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Stanley Block

Stanley Block, PhD, CFA, CCM, is a professor of finance and holds the Stan Block Endowed Chair in Finance at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth. He is co-author with Geoffrey Hirt of numerous books in finance, including “Foundations of Financial Management” and “Fundamentals of Investment Management.” He is past president of the Southwestern Finance Association and a former director of the Financial Management Association.


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  1. The Dividend Puzzle: The Relationship Between Payout Rates and Growth image

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    The Dividend Puzzle: The Relationship Between Payout Rates and Growth

    Do moderately high dividend payments increase or diminish stock values? The studies are mixed, but a look at the recent performance of stocks in the Dow indicates that firms with yields over 2% may indeed provide better capital appreciation.

    May 2009 | Journal

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    The Dividend Puzzle: The Relationship Between Payout Rates and Growth

    Do moderately high dividend payments increase or diminish stock values? The studies are mixed, but a look at the recent performance of stocks in the Dow indicates that firms with yields over 2% may indeed provide better capital appreciation.

    May 2009 | Evergreen

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    Do Value-Added Programs Add Value for Shareholders?

    Feature: One method firms use to focus on shareholder interests is through EVA programs--measuring economic value added. What these programs are and how much they actually impact shareholder value.

    August 1998 | Journal