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Banks pump up shareholder payouts as Fed ends pandemic limits

Dividend hikes and stock buybacks are on the way.
Wells Fargo, for instance, is doubling its dividend and plans to buy back $18 billion in stock.
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GE cuts dividend to a penny per share. Why bother keeping it at all?

Oct 30, 2018
The company says it will save nearly $4 billion.
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GE cuts dividend to a penny per share. Why bother keeping it at all?

Oct 30, 2018
The company says it will save nearly $4 billion.
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Big U.S. companies have a lot of cash. Here’s what they’re doing with it

Apr 24, 2018
When you’ve got a little extra money to work with — or a lot — what do you do with it? Maybe you stuff it under the mattress. Maybe you try to invest it and put it to work. Or maybe you spend it on yourself and some important people in your life. That last option […]

GE cuts dividend but shareholders may ultimately benefit

Nov 13, 2017
General Electric announced today that all is maybe not well inside the multinational conglomerate empire. CEO John Flannery said the next couple years will be less profitable than previously thought and that, among other changes, he company will cut its annual dividend in half. That may sound scary if you’re holding some GE stock, or […]

Two big stock buybacks revive a debate

Sep 22, 2016
Shareholders like the practice, but is it good for the economy?


Microsoft is planning for a $40 billion buyback.
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A boring segment of the stock market is on fire

Sep 19, 2016
With bond yields low, investors are flocking to dividend-paying funds.
 

 
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All buy myself ... the thinking behind stock buybacks

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Jun 15, 2016
Companies flush with cash often repurchase their own shares. But there are risks to doing so.
A cleaner sweeping the dealing floor of the New York Stock Exchange, circa 1935. 

 
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Big Oil cuts back, but not on dividends

Feb 2, 2015
ExxonMobil profits are down 21 percent, so company curtails jobs and investments.

Explaining dividend recapitalization

Oct 23, 2012
Dividend recapitalization: private equity shenanigans or sound common sense? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains how it works.
Dividend recapitalization: private equity shenanigans or sound common sense? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains how it works.
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