Pilodialcyst, I'm really more interested in why you rated MO a Strong Sell. Have time to explain your rating? I've held the stock for over five years now, and all they've done is increase the dividend every year and the share price has been going steadily going up. Thanks for any info.
As a veteran myself, and with ALL DUE RESPECT to the 4 guys GPLS72 is referring too, I might remind him that: so are all the brave US MARINES that died at the barracks in Lebanon, and so are all the innocent civilians that died at the World Trade Center. All these deaths aren't including the number of people, Americans and others, that died in terrorist attacks on US Embassies from 2001-2008. All of these other people died and are still dead! All of these deaths occurred during Republican Administrations. Republicans for whom I had voted. For GPLS72 to counter an allegedly true comment about Trump University being a scam by comparing it to Benghazi, shows in my opinion, a level of brain washing and or ignorance that I cannot possibly understand! BTW, this is supposed to be a GE Message Board. As a GE shareholder for many years, I am a lot more interested in discussing here when GE is going to start paying shareholders some of the CASH that they've acquired over the last few years by selling some of the company (our) assets?
Would one of you gentlemen please be kind enough to provide some information for me on this subject. I have done a little research and have either missed it or can't find an explanation of exactly what it means. I have read that GE has frozen its dividend for 2016. Does this mean that there will be no increase in the current dividend this year, but that GE will continue to pay the current dividend amount quarterly? Or does it mean that they have totally suspended paying the current dividend for the rest of 2016 and current shareholders will receive no dividend payments at all? I have held this stock for many years for dividend income and I thank you for any information you can provide.