$.45 cent UPS Dividend

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Channahon, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    A time when other companies have suspended their dividends, UPS is paying a $.45 cent dividend, payable on March 10th, based on your holdings of February 23rd, 2009.

    A little bit of good news in today's recession.
  2. bad company

    bad company semi-pro

    Good news? Or poor decision?
  3. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Umm Id have to lean towards the good news....people will be more confident in companies putting out dividends
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Good news.
    It shows investors we have actual cash flow rather than virtual cash flow.
    Didn't see Enron or these investment banks paying dividends.
    Also, UPS needs to get their yield (Yearly dividend/stock price) up over 4%. Still not quite there.
    We are not a growth company...much closer to a utility type company.
  5. cancun

    cancun New Member

    Further proof of what a great company you work for.
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Good news.
  7. Boxy

    Boxy New Member

  8. wyobill

    wyobill New Member

    Bottom Line ........ If they cut or suspend dividend say goodbye to the stock price.

    44 will turn into 22 overnight
  9. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    The stock is what it is because we the employees by it

    if we didnt buy it stock would be worth 10 bucks
  10. thom1842

    thom1842 New Member

    Any chance the LL Bean deal helped with this? Couldn't have hurt.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Brown, here is some data to refute your claim:


    68.88% of outstanding shares are held by institutions (466,692,043)

    total value held by these institutions $21,141,149,548

    Seems like a lot of businesses think we are a pretty good company to invest in. Dividends are a way of saying "thank you" for investing in us.

    So, at $.45/share, these institutions received a thank you to the tune of $210,011,419.35
  12. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    Ok thank you

    i was saying and didnt say it that i guess if we didnt buy stock would people have faith in our company if employees did not

    makes no sence once i see your data

    thank you
  13. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

    Actually they hold less than 50%. What they own is 68.8% of the class B shares. They own none of the class A shares which total another approximately 600,000,000 shares
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Thank you for the clarification--the website that I went to did not break it down by share class.
  15. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    ok what is the difference between the a and b stock i dont get it i guess

    Is our welfare stock
  16. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    I allways knew of a & b stock just never took the time to find out the difference between the two
  17. wyobill

    wyobill New Member

    only diff is votes
  18. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    Ok they get to vote with A stock B stock gets no vote

    Thank you
  19. OldUPSDriver

    OldUPSDriver New Member

    I believe that A shares get one vote per share and B shares get one vote for every ten shares held.
  20. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I'm thinkin that also prevents a hostile takeover from an outside source.