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Smurfit Kappa packs a dividend punch

"The decision to pay a first-half dividend of €0.8090 means the packaging play Smurfit Kappa becomes the second FTSE 100 firm to return to...

Wed, 29/07/2020 - 19:49


Shareholders raise a (soft) drink to Nichols as firm returns to dividend list

“Soft-drink maker Nichols’ declaration of a 28p-per-share interim dividend means the Newton-le-Willows firm will become the fourth in the UK to re-join the dividend...

Wed, 22/07/2020 - 14:34


Shareholders wait to see if next Lloyds boss can get shares to gallop higher

“When Antonio Horta-Osorio took over as the CEO of Lloyds in March 2011, the bank was in loss, still partially-owned by the state and...

Mon, 06/07/2020 - 15:22


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


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