Colorado small businesses are less likely to change health insurers for the upcoming year, even as they anticipate continued price increases, according to the second-annual Delta Dental of Colorado Small Business Survey.
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Noble Energy will pay the dividend Aug. 19 to the shareholders of record on Aug. 5. The new dividend follows a 28-cent dividend the company announced in April when its board of directors approved a two-for-one split in its common stock ahead of the company’s first-quarter earnings announcement.
The dividend comes ahead of Noble Energy’s earnings conference call scheduled for Thursday, where it will announce its second quarter results.
The company reported first-quarter earnings of $261 million, down from $263 million despite record sales volume in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, which includes Weld County.
Noble achieved record sales volume of 92,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day from the Denver-Julesburg Basin during that quarter. Those sales volumes represented almost two thirds of the company’s U.S. volumes of 146,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day
Noble Energy shares were down less than one point at $65.36.
An earlier version of this story mischaracterized Noble Energy’s second quarter dividend. The dividend was changed from 28 cents per share to 14 cents per share because of a two-for-one stock split.