Stocks Dividends

  • TEL AVIV, Aug 16- Israel's largest lender Bank Hapoalim reported higher quarterly net profit that topped estimates, but put its second quarter dividend on hold for now due to a U.S. tax evasion investigation. "Yet, for reasons of conservatism and in coordination with the Bank of Israel, the board of directors did not declare a distribution of dividend from second...

  • LONDON, Aug 15- Paying a dividend will broaden interest in Royal Bank of Scotland, but a sudden influx of new shareholders is unlikely given the British government's still dominant stake and as investors wait to ensure it can sustain the payout. RBS said on Tuesday it will pay an interim dividend of 2 pence per share in October, the first payout by the state-owned...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.5 pct. The FTSE 100 fell 0.5 percent, recovering partly from bigger morning falls when fresh U.S. sanctions on commodities giant Russia dampened sentiment. Washington said on Wednesday it would impose fresh sanctions on Russia by the end of August, after determining that Moscow had used a nerve agent against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and...

  • *Final $4.31 a share dividend up 2 cents from previous yr. SYDNEY, Aug 8- Commonwealth Bank of Australia on Wednesday reported a 4.8 percent fall in full-year cash profits of A $9.23 billion, driven by higher funding costs and regulatory charges related to an ongoing inquiry into financial-sector misconduct. The result caps a challenging year for Australia's...

  • LONDON, Aug 3- Britain's Royal Bank of Scotland will pay its first dividend since it nearly collapsed and took a state bailout in 2008, paving the way for the government to further reduce its stake in the lender. Taxpayer-owned RBS said it would pay an interim dividend of 2 pence per share, subject to the finalization of a $4.9 billion settlement with the U.S....

  • LONDON, Aug 3- Britain's Royal Bank of Scotland will pay its first dividend since its near-collapse and state bailout in 2008, paving the way for the government to further reduce its stake in the lender. Taxpayer-owned RBS said it would pay an interim dividend of 2 pence per share, subject to the finalization of a $4.9 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of...

  • *Interim dividend of 2.5 pence per share, above expectation. The bank said it would pay an interim dividend of 2.5 pence per share, above analysts' expectations and above the 1 pence paid at the same time a year ago. The results showed signs of promise for long-suffering Barclays investors in the underlying profitability of the lender, as Chief Executive Jes Staley...

  • *BP plans $5- $6 bln share buyback, funded by divestments. July 27- BP Plc has agreed to buy U.S. shale oil and gas assets from global miner BHP Billiton for $10.5 billion, giving the British oil major a much bigger footprint in oil-rich onshore basins. BP also increased its quarterly dividend for the first time in nearly four years and announced a $6 billion share...

  • *Announces $500 mln share buyback. July 26- Hershey Co topped Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue and profit on Thursday, as it benefited from its acquisition of a healthier snack maker and higher demand for its chocolates in the United States. The integration of SkinnyPop was a main factor in helping boost Hershey sales in North America up 5.6 percent at...

  • *Dividend up 3.2 percent to 0.64 euros. PARIS, July 26- French oil and gas major Total raised its 2018 savings and oil production targets after a new record quarterly output, costs savings, and high oil prices lifted its net profit in the second quarter. Total raised its production growth target to 7 percent in 2018 from 6 percent previously, expecting a boost from the...

  • FREEPORT LOOKS FORWARD TO DIVIDEND INCREASE, BUT MUST FIRST GET PAST UNCERTAINTY IN GLOBAL ECONOMY FROM TRADE ISSUES AND SEE HIGHER COPPER PRICE- CEO ADKERSON.

  • NEW YORK, July 13- As the United States ramps up import tariffs and long-date U.S Treasury debt yields remain low, stocks in so-called defensive sectors may have room to run higher in price, even though expectations for the currently quarterly earnings seasons are high. Stocks in defensive sectors, which generally pay steady dividends and have steady earnings,...

  • *Hikes dividend by 15 pct to 35 cents. The United States' second biggest airline said it flew 3.2 percent more paying customers in the second quarter and both average fares and adjusted total unit revenue- a closely-watched measure which compares sales with flight capacity- increased 4.6 percent. Bigger rival American Airlines Group Inc on Wednesday flagged...

  • Wells Fargo To $0.43 from Up to $24.5 bln. JPMorgan Chase To $0.80 from Up to $20.7 bln& Co $0.56 Goldman Sachs To $0.85 from Up to $5.0 bln. Bank Of By 25 pct to Up to $20.6 bln America $0.15 Keycorp Up to $0.17 from Up to $1.23 bln.

  • Citigroup, JPMorgan, AmEx announce share buybacks, raise dividends

    CNBC's Leslie Picker reports on major banks raising dividends and announcing share buybacks on the heels of bank stress test results.

  • *East Coast rail contract results in 85.6 mln pound hit. *Year dividend cut to 7.7 pence per share from 11.9 pence. LONDON, June 28- The loss of a contract to run trains from London to Edinburgh cost Stagecoach more than 85 million pounds and the British transport company cut its dividend to reflect its smaller rail business.

  • TOKYO, June 27- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Wednesday morning after higher oil prices hurt airlines and shippers, while companies' going ex-dividend added to the market's broader weakness. Analysts said that investors remain cautious against spiralling global trade tensions between the United States and its trade partners, which has dented the...

  • John Flannery

    General Electric CEO said on an investor call the company will likely lower its "aggregate" dividend once the health-care spinoff is finished. 

  • GE SAYS PLANS TO MAINTAIN CURRENT QUARTERLY DIVIDEND THROUGH COMPLETION OF HEALTHCARE SEPARATION.

  • NEW YORK, June 21- U.S. investors expect banks and other financial institutions to announce large returns of capital to shareholders after the Federal Reserve publishes the first set of results from its annual stress test late Thursday. "General headlines will be constructive with the vast majority of banks increasing their dividends and buying back more...