Dividend payouts hit a record in the second quarter—but growth sputtering – MarketWatch

MarketWatchDividend payouts hit a record in the second quarter—but growth sputteringMarketWatchThe deceleration doesn't mean that companies are abandoning dividends as a strategy. There were 552 dividend increases across the U.S. equity market during the quarter, a statistic that represented growth of 3.6% from the second quarter of 2016.and more »