CYS Investments (CYS) declares a Q4 dividend of $0.40/share vs. $0.45 in Q3. The company also...

CYS Investments (CYS) declares a Q4 dividend of $0.40/share vs. $0.45 in Q3. The company also clears out the rest of its coffers, declaring a special dividend of $0.52/share. The dividend cuts start (or in some cases continue) for the mortgage REITs. Shares +0.5% AH. (PR)

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  • kenney1037
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    I'm more concerned, as a past CYS investor, for where the money came for this special dividend. Aren't they required to be paying 90% of their net out to shareholders regularlym, as part of the 1940 Investment Act requirements related to averting double taxation? I understand special dividends in other sectores, but not in REITs.
    10 Dec 2012, 05:32 PM Reply Like
  • AJimNDal
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    I agree Kenny. I too sold my shares about a month ago, now a Special Dividend? I think we got skunked.
    10 Dec 2012, 05:57 PM Reply Like
  • shelbyman
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    Pretty interesting development. 20% dividend cut since Jun 2012.
    11 Dec 2012, 02:55 AM Reply Like
  • taka610
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    I worked for a Semiconductor production equipment Corp. since
    right after graduated from university and now Retired.
    I am trying to start to look into my investment.
    11 Dec 2012, 04:02 AM Reply Like
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