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Dividends By The Numbers In August 2020

Published Fri, 04 Sep 2020 06:46:08 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaDividend Quick PicksDividends By The Numbers In August 2020Sep. 4, 2020 6:46 AM ET|| Includes: AINV, ESRT, LZB, MARPS, MFA, MNRL, MTR, POWI, SBR, SHYF, SJT, TCPC, VNOM, XPERby: Ironman at Political CalculationsIronman at Political Calculations Analyst, Long OnlyPolitical Calculations.cls-1{fill:#024999;}SummaryThe U.S. stock market saw continuing improvements for dividend paying firms in August 2020.
The number of firms increasing their dividends increased over the previous month's levels, but remains at levels last seen during the so-called "Great Recession."
A total of 3,228 U.S. firms declared dividends in August 2020, an increase of 5 over the 3,223 recorded in July 2020.
The U.S. stock market saw continuing improvements for dividend paying firms in August 2020. The number of publicly-traded companies either cutting or suspending dividends declined from July 2020's much-improved levels. Meanwhile, the number of firms increasing their dividends increased over the previous month's levels, but remains at levels last seen during the so-called "Great Recession."
The following chart puts August 2020's dividend counts for increasing and decreasing dividends into historical context, with data extending back to January 2004.

Here is the summary of the U.S. stock market's dividend metadata for the month of August 2020:
A total of 3,228 U.S. firms declared dividends in August 2020, an increase of 5 over the 3,223 recorded in July 2020. That figure is also 312 lower than what was recorded a year ago in August 2019. 19 U.S. firms announced they would pay a special (or extra) dividend to their shareholders in August 2020, a decrease of 6 from the number recorded in July 2020 and 15 lower than what was recorded a year ago in August 2019. 81 U.S. firms announced they would boost cash dividend payments to shareholders in August 2020, an increase of 11 over the number recorded in July 2020, and a decrease of 44 from the 125 dividend... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
MARINE PETROLEUM TRUST 2.20   0.0 0.00 0.34 15.91
SAN JUAN BASIN ROYALTY TRUST 2.27   0.0 0.00 0.31 13.43
MFA FINANCIAL 7.39   10.4 0.71 0.80 10.81
APOLLO INVESTMENT 16.78   14.2 1.18 1.80 10.73
TCP CAPITAL 13.75   29.3 0.47 1.44 10.48
SABINE ROYALTY TRUST 46.22   13.4 3.44 2.90 5.98
MESA ROYALTY TRUST 8.07   6.7 1.21 0.32 4.15
XPERI 20.52   32.6 0.63 0.80 4.03
LA-Z-BOY CHAIR 33.05   23.0 1.44 0.52 1.61

MARINE PETROLEUM TRUST - MARPS
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