Fear is high that a Frontier (NYSE: FTR) dividend cut is coming. Its price is down, its yield (12.4%) seems unsustainably high, and short interest is among the highest in the S&P 500. However, to a large extent, Frontier does have the ability to control its cash flows and sustain its dividend in the near and mid term. The real challenge is that Frontier's business exists in an anemically eroding marketplace. And if you are attracted to Frontier because of its big dividend yield, then you may want to consider the bonds instead. Many of Frontier's high-yield bonds offer big interest payments, and they're far safer than the stock (plus the bonds may get a very nice price bump if Frontier's dividend actually does get cut).
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The Board of Directors of Albany International Corp. (NYSE: AIN) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.17 per share on the Company’s Class A and Class B Common Stock, payable on April 7, 2017, to shareholders of record on March 20, 2017.... more
Anne H. Lloyd, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE: MLM), today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.42 per share on the Corporation’s common stock. This dividend, which represents a cash dividend of $1.68 per share on an annualized basis, is payable March 31, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 6, 2017.... more
The board of directors of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 37.75 cents per share on Macy's, Inc.’s common stock, payable April 3, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2017.... more
Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE: RYAM) announced today that the Company’s board of directors has declared a first quarter cash dividend of $0.07 per share of common stock of the Company. The dividend is payable on March 31, 2017 to holders of common stock of record on March 17, 2017.... more
At a time when telcos across the globe are investing to expand their network capabilities in order to provide high speed data service to mobile users, most of the global telcos are reluctant to build an arsenal to address the massive change in the telecom ecosystem. A unilateral approach of deploying resources to build stronger core assets will eventually make the traditional telcos "a dump pipe" and their competitive advantage would diminish over a period of time. SingTel (OTCPK: SGAPY), on the other hand, is smartly collaborating with partners to disrupt the adjacent industries and explore new business models.
To most readers, SingTel might appear to be a telco from a tiny little country of Singapore. The fact remains that SingTel along with its associate partners (through... more
Dividend investing historically has been a winning strategy for many investors. Recent studies have shown that dividends had contributed over 30% of the S&P 500 total return. In the current low interest environment, many of the US focused dividend ETFs gained significant popularity over the past several years. ETFs like the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM), Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG), ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (SDOG), and SPDR Dividend ETF (SDY) are now part of many retail and institutional portfolios and have reported favorable returns against the SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY).
When it comes International dividends, however, things have not been so smooth lately. Due to a variety of reasons what worked for US dividend did not work for international... more
AXIS Capital Holdings Limited ("AXIS Capital") (NYSE: AXS) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.38 per common share. The common dividend will be payable on April 17, 2017 to the shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2017.... more
Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: DEA), a fully integrated real estate investment trust focused primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties leased to U.S. Government agencies, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.24 per common share. The dividend will be payable on March 22, 2017 to shareholders of record on March 7, 2017.... more
Dillard’s, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) (the “Company” or “Dillard’s”) announced that the Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.07 per share on the Class A and Class B Common Stock of the Company payable May 1, 2017 to shareholders of record as of March 31, 2017.... more