Got a 6.5 raise. Hell that's better than most people get and they have to get up in the morning and work!!!! Remember you young grasshoppers, invest early often and wisely and you too will retire early and get to enjoy life.
a little too high. I think the days of 10% increases are over. We'll get more than inflation (3%) and perhaps 3 percent over that, so around 6 to 6.5% increase. J&J is extremely sensitive to outside investor views. A 6.5 to 7% increase is 'good enough', to placate shareholders without throwing J&J's future investment/research money away. Expect a 6.5% increase to an annual amount of $2.81 and quarterly dividend of 70 cents. I'll take it. Good enough. And I would like to see the dividend payout ratio come down from about 55% to somewhere in the 40's. That's a big psychological dividing line. Anything 49 or lower speaks to conservative and non-reckless. Anything over 50% gets a little dicey and too free-wheeling with J&J treasure/cash.
I am very new to J&J as a stockholder, buying a little each month and reinvesting all diveys into buying more stock, being a LONG term buyer of divy stocks, I hope this was a good choice. Being heavy loaded in utilities, I want to expand into other groups to build my small portfolio I own now, any help would be appreciated, thanks so much. These message boards are great into, except for the many spammers that try to ruin it for all.