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Investing Topics: Dividend Cuts

Unhappy Returns

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 7, 2017
Although third-quarter earnings season hasn't hit yet, recent developments have landed four companies on the Endangered Dividends List. The latest additions include two former members that had escaped after slashing their payouts.

The Second (Distribution) Cut is the Deepest?

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 9, 2017
Longtime Endangered Dividends List member Plains All-American Pipeline LP announced its second distribution cut in a year.

The Rise of the Machines

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 14, 2017
Accelerating adoption of the internet of things creates compelling opportunities for some of the companies covered in our Utility Report Card.

Dividend Cuts A-Go-Go

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 14, 2017
Three of the four companies in our coverage universe that announced payout cuts this quarter were on our Endangered Dividends List.

Power Cut

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 14, 2017
We assess E.On's third dividend cut since 2011 and explore other areas of potential risk.

Warning: Falling Dividends

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 11, 2017
Three companies escape from the Endangered Dividends List, while a troubled international telecom announces what could be the first of several dividend cuts.

Another Midstream Meltdown

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
Excessive leverage, diminished growth prospects and shrinking cash flow suggest that a distribution cut is inevitable for this midstream master limited partnership.

High Yielders vs Dividend Growers

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 21, 2016
A dividend cut hits investors with a double-whammy, reducing their current income and catalyzing a sharp selloff in the stock. In contrast, a steadily increasing payout eventually will push a company’s share price higher, particularly when it’s supported by the underlying business.

No Cuts, But Plenty of Risks

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 8, 2016
First-quarter earnings season has included a raft of weak results and guidance reductions from the more than 200 essential-service companies in our Utility Report Card.  

Let’s Make a Deal: Utilities Take Advantage of Pipeline Companies’ Pain

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 2, 2016
Consolidated Edison's recently announced joint venture with Crestwood Equity Partners LP is the latest example of a utility leveraging its position as a demand-side customer and its low cost of capital to pursue ambitions in the midstream segment. Expect this trend to gain momentum in coming quarters.

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