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Subject:  Re: US Companies cutting dividends Date:  10/5/2012  8:59 AM
Author:  patchdodd Number:  405333 of 535161

Company dividends are flat to up for all companies? WRONG

One of the more surprising pieces of data I have seen recently is that an increasing number of companies are CUTTING their dividends.

This is a 'so what' stat until you look at the other half of the equation. 73 companies increased their dividends, the most in September since 2007. In fact, in every month in 2012 more companies increased their dividends than in any similar period since 2007 (a couple of ties).

While decreases for the year are markedly up when compared to 2011, they are also down when compared to 2010.
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