Dividends and Buybacks

IBM announced on Tuesday that it was raising its regular quarterly cash dividend, the 25th consecutive year that the old-school tech company has raised its payout.
GM announced Monday that it has extended two credit agreements while suspending its dividend and buybacks as it builds liquidity during the coronavirus pandemic.
Suddenly, millions of Americans are now late on their rent. As apartments are suddenly finding themselves missing rent checks, the drop in their income likely will pressure their dividends.
In times of trouble, investors still have to keep their money somewhere. Holding cash pays literally zero these days in a no-interest-rate policy, so investors have looked to defensive dividend...
Oilfield services company Schlumberger reported mixed first-quarter results Friday morning. The company also cut its dividend and took an $8.5 billion impairment charge.
These four top companies are raising dividends into one of the most unpredictable and volatile markets we have seen in years. For investors looking for ideas, these are all incredible companies that...
A fresh research report from Argus signals that the dividend from Public Service Enterprise Group is safe. In fact, the independent research firm is even still calling for dividend growth ahead.
Since the beginning of the year, tobacco giant Altria saw its stock price dive. Investors may wonder if the dividend is safe.
Investors have begun trying to position themselves for the rest of 2020 in a post-bull market climate. One haven for investors throughout good times and hard times has been companies with safe and...
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) has joined the list of large companies issuing press releases about maintaining their current dividend. The industrial giant maintained its quarterly cash dividend of...
Exxon announced on Tuesday that it is cutting its 2020 capital spending and lowering its cash operating expenses.
An AT&T update showed that the company is financially strong with a healthy balance sheet and ample liquidity. Its operating businesses are expected to support its dividend payments.
The start of 2020 felt like a virtual Goldilocks period for the major U.S. banks, but the COVID-19 recession has changed all of that drastically. Interest rates were stable at the start of the year...
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...
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...