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$BEN said the total payout for the trailing 12 months was $1.7Bil or 88% of net income. The company has recently demonstrated a relative preference for share repurchase versus dividends given $BEN's current valuation. The company also stated that its BoD remains committed to the long-term growth of the regular dividend.
Visa ($V) set to release it earning after market close today. With new CEO resigning so close to the earnings, should we expect to see any surprises? Visa has been making strong moves with Visa Europe acquisition, partnership with PayPal and a 15% increase if quarterly dividends.
Kimberly Clark Corp ($KMB) has been in decline for most of the year, the stock has also not been getting any analyst love. Will today’s earnings break the trend? Revenue has been up and down in the last four quarters, let us see what this quarter brings.
$KMB down close to 4% after it misses on earnings and revenue. Forecasts are lower for the year.