In addition, both large-cap companies (market value of more than $500 million) and small-cap companies (market value of less than $500 million) reported the same increase in dividend pay out ratios.
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In addition the company will add a layer of active management to investing by constantly analysing the balance sheets of these companies to evaluate the sustainability and growth potential of their dividend pay outs
Lloyds has one of the biggest shareholder bases and, prior to the financial crisis, was a popular investment choice because of its healthy dividend pay outs
Recently, the market trend has been for major companies to deliver large dividend pay outs
Furthermore, REIT dividend payments are governed by law (REIT dividend pay outs
must be 90% of GAAP net operating income, which is not the same as real estate net operating income), and in some cases today a portion of the dividend is being paid in stock and not cash.
The company has also received many inquiries about the upcoming scheduled cash and stock dividend pay outs
With such large share dividend pay outs
, it would be strange to see them giving with one hand and taking with the other.
Real Estate Investment Trusts enable firms to spin off their property holdings into the new listed entities to unlock potential value and increase dividend pay outs
UNITED Utilities will cut 200 jobs over the next three years as part of its drive to maintain high dividend pay outs
The recent tight controls on corporate spending including cuts in dividend pay outs
and wage freezes, combined with a recent rise in productivity, have meant an improvement in disposable income for companies.
The company's historically low consolidated leverage ratios, despite the substantial dividend pay outs
in recent years, were more pressured after the first stage of asset acquisition from Abengoa.