UK Payouts Set for Record High in 2019

First-quarter dividend payments from UK stocks were boosted by a £1.7 billion contribution by special payouts. That trend should continue through 2019

David Brenchley 15 April, 2019 | 9:57AM

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Special dividends are set to boost shareholder returns from income-generating UK stocks in 2019, according to the latest dividend monitor survey from Link Asset Services.

The first three months of the year saw £19.7 billion worth of dividends paid by UK shares, a record first-quarter figure, with growth on a headline basis of 15.7%. On an underlying basis, which strips out special distributions, payouts grew by less-than-expected at 5.5%.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
BHP Group PLC1,661.60 GBX-0.93
BP PLC453.55 GBX-2.71
BT Group PLC156.28 GBX0.10
Dixons Carphone PLC134.30 GBX-1.10
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC5,022.00 GBX-1.93
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B1,886.40 GBX-1.80
Schroder Income Growth Ord310.00 GBX-0.96
Vodafone Group PLC154.88 GBX-0.08

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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