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4 Special Dividends Brought On By The Fiscal Cliff

Published Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:37:16 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

Last week, my colleague Chris Preston wrote about all the special dividends companies are offering before the fiscal cliff hits. Since then, even more special dividends have popped up. The logic behind all these special dividends is simple, really: the fiscal cliff promises to raise taxes on income earned through dividends, so many companies are issuing “special” dividend payments to shareholders before the tax hike takes effect. January 1, is the day when the Budget Control Act – more commonly known as the “fiscal cliff” – is set to become law. Congress is working on a compromise to avoid the cliff … and we know how long those “compromises” can take. So in the meantime, publicly traded companies continue to roll out hefty dividends to keep more of the payouts in their investors’ pockets. Some of these dividends are just earlier-than-usual payouts – companies bumping up... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
LAS VEGAS SANDS 60.15   24.1 2.50 3.08 5.22
WYNN RESORTS 117.08   15.2 7.71 4.00 3.42
WAL-MART STORES 116.92   26.3 4.44 2.12 1.83
COSTCO WHOLESALE 289.89   35.6 8.15 2.60 0.88
DISH NETWORK 35.89   13.2 2.71 0.00 0.00


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