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Do big companies cut dividends to grow?

Mckinsey and Company

Large, stable corporations almost never cut dividends as a strategic choice. Instead, they reduce dividends only when they have low earnings or when challenging economic conditions force their hand.

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Share Repurchases on Trial: Large-Sample Evidence on Market Outcomes, Executive Compensation, and Corporate Finances

Harvard Corporate Governance

There are several reasons why corporations might prefer using share repurchases instead of or in addition to dividends, including (i) maintaining flexibility in determining the amount of cash returned to shareholders, (ii) an ability to award repurchased shares to employees as equity compensation, (iii) a modest tax advantage to shareholders (that (..)

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NYCB Dividend Cut

Essentials of Corporate Finance

On January 31, 2024, the company announced that it would clash its quarterly dividend from 4.17 With high interest rates, New York City rent control policies, and changing demand for commercial real estate in New York City, investors are concerned about the bank's future performance. 05, a 70 percent cut.

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The School Bell Rings: Time for Class!

Musings on Markets

The six classes that I prepped for in those two years ranged from banking to investments to corporate finance, and while I have never worked harder, much of what I teach today came out of those classes. In 1984, I moved on to the University of California at Berkeley, as a visiting lecturer, teaching anything that needed to be taught.

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Data Update 7 for 2023: Dividends, Buybacks and Cash Flows

Musings on Markets

This is the last of my data update posts for 2023, and in this one, I will focus on dividends and buybacks, perhaps the most most misunderstood and misplayed element of corporate finance. Viewed in that context, dividends as just as integral to a business, as the investing and financing decisions.

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The Factors that Matter for Growth in Institutional Ownership

Reynolds Holding

Our article formalizes these insights, showing how fund fees, capital gains returns, dividend and capital gains distributions, and balance sheet effects shape institutional growth. We hand collect data on institutional ownership, distributions, fees, and reinvestment of dividends and capital gains directly from SEC filings.

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Boards’ Dilemma: The Compounding Problem Hidden in Share Buyback Execution Products

Reynolds Holding

As a capital allocation decision, share buybacks intersect all three of the main corporate finance activities of investing, financing, and dividends [1]. One of the deep-seated reasons for the splitting of opinion is that share buybacks transfer wealth between shareholders [2].