Sunday 14 August 2016

[Sunday Update] Collecting dividends

Happy Sunday. I hope everyone has had an enjoyable weekend. It is time for the Forget the Noise weekly update. We have collected some more dividends which is always a plus.
  • British American Tobacco increased their interim dividend by 4% in GBP terms 
  • Old Mutual plc pretty much kept their first interim dividend flat (0.75%) in GBP terms
These results must be viewed in the context of UK inflation. (By the way, I have found a great statistics resource at The 2016 number is half forecast and half actuals (i.e. we only have actuals to Q2 2016). The just is that the dividend results compare quite favourably with the current inflation situation in the UK.

Statistic: United Kingdom: Inflation rate from 2010 to 2020 (compared to the previous year) | Statista
Find more statistics at Statista

Another thing specific to note is Old Mutual is currently splitting itself into 4 businesses (known at the "Managed Separation". More on that here and here.

Lastly, here is this weeks table:

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