Frankfurt, Dusseldorf It is not yet clear: the mutants of the Kovid-19 virus ensure that people are mostly at home and the economy is not as expected. For shareholders this means: After a year 2020 with massive dividend cuts worldwide, companies will reduce their distribution in the first quarter of 2021. This was found by British fund provider Janus Henderson in a study available to Hendelsblatt.
According to fund managers, the fall would be less in the second half of 2020. And despite the huge uncertainty about how soon the virus can be incorporated with vaccination, it is expected that companies around the world will be able to distribute more for this year as a whole: $ 1.32 from fund managers, at best Trillion is expected to pay five percent more dividend total. If the epidemic gradually subsides, companies may further reduce their distribution.
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