The Dividend Payout Ratio Explained

Evaluating the dividend payout ratio lets us focus on companies that have enough internal growth to give us those dividend increases that we want each year. As we know, these dividend increases will help our portfolio income beat inflation over time and provide us with a growing income in retirement. How To Calculate The Payout Ratio The dividend payout ratio is calculated by dividing the dividend paid by the net

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Colgate Washes Up Another Dividend

The Board of Directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) declared quarterly cash dividends of $.40 per common share, payable on August 15, 2008, to shareholders of record on July 24, 2008. For those of you looking for a dividend that is as close to certain as you can get, look no further as Colgate-Palmolive has paid uninterrupted dividends on its common stock since 1895. Colgate on the Defense With the

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