Lintner (1956) was the pioneer in studying the behavioural pattern of management in deciding dividend policy and his study revealed that management is usually conservative in nature; and dividend policy is largely based on the earnings of current year, as also the dividend pay-out
of the previous year, and does not deviate largely from this.
Scottish Power was the only one of the "big six" to cut its dividend pay-out
with a reduction from pounds 427 million to pounds 83 million.
Instead of the flat dividend pay-out
given to most company shareholders, the scheme rewards the loyalty of long-standing customers.
Global Banking News-October 27, 2014--Nigeria's central bank implements new rules on dividend pay-out
SECP recently introduced The Companies (Distribution of Dividends) Regulations-2017 which spell out the method and requirements for making dividend pay-outs
SECP recently introduced 'The Companies (Distribution of Dividends) Regulations 2017' which spell out the method and requirements for making dividend pay-outs
Any material increase in risk appetite or reduction in capital from share buy-backs or increased dividend pay-outs
, which could arise from looser regulation, would put pressure on ratings.
BofA Merrill Lynch raises its 2017-19 EPS estimates 11 per cent and its PO to SAR75/share on the back of: (1) Stronger volume growth as we expect Al Rajhi to benefit from the underpenetrated KSA consumer banking market (2) Higher NIMs as BofA Merrill Lynch lowers its cost of funding estimates (3) Lower cost of risk as asset quality deterioration less acute than expected; and (4) Higher ROEs on stronger earnings and a sustained increase in dividend pay-outs
The higher the ratio, the more the company can afford to sustain its dividend pay-outs
Global Banking News-July 28, 2017--Bank of Ireland to restart dividend pay-outs
In addition, buy-back of own shares and/or extraordinary dividend pay-outs
will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
It [etisalat] is one of those solid, blue chip companies that give good dividend pay-outs
, so that would trigger a lot of investors to hold the stock, especially in this very volatile period.