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Is The Dividend Paid By Sampo Sustainable?


Notes for the readers
Sampo Group (OTCPK: SAXPF) (OTCPK: SAXPY) is primarily traded on the Nasdaq Helsinki Stock exchange under the ticker SAMPO:FH. I will be referring to the Finnish symbol for the article. Note: Amounts are in euro (€) unless mentioned otherwise.
Executive Summary Beginning of February, Sampo will publish its annual results. This week, Topdanmark (OTCPK: TPDKY) and Nordea (OTCPK: NRDEF)(OTCPK: NRBAY) will release as well their yearly results and will announce the amount of the proposed dividend. As Sampo is very dependent on the dividends received from its associated companies, the end of January will be a crucial moment for the investors to assess if the Sampo’s FY 2017 proposed dividend is sustainable or not.
At first glance, it seems there is... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): SAXPF

Which High-Yield Dividend Stock Is The Better Buy Now: Ford Or GM?

The major U.S. automakers Ford Motor Company (F) and General Motors Company (GM) have come a long way since the Great Recession, when their very survival was at stake. Auto sales have rebounded in the U.S. since the recession ended, and both companies have become more efficient.
As a result, Ford and GM have resumed paying dividends to shareholders. Ford and GM have dividend yields of 3.5% and 5.0%, respectively.
With dividend yields above 3%, and more than 100 years in business, Ford and GM both meet our definition of a "blue chip" stock. There are only a few dozen stocks on the list. You can see our full list of blue chip stocks here.
Ford's dividend yield is particularly high, at more than double the average yield of the S&P 500 Index. Ford is on our list... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): F

Dividend Sensei's Portfolio Update 19: How To Stack The Deck, Beat The Market, And Get Rich Over Time

Source: brainyquote.com
First, let me be very clear that this is my personal portfolio tailored to my specific financial situation, risk profile, time horizon, and personality traits. I am not recommending anyone mirror this portfolio, which is merely designed to show my unique, rule-based, methodical approach to value-focused, long-term, dividend growth investing.
My situation is unique, as, though only 31, I'm already retired (medical retirement from the Army), thus making this portfolio an income-focused retirement portfolio (though in a taxable account). I'm also working full time (self-employed) and thus have an external source of income to continually add to this portfolio. I do not plan to actually tap the portfolio's income stream for 20-25 years, when I plan... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AM,AMGP,AVB,BREUF,CIO,DOC,EPR,ESS,FRT,HCN,KIM,LTC,MAA,NHI,O,...

First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund Declares its Monthly Common Share Distribution of $0.1525 Per Share for February

First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: FPF) has declared the Fund’s regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution in the amount of $0.1525 per share payable on February 15, 2018, to shareholders of record as of February 2, 2018. The ex-dividend date is expected to be February 1, 2018. The monthly distribution information for the Fund appears below.... more


BusinessWireStock symbol(s): FPF

First Trust Mortgage Income Fund Declares its Monthly Common Share Distribution of $0.065 Per Share for February

First Trust Mortgage Income Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: FMY) has declared the Fund’s regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution in the amount of $0.065 per share payable on February 15, 2018, to shareholders of record as of February 2, 2018. The ex-dividend date is expected to be February 1, 2018. The monthly distribution information for the Fund appears below.... more


BusinessWireStock symbol(s): FMY

Capitala Finance: Dividend Outlook

PREAMBLE
The BDC Reporter - besides writing a BDC Daily News feature - has recently launched a Dividend Outlook series. We track, analyze and rate the sustainability of the current regular distribution of 46 different public Business Development Companies ("BDCs"). There are three ratings used regarding the payout outlook: UNCHANGED, AT RISK and DECREASE. Currently, we are projecting out through the end of 2018. Here is our review of Capitala Finance (CPTA) - a BDC that was in focus last year due to reporting multiple bad debts and cutting its distribution twice within the span of 12 months. The BDC Reporter seeks to answer the key question: Will CPTA cut its distribution AGAIN by the end of calendar 2018 ?
CURRENT DISTRIBUTION STATUS
On January 2, 2018, Capitala... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CPTA

First Trust New Opportunities MLP & Energy Fund Declares its Monthly Common Share Distribution of $0.105 Per Share for February

First Trust New Opportunities MLP & Energy Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: FPL) has declared the Fund’s regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution in the amount of $0.105 per share payable on February 15, 2018, to shareholders of record as of February 2, 2018. The ex-dividend date is expected to be February 1, 2018. The monthly distribution information for the Fund appears below.... more


BusinessWireStock symbol(s): FPL

First Trust Strategic High Income Fund II Declares its Monthly Common Share Distribution of $0.08 Per Share for February

First Trust Strategic High Income Fund II (the "Fund") (NYSE: FHY) has declared the Fund’s regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution in the amount of $0.08 per share payable on February 15, 2018, to shareholders of record as of February 2, 2018. The ex-dividend date is expected to be February 1, 2018. The monthly distribution information for the Fund appears below.... more


BusinessWireStock symbol(s): FHY

First Trust MLP and Energy Income Fund Declares its Monthly Common Share Distribution of $0.1183 Per Share for February

First Trust MLP and Energy Income Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: FEI) has declared the Fund’s regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution in the amount of $0.1183 per share payable on February 15, 2018, to shareholders of record as of February 2, 2018. The ex-dividend date is expected to be February 1, 2018. The monthly distribution information for the Fund appears below.... more


BusinessWireStock symbol(s): FEI

First Trust Energy Infrastructure Fund Declares its Monthly Common Share Distribution of $0.11 Per Share for February

First Trust Energy Infrastructure Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: FIF) has declared the Fund’s regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution in the amount of $0.11 per share payable on February 15, 2018, to shareholders of record as of February 2, 2018. The ex-dividend date is expected to be February 1, 2018. The monthly distribution information for the Fund appears below.... more


BusinessWireStock symbol(s): FIF