Although the economy needs to improve before the Fed raises key rates, some dividend payers might act as good hedges amid higher rates, while others have something to lose, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
Buffett has the discipline to guide capital back into his firm rather than use it for dividend payouts, but most companies are better off distributing excess cash to shareholders, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
The newly public AbbVie's dividend will be too concentrated to a single drug, while the payout from the remaining Abbott entity won't be as generous as in years past, according to Morningstar's Josh Peters.
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