I refer you to stocktorevil's comments. The facts are "due" to reality.
As ts4676 indicated, the stress test is the hurdle to be jumped before any significant raise in the dividend.
To neilyoungster, yes Mr. Institutionalized has been distorting the facts for the longest time... that is apparently his life's work from what I can see of his posts.
Unlikely that there will be repeal IMHO. Once "benefits" like this are established, it is nearly impossible to roll them back.
Not a very flattering article from Motley fool. Author clearly believes that management always puts their personal gain above that of the stock holders. Don't hold your breath waiting for a big dividend any time soon. From the article: "When American Capital completes its spinoff and becomes an asset manager, shareholders will have to trust that this management team, which has historically granted itself options to the full extent it could, will show some restraint in how it compensates itself going forward. Given past history, I'm not a believer that they can or will. "
I am sure you realize the total value is the important metric, not the individual $/sh, even though there is certainly a psychological component. My guess is there will not be a 10 for 1 split any time soon or even out a decade.
I added more at about 34 (34.11 $/sh to be exact) on 7/1 in anticipation of another dividend increase and voila it happened. OHI is a lifetime investment.
jdokes48... not familiar with the Democrat Barney Frank and his cronies are you? How about the Community Reinvestment Act, the anti-redlining law beefed up by President Clinton, way before Bush. You know, the people and events that caused the housing mess. Read some history why don't you?