Just got around to reading the news release of Kelly Kings income for 2011. His total income is only $7,500,000. Not a bad job. The hourly income is only a little over $3,000 per hour. This is just about 350 times the starting salary at BB&T.
You know a person can live on that if you pinch your pennies.
Who really cares about the dividend. The stock goes up and down more every day than the dividend they pay. So they give you back your own money and now it is taxable. Big whoop!
BTW I am long BBT. I just think people who buy because of a 2.5% dividend don't really know what they are doing.
Gee. I don't think you understand the world of investing. Stock holders are the owners of the company and they are entitled to a fair share of the profits as dividends.
They do not give you back your own money.
WOW. CEO just got a 2.5% increase in salary. This means we the owners of the company should get a minimum of a 2.5% increase in the dividend. Labor should not get increases if the owners are getting nothing.
As the GOOD BOOK says, "Fair is Fair".