Business: Dividend Statistics

Last month 91 companies passed dividends. In September last year the number was 19. Yet dividend statistics for the first nine months of 1930, compiled last week by the New York Times, refute the bearish implication of the 91 omissions.

September. During September $475,000,000 in dividends was disbursed. Last year September's declarations came to but $399,000,000. Of this gain, $24,000,000 was contributed by utilities, $24,000,000 by banks and insurance companies, $15,000,000 by food and packing companies, $23,000,000 others. Coppers, motors, oils were big losers.

First Nine Months. No comment was needed upon this table...

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