An article in the recent Barron’s – “Buyback vs. Payout” – takes on the topic by highlighting a new study by Douglas Skinner. The paper is “The Evolving Relation between Earnings, Dividends, and Stock Repurchases.” Skinner states, “…there could come a time when dividends completely disappear”. I doubt that, but I like the paper.
A recent post of mine focused on the top net payout yield stocks from the Dow. The top 10 from the post are below: