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Net dividend increases totaled $8.8B in Q3, according to S&P, apparently a new record. Some...

Net dividend increases totaled $8.8B in Q3, according to S&P, apparently a new record. Some 439 firms bumped their dividends, up 25.4% Y/Y, vs. just 53 lowering. Of more import, the payout ratio remains near its low of 34% vs. a long-term average of 52%. A strong rise in share prices reduced the average yield to 2.66% from 2.77% 3 months earlier.
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  • Matthew Davis
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    Bring on the money! Woot!
    3 Oct 2012, 10:39 PM Reply Like
  • idkmybffjill
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    Reducing the cash pile before capital gains taxes go up next year.
    4 Oct 2012, 12:24 AM Reply Like
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