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S&P Dow Jones Indices Reports $11.8 Billion Increase in U.S. Dividend Payments for Q1 2019

Apr 03, 2019 - PR Newswire

PR Newswire

S&P Dow Jones Indices today announced that the indicateddividend net increases (increases less decreases) for U.S. domestic common stocks was $11.8 billionduring Q1 2019, down from Q1 2018's $18.8 billion increase.

For Q1 2019, aggregate increases amounted to $16.5 billion, down from Q1 2018's $19.9 billion. Aggregate dividend cuts increased to $4.8 billion from $1.0 billion for Q1 2018.

For the 12-month period ending in March 2019, net dividends rose $51.3 billion,...