TOKYO (AP) — Yields on 10-year Japanese government bonds briefly topped 1 percent for the first time in a year on Thursday, unnerving some investors at a time when Japan's already overburdened government finances are vulnerable to rises in interest rates. Japanese shares fell sharply.
The studio’s 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme sci-fi actioner Timecop, spawned by the Dark Horse comic about a time-traveling law-enforcement unit, is getting the reboot treatment.
The quarterly outlay rises beginning July 1 to 30 cents a share from 27.5 cents for both the Class B stock (which the public owns) and Class A (79.4% owned by Chairman Sumner Redstone). This is the third increase in the three years since Viacom began paying a dividend. “Our solid balance sheet and strong cash flow provide us the flexibility for continued investment in our popular brands and properties while delivering substantial capital directly to stockholders through dividends and our ongoing $10 billion share repurchase program,” CEO Philippe Dauman says. The boost “underscores why we continue to like this stock” and makes Viacom’s dividend yield “one of the highest among the diversified entertainment companies,” says Wells Fargo’s Marci Ryvicker.
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