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I've read some comments from shareholders that this was a weak increase. I'm anticipating smaller dividend increases, or no increases, in the next few years given the Fox purchase. Also, I don't think there is any chance, for now, to see a return to quarterly payments.

I sometimes wonder if the company might be better off, in some respects, to eliminate the dividend the next few years and focus on debt reduction. Not that I don't like dividends -- I do in fact see Disney as a bigger dividend stock in the future, if everything works out -- but the company seems to be in a growth-investment phase right now. Another thing to consider is media companies aren't really known as income stocks. And, I see another big acquisition coming when a new CEO takes over in 2021, given that the next person will probably want to do something significant right away (and I'd speculate it could be Sony Pictures). But, I acknowledge it would impede the plans of those who are effective-yielding the stock via reinvesting dividends...


Still, a raise in the dividend is always welcome news...thanks for the link...
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