you win the kewpie doll .... btw .. i like to throw a jab once in a while and see what happens .. yes , the div
still applies to orignal price paid and anyone who bought VZ 4+ years ago is earning close to 7% .. very
nice .... garce
what you are observing is a transition from value stock to growth stock. in this kind of a major transition dividend should naturally be less and actually it will matter less and less as company becomes more of a growth engine. Stock price will compansate more than the lack of dividend.
think the speculation of vodaphone deal will keep this bid up... could be wrong, but they said on CC that they will need to do share exchange for any deal to avoid taxes. That means they need to share price to remain bid IMHO.
Don't expect an increase in the dividend before September. However, they've raised the dividend every September for the past 6 or so years, so it's reasonable to expect they will announce the next increase sometime in the first week of September...