Will Dividends Come Back?

Monks, Matt
November 2010
Investment Dealers' Digest;11/12/2010, Vol. 76 Issue 42, p17
Trade Publication
The article discusses the consequences of the attempt of bank regulators to loosen restrictions on dividend payments in the U.S. It mentions various banks which slashed dividends to conserve cash during the financial crisis including Wells Fargo & Co., PNC Financial Services Group Inc., and State Street Corp. It cites the advantages and disadvantages of raising dividends. It notes that some banks may likely to maintain modest payouts due to the uncertain economy and a desire to do acquisitions.


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