S&P 500 companies paid $140.6 billion in dividends last quarter. For perspective, the figure was $123.4 billion for the same quarter last year.
That’s 14% growth in dividend payouts over the past year — nearly double the rate of inflation!
Howard Silverblatt, Standard & Poor’s senior index analyst, expects dividend growth in the S&P 500 to be up about 10% for the full-year 2022.
But we need to remember that dividend hikes are never guaranteed.
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