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Investing Topics: Dividend Cuts

Dim Prospects Call for Caution

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 4, 2014
Dashed merger hopes, unfavorable regulatory environments and dim prospects signal investor caution is still in order for these companies.

Four Holds and a Sell

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 6, 2014

Four of the holdings in our Endangered Dividends List still have potential upside, but a questionable acquisition by one propane distributor rates a sell call.

Exelon Corp Peps Up

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 3, 2014

Exelon Corp’s (NYSE: EXC) $6.9 billion all-cash takeover offer for Pepco Holdings (NYSE: POM) has gotten a mixed reception from investors, but the deal pushes the acquirer closer to resuming dividend growth.

Escape from the Endangered Dividend List

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 2, 2014

Half a dozen European utilities and telecoms cut dividends in March. The happy count from April: Zero. Several companies this month even graduated from the Endangered Dividends List.

Dividend Cuts: The Best of Times and the Worst of Times

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 21, 2014

The aftermath of a dividend cut is always an emotional time, especially for investors who own the stock in question. But if you can keep a level head and evaluate the company’s proposed turnaround effort, you can find deep-value plays poised for big returns—a rarity in a five-year-old bull market.

FirstEnergy’s Cut Unlikely To Repeat

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 24, 2014

This week, FirstEnergy Corp (NYSE: FE) announced the first electric utility dividend cut for 2014. Fortunately, it’s likely to be the last as well.

Dividends in Danger

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 10, 2014

Nothing destroys shareholder value like a dividend cut. Investors should steer clear of these names.

3 Reasons To Buy High-Yield Telecom

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 1, 2013

No group of dividend-paying stocks has been more profitably shorted the past few years than high yield telecoms. Short sellers make their money when stock prices fall. And sector companies have not only cut dividends eight times since 2009, but we’ve seen a pair of bankruptcies as well.

The Deadly Allure of the Highest Yield

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 23, 2013

24.

That’s how many stocks we track at Energy & Income Advisor and Conrad’s Utility Investor that yield more than 10 percent.

One Troubled Telecom

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 30, 2013

Stocks around the globe are running into trouble in this slowing economic environment, It's been especially tough on companies that rely on emerging markets for their growth.

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