: Marriott increases dividend by 30%


Marriott International Inc. MAR, -0.22% said Friday that its board of directors declared a dividend of 52 cents a share, a 30% increase over the previous one reflecting “the company’s earnings growth and strong cash generation.” The dividend is payable on June 30 to shareholders of record as of May 26. Shares of Marriott have gained more than 16% this year, compared with gains of around 7% for the S&P 500 index. SPX, -0.16%

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