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  • "Dividends were reduced" - request for information 0 comments
    May 18, 2011 3:17 PM


    I'm running research of dividend cuts. Goal is to create set of metrics (like Altman Z-scope) to predict possible dividend reduction.
    From data I have it is clear that metrics are sector dependent - they are different for banks, REITs, industrials, etc.

    I have enough data for banks, retailers and insurances statistics, but need to crunch more numbers to have robust metrics for other industries.

    I'm looking for info (symbols ) about US and non-US companies that reduced their dividends within last 20 years.
    1) a company should have growing or flat dividends for at least 5 years before the dividend cut or 2) a company should have long history (at least 8 years) of dividends with variations of quarterly dividends much smaller than the dividend reduction.
    Dividends cut in type 2 company should be big enough, so computer will distinguish it from normal dividends fluctuations.
    The 5 & 8 years requirements are valid for quarterly dividends, if they are annual I need 4X more history.

    Please email me possible ticker symbols with subject line "Dividends were reduced"

    Thank you for you help!

      As 18 May 2011 I already analyzed the following companies that did and did NOT cut dividends (the latest were used in control runs to see the metrics robustness):

    Symbol Company Industry Country
    AA Alcoa, Inc. Aluminum USA
    ABFS Arkansas Best Corporation Trucking USA
    ACC American Campus Communities Inc. REIT USA
    ACE ACE Limited Insurance Switzerland
    ACFC Atlantic Coast Federal Corporation Bank USA
    ACO Amcol International Corp. General Building Materials USA
    ADC Agree Realty Corp. Property Management USA
    AEA Advance America, Cash Advance Centers Inc. Credit Services USA
    AEE Ameren Corporation Diversified Utilities USA
    AEO American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Apparel Stores USA
    AF Astoria Financial Corporation Bank USA
    AFG American Financial Group Inc. Property & Casualty Insurance USA
    AFL AFLAC Inc. Insurance USA
    AGM Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Credit Services USA
    AHT Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. REIT USA
    AIN Albany International Corp. Textile Industrial USA
    AIZ Assurant Inc. Insurance USA
    AJG Arthur J Gallagher & Co. Insurance USA
    AKR Acadia Realty Trust Property Management USA
    ALE ALLETE, Inc. Diversified Utilities USA
    ALL The Allstate Corporation Property & Casualty Insurance USA
    ALNC Alliance Financial Corporation Bank USA
    ALTE Alterra Capital Holdings Limited Insurance Bermuda
    AMB AMB Property Corp. REIT USA
    AMNB American National Bankshares Inc. Bank USA
    ANAT American National Insurance Co. Insurance USA
    APAGF Apco Oil & Gas International Inc. Independent Oil & Gas USA
    APOG Apogee Enterprises, Inc. General Building Materials USA
    ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. REIT USA
    AROW Arrow Financial Corporation Bank USA
    ASBC Associated Banc-Corp Bank USA
    ASFI Asta Funding Inc. Business Services USA
    AUBN Auburn National Bancorporation, Inc. Bank USA
    AVB Avalonbay Communities Inc. REIT USA
    AVY Avery Dennison Corporation Paper & Paper Products USA
    AXS Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. Insurance Bermuda
    B Barnes Group Inc. Industrial Equipment & Components USA
    BA Boeing Co. Aerospace/Defense Products & Services USA
    BAC Bank of America Corporation Bank USA
    BANF BancFirst Corporation Bank USA
    BAP Credicorp Ltd. Bank Peru
    BBT BB & T Corp. Bank USA
    BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. Bank Spain
    BBX BankAtlantic Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    BBY Best Buy Co. Inc. Electronics Stores USA
    BCH Banco de Chile Bank Chile
    BCS Barclays PLC Bank United Kingdom
    BFSB Brooklyn Federal Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    BGFV Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. Sporting Goods Stores USA
    BGG Briggs & Stratton Corp. Diversified Machinery USA
    BGS B&G Foods Inc. Processed & Packaged Goods USA
    BHB Bar Harbor Bankshares Bank USA
    BID Sotheby's Specialty Retail, Other USA
    BKBK Britton & Koontz Capital Corp. Bank USA
    BKE Buckle Inc. Apparel Stores USA
    BKYF Bank of Kentucky Financial Corp. Bank USA
    BLL Ball Corporation Packaging & Containers USA
    BMO Bank of Montreal Bank Canada
    BMR BioMed Realty Trust Inc. REIT USA
    BMTC Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. Bank USA
    BNS The Bank Of Nova Scotia Bank Canada
    BOH Bank of Hawaii Corporation Bank USA
    BRE BRE Properties Inc. REIT USA
    BRKL Brookline Bancorp, Inc. Bank USA
    BRO Brown & Brown Inc. Insurance USA
    BSI Alon Holdings Blue Square - Israel Ltd Grocery Stores Israel
    BSRR Sierra Bancorp Bank USA
    BTH Blyth, Inc. Personal Products USA
    BUSE First Busey Corporation Bank USA
    BWS Brown Shoe Co. Inc. Specialty Retail, Other USA
    BX The Blackstone Group Asset Management USA
    BXP Boston Properties Inc. REIT USA
    BXS BancorpSouth, Inc. Bank USA
    CAC Camden National Corp. Bank USA
    CAE CAE Inc. Aerospace/Defense Products & Services Canada
    CARV Carver Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    CASC Cascade Corp. Farm & Construction Machinery USA
    CASY Casey's General Stores Inc. Grocery Stores USA
    CATO Cato Corp. Apparel Stores USA
    CAW CCA Industries Inc. Personal Products USA
    CB The Chubb Corporation Insurance USA
    CBIN Community Bank Shares of Indiana Inc. Bank USA
    CBK Christopher & Banks Corporation Apparel Stores USA
    CBL CBL & Associates Properties Inc. REIT USA
    CBS CBS Corporation Broadcasting - TV USA
    CBSH Commerce Bancshares Inc. Bank USA
    CBU Community Bank System Inc. Bank USA
    CCBG Capital City Bank Group Inc. Bank USA
    CCL Carnival Corporation General Entertainment USA
    CCNE CNB Financial Corp. Bank USA
    CEBK Central Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    CEG Constellation Energy Group, Inc. Electric Utilities USA
    CFFI C&F Financial Corp. Bank USA
    CFNB California First National Bancorp Bank USA
    CFR Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. Bank USA
    CGNX Cognex Corporation Scientific & Technical Instruments USA
    CHCO City Holding Co. Bank USA
    CHEV Cheviot Financial Corp. Bank USA
    CHFC Chemical Financial Corp. Bank USA
    CHH Choice Hotels International Inc. Lodging USA
    CHK Chesapeake Energy Corporation Independent Oil & Gas USA
    CHKE Cherokee Inc. Textile - Apparel Clothing USA
    CIB Bancolombia S.A. Bank Colombia
    CINF Cincinnati Financial Corp. Insurance USA
    CIZN Citizens Holding Company Bank USA
    CLI Mack-Cali Realty Corp. REIT USA
    CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Bank Canada
    CMA Comerica Incorporated Bank USA
    CMS CMS Energy Corp. Diversified Utilities USA
    CNBKA Century Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Diversified Utilities USA
    COL Rockwell Collins Inc. Aerospace/Defense Products & Services USA
    COST Costco Wholesale Corporation Discount, Variety Stores USA
    CPNO Copano Energy LLC Oil & Gas Pipelines USA
    CPO Corn Products International Inc. Processed & Packaged Goods USA
    CRRB Carrollton Bancorp Bank USA
    CRRC Courier Corporation Publishing - Books USA
    CRS Carpenter Technology Corp. Steel & Iron USA
    CSA Cogdell Spencer Inc. REIT USA
    CSBC Citizens South Banking Corp. Bank USA
    CSE CapitalSource Inc. Credit Services USA
    CSS CSS Industries Inc. Business Services USA
    CTBI Community Trust Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    CTCM CTC Media, Inc Broadcasting - TV Russia
    CVBF CVB Financial Corp. Bank USA
    CVS CVS Caremark Corporation Drug Stores USA
    CWH CommonWealth REIT REIT USA
    CYN City National Corp. Bank USA
    CZNC Citizens & Northern Corp. Bank USA
    DCOM Dime Community Bancshares Inc. Bank USA
    DCT DCT Industrial Trust Inc. REIT USA
    DDE Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc. Gaming Activities USA
    DEG Delhaize Group Grocery Stores Belgium
    DEI Douglas Emmett Inc REIT USA
    DFG Delphi Financial Group, Inc. Insurance USA
    DFS Discover Financial Services Credit Services USA
    DFZ RG Barry Corp. Textile - Apparel Footwear & Accessories USA
    DGICA Donegal Group Inc. Insurance USA
    DHR Danaher Corp. Conglomerates USA
    DIT AMCON Distributing Co. Food Wholesale USA
    DLR Digital Realty Trust Inc. REIT USA
    DNBF DNB Financial Corp. Bank USA
    DOM Dominion Resources Black Warrior Trust Diversified Investments USA
    DRE Duke Realty Corp. REIT USA
    DX Dynex Capital Inc. Mortgage Investment USA
    EBMT Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. Bank USA
    ECBE ECB Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    EDUC Educational Development Corp. Wholesale, Other USA
    EGP EastGroup Properties Inc. REIT USA
    ELNK EarthLink Inc. Internet Service Providers USA
    EMCI EMC Insurance Group Inc. Insurance USA
    EP El Paso Corp. Oil & Gas Pipelines USA
    EPAX Ambassadors Group Inc. Education & Training Services USA
    EPHC Epoch Investment Partners, Inc. Asset Management USA
    EPR Entertainment Properties Trust REIT USA
    EQR Equity Residential REIT USA
    ERF Enerplus Corporation Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Canada
    ERIE Erie Indemnity Co. Insurance USA
    ESBK Elmira Savings Bank Bank USA
    ESS Essex Property Trust Inc. REIT USA
    ETP Energy Transfer Partners L.P. Oil & Gas Pipelines USA
    EVBN Evans Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    EVBS Eastern Virginia Bankshares Inc. Bank USA
    FBMI Firstbank Corporation Bank USA
    FBNC First Bancorp Bank USA
    FBSS Fauquier Bankshares Inc. Bank USA
    FCAP First Capital Inc. Bank USA
    FCCO First Community Corporation Bank USA
    FCF First Commonwealth Financial Corp. Bank USA
    FDO Family Dollar Stores Inc. Discount, Variety Stores USA
    FDP Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. Farm Products Cayman Islands
    FFBC First Financial Bancorp. Bank USA
    FFCH First Financial Holdings Inc. Bank USA
    FFDF FFD Financial Corp. Bank USA
    FFG FBL Financial Group Inc. Life Insurance USA
    FFIC Flushing Financial Corp. Bank USA
    FFIN First Financial Bankshares Inc. Bank USA
    FISI Financial Institutions Inc. Bank USA
    FITB Fifth Third Bancorp Bank USA
    FL Foot Locker, Inc. Apparel Stores USA
    FLIC First of Long Island Corp. Bank USA
    FLS Flowserve Corp. Diversified Machinery USA
    FMBI First Midwest Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    FMER FirstMerit Corporation Bank USA
    FNB F.N.B. Corporation Bank USA
    FNFG First Niagara Financial Group Inc. Bank USA
    FNLC The First Bancorp, Inc. Bank USA
    FO Fortune Brands Inc. Home Furnishings & Fixtures USA
    FPO First Potomac Realty Trust REIT USA
    FRO Frontline Ltd. Shipping Bermuda
    FRT Federal Realty Investment Trust REIT USA
    FSBI Fidelity Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    FSBK First South Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    FSC Fifth Street Finance Corp. Credit Services USA
    FSP Franklin Street Properties Corp. REIT USA
    FULT Fulton Financial Corp. Bank USA
    FUN Cedar Fair LP General Entertainment USA
    FUNC First United Corporation Bank USA
    FWV First West Virginia Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    GAIN Gladstone Investment Corporation Diversified Investments USA
    GBCI Glacier Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    GCBC Greene County Bancorp, Inc. Bank USA
    GCI Gannett Co., Inc. Publishing - Newspapers USA
    GE General Electric Co. Conglomerates USA
    GLBZ Glen Burnie Bancorp Bank USA
    GLW Corning Inc. Diversified Electronics USA
    GMT GATX Corp. Rental & Leasing Services USA
    GNTX Gentex Corp. Auto Parts USA
    GPS Gap Inc. Apparel Stores USA
    GSBC Great Southern Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    GTY Getty Realty Corp. REIT USA
    HARL Harleysville Savings Financial Corporation Bank USA
    HBAN Huntington Bancshares Inc. Bank USA
    HBC HSBC Holdings plc Bank United Kingdom
    HBHC Hancock Holding Co. Bank USA
    HBNC Horizon Bancorp. Bank USA
    HBOS Heritage Financial Group Bank USA
    HCBK Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. Bank USA
    HCC HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. Insurance USA
    HCN Health Care REIT Inc. REIT USA
    HD The Home Depot, Inc. Home Improvement Stores USA
    HDNG Hardinge Inc. Machine Tools & Accessories USA
    HFFC HF Financial Corp. Bank USA
    HGIC Harleysville Group Inc. Insurance USA
    HIFS Hingham Institution for Savings Bank USA
    HIHO Highway Holdings Ltd. Metal Fabrication Hong Kong
    HME Home Properties Inc. REIT USA
    HNI HNI Corp. Business Equipment USA
    HOC Holly Corporation Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing USA
    HOG Harley-Davidson, Inc. Recreational Vehicles USA
    HON Honeywell International Inc. Aerospace/Defense Products & Services USA
    HPT Hospitality Properties Trust REIT USA
    HPY Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. Business Services USA
    HR Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. REIT USA
    HRB H&R Block, Inc. Personal Services USA
    HRZ Horizon Lines, Inc. Shipping USA
    HSY Hershey Co. Confectioners USA
    HTGC Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. Diversified Investments USA
    HTLF Heartland Financial USA Inc. Bank USA
    HVT Haverty Furniture Companies Inc. Home Furnishing Stores USA
    IBKC IberiaBank Corp. Bank USA
    IBN ICICI Bank Ltd. Bank India
    IDA IdaCorp, Inc. Electric Utilities USA
    IFSIA Interface Inc. Textile Industrial USA
    IGT International Game Technology Diversified Computer Systems USA
    IIG Imergent Inc. Internet Software & Services USA
    IMKTA Ingles Markets Inc. Grocery Stores USA
    INDB Independent Bank Corp. Bank USA
    IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc Diversified Machinery Ireland
    IRET Investors Real Estate Trust REIT USA
    IRETP Investors Real Estate Trust REIT USA
    JCI Johnson Controls Inc. Auto Parts USA
    JFBC Jeffersonville Bancorp Bank USA
    JLL Jones Lang Lasalle Inc. Property Management USA
    JNY The Jones Group Inc. Apparel Stores USA
    JOYG Joy Global, Inc. Farm & Construction Machinery USA
    JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. Bank USA
    JWN Nordstrom Inc. Apparel Stores USA
    KBALB Kimball International, Inc. Business Equipment USA
    KCAP Kohlberg Capital Corporation Diversified Investments USA
    KEY KeyCorp Bank USA
    KFFG Kaiser Federal Financial Group, Inc. Bank USA
    KFS Kingsway Financial Services Inc. Property & Casualty Insurance Canada
    KFT Kraft Foods Inc. Food - Major Diversified USA
    KIM Kimco Realty Corporation REIT USA
    KOF Coca-Cola FEMSA S.A.B de C.V. Beverages - Soft Drinks Mexico
    KRC Kilroy Realty Corp. REIT USA
    LAD Lithia Motors Inc. Auto Dealerships USA
    LARK Landmark Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    LCUT Lifetime Brands, Inc. Housewares & Accessories USA
    LHO LaSalle Hotel Properties REIT USA
    LKFN Lakeland Financial Corp. Bank USA
    LLY Eli Lilly & Co. Drug Manufacturers - Major USA
    LM Legg Mason Inc. Asset Management USA
    LNC Lincoln National Corp. Life Insurance USA
    LNCE Snyder's-Lance, Inc. Processed & Packaged Goods USA
    LOW Lowe's Companies Inc. Home Improvement Stores USA
    LPHI Life Partners Holdings, Inc. Insurance USA
    LRY Liberty Property Trust REIT USA
    LSBI LSB Financial Corp. Bank USA
    LSE CapLease, Inc. REIT USA
    LTC LTC Properties Inc. REIT USA
    LUX Luxottica Group SpA Specialty Retail, Other Italy
    LXP Lexington Realty Trust REIT USA
    LYTS LSI Industries Inc. Business Equipment USA
    LZB La-Z-Boy Inc. Home Furnishings & Fixtures USA
    MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. REIT USA
    MAC Macerich Co. REIT USA
    MAS Masco Corporation Lumber, Wood Production USA
    MBFI MB Financial Inc. Bank USA
    MBVT Merchants Bancshares Inc. Bank USA
    MCBF Monarch Community Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    MCY Mercury General Corporation Insurance USA
    MET MetLife, Inc. Insurance USA
    MFC Manulife Financial Corporation Insurance Canada
    MFSF Mutualfirst Financial Inc. Bank USA
    MI Marshall & Ilsley Corporation Bank USA
    MIG Meadowbrook Insurance Group Inc. Property & Casualty Insurance USA
    MLM Martin Marietta Materials Inc. General Building Materials USA
    MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Insurance USA
    MMLP Martin Midstream Partners LP Independent Oil & Gas USA
    MNR Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp. REIT USA
    MOLX Molex Inc. Diversified Electronics USA
    MPB Mid Penn Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    MPW Medical Properties Trust Inc. REIT USA
    MTB M&T Bank Corp. Bank USA
    MWE MarkWest Energy Partners LP Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration USA
    MYE Myers Industries Inc. Rubber & Plastics USA
    NBL Noble Energy, Inc. Independent Oil & Gas USA
    NBTB NBT Bancorp, Inc. Bank USA
    NBTF NB&T Financial Group Inc. Bank USA
    NGPC NGP Capital Resources Company Diversified Investments USA
    NHI National Health Investors Inc. REIT USA
    NHP Nationwide Health Properties Inc. REIT USA
    NHTB New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares Inc. Bank USA
    NKSH National Bankshares Inc. Bank USA
    NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. REIT USA
    NNN National Retail Properties, Inc. REIT USA
    NPBC National Penn Bancshares Inc. Bank USA
    NRF NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. REIT USA
    NRGY Inergy, L.P. Specialty Retail, Other USA
    NRIM Northrim Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    NSEC National Security Group Inc. Property & Casualty Insurance USA
    NTRS Northern Trust Corporation Bank USA
    NVSL Naugatuck Valley Financial Corp. Bank USA
    NWBI Northwest Bancshares, Inc. Bank USA
    NWFL Norwood Financial Corp. Bank USA
    NWL Newell Rubbermaid Inc. Housewares & Accessories USA
    NYB New York Community Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    O Realty Income Corp. REIT USA
    OFC Corporate Office Properties Trust REIT USA
    OFG Oriental Financial Group Inc. Bank USA
    OHI Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. REIT USA
    OLP One Liberty Properties Inc. REIT USA
    ONB Old National Bancorp. Bank USA
    ONFC Oneida Financial Corp. Bank USA
    ORRF Orrstown Financial Services Inc. Bank USA
    OSG Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. Shipping USA
    OTTR Otter Tail Corporation Electric Utilities USA
    OVBC Ohio Valley Banc Corp. Bank USA
    OZRK Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. Bank USA
    PAYX Paychex Inc. Staffing & Outsourcing Services USA
    PBCT People's United Financial Inc. Bank USA
    PBIB Porter Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    PBNY Provident New York Bancorp Bank USA
    PBY Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack Auto Parts Stores USA
    PCH Potlatch Corporation REIT USA
    PCL Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. REIT USA
    PEBO Peoples Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    PETM PetSmart, Inc. Specialty Retail, Other USA
    PFE Pfizer Inc. Drug Manufacturers - Major USA
    PFS Provident Financial Services, Inc. Bank USA
    PGN Progress Energy Inc. Electric Utilities USA
    PGR Progressive Corp. Property & Casualty Insurance USA
    PKY Parkway Properties Inc. REIT USA
    PL Protective Life Corp. Insurance USA
    PLD ProLogis REIT USA
    PNC PNC Financial Services Group Inc. Bank USA
    POOL Pool Corp Sporting Goods USA
    POPE Pope Resources LP Lumber, Wood Production USA
    PPL PPL Corporation Electric Utilities USA
    PPS Post Properties Inc. REIT USA
    PRE PartnerRe Ltd. Insurance Bermuda
    PRK Park National Corp. Bank USA
    PROV Provident Financial Holdings Inc. Bank USA
    PRSP Prosperity Bancshares Inc. Bank USA
    PRU Prudential Financial, Inc. Insurance USA
    PSA Public Storage REIT USA
    PSB PS Business Parks Inc. REIT USA
    PSEC Prospect Capital Corporation Asset Management USA
    PULB Pulaski Financial Corporation Bank USA
    PULS Pulse Electronics Corporation Diversified Electronics USA
    PWOD Penns Woods Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Co. Independent Oil & Gas USA
    RBCAA Republic Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    RDK Ruddick Corp. Grocery Stores USA
    REG Regency Centers Corporation REIT USA
    REXI Resource America Inc. Asset Management USA
    RF Regions Financial Corp. Bank USA
    RGR Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. Sporting Goods USA
    RIVR River Valley Bancorp Bank USA
    RLI RLI Corp. Insurance USA
    RNST Renasant Corp. Bank USA
    ROST Ross Stores Inc. Apparel Stores USA
    RSH RadioShack Corp. Electronics Stores USA
    RSO Resource Capital Corp. REIT USA
    RY Royal Bank of Canada Bank Canada
    RYN Rayonier Inc. REIT USA
    SAFT Safety Insurance Group Inc. Insurance USA
    SAH Sonic Automotive Inc. Auto Dealerships USA
    SAL Salisbury Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    SAN Banco Santander-Chile Bank Chile
    SASR Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    SB Safe Bulkers, Inc. Shipping Greece
    SBGI Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. Broadcasting - TV USA
    SBSI Southside Bancshares Inc. Bank USA
    SCBT SCBT Financial Corp. Bank USA
    SCI Service Corp. International Personal Services USA
    SCX LS Starrett Co. Small Tools & Accessories USA
    SFG StanCorp Financial Group Inc. Insurance USA
    SFNC Simmons First National Corporation Bank USA
    SGU Star Gas Partners LP Specialty Retail, Other USA
    SHW Sherwin-Williams Co. Specialty Retail, Other USA
    SIGI Selective Insurance Group Inc. Insurance USA
    SKT Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. REIT USA
    SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. Insurance Canada
    SLG SL Green Realty Corp. REIT USA
    SMBC Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. Bank USA
    SNH Senior Housing Properties Trust REIT USA
    SNV Synovus Financial Corp. Bank USA
    SOMH Somerset Hills Bancorp Bank USA
    SPG Simon Property Group Inc. REIT USA
    SPLS Staples, Inc. Specialty Retail, Other USA
    SR The Standard Register Company Office Supplies USA
    SRCE 1st Source Corporation Bank USA
    SSFN Stewardship Financial Corp. Bank USA
    SSI Stage Stores Inc. Apparel Stores USA
    SSS Sovran Self Storage Inc. REIT USA
    SSW Seaspan Corp. Shipping Marshall Islands
    STBA S&T Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    STBC State Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    STD Banco Santander, S.A. Bank Spain
    STFC State Auto Financial Corp. Insurance USA
    STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. Bank USA
    STL Sterling Bancorp Bank USA
    STT State Street Corp. Bank USA
    SUBK Suffolk Bancorp Bank USA
    SUI Sun Communities Inc. REIT USA
    SUN Sunoco, Inc. Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing USA
    SUSQ Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. Bank USA
    SVU SUPERVALU Inc. Grocery Stores USA
    SWS SWS Group Inc. Investment Brokerage - Regional USA
    SYBT SY Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    TAL TAL International Group, Inc. Rental & Leasing Services USA
    TCB TCF Financial Corporation Bank USA
    TCBK TriCo Bancshares Bank USA
    TCHC 21st Century Holding Co. Property & Casualty Insurance USA
    TCO Taubman Centers Inc. REIT USA
    TD The Toronto-Dominion Bank Bank Canada
    TEG Integrys Energy Group, Inc. Gas Utilities USA
    TFX Teleflex Incorporated Medical Instruments & Supplies USA
    TGT Target Corp. Discount, Variety Stores USA
    THFF First Financial Corp. Bank USA
    THRD TF Financial Corporation Bank USA
    TJX The TJX Companies, Inc. Department Stores USA
    TK Teekay Corporation Shipping Canada
    TKR Timken Co. Machine Tools & Accessories USA
    TMK Torchmark Corp. Insurance USA
    TMP Tompkins Financial Corporation. Bank USA
    TNP Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. Shipping Greece
    TRH Transatlantic Holdings Inc. Insurance USA
    TRMK Trustmark Corporation Bank USA
    TRN Trinity Industries Inc. Railroads USA
    TRST TrustCo Bank Corp. NY Bank USA
    TRV The Travelers Companies, Inc. Insurance USA
    TSBK Timberland Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    TSH Teche Holding Company Bank USA
    TSTY Tasty Baking Co. Processed & Packaged Goods USA
    TWGP Tower Group Inc. Insurance USA
    UBA Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. REIT USA
    UBCP United Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    UBOH United Bancshares Inc. Bank USA
    UBSI United Bankshares Inc. Bank USA
    UFCS United Fire & Casualty Company Insurance USA
    UFPI Universal Forest Products Inc. Lumber, Wood Production USA
    UHT Universal Health Realty Income Trust REIT USA
    UMBF UMB Financial Corporation Bank USA
    UMH UMH Properties Inc. REIT USA
    UMPQ Umpqua Holdings Corporation Bank USA
    UNB Union Bankshares Inc. Bank USA
    UNTD United Online, Inc. Specialty Retail, Other USA
    USB U.S. Bancorp Bank USA
    USBI United Security Bancshares Inc. Bank USA
    USPH US Physical Therapy Inc. Specialized Health Services USA
    UTR Unitrin Inc. Insurance USA
    UVSP Univest Corp. of Pennsylvania Bank USA
    VIVO Meridian Bioscience Inc. Diagnostic Substances USA
    VLGEA Village Super Market Inc. Grocery Stores USA
    VLO Valero Energy Corp. Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing USA
    VLY Valley National Bancorp Bank USA
    VMC Vulcan Materials Company General Building Materials USA
    VRX Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. Drug Delivery Canada
    VTR Ventas Inc. REIT USA
    WABC Westamerica Bancorp. Bank USA
    WAG Walgreen Co. Drug Stores USA
    WASH Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. Bank USA
    WFC Wells Fargo & Company Bank USA
    WFSL Washington Federal Inc. Bank USA
    WL Wilmington Trust Corporation Bank USA
    WMK Weis Markets, Inc. Grocery Stores USA
    WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Discount, Variety Stores USA
    WRE Washington Real Estate Investment Trust REIT USA
    WRI Weingarten Realty Investors REIT USA
    WSBC WesBanco Inc. Bank USA
    WSFS WSFS Financial Corp. Bank USA
    WSH Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company Bank United Kingdom
    WSM Williams-Sonoma Inc. Home Furnishing Stores USA
    WTBA West Bancorp., Inc. Bank USA
    WWW Wolverine World Wide Inc. Textile - Apparel Footwear & Accessories USA
    WY Weyerhaeuser Co. REIT USA
    XL XL Group plc Property & Casualty Insurance Ireland
    XRAY DENTSPLY International Inc. Medical Instruments & Supplies USA
    XRX Xerox Corp. Business Equipment USA
    YPF YPF S.A. Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Argentina
    ZEUS Olympic Steel Inc. Basic Materials Wholesale USA

    As you see I combined different banks and various REITs into 2 categories and did the same with different retailers and insurances (doesn't show here). I think there are not enough examples of dividends drops for "small" industries presented only by dozen or so companies. What can be combined also?

      Once again - I'd appreciate your suggestions about companies which did reduce their dividends during last 20 years and do issue periodical financial reports.


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