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Investing Topics: 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.

Two Big Dividend Cuts and More on the Way

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 11, 2016
Two companies in our coverage universe cut their dividends last month. We look at what went wrong and add four names to our Endangered Dividends List.

Home for At-Risk Dividends

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 7, 2016
Our Endangered Dividends List has a new member, while one former resident returns to the general population after slashing its payout for a second time.

Misery Loves Company

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 11, 2016
Five new members joined the Endangered Dividends List this month.

Staying Vigilant

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 7, 2015
Two companies on our Endangered Dividends List slashed their payouts.

Dividends under Threat and on the Mend

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 14, 2015
There are two ways to escape the Endangered Dividends List: posting improved operating results that eliminate the threat to the payout or cutting these disbursements to shareholders completely.

 Warning: Falling Dividends

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 8, 2015
One of the names on our Endangered Dividends List completely did away with its payout, while two companies exited the danger zone.

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