do you like to sleep well?
That choice can give you nightmares...a lower divi will also drop the pps,,,so, your total return over years may not come close to that of a holding in PG,,,look luck,,,and beware
The dividend payout ratio is already at 86% and their fundamentals are deteriorating. FTE's p/e is 6 because earnings are expected to contract for the next several years and they're sitting on a mountain of debt. The French government is going to take a 25% cut off your dividend payment before it ever hits your account.
PG's sales are expected to rise and management is actively working to bring down costs. Earnings, dividends, and buybacks should accelerate into 2013 and beyond.
even when they cut the dividend it will still be around 10%. PG's dividend is a little better than 3% . I agree with the rest of what you said but I could not help notice you did not mention anything about PG's dividend in comparison. I was only talking dividend and yes FTE in this case would be far more attractive for income investing at 10 bucks a share vs 69 buck a share PG imo.