More on dividend increases: In 2012, 2,883 firms increased their dividends, against 275 lowering...

|By:, SA News Editor
More on dividend increases: In 2012, 2,883 firms increased their dividends, against 275 lowering their dividends. Forward yield hit an all-time high and actual cash payments increased 18% in 2012. The yield increased throughout 2012 ending flat at 2.80%. The report expects 2013 to be setting another record for regular cash dividends.