Pfizer boosts quarterly dividend to 24 cents

Pfizer raises quarterly cash dividend by 2 cents, or 9 percent, to 24 cents

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Pfizer Inc. says that its board approved a 9 percent increase in its common stock dividend, to 24 cents from 22 cents.

The New York-based drugmaker said Monday the quarterly dividend will be paid on March 5 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 1.

Pfizer shares rose 24 cents to $25.42 in midday trading.

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