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  • iocsamurai iocsamurai Mar 21, 2013 12:57 PM Flag

    They really should reward their shareholders. Its been a tough ride but I'm glad for the dividend


    Any idea how much per share?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • $3 a share.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • iocsamurai, it`s hard to say..........they initially have to get the Judge off their back and settle the case in order that they know what latitude they have! Then they can move forward...........

      By way of example, they could do a one time $1.00 Special....or just increase the Quarterly Dividend by let`s say .25/sh in concert with a share buy back to offset some Dilution which resulted with the TNK-BP sale in my opinion. Let`s see how this unfolds.


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      • Personally I'd just prefer the dividend. I'm willing to bet if you polled most investors, they'd prefer a dividend as well. The stock price will already appreciate over time as the company's balance sheet continues to improve. A dividend is hard-boiled cash in our pockets. There's no hiding or funky math or aggressive accounting involved. Either you're shoveling cash or you're not. Though earnings do drive stocks higher, stocks also fluctuate from time to time because of events/macro issues that have nothing to do with the performance of the company. A dividend is much more appreciated by the majority than buybacks, IMHO. And it also provides a floor under the stock price. Personally, the ONLY reason I own BP is for its dividend. I just took a position actually.

        Just my two cents.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

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