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Dividends By The Numbers In April 2020

Published Wed, 06 May 2020 06:01:01 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

April 2020 was one of the worst single months for dividend-paying firms in stock market history.
The number of dividend cuts and suspensions announced by publicly traded firms in the United States has soared during the month.
In a classic recessionary sign, the number of dividend reduction announcements exceeded the number of dividend increases in the month, the first time that has occurred since the "Great Recession".
The number of dividend cuts and suspensions announced by publicly traded firms in the United States has soared during April 2020 in one of the worst single months for dividend-paying firms in stock market history.
The following chart shows the classic recessionary sign of the number of dividend reduction announcements crossing over and exceeding the number of dividend increases in April 2020, the first time that has occurred since the so-called "Great Recession".

All of the numbers in the April 2020's dividend metadata are bad:
A total of 3,092 U.S. firms declared dividends in April 2020, a decrease of 777 from the 3,869 recorded in March 2020. That figure is also 15 lower than what was recorded a year ago in April 2019. 11 U.S. firms announced they would pay a special (or extra) dividend to their shareholders in April 2020, a decrease of 13 from the number recorded in March 2020 and 21 lower than what was recorded a year ago in April 2019. April 2020's figure for extra dividends is the second lowest in the available data, with the lowest value of 8 recorded in August 2009 during the so-called Great Recession. 53 U.S. firms announced they would boost cash dividend payments to shareholders in April 2020, a decrease of 81 from the 134 recorded in March 2020 and a decrease of 104 from the 157 dividend rises declared back in April 2019. While not a record, it is the lowest number recorded since September 2011. A new record-high total of 120 publicly traded companies cut their dividends in April 2020, an increase of 67 over the... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
BP PRUDHOE BAY ROYALTY TRUST 9.12   2.2 4.14 2.20 23.88
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY 1.79   3.1 0.58 0.00 19.13
ORCHID ISLAND CAPITAL 5.58   0.0 -0.29 0.96 17.75
GOLAR LNG PARTNERS LP 9.47   105.2 0.09 1.62 16.63
EQT MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP 29.80   12.3 2.43 4.64 15.45
EAGLE POINT CREDIT 16.14   0.0 -1.13 2.40 14.64
ENLINK MIDSTREAM LLC 8.17   0.0 -0.78 1.13 13.79
SAN JUAN BASIN ROYALTY TRUST 2.27   0.0 0.00 0.31 13.43
ANWORTH MORTGAGE ASSET 3.39   0.0 -0.98 0.44 13.17
AMERICAN CAPITAL AGENCY 15.64   0.0 -1.54 1.92 12.21
NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP 12.93   5.0 2.57 1.56 12.04
GLOBAL PARTNERS 19.17   12.4 1.54 2.06 10.73
FIDUS INVESTMENT 14.84   8.8 1.69 1.56 10.53
PERMIAN BASIN ROYALTY TRUST 4.83   9.9 0.49 0.52 10.48
GENESIS ENERGY LP 21.10   0.0 -0.35 2.20 10.30
MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE 39.63   34.2 1.16 4.00 10.04
HOLLY ENERGY PARTNERS LP 26.40   14.7 1.80 2.69 9.93
ELLINGTON FINANCIAL 17.90   16.3 1.10 1.68 9.44
NUSTAR ENERGY 26.89   0.0 -6.61 2.40 8.95
LANDMARK INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS LP 16.47   0.0 0.00 1.47 8.93
GLADSTONE CAPITAL 9.50   63.3 0.15 0.84 8.84
CROSS TIMBERS ROYALTY TRUST 9.49   7.9 1.20 0.86 8.61
DCP MIDSTREAM LP 36.33   51.2 0.71 3.12 8.59
CATO 17.65   12.8 1.38 1.32 7.91
ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN HOLDING LP 29.98   12.8 2.34 2.24 7.66
CEDAR SHOPPING CENTERS 2.87   31.9 0.09 0.20 7.30
INVESCO 17.26   11.8 1.46 1.24 7.28
GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIES 38.48   24.7 1.56 2.72 7.02
PLAINS ALL AM. PIPELINE 21.20   5.3 3.99 1.44 6.75
CEDAR FAIR LP 54.70   18.4 2.98 3.70 6.69
MEREDITH 37.92   0.0 -0.69 2.30 6.53
PACWEST BANCORP 38.27   9.9 3.86 2.40 6.49
CORENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE TRUST 45.81   18.6 2.47 3.00 6.44
BED BATH & BEYOND 10.64   0.0 -4.29 0.68 6.35
GANNETT 10.82   98.4 0.11 0.64 5.89
COVANTA HOLDING 17.42   0.0 -0.27 1.00 5.85
MOELIS & COMPANY 34.79   16.4 2.12 2.00 5.82
SCHLUMBERGER 36.90   24.6 1.50 2.00 5.34
KOHL'S 52.36   11.5 4.54 2.68 5.24
LAS VEGAS SANDS 60.15   24.1 2.50 3.08 5.22
HANMI FINANCIAL 19.02   10.4 1.83 0.96 5.16
APOLLO GLOBAL MANAGEMENT 40.58   33.3 1.22 2.00 5.03
GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER 14.05   7.3 1.92 0.64 4.90
MURPHY OIL 20.42   10.7 1.91 1.00 4.79
SOUTHERN COPPER 35.33   18.8 1.88 1.60 4.64
RETAIL OPPORTUNITY INVESTMENTS 18.42   46.0 0.40 0.79 4.25
HARLEY-DAVIDSON 36.05   13.3 2.71 1.50 4.24
APACHE 23.84   0.0 -1.87 1.00 4.22
MESA ROYALTY TRUST 8.07   6.7 1.21 0.32 4.15
MANNING & NAPIER 1.98   14.1 0.14 0.08 4.08
FLUOR 21.83   0.0 -3.47 0.84 4.05
METHANEX 35.71   8.3 4.30 1.44 3.93
CENTERPOINT ENERGY 29.88   26.2 1.14 1.15 3.92
BLACKSTONE GROUP LP 52.24   29.4 1.78 1.92 3.87
GENERAL MOTORS 39.07   6.2 6.29 1.52 3.84
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL 42.20   10.6 4.00 1.52 3.58
MESABI TRUST 24.73   7.3 3.37 0.84 3.57
MARINE PRODUCTS 15.84   18.9 0.84 0.48 3.14
CLIFFS NATURAL RESOURCES 8.34   2.2 3.88 0.24 3.09
VAIL RESORTS 239.34   32.3 7.41 7.04 2.96
KNOLL 24.69   14.4 1.72 0.68 2.78
DANA HOLDING 14.36   9.3 1.55 0.40 2.57
ALTRA 29.69   22.2 1.34 0.68 2.46
LIFETIME BRANDS 9.29   0.0 -0.02 0.17 2.20
MTS SYSTEMS 56.82   22.5 2.53 1.20 2.15
NOBLE ENERGY 24.64   0.0 -1.92 0.48 1.98
HERMAN MILLER 44.24   16.4 2.70 0.84 1.92
ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS 134.69   8.4 16.08 2.52 1.90
PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY 8.98   0.0 -1.65 0.16 1.66
GROUP 1 AUTOMOTIVE 87.79   10.9 8.08 1.12 1.30
KELLY SERVICES 24.68   8.5 2.90 0.30 1.23
ROLLINS 34.72   49.1 0.71 0.42 1.22
EXPEDIA 131.65   32.4 4.06 1.36 1.04
COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR 101.11   22.7 4.46 0.96 0.97
CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL 93.27   24.3 3.84 0.86 0.92
SM ENERGY 9.85   25.3 0.39 0.10 0.92
ESTEE LAUDER 197.22   40.8 4.83 1.72 0.86
FRESH DEL MONTE PRODUCE 31.78   83.6 0.38 0.24 0.79
CONSOL ENERGY 8.32   5.6 1.49 0.00 0.48
EAGLE MATERIALS 86.73   97.4 0.89 0.40 0.46
DYNAMIC MATERIALS 45.24   12.9 3.51 0.50 0.17

BP PRUDHOE BAY ROYALTY TRUST - BPT
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