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  • laurenbswing laurenbswing Nov 17, 2011 8:41 AM Flag

    why not raise the dividend ? why this stock won't perform

    I wish they'd pay a real div instead of a buyback . Also this company has such good stats ROI PE BOOK VALUE margin etc. I don't understand why the share price stays so low . Could someone tell me what I'm missing about this story ? I own 700 shares at cost basis of around 75 . one of my biggest losers

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    • Im down about 20 pts. Almost pulled the trigger for more 3 or 4 times glad I didnt. I think I will below 50 if it gets there. IM NOT SELLING I got out from under and made a lot of money in 2008 and im going to do the same here. Dont need the money for anything so im staying pat for today. It will go back up!!!! Hold on!

    • Under the terms of the separation from Cargill, MOS is limited in terms of dividend payouts for a bit longer. However, today's news looks as if MOS is gearing up for the next opportunity to buy back non-publicly traded MOS shares or at least some of them when and if the occasion arises. That has to be a far better use of their spare cash anyway even if they were in a position to throw some of that cash our way. They have given us special dividends in the past so were it not for the limitations they are currently working under, they might well have continued the practice.

    • agree- just a 2-3 cents per share dividend increase would be good,then increase every 6-12 months

    • High growth companies typically don't pay dividends. They reinvest the earnings into building the business.

      The share price is low for many reasons and one of them was the Cargill overhang. The other reason the share price is low is the European situation. MOS trades like a commodity and if the Euro gets trashed, then the dollar is suddenly looking great, which brings commodity prices down.

      If you want a nice dividend, you should move your money into a utility or big telecom like VZ or T. The stock prices trade in a small range and you collect about 6% per year in dividends.

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