NEW YORK— The Blackstone Group L.P. reported a surge in first-quarter profit on increased asset activity, prompting it to announce it would pay shareholders its highest quarterly dividend ever. The private equity firm earned $629.5 million, or $1.05 per share, up from $265.6 million, or 40 cents per share, a year ago. The company's first-quarter economic net...» Read More
"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.
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The “Mad Money” host would love an Apple dividend, but has his reasons for not caring if the tech giant doesn’t deliver one.
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