When you have some history behind your statements, you might generate some believers. I have followed WMT for probably more years than you are old. Trust me, they will meet earnings tomorrow and trust me on the fact that the dividend will be raised when they pay the first week in April. However, the dividend won't be announced until it goes Ex, around the 1st of March. Now the dividend has gone up every year since they have been in business, so do you think it might not get raised this year? History is important.
There is a first time for everything.
I believe they may meet the earnings number for this quarter but definately will warn about next quarter. That is because the year of year increase is big over 10% and you know that they reported a disastrous february. I don't know about the dividend they may have enough cash to do it 1 more time or you may be totally shocked as the stockholders of Lufthanza and Nokia and RSA insurance group etc were when they cut their dividends. Luck you are going to need It I will post tomorrow am and admit if I was wrong but I don;t think I will be.