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  • beau287 beau287 Sep 26, 2013 12:13 PM Flag

    5.4% dividend...


    ..not enough to entice investors. They'd rather get 1% from bank CD. This is very telling. When stock price always declines 5.4% dividend is meaningless.

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    • Comment of ignorance- the 5.4% is annual, so that is NOT what it declines by. It declines by the QUARTERLY dividend amount- you are GUARANTEED THAT AMOUNT, WHICH YOUR NOT GUARANTEED DAY BY DAY WHEN YOU HOLD THE STOCK. Also, history has shown that it goes back up dividend amount before next ex-dividend date. Also, tax rate on dividend= 20% (was 15% previously), much higher (40%??) on short term capital gain. The 1% CD sounds wonderful- you should go for it.....good luck

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