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Record-Breaking Numbers of Dividend Increases and Decreases

gjmlb Wrote: Apr 07, 2013 10:51 PM
STOP THE PRESSES. Bernanke is printing us into default, and bankruptcy, while POTUS is attempting to pick yet more winners. We have had too many Soylendras so if POTUS wants to pick winners, he should use his own personal funds in the market, not the taxpayers.

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