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Robinson packs a welcome dividend punch

“With a market cap of just £16 million, packaging play Robinson may not be a household name but its profile may go up a...

Tue, 30/06/2020 - 13:52


SSE’s dividend payment sparks fresh interest in utility

SSE’s decision to withdraw from the rough-and-tumble of the retail energy market, limited hit from unpaid bills and confirmation of its 80p-a-share annual dividend...

Wed, 17/06/2020 - 15:41


British American Tobacco sticks to its dividend pay-out plan despite mild profit warning

"British American Tobacco’s decision to stick to its plan of a 65% pay-out ratio for its dividend in 2020 means investors won’t be coughing...

Tue, 09/06/2020 - 14:04


Card Factory passes more dividend payments but shares refuse to bend

“It seems hard to believe now but at the start of the year analysts were expecting Card Factory to pay out a total dividend...

Wed, 03/06/2020 - 10:04


Fingers burned as Imperial Brands cuts dividend for first time ever

“And another one bites the dust. Imperial Brands' decision to cut its interim and full-year dividends by a third – the first time that...

Tue, 19/05/2020 - 10:38


Vodafone offers investors welcome income relief

“It is all a far cry from last May, when Vodafone CEO Nick Read sanctioned the first dividend cut in Vodafone’s history, as the...

Tue, 12/05/2020 - 14:29


HSBC off to worst start in over 10 years thanks to credit losses and lower lending margins

“Expected losses of $3 billion on its loan book, the highest figure since Q3 2011, means that HSBC’s first-quarter pre-tax profit slumped 48% to...

Tue, 28/04/2020 - 13:44


Why are US equities proving so resilient and can it last?

“It might be St George’s Day but at the moment investors are more likely to pay homage to Uncle Sam, because America’s benchmark S&P 500...

Thu, 23/04/2020 - 16:25


Has the FTSE 100 failed a key technical test?

“In the long run, share prices and company valuations are dictated by profits and cash flow, but sentiment and narrative can dominate in the short...

Thu, 16/04/2020 - 14:54


James Halstead’s proud dividend growth record is (temporarily?) floored

“Given how well the company is run and how solidly it is financed, it was always going to take something extraordinary to break James...

Tue, 31/03/2020 - 11:51


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