Goldman Sachs announced today that the company will increase their quarterly dividend by 31 percent to $.46 per share. This marks the first Goldman Sachs dividend increase since December 2005.
Investors received a positive signal from CEO Tim Cook yesterday that an Apple dividend could be coming in the near future.
It’s a stock’s dividend yield which provides important protection for investors in tumultuous times.
Microsoft needs to dramatically ramp up their dividend program to where they become one of the top 20 dividend stocks in the S&P 500.
With all the focus that has been given to Europe, China and even the Gulf of Mexico in recent months, it seems that many investors have ignored Latin America.
CEO Jamie Dimon said yesterday that investors will likely see no dividend increase coming from JP Morgan in 2010.
Goldman Sachs analyst, Michelle della Vigna, believes that the increasing cost of damages and reduced earnings outlook will impact BP’s dividend.
Dividends are why stocks generate better returns than bonds over the long term.
Dividend investors have reason to cheer as GE’s CFO indicated that the company plans to begin growing their dividend again, but not until 2011.