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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BHP Group PLC1,941.00 GBX0.65Rating
BP PLC355.00 GBX-0.34Rating
BT Group PLC136.70 GBX-0.62Rating
Dixons Carphone PLC122.70 GBX-0.16
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC4,850.00 GBX-2.92Rating
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B1,767.60 GBX-0.27Rating
Schroder Income Growth Ord299.00 GBX-0.33Rating
Vodafone Group PLC110.82 GBX-0.05Rating

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