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Vector to Maintain Dividend Following Real Estate Spin-off But Balance Sheet Remains Weak

Discount cigarette maker Vector Group recently announced plans to spin off most of the firm's real estate businesses, including one of the nation's largest brokerage firms, Douglas Elliman.Once the separation takes place on December 29, the real estate business will continue as Douglas Elliman (DOUG) and trade on the NYSE. As part of the transaction, investors [...]

December 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

3M’s Food Safety Divestiture Has No Impact on Dividend

3M this week announced plans to separate its food safety business through a tax-friendly combination with Neogen (NEOG), a company specializing in food and animal safety.While this transaction has garnered media attention, food safety only accounts for about 1% of 3M's net sales and will have minimal impact on the firm's overall earnings and payout ratio.Given the [...]

December 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Kimco’s Improved Occupancy and Payout Ratio Strengthen Dividend Profile

In the summer of 2020, Kimco Realty took the drastic step of suspending its dividend when the pandemic sent a severe and sudden shock to the REIT's cash flow while engendering an uncertain recovery.The move seemed prudent at the time for a retail REIT whose tenants mostly require steady foot traffic to generate enough income [...]

December 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Welltower’s Improving Occupancy Rates Strengthen Dividend Outlook

The onset of the pandemic in 2020 ignited a number of negative trends, including a dramatic decline in demand for senior housing, given the increased risks of COVID-19 for older generations.Senior housing residents began to move out of these facilities and into the homes of family members, where they believed they were less likely to [...]

December 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|