September 2020 continued the positive trend established in the two preceding months of July and August for dividend-paying firms in the U.S. stock market.
Here is the dividend metadata for the month of September 2020:
- A total of 3,598 U.S. firms declared dividends in September 2020, an increase of 370 over the 3,228 recorded in August 2020, but a decrease of 422 with respect to the number of dividend declarations recorded in September 2019.
- Eighteen U.S. firms announced they would pay a special (or extra) dividend to their shareholders in September 2020, a decrease of one from the number recorded in August 2020 and six lower than what was recorded a year ago in September 2019.
- Sixty one U.S. firms announced they would boost cash dividend payments to shareholders in September 2020, a decrease of 20 from the 81 recorded in August 2020, and a decrease of six from the