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Dividends cannot be raise to reflect
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:46pm

higher stock prices. Dividends come from PROFIT, not stock prices, which can vary whimsically. It takes CASH to increase dividends, while it takes only rumors and investor herd instinct to raise stock prices.


  • LOL! Too damned funny! ~ TheFrustratedPragmatist, Thu Nov 30 11:54am
    High stock prices are most certainly NOT bad news of any sort. If you think the P/D ratio is too high, perhaps the dividend needs to be raised to reflect the higher stock value?????????
    • Dividends cannot be raise to reflect ~ DFM, Thu Nov 30 12:46pm
      • Wow. Dividends can be raised at any time... ~ TheFrustratedPragmatist, Thu Nov 30 12:55pm
        Both stock price AND dividends are a reflection of the PERCEIVED FUTURE EARNINGS OF THE CORPORATION. When capital comes in to the company in the form of higher stock prices, the corporation does... more
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