HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) announced today that it intends, subject to applicable legal and contractual restrictions, to declare and pay a special cash dividend of $2.50 per share to stockholders during the fourth quarter of 2012. With the stock trading at $31.88, the special dividend will be a 7.85% dividend yield.
Murphy Oil Corp. (NYSE:MUR) declared a $500 million special dividend and a stock repurchase plan of up to $1 billion. It plans to pay the special $2.50 dividend on, or about, Dec. 3, to shareholders of record as of Nov. 16. With the stock trading at $59.00, the special dividend will be a 4.24% dividend yield.