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Record-Breaking Numbers of Dividend Increases and Decreases

adrianvance Wrote: Apr 07, 2013 12:19 PM
Bernanke Bucks can fool the traders, but not the economy as it is not foolish. See The Two Minute Conservative at: and when you speak ladies will swoon and liberal gentlemen will weep.

According to Standard & Poor [Excel Spreadsheet], in March 2013, 73 publicly-traded companies in the U.S. acted to cut their dividends, the most since the all-time record of 93 was set in December 2012. To put those numbers in perspective, in a typical month when the U.S. economy is not being dragged down by recessionary conditions, fewer than 10 companies will act to cut their dividends.


Number of Public U.S. Companies Posting Decreasing Dividends, 
January 2004 through March 2013