Well if bought back in 02 for 43.52 you should be well in the money with dividends had you reinvested. Unless they discontinued paying out and I am missing something.. 1.60-1.77 a year off the price for 9 years would put you in the 20's as a $ cost Avg... I am new to the stock and just bought 4K shares at 28.. this is a 2 year keeper.. Stock should more than double in 2 years then split again..
Just added it up. Since the middle of 2002 (don't know when he bought) he'd have about 12.50 in divs. This would bring him to just under even right now. Throw in the next div and he'll be up a little at present price.
My 401K plan have been matching with T or SBC stock since 1999 and the stock price was over $60. With dividend and dollar averaging for the last 13 years, I figured it still up a small amount. Will have to keep for another 10 more years before retirement.