Would it make any sense for CMRE to start a dividend reinvestment program and then, say, six months down the road, wipe out the dividend? I'm guessing no -- that it's their way of saying the divvy will be solid for some time.
Over the last five years, the company has gone ex-dividend in July between the 19th and 25th. So an announcement should be soon.
It also would be a good time for management to ease investors' minds about the stability of the dividend.
I understand that the controlling family loves and counts on the dividend. Based on that, the dividend figures to be solid through at least this year anyway.
NOV ended trading on May 19 at $31.09. Here we are, less than 3 weeks later, and the company is up over $6. Gotta love it.
Just noticed the exchange between likes2invedt and Demo. When likes2invest asks him how he and his family are doing, Demo quickly lapses into some whining about board members. Does that sound like he has his priorities mixed up?
I think it does precisely that.
Probably a smart move for now. I would defer to someone with a long history with this company, but I suspect the recent price appreciation was largely dividend-related, so after it goes ex-dividend it may well retrench into the 9s.
They must react to the situation. Would you rather get temporary joy out of the dividend or see the company strengthen itself for the long haul? It does hurt right now, but maybe we'll all be clapping if/when they acquire a weakened but accretive company for relative peanuts. There has to be some potentially great deals out there right now.
The DC Public Service Commission, drunk on power, misjudged how much it could squeeze out of EXC. A merger would have been great financially for DC customers. Now they're stuck in the same old situation. EXC can now take a little time to heal up and then study what other ventures might be accretive. A good deal always has to work for both sides.
It showed USB to be involved but a relatively minor holding. Still, good to be mentioned. An interesting side story is that USB ponied up big money to have the new NFL stadium in Minnesota named US Bank Stadium. Meanwhile Wells Fargo loaned at least $300 million for structures around the stadium, with the proviso that it be allowed to bugle its name on the structure roofs up to 56 inches high. It fudged by 18 inches to give it more visibility and the Vikings sued, trying to protect USB's exclusive naming rights. Wells Fargo won the initial decision, but the case is now on appeal, with USB/Vikings in decent shape to prevail.
But here's the kicker: Wells Fargo several days ago, in the middle of this case, gave USB an upgrade. Maybe one arm of Wells Fargo doesn't know what the other is doing. But you can be sure somebody at Wells Fargo is incredulous about giving an upgrade to a company that it is competing against in court.
Mr._5ch: looks like you're in the early stages of realizing that the pursuit of power, certainly not love of country, guides too many politicians. And particularly those like Ted Cruz, who lie through their teeth day after day and then want to use some religious prop as a guiding light for their decisions.
The DC Public Service commission's next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 24, starting at 11 am. After that, it's March 2. I'm guessing the merger's fate will be determined at one of those two meetings.