Dividend Alerts - September 2012 issue

September 19th, 2012

  • Complimentary tickets for the London Investor Show

  • Company results and dividend announcements

Dear subscriber

I am pleased to invite Dividend Alerts recipients to the London Investor Show taking place in London on October 26th at London Olympia. Hosted by London Stock Exchange this year it is the premier UK private investor event of the year.

Register Here and secure your complimentary entree ticket plus FREE entry to one of the investment workshops worth £50.

Please come and visit us at Stand A11 to say hello and to participate in our draw to win a three month free subscription to Dividend Income Investor.com – make sure to bring your business card!

Companies Results

A number of dividend paying companies have released their results, during the last few weeks, including dividend announcements:

BHP Billiton

BHP Billiton published annual results to 30 June. As a world-wide operating mining conglomerate it accounts in US dollars in common with most companies engaged in the business of minerals extraction.

The final dividend is 57¢ and has already gone ex-dividend on 5 September. The sterling conversion is 35.704286 pence to be paid 28 September. The total payout for the year was 112¢ against 101¢ for 2011, up an inflation beating 10.9 per cent on last year's 101¢. In sterling total dividends was 70.29 pence for 2012 against 63.19 pence for 2011, a rise of 11.2% which is more or less the same The sterling dividend forecast for 2013 is 75.3 pence.


Diageo published annual results to 30 June. The final dividend is 26.9 pence and has already gone ex-dividend on 5 September and will be payable on 22 October. Total dividend for 2012 is 43.5 pence, up an inflation beating 7.7 per cent on 2011. The 2013 dividend forecast is 48.2 pence.

Diageo share price has increased substantially the last few months with a corresponding drop of its current and future dividend yield. Unfortunately, dividend increases have not kept pace with the increase in its share price.

Are Diageo’s shares currently historically overvalued?

Buying dividend paying shares when they are priced too high will often lead to long-term disappointing returns.

Use our unique share valuation service to get the share prices at which many dividend paying companies are historically undervalued and overvalued.

Find out if Diageo shares are currently historically undervalued, overvalued or trading somewhere in-between'.

Enter and exit the stock market at the right time while receiving increasing dividends from companies that have been paying dividends for decades and are financially strong.

Subscribe Now

On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012, following the recent release of our Financial Strength upgrade at Dividend Income Investor.com, we are raising our subscription prices.

Our new bi-Annual rate will be £269.99 a year (up from £239.75) but you can still secure our special introductory price of £214.99 (just £8.96 each month) - less than the average stockbrokers’ commission of £9.99 per deal - and have access to the Financial Strength upgrade.

Subscribe before midnight Wednesday October 3rd and pay only £214.99 for the first two years AND any subsequent two year periods for as long as you remain a subscriber.

Claim your £55 discount Here for the best dividend company fundamental analysis toolkit on the web, including many FTSE350 companies.

AND remember our life time guarantee!

Once you are a subscriber you will never pay more for your subscription.


Aviva released half year results to 30 June. The interim dividend is an unchanged 10 pence per share going ex-dividend on 19 September and paid on 16 November.

The company is in the midst of a major reorganisation following a change of management, involving the sale several assets plus substantial cost reductions. It made a net loss in the period after some hefty writing downs. Some commentators fear a dividend cut for 2013/14

Standard Life

Standard Life published half year results to 30 June. The interim dividend is 4.9 pence (6.5% up on last year’s 4.6 pence) and has already gone ex-dividend on 22 August and will be paid on 14 November. The 2012 dividend forecast is 14.5 pence.

Click Here To Return to Dividend Alerts Archive

Many thanks

Steven Dotsch
Managing editor
EMAR Publishers
Dividend Income Investor.com
Twitter.com @Investoretire

Pass it on

Know someone who'd like to receive Dividend Alerts themselves? Simply forward this link to anyone you think could benefit from our publication: https://www.early-retirement-investor.com/shares-and-dividend.html

Reclaim dividend withholding tax

ISA and SIPP investors with foreign stocks and shares are exempt from UK tax but not from foreign dividend withholding tax. Reclaiming dividend tax abroad is very much a specialist activity and is also rather laborious.

Let Taxback assist you in reclaiming what is rightfully yours.

Dividend Alerts is an unregulated product published by EMAR Publishing, publishers of Early Retirement Investor.com

EMAR Publishing is not registered as an investment advisor or financial advisor.We do not and will not provide personalised investment or financial advice, or individually advocate the purchase or sale of any security or investment. We publish opinionated information about the stock market and companies that we believe our subscribers may be interested in.

There is no guarantee that dividends will be paid. Figures are calculated using the closing prices. All gains are gross, and returns will be affected by dividend payments, dealing costs and taxes. Profits from share dealing are a form of income and subject to taxation. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. Editors or contributors may have an interest in shares featured.

Past performance and forecasts are not reliable indicators of future performance. Shares are by their nature speculative and can be volatile. Your capital is at risk so you should never invest more than you can safely afford to lose.

Information in Dividend Alerts is for general information only and is not intended to be relied upon by individual readers in making (or not making) specific investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision.

No statement or expression of opinion, or any other matter herein, directly or indirectly, is an offer or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell the securities or financial instruments mentioned. While we believe the sources of information to be reliable, we in no way represent or guarantee the accuracy of the statements made herein.

© 2010 EMAR Publishing. All Rights Reserved. The content of this email may not be reproduced without the written consent of EMAR Publishing

Click for Legal Information, Disclaimer and Privacy Statement Here.

Go Back To The Archive
Click Here

Introducing Dividend Income Investor.com

What if you knew when
dividend paying shares are
historically undervalued?

Wouldn't that be of interest
to you?

Our Dividend Value Database
shows you what is undervalued,
what is overvalued and what is
trading somewhere 'in-between'.

CLICK HERE to find out
more details

Get Your Guide to Dividend Investing for just £19.99.

Guide to Dividend Investing cover

Click Here to learn more.

Follow me at Twitter, click:

Get live commentary on dividend paying companies and updates of our progress at Dividend Income Investor.com

Own foreign shares? Reclaim dividend withholding tax!

Dividend Tax back