Income · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Total SA Increases Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of French energy major Total S.A. (NYSE: TOT - $63.21) declared a first interim dividend for the 2018 fiscal year of €0.64 per share (equal to about US$0.75), an increase of 3.2% compared to the three interim dividends and the final dividend paid for the 2017 fiscal year. Total's Board also… Continue reading Total SA Increases Quarterly Dividend

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Chase Hikes Payout

New York money center bank JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM - $114.30) said the Board of Directors raised the quarterly dividend 43% to $0.80 per share, from $0.56 paid in the previous quarter. The Federal Reserve recently approved JPM’s capital plans, which included the increased payout to shareholders. The new annualized rate of Chase’s dividend is now $3.20… Continue reading Chase Hikes Payout

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Oracle Beats Earning’s Forecasts; Revenue Disappoints

Redwood City, California’s Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL - $49.18) announced fiscal 2019 first quarter total revenues of $9.2 billion, up 1% compared to last year, but below the consensus views of $9.24 billion. Total Cloud Services and License Support plus Cloud License and On-Premise License revenues were up 2% to $7.5 billion. Cloud Services and License Support… Continue reading Oracle Beats Earning’s Forecasts; Revenue Disappoints

Income · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Effective Yield – Update

You may want to refer to my original posting of November 11, 2013 that explains the difference between “today’s yield” and what I refer to as the “effective yield”. To summarize, if you were to receive the current payout based on the prices used when entered into the portfolio (i.e. Price When Added), there would be a fairly significant difference in… Continue reading Effective Yield – Update