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.
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.
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.