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  • Coca-Cola: Another Pay Raise From This Dividend Champ [View article]
    Dear Author,
    On a Google search "PEP 2015 Dividend increase", I found:
    "Pepsi has raised its dividend from a current annual total of $2.62 to $2.81 beginning in June, and also plans to repurchase $4.5 billion to $5.0 billion in common stock during 2015. In 2014 Pepsi returned $8.7 billion to shareholders, composed of $3.7 billion dividends and $5 billion stock buybacks."
    Feb 28, 2015. 12:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: Another Pay Raise From This Dividend Champ [View article]
    Dear Author,
    Seeing your reply, I looked again today for the information on Google just under "PEP 2015 dividend increase" and this is what I found
    "Pepsi has raised its dividend from a current annual total of $2.62 to $2.81 beginning in June, and also plans to repurchase $4.5 billion to $5.0 billion in common stock during 2015. In 2014 Pepsi returned $8.7 billion to shareholders, composed of $3.7 billion dividends and $5 billion stock buybacks."
    Feb 28, 2015. 12:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: Another Pay Raise From This Dividend Champ [View article]
    PEP increased their dividend 7.3%. After seeing that, I wasn't surprised by the 8.2% rise in KO's. But 2015 seems particularly crucial to maintain this favorable trajectory with the PO ratio now in the very upper limits.
    Feb 21, 2015. 08:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: The 2015 Outlook Could Have Been Better [View article]
    I am holding a good amount of GE from inheritance and the dividend is, by far, my primary reason for not selling. But people actually hate this stock, and as much as I have tried to oppose this opinion, it's getting harder and harder. Is there actually hope the stock price will increase? It is an embarrassing performer.
    Dec 21, 2014. 09:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: DuPont's Spin-Off One Step Closer As Company Transforms Towards Possible Acquisitions [View article]
    Is this a true spin-off to investors or, if chosen, an investor swap of DD stock?
    The term "spin-off" used to be clear, but after it was labeled by GE for the Syf split-off, one can't know.
    TY
    Dec 21, 2014. 09:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE Cutting Fat, Getting Ready To Grow Again [View article]
    People perceive almost nothing the company is doing benefits the shareholders - people just hate GE - , and I agree the SYF splitoff instead of spinoff adds more fuel. It's astonishing how much negativity and sarcasm meets and greets every announcement and every SA column, even dividend increases which people regard as being owed after the dividend cut that was originally denied by JI to happen. But how can the company continue to increase the dividend when the share price just moves downward ? Only a change at the top will satisfy shareholders. JI took over right after 9/11 but it has been long enough for the company to have adjusted. This stock is my largest holding and I can't defend any longer how the company is being operated.
    Aug 4, 2014. 05:16 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Head-To-Head: Can Procter & Gamble Outperform This Rival? [View article]
    Exactly what I was looking for also and hoped to find in this article. I hold PG and would gladly trade half for CL shares. There has not been positive news for PG in a long time; we'll see soon this Q earnings. I do use many well known PG products (except for Crest; love Colgate) and I watch in supermarkets for the items in other carts; Tide is the most popular of PG brands. It doesn't appear that present management (with the return of Lafley) has improved the company's revenues after all the criticism of McDonald. I would be interested in other's comments on this subject.
    Jul 15, 2014. 12:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Coca-Cola Is Still A Solid Long-Term Investment [View article]
    Schweppes is owned by Dr Pepper Snapple Group.
    Jun 25, 2014. 05:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Purchased This Wide-Moat Dividend Stock Last Month [View article]
    This is one of the simplest, funniest "financial" comments I've seen. Let's hope we're still "OK" after their Feb. earnings. The Market - especially these days - won't be forgiving with even a marginal report.
    Feb 1, 2014. 10:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reuters: Merck gets buyout interest for consumer health unit [View news story]
    Does the current information indicate to anyone whether shareholders will benefit directly ? We certainly did profit substantially from the Merck Medco (now ESRX) spin off. However, it seems the company would opt for an outright sale; 8 to 10B is a lot of capital. And then there also could be an exchange of original shares (like Pfe -Zoetis) at the investor's choice. I always wondered why some companies just give their shareholders the new spin-off shares, which is nice for us, but seems contrary to the financial benefits for the parent. Is there some big tax issue ? I'd appreciate general facts on this of which I'm unaware.
    Thanks.
    Feb 1, 2014. 10:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Barron's Right Or Wrong In Predicting 20% Upside In Coke? [View article]
    Thank you Southgent for all your research. Looking at all the information together makes a big difference. I'm copying your numbers for future referral. Will be watching closely for the new increase. I'm glad to see the payout ratio is below 60%.
    The stock has remained flat since the split, which had surprised me given the pre-split price.
    Jan 8, 2014. 08:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Barron's Right Or Wrong In Predicting 20% Upside In Coke? [View article]
    Does someone have the payout ratio for KO, right now and assuming ~ a 9% dividend increase soon ? How far over 50% are they ? This enticing dividend must be driven by earnings. If Warren sells any of his holdings, we are all going to be justifiably worried.
    Jan 7, 2014. 10:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Finance IPO Lights Up GE [View article]
    Yes, please. Is it different from what I wrote above ?
    Nov 23, 2013. 07:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Finance IPO Lights Up GE [View article]
    The author wrote above: "GE will simply distribute the remaining shares of GE Capital to GE stockholders".
    My understanding is quite different and I had posted the following statement from Motley Fool recently on SA:
    "The plan calls for a two-stage transaction, with an initial public offering of 20% of the equity in 2014, followed by a distribution of shares to electing GE shareholders in 2015 (in Exchange for GE shares)."
    Does the author have any further information ? I do not think an Exchange of Shares is anything to be excited about and it's important for investors to have this clarified when there are enthusiastic publications about the upcoming GE Capital event.
    I would appreciate the Author's reply. TY
    Nov 23, 2013. 08:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GE says retail finance IPO set for 2014 [View news story]
    Following up on my previous entry and those from others, I searched further for clarification and more searches showed another statement (this one from Motley Fool) exactly in line with what I had seen before. "The plan calls for a two-stage transaction, with an initial public offering of 20% of the equity in 2014, followed by a distribution of shares to electing GE shareholders in 2015 (in Exchange for GE shares)." Therefore, this GE transaction is not what I call a "spin-off" in which new shares offered are in addition to those one holds. In this instance, relinquishing existing GE shares to acquire new shares = take your pick and take your chances. Also, not a decision that I call investor friendly in accord with other comments.
    Real "spin offs" I received from other companies have been a big financial bonus like YUM from PEP, MEDCO (later merged with ESRX) from MRK, ZMH from BMY, and PSX from COP.
    Nov 16, 2013. 09:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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