May 20- Media company Viacom Inc, still struggling to turn around advertising declines in the United States, raised its quarterly cash dividend more than 20 percent on Wednesday. Viacom, which owns MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, has for the past several quarters been hit by declining ratings and changing TV viewing habits, including the dumping of pricey...» Read More
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Apple’s share price has rocketed in recent months, crossing both the $500 and $600 level within the space of mere weeks. So as analysts continually hike their price targets for the stock, is the only way really up?
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"Growth and dividends are not mutually exclusive. We love companies that are committed to growing their dividends over time. Those are generally the best performers over long-term. It's great to see Apple do this and we hope other American companies, even high growth companies will follow in their footsteps," says Neel Kashkari, Pimco head of global equities.
Industry analysts and academics question the move by some of the nation’s biggest financial firms, emboldened by stress test results, to begin doling out billions of dollars in dividends, the New York Times reports.