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Investing Topics: Endangered Dividends

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.

Scottish Independence and Other Wild Cards

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 13, 2014
Utility investors shouldn't lose any sleep over Scotland's push for independence.

Fines, Settlements and One Good Deal

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 13, 2014
Regulators in California and in France bear down on troubled utilities, while two overseas telecoms move closer to finalizing their merger.

Four Sells and One Big Win

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 9, 2014

We sold Aggressive Income Portfolio member Windstream Holdings (NSDQ: WIN) for a roughly 52 percent profit since October 2013, and look at four other companies facing challenges.

A Study in Contrasts

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 9, 2014

The outlook is much brighter for this utility's foray into solar, and for one of our closed-end funds. Unfortunately, other companies still face serious challenges.

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.

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.

European Spring Brings Dividend Woes

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 5, 2014

Soft economic growth and dysfunctional regulation have brought payout cuts for five European power, telecom and water providers. And all but one signal further reductions in the next 12 to 18 months.

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