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  • How Royal Dutch Shell Is Addressing Its Dividend Concerns [View article]
    what would make them cut their dividend is if they get a downgrade warning from S&P or moody's that is what happened with excelon, (supposedly). but companies can use the warning to their advantage, saying that protecting their credit rating is the only thing more important than maintaining the dividend.

    i just wonder in the case of excelon, did they pay the ratings agency to do it. i trust no company anymore.
    but regardless, just the warning of a downgrade would force dividend cuts across the board
    Sep 4, 2015. 11:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Royal Dutch Shell Is Now A 7.54% Dividend Yield Monster [View article]
    grisly, neal is right.
    Aug 25, 2015. 07:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Capital downgrades Rose Rock, cuts price target on 11 other MLPs [View news story]
    paa also
    Aug 25, 2015. 07:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron And Exxon Mobil: Swirling Near The Drain? [View article]
    well thought out post. thank you
    Aug 21, 2015. 08:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron And Exxon Mobil: Swirling Near The Drain? [View article]
    the reason gas is so high in calf and hawaii, is you guys won't look out at the rest of the country and then wonder if maybe you are doing something different than the rest of us. y'all just follow the line fed to you by the state governments out there. yes, exxon hates calf and hawaii, but loves south carolina. thats why we are paying 2 a gal, and y'all are paying 4.00, it has to be that.
    Aug 21, 2015. 08:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Panic, Chevron's 5% Dividend Is Not In Danger [View article]
    i did that earlier in the year. if you are worried about it going back up, you can put the money in another energy stock for 30 days.
    Aug 20, 2015. 08:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Panic, Chevron's 5% Dividend Is Not In Danger [View article]
    so if they cut the 5%, you get the 34% back. ok, i'll go for that.
    Aug 20, 2015. 08:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Panic, Chevron's 5% Dividend Is Not In Danger [View article]
    yes i think it was.
    Aug 20, 2015. 08:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Panic, Chevron's 5% Dividend Is Not In Danger [View article]
    people who have held oil stocks, are victims of a vicious fall. everyone who uses the word victim, is not implying that we are heroes. which is the new definition of victim for some people.
    Aug 20, 2015. 08:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy leads averages lower [View news story]
    but will they crack before me? that is my question. (just kidding. sort of)
    Aug 19, 2015. 12:19 PM | 22 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron And Exxon Mobil: Swirling Near The Drain? [View article]
    i think what user101 is talking about, is there has been reports all over the place that new technology is making the cost of shale production cheaper and cheaper. drillers are even going back into old wells and extracting more oil that just last year, they had given up on. last year the conventional wisdom, was it cost 80-90 dollars a barrels to get oil from fracking. today, many drillers are producing from fracking at 45-50. thanks to technology that has recently happened.
    Aug 19, 2015. 08:39 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron's Dividend Is At Serious Risk [View article]
    i don't understand how that affects earnings ratio. can you explain it?
    Aug 17, 2015. 08:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron And Exxon Mobil: Swirling Near The Drain? [View article]
    thank you timmies regular. since 2010 the dividend has never been above 3%. (i can't say that for sure, because i only took a snapshot of their price for each year). however it seems to me, exxon is comfortable with 2.5% dividend range. assuming a stock price of.... lets just say the year low of around 76.90, that would be a dividend of 1.92 a year or, .48 a quarter. so is this about what you guys predict xom to do? i know many banks said they would not cut, and they did. so did dow chemical. so did GE. twice. but i also remember CAT. they never cut their dividend in 2009. i can't remember the stock price, but i do remember the dividend rose to over 5%.

    one more thing i just thougt of. if oil was always over 90 a barrell during the times of my first post, then judging by the stock price during those years, it looks like xom stock should be closer to 40.00 share than 80. i hope someone can tell me how i'm wrong. that is scarier than a dividend cut.
    Aug 16, 2015. 11:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron And Exxon Mobil: Swirling Near The Drain? [View article]
    ok, i went on exxon's site and checked their dividend. first off, back in the 1910's 20's and 30's, its hard to see if exxon cut. and they had many spin offs/addons, where the dividend was cut, but they gave you shares of another company. but as far as i can tell, exxon has never cut their dividend. certainly not since 1957. below is the dividend after the increase each year, and the stock price around aug 14 of that year.

    in 2010 the div was .44 stock 59.91
    2011 .47 72.00
    2012 .57 88.44
    2013 .63 89.89
    2014 .69 98.49
    2015 .73 78.36

    i don't know how to find the price of a barrel of oil at these times. i can guess on a chart. but if someone else can fill that in, it would be helpful.
    so my question for both fred and gary, what dividend payment do you think exxon will cut back to?

    i am also going to do this for chevron and connoco. so if you have an idea of where you think those companies will cut their dividend to, please feel free to go ahead and add. i think one of you said you thought chevron will eliminate. did i understand that wrong?
    Aug 16, 2015. 09:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron And Exxon Mobil: Swirling Near The Drain? [View article]
    why do you say european majors will cut first?
    Aug 15, 2015. 09:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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