The Declaration of Dependence

Dividends in the Twenty-First Century

by Jeffrey L. Huston



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/30/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 286
ISBN : 9781480825048
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 286
ISBN : 9781480825055

About the Book

When it comes to investing, it’s not all about earnings per share.

Many investors pay just as much—if not more—attention to whether a company pays dividends, dividend yields, and how fast dividends are expected to grow. Whether you’re an investor or corporate executive, it’s important to consider how dividend policy can inflate or deflate stock prices.

This book provides valuable insights into how dividend payouts affect success. Topics include:

• origins and types of dividend payments;

• taxes as an influence on dividend payments;

• stockholder reactions to dividend omissions, initiations, and reductions;

• utilities and why they consistently pay high dividends.

The author highlights how managers of larger, more mature firms establish a declaration of dependence between their firms and their investors. The payment of a regular dividend, which fluctuates much less than underlying earnings, is not required by law but can be a sacred compact among investors and managers.

Take a key step in evaluating your company and/or investment portfolio and stay on track with The Declaration of Dependence: Dividends in the Twenty-First Century.

About the Author

Jeffrey L. Huston, a native of Ohio, graduated from the University of Akron, the University of Cincinnati, and Old Dominion University. He spends his time consulting, teaching, and writing—and his clients include electric and natural gas utilities. He lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with his wife of thirty-five years, Leigh.