First Posted: 4/30/2013
(AP) American Express Co. is increasing its quarterly dividend by 15 percent.
The New York company declared a dividend of 23 cents per share. That's up 3 cents from the last quarter.
American Express will pay the dividend Aug. 9 to shareholders as of July 5.
It's the first dividend increase by the charge card company since early 2012.
It's also the second dividend increase of a component of the Dow Jones industrial average on Tuesday. Earlier, IBM said it was raising its dividend 12 percent and authorizing a $5 billion share buyback plan.Associated Press