Dividends and Buybacks

Everything was looking perfect for the banks at the start of 2020. Interest rates were expected to remain stable for the year, business was booming and regulators seemed to be easing up. Then the...
Jon C. Ogg
A large sector call from Barclays shows just how much the expectations are coming down for the major utilities in America. Many of those old price targets are unfortunately now simply viewed as a...
Jon C. Ogg
There has been a lot of speculation that as Chevron looks for every way under the sun to cut operating expenses, its dividend might no longer be so sacred.
Jon C. Ogg
Here are notable companies that have cut dividends or share buybacks or that have announced an evaluation of their capital allocation plans.
Jon C. Ogg
For every action, there is supposed to be an equal reaction. That said, nothing seems to be equal in the world of investing these days in the new coronavirus-induced economic panic. America’s...
Jon C. Ogg
In this new frightening and recessionary environment, high dividends based on continued and easy coverage rates are viewed suspiciously.
Jon C. Ogg
AT&T says it has halted its $4 billion accelerated share repurchase agreement. Did the COVID-19 impact pressure AT&T over its dividend?
Jon C. Ogg
It seems almost impossible and even feels treasonous to consider that utilities could potentially have problems with their dividends.
Jon C. Ogg
Most investors who purchase dividend stocks expect those companies to pay those dividends through good times and bad times. When markets reach extreme panic, many of those dividends start to look...
Jon C. Ogg
Boeing stock was hammered in Wednesday's premarket session after the company argued that a $60 billion liquidity package was needed to support the U.S. aerospace manufacturing industry that consists...
Paul Ausick
24/7 Wall St. wanted to see which companies have the best chance at not having to lower their dividends at all and those that almost certainly will retain much of their current dividends in a...
Jon C. Ogg
In times like this, investors tend to move toward companies with rock-solid balance sheets and healthy dividends. These stocks were actually beating Monday’s sell-off and could offer long-term...
Chris Lange
Occidental Petroleum announced Tuesday that it is slashing its dividend by 86% and cutting planned capex spending for this year by $1.7 billion. Will other big oil companies also abandon their high...
Paul Ausick
In a market panic, sometimes simple financial reassurance about the future can go a long way. That's where Qualcomm comes into play.
Jon C. Ogg
Home Depot stock got a boosted after it reported better than expected fourth-quarter results early Tuesday.
Chris Lange