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Dividend Cuts Build, Hitting Small Caps, but Medalist Dividend Funds Weather the Storm

A look at the U.S. market and some Morningstar Medalists whose payouts have taken a hit.

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This article originally appeared in Morningstar Direct Cloud and Morningstar Office Cloud.

Even as the stock market has recovered from the worst of its coronavirus-driven losses, dividend cuts or suspensions and buyback cancellations continued to mount.

The damage has been heaviest among small companies, especially in the energy and real estate sectors--epicenters of the economic impact of COVID-19. But for Morningstar Medalist funds with dividend strategies, the impact has so far been relatively muted.

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Alec Lucas does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.