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  • lagunadan92677 lagunadan92677 May 17, 2012 4:27 AM Flag

    Any hints of a dividend increase?

    Some discussion Thursday on CNBC was that the dividend would most likely be increased to 4%, with the rest used for share buybacks. No one mentioned anything about a special dividend being paid out. This is hardly official though. That job belongs to the board of directors. I'd like to see a 5 or 6% dividend to encourage some buying of the stock.

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    • or they could do a 'special dividend' in that they do not raise the regular dividend but do a one shot extra one.

    • I think they want to go back to the old pattern of regular dividend increases once a year that are highly predictable to investors.

      They did that for 38 straight years before the cut. With increase announced in Q4 payable in Jan payout.

      I'll take a few cents now but I would also be willing to wait to Q4 as there is some advantage to transparent, predictable, timely financial reporting including dividend setting.

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