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Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW): What You Have To Know Before Buying For The Upcoming Dividend

Bryson Sharp

If you are interested in cashing in on Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) upcoming dividend of $0.18 per share, you only have 3 days left to buy the shares before its ex-dividend date, 30 May 2018, in time for dividends payable on the 29 June 2018. Should you diversify into Corning and boost your portfolio income stream? Well, keep on reading because today, I’m going to look at the latest data and analyze the stock and its dividend property in further detail. Check out our latest analysis for Corning

Here’s how I find good dividend stocks

When assessing a stock as a potential addition to my dividend Portfolio, I look at these five areas:

  • Is their annual yield among the top 25% of dividend payers?
  • Has its dividend been stable over the past (i.e. no missed payments or significant payout cuts)?
  • Has it increased its dividend per share amount over the past?
  • Is it able to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Based on future earnings growth, will it be able to continue to payout dividend at the current rate?
NYSE:GLW Historical Dividend Yield May 26th 18

How well does Corning fit our criteria?

Corning has a negative payout ratio, which means that it is loss-making, and paying its dividend from its retained earnings. Reliablity is an important factor for dividend stocks, particularly for income investors who want a strong track record of payment and a positive outlook for future payout. GLW has increased its DPS from $0.2 to $0.72 in the past 10 years. During this period it has not missed a payment, as one would expect for a company increasing its dividend. This is an impressive feat, which makes GLW a true dividend rockstar. Compared to its peers, Corning has a yield of 2.66%, which is high for Electronic stocks but still below the market’s top dividend payers.

Next Steps:

With this in mind, I definitely rank Corning as a strong dividend stock, and makes it worth further research for anyone who likes steady income generation from their portfolio. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I recommend taking sufficient time to understand its core business and determine whether the company and its investment properties suit your overall goals. Below, I’ve compiled three relevant aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for GLW’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for GLW’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is GLW worth today? Even if the stock is a cash cow, it’s not worth an infinite price. The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether GLW is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.