$.17 per quarter for a dividend is great, but what it has cost me to get that isn't very pretty. I feel like I am baling out a sinking boat that is taking on decreases/sinking in value far faster than the $.17 can make a difference. This is the first time I am not reinvesting my dividend. Makes me kind of sad but even with all things staying equal, it will take 10 maybe 11 quarters for me to break even. Could have thrown darts at the WSJ and probably have gotten a better return.
Ok, year to year I'll agree they've managed to increase the dividend. But when I look at it quarter to quarter, it's been all over the map until mid 2010. I prefer to see a consistant dividend quarter to quarter with consistant increases year to year.