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James Montier Loves Dividends


Barry Ritholtz posted a commentary from James Montier about dividends that is a useful read and has some handy data.To a large extent I am a big fan of dividends but there are limits to what they can provide. If you think in terms of the S&P 500 having yielded close to 2% for quite a while now (it yielded much more in decades past), a portfolio that yields the same 2% is relying on price appreciation for a lot of the return. The more a portfolio relies on price appreciation the more the person running the portfolio has to be correct about selecting countries, sectors, stocks, themes and so on. The higher the yield the less reliance the portfolio has on the manager being right.... more


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Double Hull Tankers (DHT) Posts Q2 adj.-Loss of 2c, Misses Views; Declares $0.10 Quarterly Dividend; 10.4% Yield

Double Hull Tankers (NYSE: DHT) reports Q2 adjusted loss of $0.02, versus the analyst estimate of $0.07. Revenue for the quarter was $21.1 million, which compares to the estimate of $23.13 million. The Board of Directors of DHT declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share, $0.40 annualized. The dividend is payable on September 17, 2010 for shareholders of record as of September 9, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 7, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 10.4%.... more


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SPX Corp. (SPW) Declares $0.25 Quarterly Dividend; 1.8% Yield

SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.25 per common share, $1.00 annualized. The dividend is payable on October 5, 2010, to shareholders of record on September 15, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.8%.... more


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Ship Finance (SFL) Reports Q2 Results; Raises Qtr. Dividend to 35c/Share

Ship Finance International (NYSE: SFL) reports Q2 GAAP EPS of $0.63, 7 cents better than the analyst estimate of $0.56. Revenue for the quarter was $80.8 million, which compares to the estimate of $81.90 million. Raises its quarterly dividend to $0.35 per common share.... more


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Family Dollar Stores (FDO) Declares $0.155 Quarterly Dividend; 1.5% Yield

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) announced that the Company's Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on the Company's common stock of $0.155 per share, $0.62 annualized. The dividend is payable Friday, October 15, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1.5%.... more


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Citizens Holding (CIZN) Declares $0.21 Quarterly Dividend; 4.4% Yield

Citizens Holding Company (Nasdaq: CIZN) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.21 per share, $0.84 annualized. The dividend is payable September 30, 2010, to shareholders of record as of September 15, 2010. The ex-divided date is September 13, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.4%.... more


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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (RMCF) Declares $0.10 Quarterly Dividend; 4.2% Yield

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMCF) has declared a second quarter cash dividend of $0.10 per common share, $0.40 annualized. The cash dividend will be payable September 17, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 7, 2010, with an ex-dividend date of September 3, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 4.2%.... more


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Total System Services (TSS) Declares $0.07 Quarterly Dividend; 2% Yield

Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE: TSS) today announced that its board of directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per common share, $0.28 annualized. The dividend is payable October 1, 2010, to TSYS shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 16, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 14, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 2%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): TSS

Old Republic Int'l (ORI) Declares $0.1725 Quarterly Dividend; 5.6% Yield

Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI) today declared a quarterly cash dividend on the common stock of $0.1725 per share, $0.69 annualized. This dividend is payable September 15, 2010, to shareholders of record on September 3, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 1, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 5.6%.... more


StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): ORI

Perfect Time for Dividends?

Some experts and pundits love to debate when is a good time to invest in dividend stocks. Frankly, I don't think there is a bad to be getting free money from the stocks you own, so I'm a fan of dividends in any market environment. That said, we're in the midst of a market environment that is perfect for dividend investing.If deflation, pathetic yields on Treasuries (there are now 100 members the S&P 500 that offer better yields than 10-year Treasuries) and the challenge of finding stocks that offer consistent capital growth don't convince investors that now is the time for dividends, perhaps a report issued by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday will.... more


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