Published Tue, 02 Apr 2019 07:33:07 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
March 2019 was a mixed, but tilting negative month for U.S. dividend-paying firms. The month ending the first calendar quarter of 2019 saw fewer companies increase their dividends month-over-month (February 2019) and year-over-year (March 2018), but increased quarter-over-quarter (2018-Q4). At the same time, it also recorded more dividend cuts month-over-month and quarter-over-quarter, but was positive for the year-over-year comparison.
But don't take our word for it! Here is our short summary of the official tally as provided for the month by Standard and Poor.
In March 2019, 4,314 U.S. firms declared dividends, an increase of 664 over the 3,650 recorded in February 2019. That figure is also down by 78 from March 2018's year-ago total. 31 U.S. firms announced they would pay an extra, or special, dividend to their shareholders in March 2019, a decrease of 11 from the number recorded in February 2019, and also a decrease of 5 from the total recorded a year earlier in March 2018. A total of 151 U.S. firms announced they would increase their dividend payments to shareholders in March 2019, a decrease of 141 from the number recorded in February 2019, and a decrease of 16 from the 167 dividend rises declared back in March 2018. A total of 45 publicly traded companies cut their dividends in March 2019, an increase of 14 over the number recorded in February 2019, but a decrease of 47 from the 92 recorded in March 2018. Just 2 U.S. firms omitted paying their dividends in March 2019,... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|CBL & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES||0.80||0.0||-0.95||0.30||34.59|
|DYNAGAS LNG PARTNERS LP||1.22||0.0||-0.24||0.25||18.52|
|ARTISAN PARTNERS ASSET MANAGEMENT||26.05||10.6||2.47||2.40||8.93|
|LEXINGTON REALTY TRUST||10.57||8.8||1.20||0.41||3.90|
|CSI COMPRESSCO LP||3.15||0.0||-0.60||0.04||1.20|
|FRESH DEL MONTE PRODUCE||26.76||70.4||0.38||0.24||0.92|
|OWENS & MINOR||4.82||0.0||-4.79||0.01||0.20|
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