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Dividends By The Numbers For May 2018

Published Tue, 05 Jun 2018 06:26:29 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

For dividends in the U.S. stock market, May 2018 fell pretty much in the middle of every other May during the previous five years.
Nothing particularly exciting or worrying, just a pretty solid month for dividend-paying stocks overall.

Let's run through the numbers for May 2018's dividends...
3,648 U.S. firms declared their dividends during May 2018, which is up from April 2018's 3,388 and which is also up from May 2017's 3,536. In May 2018, 43 firms in the U.S. announced that they would pay an extra, or special, dividend to their shareholders, which is up from the 34 firms that made similar announcements in April 2018, but down from the 48 extra dividends that were announced in May 2017. No fewer than 182 firms acted to increase their dividend payouts in May 2018, down slightly from the 189 dividend hikes of April 2018, and similarly down from the 190 dividend rises of one year ago. There were 23 dividend cut announcements made during May 2018, while another 4 firms omitted paying their dividends during the month, for a combined total of 28. That compares with 16 dividend cutters and 4 dividend omitters in April 2018 (combining for a total of 20) and also with the 18 dividend cuts and 10 dividend omissions that were declared in May 2017 (a combined total of 28). Focusing in closer on the firms that cut their dividends during May 2018, our two near-real time sources for dividend declarations captured 18 of the 23 reductions that were announced during... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ECA MARCELLUS TRUST I 1.80   6.7 0.27 0.45 25.39
CHESAPEAKE GRANITE WASH TRUST 1.48   5.7 0.26 0.25 17.41
ENDURO ROYALTY TRUST 3.60   2.6 1.39 0.53 14.39
SAN JUAN BASIN ROYALTY TRUST 5.70   0.0 0.00 0.68 12.33
MESA ROYALTY TRUST 11.47   0.0 0.00 1.23 10.49
ACETO 0.19   0.0 -7.53 0.02 9.93
CENTERRA GOLD 19.01   23.5 0.81 1.72 9.25
H&Q HEALTHCARE INVESTORS 20.72   0.0 0.00 1.86 9.05
APOLLO GLOBAL MANAGEMENT 29.11   0.0 -0.13 2.24 7.78
SALIENT MIDSTREAM & MLP FUND 8.95   0.0 0.00 0.00 7.66
TC PIPELINES LP 35.36   0.0 -2.69 2.60 7.17
MEDLEY CAPITAL 3.20   0.0 -1.63 0.20 6.21
OCH-ZIFF CAPITAL MANAGEMENT GROUP 15.90   0.0 -1.25 0.92 5.05
CROSS TIMBERS ROYALTY TRUST 12.10   9.1 1.33 0.55 4.53
NATIONAL BANKSHARES 44.31   0.0 0.00 1.26 3.01
COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND SYSTEMS 29.57   23.3 1.27 0.40 1.32

ECA MARCELLUS TRUST I - ECT
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