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Dividends By The Numbers For August 2018

Published Wed, 12 Sep 2018 02:47:55 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Standard and Poor's market attributes report came out a bit late this month, but with its release, we find that like the previous month, August 2018 has been a fairly solid month for the U.S. stock market.
The following chart shows the number of dividend increases and decreases that have been declared in each month since January 2004.

Let's run through the U.S. stock market's dividend numbers for August 2018:
3,552 firms issued some kind of declaration about their dividend policies during August 2018, which was up by 299 from the 3,253 that issued announcements about their dividends in the previous month, and also up by 98 from the 3,454 that declared dividends in August 2017. August 2018 had 31 U.S. firms announce that they would pay an extra, or special, dividend to their shareholders, which was up by from the 22 that make special arrangements to pay the owners of their stock in July 2018, and up by 6 from the number that did in the same month a year ago. If there was disappointing news to be found for the month, it was in the 128 companies that announced they would increase their dividends in August 2018. This figure was down by 46 from the number that announced dividend rises in July 2018, but was down by just 4 from the figure recorded in August 2017. The best news of the month was that there were only 15 U.S. companies announcing dividend cuts in August 2018, which was eight less than the amount cutting dividends in July 2018 and one less than in... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
MARINE PETROLEUM TRUST 2.40   0.0 0.00 0.38 19.99
ORCHID ISLAND CAPITAL 7.07   0.0 -0.46 0.00 13.58
ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 10.18   63.6 0.16 0.00 11.78
CENTERRA GOLD 18.42   22.7 0.81 1.72 9.32
NEW SENIOR INVESTMENT GROUP 5.76   0.0 -0.48 0.00 9.03
SABINE ROYALTY TRUST 42.59   0.0 0.00 0.00 7.07
CROSS TIMBERS ROYALTY TRUST 11.60   8.7 1.33 0.00 6.28
PERMIAN BASIN ROYALTY TRUST 7.38   11.2 0.66 0.00 5.47
RR DONNELLEY & SONS 6.09   0.0 -0.58 0.00 1.97


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