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Bassett Furniture (BSET)
Raises Dividend, Increases Buyback Authorization
Bassett Furniture Industries Inc is a manufacturer, importer, and retailer of home furnishings products in the United States. It operates through the following segments: The Wholesale segment focuses on the design, manufacture, sourcing, sale, and distribution of furniture products. The Retail segment consists of company-owned stores. The Logistical Services segment offers shipping, delivery, and warehousing services.
Joe Gomes, Senior Research Analyst, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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Dividend Increase. Basset's Board of Directors approved a 12% increase in the quarterly dividend to $0.14 per share from a prior $0.125 per share. At the current price, the projected annual dividend of $0.56 per share equates to a 2.2% dividend yield. And this does not include the special dividend the Company often announces that has historically ranged in the $0.20-$0.35 per share range.
Increases Buyback Authorization. Bassett also increased its share repurchase authorization by $16 million to $20 million. Back in October 2018, Bassett had increased its authorization to $20 million, indicating the Company has repurchased $16 million of stock, or roughly 6.5% of the current market capitalization, since then. With the shares drifting lower since hitting a 52-week high of $37 in ...
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