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Dividends By The Numbers For July 2018

Published Fri, 03 Aug 2018 02:12:09 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

July 2018 was a good month for the owners of dividend-paying stocks. Compared to June 2018, the number of dividend increases was up and the number of dividend cuts announced was down. And as long as we're looking backwards, things are better than they were last year.

Let's get to this month's dose of dividend metadata! Here are the numbers....
Following an elevated number for the month ending 2018-Q2, there were 3,253 firms that issued some kind of declaration about their dividend policies in July 2018, which was down by 826 from the previous month's total of 4,079, but more importantly, up by 216 over June 2017's total. There were 22 companies that revealed that they would pay out a special, or extra, dividend payment to their shareholders in July 2018, which was down by three from the previous month and also the same month in the previous year. The number of firms increasing their dividends in July 2018 is 174, which is up by 82 over June 2018's figure of 92, and also up year over year by 13 from July 2017's 161. July 2018 also saw an apparent decline to 23 dividend cut announcements from the 42 that had been reported in June 2018, which we strongly suspect to have accidentally duplicated a number of dividend cuts that had been declared in previous months, which went ex-dividend in June 2018. Meanwhile, the number of dividend cuts announced in the year ago month of July 2017 was also 23. Perhaps the most surprisingly positive news is that 0... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
SANDRIDGE MISSISSIPPIAN TRUST I 0.59   3.3 0.18 0.15 31.23
SANDRIDGE MISSISSIPPIAN TRUST II 0.53   2.7 0.20 0.14 29.35
BLUEKNIGHT ENERGY PARTNERS LP 1.08   0.0 0.00 0.16 14.81
ENDURO ROYALTY TRUST 3.60   2.6 1.39 0.53 14.39
MESABI TRUST 29.53   0.0 0.00 3.56 12.06
MESA ROYALTY TRUST 12.12   0.0 0.00 1.25 10.25
ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN HOLDING LP 29.56   12.4 2.39 1.96 6.79
AMERICAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP 5.20   0.0 -0.88 0.21 3.97
SABINE ROYALTY TRUST 47.15   13.0 3.62 4.31 3.57
HORIZON BANCORP (IN) 15.92   12.0 1.33 0.40 2.53
PENTAIR 36.07   21.3 1.69 0.72 2.03


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