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Investing Topics: Endangered Dividends

A Break in the Storm

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 10, 2015
For the second consecutive month, none of the more than 200 essential-services companies covered in our Utility Report Card announced a dividend cut. However, companies with heavy exposure to energy prices—especially crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGL)—remain under pressure and could be at risk of reducing their payouts.

Big Yields, Bigger Risks

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 5, 2015
There's nothing refreshing about a dividend that's on the rocks.

Shaky Foundations

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 11, 2015
Three companies escape our Endangered Dividends List, while a new name joins our black list.

The Incredible, Shrinking Dividends

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 5, 2015
Don't get caught out by surprise. Here's the latest on potential dividend cutters.

Energy Stocks Still in the Danger Zone

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 7, 2015
Lower energy prices keep several dividend cutters in danger of further reductions to their payouts.

Fourth-Quarter Results from Canada’s Energy Patch

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 22, 2015
Oil and gas producers worldwide have felt the sting from lower energy prices. Although much of the media attention has focused on the US companies spearheading the shale revolution, their counterparts north of the border arguably have taken a harder hit.

Staying on the Watch

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 14, 2015
Two companies escape from our Endangered Dividends List this month, while a handful of others join the party.

Four Cuts and One Escape from the Endangered Dividends List

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 11, 2015
Four companies on our Endangered Dividends List cut their payouts last month, while one regional telecom escapes from the list after announcing a surprise dividend increase.

Vulnerable to Oil’s Decline

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 7, 2014
Recent changes to the Endangered Dividends List reflect the sharp drop in crude-oil prices.

Taking Precautions

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 7, 2014
Weak oil prices and pessimistic guidance call for caution when dealing with these five stocks.

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