WSJ reinstates regular dividend table


Hal Morris, writing on his Grumpy Editor blog, is happy that The Wall Street Journal has brought back the regular dividends table to its Money & Investing section.

Morris writes, “The WSJ abandoned regular dividends in print months ago, spotlighting only changes, including reduced, increased, initial, irregular, special and foreign.

Since then — while more convenient to open up the Journal and check the dividends table — readers/investors had to search the Web to see dividend action of companies with unchanged payouts.

“Important to investors: knowledge of record and payable dates, even with regular dividends.

“With the reinstatement of regular payouts, The WSJ still headlines the table Dividend Changes rather than Dividend Digest or such. Also, the Money & Investing front page index box continues to omit reference to the dividends table in that section.”

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