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Dividends By The Numbers In September 2021 And 2021-Q3

Oct. 05, 2021 10:16 AM ET


  • September 2021 closed out a strong quarter for dividend paying stocks in the U.S. stock market.
  • 5,205 U.S. firms declared dividends in September 2021, a decline of 55 from the 5,260 recorded in August 2021.
  • Zero U.S. firms omitted paying dividends in September 2021, the same as August 2021.

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September 2021 closed out a strong quarter for dividend paying stocks in the U.S. stock market. Our first chart shows the number of dividend increases and decreases for each month from January 2004 through September 2021:

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