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fivestarmaker 4 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 31, 2014 10:16 AM Member since: Jan 6, 2009
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  • fivestarmaker fivestarmaker Aug 31, 2014 10:16 AM Flag

    Interesting question.
    I gave it a while and passed on contributing to this. However, it's been a little while and now things have had time to "cook" over there.
    I have been reading, just this morning, news stories related what is going on in Ukraine; it seems that Russia and Putin might have bitten off more than they can handle. There are reports of secret burials of Russian soldiers (being withheld from the Russian public), there are reports of mothers and families of Russkie soldiers being told a cover story about their sons going to train in the south of Russia, and then they are finding out that their sons are, somehow, captive in Ukraine, when Ukrainian people are writing things about "captivity" on their son's Facebook pages.
    Apparently there was some sort of very large battle in Ukraine in mid-August where there were 100 Russian soldiers were killed and 300 or so wounded.
    Through all of this, Russian families seem to be waking up to the reality that they (along with the rest of the world) are not being let in on the truth about what is happening in Ukraine. And like in Chechneya, the Mothers and families of the soldiers are starting to vow that they will step forward to hold the Russian Government accountable for what is happening.

    In all of this thus far, thankfully, International Paper seems to have been holding it's own. The shares have actually rebounded some, but September will be here, like tomorrow. So, who knows what that holds.
    I think that the situation is Russia and Ukraine is a double edged sword for Mr. Putin, who clearly thinks that he can pull all of the strings on his country and the world at large. The last guy to try that (70 years ago) wore a funny little moustache. How did that work out for him?

    In the end, I think that IP is smart enough to keep a close eye on their own situation related to Russia and act accordingly.

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    Dividend dates for this latest quatrter.....

    by fivestarmaker Aug 14, 2014 10:47 AM
    fivestarmaker fivestarmaker Aug 14, 2014 11:24 PM Flag

    P.S. My broker's reply indicated, x-div 8/13/2014; record date 8/15/2014; pays out on 9/15/2014.
    Thanks again.

  • Reply to

    Dividend dates for this latest quatrter.....

    by fivestarmaker Aug 14, 2014 10:47 AM
    fivestarmaker fivestarmaker Aug 14, 2014 11:20 PM Flag

    Yes, thank you.
    I did look for that, after you posted it.
    I had also dropped a query about it with my broker's website.
    I had been checking their IP pages that they maintain looking for news releases about the divi, but hadn't seen any in the last couple of weeks (even up to today).
    I figured that with a query here and another with my broker, one was likely to get answered.
    Long story short, both got answered.

    At the moment, I have to hold my shares until the market is kinder to IP here; but I have no fear.
    This is a very good company, well run and minding their business well. We should be fine here by Autumn, I think.
    The dividend is a handsome little kick to ownership. I think I should be alright for picking it up during this period.
    Well, thank you again for the answer, I do appreciate it.

  • Would anyone here know what they are, please?
    I cannot find accurate dates for this quarter, only PR's for the last quarter.
    Yahoo and several other sources all indicate August 13th as the x-div date, but IP itself and many other big companies are going with this, "only payable to shareholders of record as of this date".
    The dates are all different too. For example, last quarter, IP's release was, dated May 13th, with "the dividend payable June 16th to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 23."

    See what I mean? It doesn't seem to be just holding until the x-div date.
    So, would anyone know what the dates are here for this quarter, please?

    Thanks in advance.

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