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  • Are Oil Dividends Worth it?

    04/26/2016 2:32:38 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 26-04-2016 | Paperchaser
    Are you tempted by nice dividends such as BP’s 7.53 percent and Shell’s 7.31 percent? Long-term investors are. They’re lapping up the oil majors on dips to cash in on their impressive dividend yields in hopes that the massive rally in crude oil from the lows of $27.10 per barrel is an indication that crude has bottomed out and higher prices are around the corner. The large investors are pursuing the oil majors for their stability and safety, which has boosted their prices, but even after the rise, prices remain below their 2015 highs. The oil majors are expected to...
  • Top 4 Oil Companies For Dividend Investors

    05/26/2015 1:52:29 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 26-05-2015 | chase
    Investing in the energy industry right now can be scary. On the one hand, oil prices have been extremely volatile and look likely to stay that way. On the other hand, while clean energy, especially wind power, is growing rapidly, valuations are astronomical and, for income-focused investors there are few good options. With that in mind, investors looking for income in energy have little choice but to turn to the safest conventional energy play available; oil majors. Companies like ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell have been around for decades, so regardless of what happens to oil prices, these firms have...
  • GM’s Debt Rises as Earnings Disappoint; Warns on First Quarter

    02/06/2014 9:49:20 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 6, 2014 | Mark Modica
    General Motors announced disappointing earnings results today and issued a warning that first quarter results will underwhelm as well. The reasons behind the earnings' miss are surely going to be explained away by pundits and proponents of the company still known as Government Motors to many. Sorting through the smoke and mirrors can lead to some important and simple explanations as to what is going on at GM. Before looking at the reasons why GM has drastically underperformed the broader markets since the Obama-orchestrated bankruptcy process of 2009, let's take a look at one of the most critical takeaways from...
  • GM 4Q Profit Widely Misses Expectations

    02/06/2014 5:40:32 AM PST · by mykroar · 9 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 2/6/14 | Reuters
    <p>General Motors Co posted a weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter profit on Thursday as results in North America, Asia and South America disappointed.</p> <p>Net income rose to $913 million, or 57 cents a share, from $892 million, or 54 cents a share, in the year-earlier quarter.</p>
  • Curious Timing for GM Dividend Announcement

    01/16/2014 1:58:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    NLPC ^ | January 16, 2014 | Mark Modica
    The internet was ablaze Tuesday evening with stories presenting a perceived positive move by General Motors' outgoing government-appointed management. All hail! "General Motors to pay first dividend since 2008," trumpeted the headlines. GM shares immediately spiked up in after-hours trading with shares rising about $1.60 or 4% on the news. Unfortunately for those duped by the proclamation, GM followed the story hours later with a profit warning. For the time being, the bad news outweighed the good with GM shares reversing course and ending the day Wednesday with a loss of over one and a half percent on a day...
  • Great News, Rich Americans, Looks Like Obama's Caving On Dividend Taxes!

    12/19/2012 8:18:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/19/2012 | Henry Blodget
    SNIP SNIP Capital gains taxes will also revert to Clinton-era levels, rising from 15% to 20%, with a 3.8% Obamacare surcharge to be tacked on top. That's also a meaningful increase, but not a life- or behavior-changing one. And the 23.8% rate will also still be historically low. Much less noted--and much more meaningful for many high-earning Americans--is the scheduled increase in dividend taxes. Thanks to Obamacare, dividend taxes will already have the extra 3.8% surcharge tacked on top of them regardless of what happens with the Fiscal Cliff deal. More importantly, dividend taxes for the highest earning Americans are...
  • How Obamacare incentivizes more debt, less investment

    12/04/2012 1:49:26 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | December 4, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Item One: Obama-friendly retailer issues special dividend to avoid Obama tax increase... Late last week, Sinegal and the rest of the Costco Board of Directors voted to pay shareholders a special $7 per share dividend to avoid higher dividend taxes that are scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2013. As the Wall Street Journal notes... That’s a $3 billion Christmas gift for shareholders that will let them be taxed at the current dividend rate of 15%, rather than next year’s rate of up to 43.4% — an increase to 39.6% as the Bush-era rates expire plus another 3.8%...
  • In 6 Weeks, A New Dividend Tax Will Smack Rich People Upside The Head

    11/17/2012 11:54:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/17/2012 | Henry Blodget
    Unless Congress intervenes, taxes are set to rise significantly on January 1st, when we hit the "fiscal cliff." Most of the focus of this tax increase has been on income taxes. Income taxes for incomes over ~$388,351, for example, are set to revert back to the Clinton-era 39.6% from the current 35%. That's a relatively modest increase, and a 39.6% tax for the top bracket is still historically low. Capital gains taxes are also set to rise, from 15% to 20%. That's a bigger percentage increase, but the resulting capital-gains rate will still be historically low. Screams about how these...
  • Apple Announces $11 Dividend And Share Buyback

    03/19/2012 7:13:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/19/2012 | Jay Yarrow
    Apple announced a quarterly dividend of $2.65 a share and authorized a share buyback plan this morning. According to the release, it anticipates spending about $45 billion in cash over the first three years of the dividend and buyback plan.  The buyback authorization is worth $10 billion and starts in fiscal 2013, which starts after September 30, 2012. (Important note: a buyback authorization doesn't mean Apple is going to rush out and buy stock, it just means it could buy stock.) The dividend starts in fiscal Q4, which is after July 1, 2012. The $45 billion Apple anticipates spending will...
  • Obama's Dividend Assault (A plan to triple the tax rate would hurt all shareholders. You included)

    02/22/2012 8:27:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    President Obama's 2013 budget is the gift that keeps on giving—to government. One buried surprise is his proposal to triple the tax rate on corporate dividends, which believe it or not is higher than in his previous budgets. Mr. Obama is proposing to raise the dividend tax rate to the higher personal income tax rate of 39.6% that will kick in next year. Add in the planned phase-out of deductions and exemptions, and the rate hits 41%. Then add the 3.8% investment tax surcharge in ObamaCare, and the new dividend tax rate in 2013 would be 44.8%—nearly three times today's...
  • Treasury Quid To Banker Pro Quo: "You Can Raise Dividends If You Buy My Toxic Mortgages"

    03/21/2011 8:39:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/21/2011 | Tyler Durden
    To all those wondering why the Treserve scrambled on Friday to allow banks to resume paying dividends (even something as downright hilarious as Citi's $0.01...Is that the lowest recorded dividend yield in history?) here is your answer. The Treasury just announced it would sell its $142 billion MBS portfolio, supposedly to the same banks who are now using their cash on the books to satisfy shareholders too. The Treserve will sell $10 billion per month depending on market conditions, meaning a downtick in the market will now crash not only that given day's POMO (a UST market operation), but also...
  • Auto Rebound Pays Dividend to Work Force

    01/13/2011 8:49:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/13/11 | Ne Bill Vlasic and Nick Bunkley
    The sweeping overhaul and surprising recovery of the American auto industry is about to pay off handsomely for the blue-collar workers at Ford and General Motors. The two big Detroit carmakers will announce profit-sharing checks this month for their hourly workers, perhaps the largest in a decade, company officials and industry analysts say. While the payouts — expected to top $5,000 at Ford... [snip] Ford’s total labor cost for a worker — a combination of wages, benefits and pensions — has been reduced more than 20 percent and is now about $59 an hour
  • Despite bad economy, Alaskans will be paid dividends

    09/11/2009 5:24:20 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 6 replies · 932+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | Friday, September 11, 2009 at 7:02 AM | Josh Painter
    While most other states are cutting services and laying off workers, Alaska is preparing to send dividend checks to about 657,000 of its citizens, who have their former governor and the state constitution to thank. United Press International reports: ANCHORAGE, Ala., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Citizens qualified to receive dividends from Alaska's Permanent Fund will receive dividends of more than $1,300 this autumn, state officials said. The Anchorage Daily News reported that even though the $32 billion oil profits savings account lost $2.5 billion in the last fiscal year, the five-year dividend program will temper the effect of the losses...
  • Dividend Stocks to Avoid

    04/25/2009 12:56:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 854+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 4/25/2009 | Dividend Growth Investor
    The dividend aristocrats index has had five dividend cuts so far this year. Because of the way that the index is rebalanced, the dividend cutters will remain a part of the elite basket of S&P 500 companies which have consistently raised their dividends for over 25 consecutive years. Unless a member of the Dividend Aristocrats index is removed from the S&P 500, it won’t be removed from the elite income index. The five companies, which cut dividends so far in 2009, will most likely be booted out of the index at the annual December reconstitution. Back in February, General Electric...
  • Paulson urges banks to raise more capital

    03/13/2008 9:51:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 358+ views
    FT ^ | 03/13/08 | Krishna Guha and James Politi
    Paulson urges banks to raise more capital By Krishna Guha and James Politi in Washington Published: March 13 2008 15:42 | Last updated: March 13 2008 15:42 Hank Paulson on Thursday called on financial institutions to raise more capital and reduce their dividends in order to strengthen their balance sheets as he set out the US government’s regulatory response to the credit crisis. The US Treasury secretary backed plans to make it easier for banks to issue “covered bonds” to finance mortgages kept on their own books as an alternative to selling them on to investors as mortgage-backed securities. He...
  • Analyst Whitney Says Citi Has to Cut Dividend More[CitiGroup]

    02/22/2008 7:17:43 AM PST · by BGHater · 1 replies · 86+ views
    Reuters ^ | 21 Feb 2008 | Svea Herbst-Bayliss
    Meredith Whitney, Oppenheimer & Co's banking analyst who was the first to say Citigroup Inc. (C.N: Quote, Profile, Research) needed to cut its dividend last year, said on Thursday the bank would need to cut payouts again and raise more capital. Whitney also told television channel CNBC she believes financial stocks, which have been weak recently in the wake of the credit crisis, housing crunch and fears of a recession, could fall at least another 15 percent and as much as 50 percent. "The best case downside scenario is that there is a 15 percent downside in the financials; worst...
  • Dick Cheney, Peace Dividend - a Jack of All Trades

    08/15/2004 10:47:12 PM PDT · by risk · 4 replies · 439+ views
    Memo on the Margin ^ | August 2, 2000 | Jude Wanniski
    Memo on the MarginAugust 2, 2000Dick Cheney, Peace DividendMemo To: Political & Financial Writers From: Jude Wanniski Re: A Jack of All Trades My father was a jack of all trades, master of none. He could do everything passably, nothing to perfection. I could tell countless stories about him, but my favorite was when he discovered in 1950 that it would cost him $4 to have a TV repairman fix the set we had bought just six months earlier. He cut out an ad from a Superman comic book offering a book for $2 or so on how to fix...
  • Microsoft sorts out its cash plans

    07/20/2004 4:29:41 PM PDT · by mikegi · 24 replies · 575+ views
    CBSMarketWatch.com ^ | July 20, 2004 | Michael Page
    LOS ANGELES (CBS.MW) -- Microsoft on Tuesday revealed what it will do with its massive stockpile of cash, outlining plans to issue a special dividend worth $32 billion and a stock buyback of up to $30 billion over the next four years. In an announcement that many on Wall Street awaited for several months, Microsoft (MSFT: news, chart, profile) said it would pay the one-time dividend of $3 per share and move to a quarterly dividend of 8 cents per share. In annual terms, the new policy essentially doubles the company's current shareholder payout of 16 cents a share to...
  • Harley-Davidson, Inc. Declares Dividend

    02/11/2004 7:06:30 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 13 replies · 216+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Tuesday February 10, 6:43 pm ET
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. Declares Dividend Tuesday February 10, 6:43 pm ET MILWAUKEE, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HDI - News) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of 8 cents per share, payable March 25, 2004 to shareholders of record as of March 11, 2004. Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company for the group of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Buell Motorcycle Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and offers a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories, apparel, and general...
  • Harley-Davidson, Inc. Doubles Quarterly Dividend

    12/05/2003 11:12:49 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 6 replies · 263+ views
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. Doubles Quarterly Dividend Friday December 5, 10:17 am ET MILWAUKEE, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HDI - News) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of 8 cents per share, payable December 29, 2003 to shareholders of record as of December 15, 2003. This represents a 100 percent increase over the last quarterly dividend. "The recent change in tax law has increased the attractiveness of dividends as a way of sharing the success of the Company with our shareholders," said Jeffrey L. Bleustein, chairman and chief executive officer of Harley-Davidson, Inc....