BP Halves Dividend, Posts $16.8B Loss in Q2
The energy giant was forced to write down the value of exploration assets by $6.5 billion due in part to the decline in oil and gas prices.
Wells Fargo Announces $2.4B Loss, Dividend Cut
“We are extremely disappointed in both our second-quarter results and our intent to reduce our dividend,” CEO Charlie Scharf says.
GameStop Shares Drop 29% After Dividend Halt
The video game retailer will save about $157 million a year by eliminating the dividend as it struggles with shrinking profits.
Barclays Shares Jump 4.4% on Dividend Hike
The bank had cut the dividend by more than half two years ago but is confident it will "generate excess capital going forward."
Are Rising Dividend Payouts Backed By Cash?
“Firms are only capable of sustainably maintaining their dividend payouts provided they are generating sufficient free cash flow,” researchers contend.
GE Makes First Dividend Cut Since Depression
The slashing of the dividend by 50% continues CEO John Flannery's push to confront the challenges facing GE.
In Health Care, Reinvestment Outshines Dividends, Buybacks, Debt
To drive shareholder returns in health care, CFOs should stress financial policies that build financial flexibility rather than leverage.
Unilever Revamps in Wake of Rejecting Kraft
The company is buying back shares and taking other steps to placate investors after its rebuff of Kraft's $143 billion takeover bid.
Microsoft to Spend Up to $40B on Share Buyback
The software giant is also raising its dividend by 8% as it continues to share its cash hoard with investors.
GE Parlays GE Capital Asset Sale into $50 Billion Buyback
The exits of targeted GE Capital businesses should release about $35 billion in dividends that are expected to be allocated to the buyback.
SAP Being Boosted by Weak Euro
The software giant does hedge its foreign cash flows, but the euro's drop could still give 2015 sales and earnings a double-digit percentage boost.