Dividend Growth of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.(TDS)

Telephone and Data Systems(TDS) is having a Dividend Yield of 1.92% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $0.59. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.15. Telephone and Data Systems has a 5 year average dividend yield of 2.06% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $0.59. Telephone and Data Systems(TDS) formally announced its most recent dividend on November 22, 2016 with a Dividend per share of $0.15. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $0.59. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 1.92%. Telephone and Data Systems(TDS) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 1.91 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.9. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 1.01. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Telephone and Data Systems(TDS) is at the rate of 4.72% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.96. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) rose 2.27% or 0.7 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $30.83 the stock was seen hitting $31.57 as a peak level and $30.82 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $31.56. The daily volume was measured at 697,388 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $32 and the 52-week low is $21.05. The company has a market cap of $3,470 million. Shares of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. rose by 6.23% in the last five trading days and 6.37% for the last 4 weeks. Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. is up 24.1% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 9.32%.

Currently the company Insiders own 17.3% of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -80.93% . Institutional Investors own 80.05% of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -76.96%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Dec 12, 2016, Peter L Sereda (Senior VP-Finance & Treasurer) sold 29,029 shares at 29.00 per share price.On Dec 9, 2016, Douglas D Shuma (Sr VP & Corporate Controller) sold 54,347 shares at 29.13 per share price.On Dec 8, 2016, Clarence A Davis (director) sold 250 shares at 28.89 per share price.

Telephone & Data Systems Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Nov 4, 2016. The company reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.11. Analyst had a consensus of $0.22. The company had revenue of $1301.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1323.51 million. The companys revenue was down -5.3 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.46 EPS.

Telephone & Data Systems is a diversified telecommunications corporation. Through its strategic business units, U.S. Cellular and TDS Telecom, TDS operates primarily by providing cellular and local telephone service. TDS builds value for its shareholders by providing excellent communications services in growing, closely related segments of the telecommunications industry.

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