019, to all shareholders of record of UnitedHealth Group common stock as of the close of business on December 9, 2019.

The UPS Board of Directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.96 per share on all outstanding Class A and Class B shares. The dividend is payable Dec. 4, 2019 to shareowners of record on Nov. 18, 2019. UPS has a long commitment to cash dividends. For nearly five decades UPS has either increased or maintained its dividend. Since 2000, UPS’s dividend has more than quadrupled.