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  • nsupper1 nsupper1 Feb 10, 2011 10:49 AM Flag

    UTX Div

    Any thoughts on why UTX after 17 yrs. of div. increases--did not increase their div this Q ??

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    • Wake up! UTC does NOT increase its dividend annually....but every fifth Q. The next increase will be payable in June.

    • This is the 5th Qtr that they are paying the .385. They should increase it next time if they hold to recent tradition. They have been raising it every 5 quarters. They should announce it at the next talk to analysts.

    • ....you can come up with one example....and you feel you have refuted my general point?

    • flyer,

      >you can come up with one example....and you feel you have refuted my general point?<

      Yes, I only needed one example, and it was the only one I checked. Yes, your point is refuted with facts.

      Regards,
      Kid

    • kid, you did not refute my point with facts. Re-read my post. I said "How many companies (any?)....etc". I did not say that UTC was the only company. Indeed, I asked "how many"....and parenthetically asked if there were "any?.

      Being the stickler on facts that you are...you provided some. The point was that UTC increased its dividend by double-digits going in and coming out of the Great Recession....indicative of a very strong financial position. That was the only "fact" that I cited.

      There was nothing to refute.

    • flyer,

      >I said "How many companies (any?)....etc". I did not say that UTC was the only company. Indeed, I asked "how many"....and parenthetically asked if there were "any?.<

      By conventional thinking and reasoning, your post implies that there aren't "any" besides UTC. How's that Clipper Wind thing working out? I still like UTC, but, I'm not ready to go down to Jonestown.

      Regards,
      Kid

    • By conventional thinking and reasoning, your post implies that there aren't "any" besides UTC. How's that Clipper Wind thing working out? I still like UTC, but, I'm not ready to go down to Jonestown.

      I give up.

    • flyer,

      As my final post on this topic, I know we have kind of flogged it, I plead guilty, the dividends shown below are for IBM. It shows that IBM dividends have been raised 62.5 % during the period under discussion, just like MCD. So, UTX is not the Lone Ranger, there are many great companies out there. Some highly regarded companies like BRKA, Berkshire-Hathaway, pay no dividends. BRKA has never split.

      "Feb 8, 2011 0.65 Dividend
      Nov 8, 2010 0.65 Dividend
      Aug 6, 2010 0.65 Dividend
      May 6, 2010 0.65 Dividend
      Feb 8, 2010 0.55 Dividend
      Nov 6, 2009 0.55 Dividend
      Aug 6, 2009 0.55 Dividend
      May 6, 2009 0.55 Dividend
      Feb 6, 2009 0.50 Dividend
      Nov 6, 2008 0.50 Dividend
      Aug 6, 2008 0.50 Dividend
      May 7, 2008 0.50 Dividend
      Feb 6, 2008 0.40 Dividend
      Nov 7, 2007 0.40 Dividend"


      Regards,
      Kid

    • I just saw the below at Bloomberg.com It is abbreviated for this post. They state that UTC will increase it by about 8%. To me, that is low. I would say at least 10% if you look to history.

      CononcoPhillips, United Technologies Corp. and 3M Co. are among 12 Standard & Poor’s 500 Index companies that may boost their dividends next week, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

      ConocoPhillips, the third-largest U.S. oil company, may raise its quarterly payout to 58 cents from 55 cents, according to Bloomberg estimates that factor in earnings and options prices. United Technologies, the maker of Pratt & Whitney jet engines, may increase its dividend to 46 cents from 42.5 cents, and 3M, the maker of Thinsulate, may declare a 56-cent payout, up from 52.5 cents.



      Companies projected to increase dividends this week, in cents:

      COMPANY PAYOUT PROJECTION
      United Technologies 42.5 46
      3M 52.5 56
      Northeast Utilities 25.625 27.75
      Sigma-Aldrich 16 17.5
      EOG Resources 15.5 16.5
      ConocoPhillips 55 58
      CSX 26 28
      Wyndham Worldwide 12 13.5
      SCANA 47.5 48.5
      Robert Half International 13 14
      Omnicom Group 20 22
      NextEra Energy 50 52.75

    • March 10th is when they will announce the dividend increase at analyst meeting........if history repeats itself. I am betting 10%-12%

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