5 Dividend Disappointments So Far in 2013

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NokiaDividend Change: Annual Dividend Suspended

In January, Finnish tech firm Nokia (NOK) announced that it would completely suspend its dividend for the first time since 1989, owing to a desire to save the 700 million euros, or roughly $1 billion, in cash for its attempted comeback.

That cutback comes alongside other measures of austerity, such as selling off assets, closing down research & development facilities, and cutting 20,000 jobs.

NOK shares are off more than 17% since that announcement, killing off an early-January rally and a whole lot more. And the company’s performance in the most recent quarter didn’t give investors much hope for a quick return to dividend payments.

Marc Bastow is an Assistant Editor at InvestorPlace.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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